Sunday, 29 April 2012

Gone LOOPY!!!

Miss Beth quilted her Wyong Quilt Show entry today...on the trusty hand guided Gammill "Verna" as she is known in the family.
She did really well using a loopy loop design all over her log cabin quilt.

Note that she didnt have to stand on a row of boxes this year!

Now she just has to bind it.
Well done.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Beautifully Quilted

"All About Sewing Juniors" met again today and Charlotte arrived with her quilt completed....including hand sewing down the binding. A big effort and beautifully done! She has entered her quilt in the "Central Coast Charity Quilt and Craft Show" which is on next weekend ( Sat. and Sun.)at the Wyong Race Club.
I love the scallops in the borders, which she has done with the help of Kim Bradley's templates. Well done!!

The Shed has seen a lot of activity, even with the week being broken up by Anzac Day...lots of work coming in...not enough hours in the day...lucky I like what I do!!
I finished a custom quilt for the Novocastrian Quilters. It is this year's raffle quilt which will be drawn at the Novocastrian  quilt show in October this year.
It has a combination of free-hand work..the background fills and ditching..... and Statler work ...with Joanne Knott's pattern in the scallops and some P2P curves in the medallion area.
A HUGE week coming up with our local quilt show at the end of it...will post lots of picks at the other end.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Today the "Juniors" got together again at  "All About Sewing" Charmhaven.
We had Emily returning to finish her quilt and make a bag. Laura joined  us for the first time and did well to complete a bag.
Charlotte continuing to quilt her quilt beautifully..

The girls were sewing well and lots of good work was being done, with a lot of laughing and talking thrown in....possibly a bit too much laughing and talking as Lara managed to sew her finger..poor thing!! we were ALL nearly in tears.

Laura with her finished bag..well done!!

Emily wearing her finished bag as a scarf...surrounded by the other 2 giggle-girts!

A busy day which would have been excellent without the finger incident.

Monday, 9 April 2012


Sometimes when things get a bit "hairy" around here......which can be a lot....I find it REALLY useful to go home for a while, sleep in my childhood bedroom, listen to the sound of rain on Mum and Dad's tin roof, hang out with Mum and Dad....and remember what it was that I wanted to be when I grew up and what it was that I valued and held dear!
This Easter I was lucky enough to add to that mix "the Aunties" and Uncle Jim and some not often seen cousins from Newcastle.
Lots of laughing, catching up, gossip and love....I'm all back down to earth now. Family....aren't they just SO important?