Spending some time with these lovely ladies from all over
Victoria on retreat at the beautiful Lakes Entrance,
organised by Lily Lane.
Who doesn’t love a weekend of stitching, sewing,
catching up with like minded friends and making new ones.
(Sorry for the blury pics)
Show and tell after lunch, these star blocks produced from the morning and
with Jen displaying blocks for her version of Illusions.
Another show and tell this week is from Lynne,
who emailed this pic (top) of her version
of my Morning Glory design.
Love those bright colours, thanks for sharing Lynne.
On a cold winters day we set up
for the stitching day with The Sewing Bee Cafe.
Project for the day was my Clementine bag available in 2 colourways.
No time for me to take pics during the day,
these next pics are courtesy of The Sewing Bee Cafe.
All of these lovely ladies busy with
English Paper Piecing and making 3D flowers.
A very generous gift of this bundle of fabrics,
matches perfectly with others from my stash.
Thank you to every one who attended and
Debbie & Sonia for making this a fun memorable day.
Fabulous class yesterday,
with a fun group of ladies learning to make my
Tree Dahlia and Dogwood Rose 3D flowers.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.