Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birthdays... and a finish....

I was a very naughty girl and forgot to  post about our Easter birthdays .
Gavan had his big 70th on the 16th and Corinne's 20th on the 14th April. We had all the family together, 13 of us and we all had a great time.

Heather and Liz taking care of the B-B-Q and they did a terrific job too.

It was a very relaxing day, lots of laughing and playing table tennis which we haven't done for a long time,..... note to self..... get the other family photos from Heather, another senior moment I think.

                                                         June and her Dad, James.

I have at last finished this quilt.... woohoooo it has been a bit of an ordeal really....  firstly a mistake in the pattern but carried on regardless  then the biggest mistake of all made by me I must admit ..... I had pieced the quilt top and was cutting the border fabric but forgot I was supposed to be fussy cutting arrrrr and then I didn't have enough fabric but I was lucky enough to get some online so all ended up ok in the end ........ so I'm very very happy its done. After all the trouble its been I have decided to call it "Woe is Me" quilt silly I know but I like it.

Of course it wouldn't be finished without a label so

Ta.... dah......

             That makes another OPAM for this month and I can tick it off my "To do list".

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Great stitching day

Well its a bit rainy and miserable today but looking on the bright side what a terrific stitching day.

I usually like to sit on the patio and do a bit of stitching but today I will plant myself in front of the tele and watch a movie.

Here is my sewing spot in the lounge room.... favourite chair with our faithful little "Pippa" sitting close by... I"m sewing  the binding on this quilt so it should be finished today all going to plan.

Block 7 of the "Earl Grey Moment" quilt is finished, I'm getting a bit excited now as the end is in sight..... 2 more blocks to go then the big job putting it all together.

I hope you are enjoying a bit of quiet stitching today as well.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lest We Forget

My Pop and my mate.

Still sadly missed.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Still busy but not much to post about......

This is block 3 of the "Christmas Fun" BOM by Lynette Anderson, should have been done for last christmas but just didn't happen..... never mind it will be done for this year. We have a little stitch-a-long here if you would like to see more of these blocks.

Block 6 for "Earl Grey Moment" quilt by "Faeries in My Garden" very happy with this one.

Another block for the "My Favourtie Things" quilt.... slow going this one.

Gotta go as Hubbie is wanting to use the computor..... what a hide lol.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter to one and all.


 I'm waiting for my g/daughter "Corinne" to arrive so I can give her an Easter gift, was hoping to see all my g/children for their gifts too but alas thats not happening...... maybe I will get to see them next week.

I hope everyone has a great Easter with family and friends...... don't eat tooooo much chocolate though.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Quilts with legs.... and what legs they are !!!!

Don't you just love my quilt holders..... such cute little legs on display hehehehe.
These are the quilts I was working on at the retreat at Kingaroy.... all finished for my g/children as Easter gifts.

Jake's quilt.... he is 15yrs.

June's quilt.... she is 14yrs.

Clayton's quilt.... he is 12yrs.

Corinne's quilt... she is 20yrs next week.

                                       and the little one is Thomas quilt.... he is 10yrs.

Labels are on so they must be finished.

Easter eggs too.

And here they are the owners of the cute little legs

Thanks girls for your help.

I have also finished this "Floral Dreams" quilt .... pattern by "Quilters Barn" such pretty fabric too.

So I'm off to a good OPAM start this month...... 6 quilts woohooooo.