Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Mini

 This is the summer 12" mini i have made,but the thread is showing up funny with my camera,it is a threadworx thread and is quite pretty,i have used Michelle Ridgway's pattern called season stitchery mini quilts,which has 6 mini quilt designs in the packet.
 Alkso this is the Walter that Illene had chosen and she emailed me to say that he arrived to her home safe and sound,this is also a Michelle Ridgway design called Walter the snowman.
Hope you are all having a lovely day.
cheers shez xx

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pretty Parcels

 Oh how lucky am i these pretty parcels came for me last Friday from Rhonda in the craft forum redwork swap,love the tags Rhonda has made they are so pretty.
 And i also got to send another swap parcel away yesterday and i got to use one of the tags i made in Barb Smith's workshop.
 And i also made up another kitchen set,but i didnt make the tea towel,i seen this tea towel and really liked it so made a kitchen hand towel to go with it.
Hope you are all having a lovely day.
cheers shez xx

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What i did in Theodora' Cleave's workshop

 I didnt make this but this was one of my favourite things there,so i want to make one from the fabric below.
 I painted and stamped on these fabrics and now i can use them in what ever way i want to,this was so much fun.
 We painted and stamped these cardboard labels
 This is the frame that i decorated,love the lady button in the centre.
 And these were also in our goodie bag,i got my peg painted but not stamped,so i can do that at home.
 And these are my purchases for the day,i picked up my Cottage garden threads for this months thread club and i bought some wool squares and 2 snowman buttons i have plans for these and a cute cat in a basket of flowers button,which i will use on something for my mum or sister and i forgot i also bought a Marg Low pattern all these things i purchased from Karen at Mrs Martins quilting shop.
cheers shez xx

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Theodora Cleave Workshop

 I took lots of pics of our wonderful day.
 So lovely to be in class with Kerry who we meet and sat with at our LGS get together in Melb and the lovely Leanne Knell of Petals&Patches and Lisa of Max and Louise Pattern co
 Love Barb she was so happy and smiling the whole time,she has so much fun with what she does and she encouraged us to do the same.
 Lol funny pic of Sue she was photo bombing Tania's shot,lol.
 Such a lovely day of friendship and fun.
 And i got to catch up with little Maria again we were swap partners all last year for Mrs Martins swaps
 And this is my favourite pic of the day,these girls are awesome,cant wait for the next workshop,lol.
cheers shez xx

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Local

 On the Friday Sue took me to her local patchwork shop called Patch n Quilt

Sue was excited here she found some patchwork fabric with foxes on it.

The shop owner Mary is quite the charactor,the shop was surrounded with beautiful projects,on the top of this shelf are some ric rac people
 Lots of awesome projects to see made up.
Some Melly & Me also i love that Noah's Ark cushion and boy these baby blankets are beautiful,the designs were stunning and so cute.
 Sue found some books to look at and i found some of the locals to have a chat with,lol,and look at this redwork quilt,its was so beautiful.
And while there i added to my collection of cottage garden threads,what is it with these,i dont want to use them i just want to collect and admire all the pretty colours,lol.
cheers shez xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My 2 days With Sue and the Gisborne Girls-part 1

 I drove to Sue's home in Gisborne on Friday  and the veiws were awesome such a pretty place,1st pic is of Sue's front yard,middle is the back yard with a wonderful tennis court,they are on 2 acres and the 3rd pic is of a pretty bird in the tree outside of the quilting shop in Gisborne.
 And Sue's hubby makes these and lots of different bits and pieces for war games,bottom left is the big field that they fight on,its like playing chess,they were amazing so tiny and David paints little faces and all the tiny details,there were thousands,my favourite are the elephant ones in the top left hand pic.
 And clever Sue has had a dabble in mosaic and i found this lovely piece in her garden,it is a lot prettier in real life all the outside is mirrors,just gorgeous.
 Then we went and had a visit with Marg,1st pic is Marg with a large teddy bear that she made,clever girl she had lots of pretty bears around that she had made,2nd pic is her little dog,not sure whether this one is Jazz as there are 3 of them and they all look the same,lol,she was so cute and 3rd pic Marg is showing us some blocks that she has made.
We had a lovely visit with Marg and we had a wonderful Friday,for tea we went out to the Mt Macedon Hotel for a wonderful meal,thankyou so much Sue for your friendship and hospitality,i was very spoilt.
cheers shez xx

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Workshop With Theodora Cleave

 The 5 of us are off to a workshop with Theodora Cleave,cant wait i am predicting a fun filled day with these ladies,the lovely Sue,the very funny Tracee,and lovely Tania and the beautiful to come,hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
cheers shez xx