Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day Blog

Happy Boxing Day watching the cricket, sewing flying geese for my medallion quilt and ending the the day with The Doctor .... Bliss

Sunday, December 15, 2013

My medallion

I have been in love with the marcelle medallion quilt since I first saw it on Lucy and Norman. I did think the middle was too hard so decided on a different middle. And now the fun part of auditioning and choosing the fabric. Really enjoying just seeing for me. And not a market. And here are the photos to prove it

Sunday, December 8, 2013

To market again

Here are all the sewandews at the Guerilla Market at the park near the Maylands Hotel. Nice weather and lots of lovely  things to buy but not many sales. Just enough to cover costs and a nice morning out ...  But I don't think markets are my thing...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The future of blogging

I had a birthday 
I got an iPhone 5s
It has an awesome camera
This future of my blogging shall be on myphone !!!!!! And here is my latest WIP to prove it *squeals with delight*

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Baby George

I had a commission for a baby quilt which is the best way to go. Small quick and easy .$50 well earned. Just need a lot more babies

The Book Fair and Craft Market

Us sew and sews did a sterling job making goodies for a market in July.we did not sell much but had a lovely time. and made many lovely items....

Sunday Morning

I am reminded of the blogging without guilt movement. Thou shall not stress about blogging. But it is a record my me and a place to remember all my quilts.So here are a few I prepared earlier.....

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fabric Beauty

Lovely sew and sews last night enjoying all the stories from Theresa's European holiday. Over bubbles I got all the details of the fun, food and fabric. And a gorgeous  gift of such fabric beauty...thank you :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Back to it

Tonight, after a five week break, we are back to our regular Sew and Sews night of a Thursday catch up to sew and share what we have been sewing. It is such a great way to learn, keep motivated, drink a few bubbles and laugh. I am sure I sew less when we don't meet. So here's to all the worlds sewing groups....cheers

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

To Market Two

My second market for the year has made me realise the difficult economic reality of selling quilts. Unless the buyer really loves and has a good reason...such as a baby or a birthday then most people think that they are too expensive if you charge the full tote odds for the fabric ...and a bit for your time. Sad but true. And all the other lovely things we made for the market that sold last time....they did not sell either. I think retail is just too hard. I might give the Christmas market One last go but after that....probably not. But we did have a fine day out ....and I sold some of these

Happy *squeel*

I can finally blog from my phone. Now watch me fly....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Royal Affair

I entered a quilt into the Royal Adelaide Show this year. They get lots and lots of entries and not all are displayed.. but mine was.. for the whole world to see. I was so very very happy

Catch up

Funcky Baby
Pretty Nine Patch
Remembering Rene
Orange Market
It is nearly the end of September and my blogging has been sadly lacking. I must subsicribe to the mantra 'guilt free blogging' and only post when I have the time, inclination and energy. But I have done lots of sewing in the past few weeksand it would be a shame to not to capture at least some photos of these quilts. There are alos a few stories relatined to some of them that I will cacth up on some day soon. But for now here are some I prepared earlier....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quilts 1700-1945 Too

Last weekend with my friend Theresa at Sew and Sews I headed off for Brisbane for the Quilts 1700-1945 exhibition. There were lots of wonderful things about this weekend and this short trip away has fed my soul to last through the final few weeks of winter. To begin with the weather was so perfect and sunny it seemed a shame to be inside. But of course that is what we had flown 1000 miles to do. Look at quilts. And they were so worth the effort. This exhibition has a range of styles and types, some that I loved, some not to my taste and some that I would never have considered looking at before but they all told a story and they connected me to this whole crazy quilting thing that I so love. Just thinking about the conditions that these wonderful women (and a few men) had to make such amazing quilts made my brain hurt. But it is still that thread of stitching together small bits of fabric to make bigger bits of fabric that inspires me. So much so that since I have been home I have made a quilt that involves all sorts of small blocks and classic ancient quilting ideas. And that makes me very happy.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Not Good

I am a lousy blogger. I have lots of blogs in my head and I have lots of good intentions but cant seem to get the time with the technology and the images all lined up at the same time. Sad but true and as we all know waht is a blooig without photos!!!. And I didnt want to have a whol month missing on my list of blogs so this is my July post with a list of the things I want to blog abouit when I get around to it.... Julia's Quilt The Vitalstatistix Craft and Zine Fair The Royal Adelaide Show Yarn Stories Shakespeare so many potenial posts.... plus photos of the four new quilts I have sewn in the past month!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Ballarat Blog

Memories of the 2013 June Long-weekend


We have had a lovely long weekend at my friend Rhonda's in Scotsburn near Ballarat. It was a lovely visit replete with food, friendship and bonfires. As gifts for my friend and daughter a few quilts were thrown in as well. They are very useful in chilly country Victoria.