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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
She's been to TAFE all year and has just got a job, so her life begins in her career choice as a Beauty Therapist.
Liv, I wish you good health and happiness for your 24th year. hugs and kisses.xxxx
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wow, Ive just received an order and its all Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Promo Packs, Sweet Rolls and the newies Turnovers (triangles)!! Heaps all @ once! Im now in competition with the bakery next door! So if you would like a large choice of designs, now is your chance!!
The ranges are: Sweet by Urban Chiks, Beach House by Blackbird Designs, Flag Day Farm by Minick and Simpson, Legacy by Howard Marcus, Urban Couture by Basicgrey, Fresh by Deb Strain, Snippets by American Jane, Love is in the Air by Deb Strain, Tradition by Howard Marcus, Sleepytime by Lori Gardner, Hello Betty by Chloes Closet (in 1930 and Retro), Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts, Wildflower Serenade by Kansas Troubles, Butterfly Fling by Me and My Sister, Portebello Market by 3 Sisters and Cranberry Wishes by Kansas Troubles and Soiree by Lila Tueller. I won't differenciate which ones are Jelly Rolls or Layers etc. but most designs have at least 2 choices of cuts. I realise those names may mean nothing to you but you can check them out @ Moda or better still come on in or call us. There are plenty of patterns and books with ideas on how to use them.
Great fun especially in the holidays. We have sold a few already today so be quick.
We now have more colours in the delicious Finca Presencia Threads, which we used for our Gathering with Helen Stubbings. Perfect for all stitcheries- no need to separate threads.
We are having another Market Bag Class on Friday 12 December 10am-1pm. These have been really popular and ideal for gifts for Chrissy. The girls usually get one completed with another one on the way.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Had a lovely day yesterday. Delivered my brother and sister-in-law to airport (they're off to Italy...) We are minding my nephew, Alex (12) for the 2 weeks while they're gone. Waved the plane goodbye and enjoyed a much needed coffee and hot choccys @ Cocolat. When boys of 12 are sad, we always apply food!!
DD2 is training as a Beauty Therapist so DD3 and Alex(!) and I enjoyed a couple of hours there, having a facial and makeup. (for her prac.) Very nice, wish I could do it every week. Sadly I've been trying for ages and now she has only a couple weeks left... DD3 and DD2 even 'encouraged' Alex to try on some wicked blue falsh eyelashes, only for a minute or two.
Being our wedding anniversary (29th) I kept the makeup on.
Now I have some unpacking to do... Procrastination is major! After I post by blog, after a coffee, after I sort the mail.... I'm heaps better when I do it asap. Gotta get it done before tonight. We have our Xmas Cheer Club, so we might need a clear table to work on!
Had a good time @ the Quilt Fair. Always nice to see familiar faces walking by! No of course not, everyone drops by and at least says hi!
Big week this week. Is one supposed to rest with 'shingles'. Not a chance. Just keep taking the pills... Xmas Cheer Club tonight, Beginners Class tomorrow night, with BOM needing to be sent. Big day Friday. Prepare for Melb. Trade show, take my DAd to Dr. in arvo and early evening attend a concert on the river banks of Mannum with Adam Brand and Jimmy Barnes!!! Then early morning flight to Melb. for trade show for weekend. Attend lectures and hopefully meet Amy Butler. Perhaps order a few things..
Well the time has come. Boxes here I come...
11th hour of the 11th month. Lest we forget...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So long as I keep up the pain killers, Im fine.
Anyhow I think my booth, looks really pretty. Come on by and say hi! Booth E14. We have lots of new kits, patterns and fabrics.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A few more photos, thought you may enjoy, of Sunday.
Sorry people, its been days since the 'Gathering' but finally Im here to tell you about our day on Sunday. Helen Stubbings did a superb job passing on her knowledge and the girls learnt the technique of colourque as well as perfecting their stitching. Thanks to Sarina for her delicious food, including cupcakes, butterfly cakes and heart-shaped lamingtons and jelly cakes (and that was just morning tea!). While Im at it, thanks go to my girls for their help, it wouldn't have been half as good, thanks Jessica and Sarah, as well as Sara on the day.
Bloggers Kris, Loz and Marcia all met for the first time, sat together and got on 'like a house on fire'. Stuff like this is very special and Im glad Im a part of that. Its so nice to see so many lovely people all enjoying themselves and the craft we love.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The first day of daylight saving, in the evening, we went to check out the cherry blossom. DH said it was impressive this year and when one is a cherry grower, we have to see these things and look interested. Not really hard, it is beautiful to see. Bonus points for interested wife!!!
So I took lots of pictures! (can't work out how to display them nicely on this post though, sorry.. I bet its something very easy...) ... now my font icon has disappeared...
Had a wonderful Monday, I was able to sew all day! Can't tell you what I was sewing, (its a surprise for our 'gathering') but I am so rapt and excited! I have a bit of a sewing 'bug' at the moment. I want to keep at it but as well know, 'life' gets in the way...
Lots of preparations are happening for next Sunday's 'Gathering in the Hills'. So I had better get back to it!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The 'Apple Cobbler' quilt arrived yesterday from Helen. It is gorgeous and looks so good on the wall! Bookings are filling so if you are interested in coming to our 'Gathering in the Hills' contact me.
I have finished my Yo Yo tea cosy for our class on Sat. 29 Nov. - make a tea cosy or coffee plunger cover and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of cupcakes. I thought I might make another one (madness?) using Amy Butler's range for a real 'funky cosy'.DH and I went to watch the Bay to Birdwood run, go through Gumeracha on Sunday. Most years we go to watch the old cars, trucks, utes and bikes go by. A lovely few hours spent. A great band plays as we sit in the pleasant sunshine and wave to the traffic! This year was the vintage cars with the classics next year (which I love!) We hope we can drive our 1966 Mustang next year!!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thought I would show you my Amy Butler display. Her book 'Midwest Modern' and fabrics. (and quilt kit, 'Lollipop Lipstick').
Friday, September 5, 2008
A re-arrange I said. I wasn't expecting to do such a change! My DD suggested we move the counter.. it all then went pear shaped! No I guess not exactly 'pear shaped' but you know, you move one thing so another needs moving and so on... but I love the outcome!!!