Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BOM Rehab

Well I got another block of the Halloween Baltimore finished.  I actually got the applique finished last week but had to complete the embroidery still.  The stitching detail is not my favourite part but it does make the blocks come to life.

The spiderweb slowed down the progress, actually, I just put it off because it didn't look like an easy thing to do... but once I sucked it up and started, it went well and I am fairly happy with it. Love the camera effect, need to zoom in closer next time, but still cute.

I have another block almost done, again the embroidery left to do.  Hopefully it will be ready for next week

I am linking with Sinta at Pink Pincushion along with other stitchers working on their BOM.

Monday, February 25, 2013

What a wonderful Weekend

Hi all

this past weekend was amazing, scary, wonderful and exciting.

It all started on Saturday morning, I did a Trunk show at The Patchwork Angel, thank you for having me  Penny.  Twenty lovely ladies came to the shop on the first sunny day we have had all week to see all the quilts I have made for my "Bake at 60 degrees" classes.   I had a wonderful time talking to and meeting all of the girls there.  I did forget though to take photos, except for at the start before everyone came in, bugger.......


 All of the quilts are made with 60 degree triangles, diamonds and hexagons, but with no set in seams to be found anywhere.  The class is a set of 2 held over 2 weeks and the ladies will learn how to cut and sew these shapes, but also how to adjust the blocks to a size they would like to make.

Over the past 12 months I have been making samples to show and on Saturday I got to show them and was very nervous.  Thank you ladies for being patient and gentle with me.  Since finishing my talk I have kept remembering things that I wanted to say but forgot to.  Isn't that the way it happens.

My first lot of classes were filled but don't worry I am looking at more dates for later in the year and will chat to Penny and we will see what is available for more classes.

The Trunk show was professional goal of mine and I am so happy and proud that I didn't chicken out.  We can do anything if we really want to.....

Saturday evening saw us going out for a lovely dinner at the local Italian restaurant with good friends.  The food was great, the company was fun and the kids enjoyed themselves also.  We had a table outside and kids found geckos and a tree frog to play with between courses and not in their food and so the adults could relax over dinner and still be able to watch the kids.

Sunday came around and I was busy making lunch for my mum and sisters coming over.  I live a good hours drive away from them and so getting together is very important in our busy lives. Unfortunately we have been scattered around the world this past few months and missed a couple of birthdays, so with mine this week, we all made the time to have lunch.  So yesterday was brought together by the colour pink and the numbers, 2, 44 and 65 ( the ages of us birthday girls).  We had a great time and I played up the pink theme, balloons, drinks, desert, cake and even our clothes.

My mum bought me a pink Hairdryer, a sister gave me a bottle of Muscato wine (pink/rose) and I received some money, because I am in need of a new handbag. Tomorrow I will go shopping for a bag, what colour should I get????????

One other exciting thing happened, but I will show and tell you about it if all goes well this week......

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feb 14th

Happy Valentines day to everyone from me. I am sending you all flowers and a card.

I even have pink hearts in the quilt I am working on today.

Enjoy the day