Stitching Day/Sewing Bee Cafe!

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.

Autumn Garden!

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!

 

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 Show & Tell!

 

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)

 

S-B Cafe B-G Jan17a

 

Beginners Applique class above,

Baltimore Garden class below.

 

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 S-B Cafe B-G Jan17e

 

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This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.

 

S-B Cafe B-G Jan17d

 

I love to see these quilts coming together.

Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.

Mystery Revealed!

 

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.

 

Sunrise 13-1-17a

 

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.

 

En Provence Finale1

 

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.

 

En Provence Finale2

 

I’m tempted to go with the second choice.

 
 

Mystery Sewing!

 

Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,

 

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with much of week/clue 4 also complete.

 

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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.

 

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Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,

but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.