Stitching Day! - May 10th, 2017
Join Debbie & Sonia @sewingbeecafe
along with myself
for a day filled with fun, good food & great company.
More details at https://www.facebook.com/TheSewingBeeCafe/
or call (03) 5971 5737
Be quick, places are limited.
Autumn Garden! - May 9th, 2017
Out in the backyard today to take some pics of new designs,
too sunny and waiting for the sun to go behind a cloud.
With so much rain over the past couple of months,
the garden is looking very pretty.
The Camellias have been loaded with flowers this year.
My lemon tree is just as loaded with fruit.
This Bromeliad is the star of the garden.
Easter weekend! - April 20th, 2017
Easter on the Ninety Mile Beach this year started
with some not so good weather, overcast, windy
and rough seas. Although we love this beach
in all weather.
What a difference a day makes,
clear skies, calm water and not another person in sight.
A visit to the newly opened
Lily Lane Too was in order to purchase some needed supplies.
To complete my stack of stars.
Class homework / Show & Tell! - March 7th, 2017
Lots of homework completed at yesterdays
Baltimore Garden class
at The Sewing Bee Cafe.
Loving those bluebirds, both completely different
but both gorgeous.
Show and tell in class was a completed ‘Winter Blooms”
quilt from a class last year this time in batiks.
Class Show & Tell! - January 17th, 2017
At a recent sewing day at
The Sewing Bee Cafe, lots of ladies who have been
attending my classes brought along the blocks
they had been working on over the holidays.
(Sorry for the blurry pics)
Beginners Applique class above,
Baltimore Garden class below.
This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.
I love to see these quilts coming together.
Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.
Mystery Revealed! - January 16th, 2017
A great sunrise a couple of days ago,
with dark clouds and a red sky.
Reminded me of the old saying
‘Red sky at night Shepard’s delight.
red sky in the morning Shepard’s warning’.
How true it is, half an hour into our walk and it started to rain
and rain and rain and rain.
Quite a relieve after all the hot weather we’ve had.
Mystery quilt has been revealed, with many participants
staying up sewing to complete their quilts.
At the moment all I have time for,
is to lay mine out to see the possibilities.
The first, is the layout per instructions.
As my lighter purples are a little too light,
they tend to run into my neutrals. (light grey)
I turned my purple four patch blocks around to reveal the second pic.
I’m tempted to go with the second choice.
Happy New Year 2017! - December 31st, 2016
As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in a brand New Year of 2017,
I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of my readers, followers,
class participants and stockists all the best for the coming year.
Mystery Sewing! - December 30th, 2016
Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,
with much of week/clue 4 also complete.
Yesterday summer storms rolled in after temperatures of 38°c. (100°f)
This was the view from the road as we raced over to the beach for more pics.
Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,
but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.
Merry Christmas! - December 25th, 2016
A few of my Christmas quilts designs for this year.
Above is Christmas Grandeur and below is
Christmas by Moonlight.
The last one is Christmas Spirit.
Best Wishes to all for a happy & safe Christmas.
Love those Purples! - December 22nd, 2016
Part 4 of the Mystery quilt is not stitched yet, just cut out in preparation.
After working on my purple 4 patch, I realized I needed more fabric.
A check of my stash revealed these beauties just waiting to be used.
Now I can add some more variety to these partly
completed 4 patches.
Still more of the grey 4 patches to be completed as well.