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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On a recent visit to Lily Lane, these quilts were spotted.
Samples made from my patterns.
Stars over Kansas, looks great made in modern fabrics.
These Tula Pink fabrics were also spotted,
and very excited to bring these home with me.
New designs are drawn up & I can’t wait till I have some time to cut into them.
It is with great sadness that I share the news that
The Patchwork Tea House store in Warburton is closing down.
This beautiful shop will be missed by many,
not only for Gary’s wonderful scones and
Marilyn’s generous support and encouragement.
I wish them well in their semi retirement
and look forward to their continued friendship.
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While searching for images to use in today’s post I came across this one below
and another suggesting to post some photos of our favourite places around
this great country we live in. Some I have posted before and others are totally new.
Sunrise from our driveway 5.30 am one day last week,
off for my early morning walk.
Sunrise over the Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland Victoria.
Noojee Trestle Bridge
Beautiful tall tree ferns and the smell of the gum trees after a shower of rain.
Victoria’s High Country above & below.
Murphy’s Haystacks, South Australia.
Mum Magpie and her very young chick.
Unique Aussie beach huts on the Mornington Peninsula.
The perfect finish, sunset over the water.
Happy Australia Day!