Thursday, February 26, 2009

Here we are, at the Australiasian Quilt Convention in the Royal Exhibition Building in sunny Melbourne. If you were thinking of visiting, why not do-yourself-a-favour (as Molly's says) and come on in and have a look around.

Plenty of quilt shops and quilts for your eyes to feast on.

Speaking of feasting, while here we had a sensational meal on Lyon Street, last night. Man the choice of food here is incredible. Here are our desserts! If we keep this up, I will not be able to fit behind the counter!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Day on the Green & Shrinking Sheet

On the weekend we went to see 'Simply Red', Kate Cebrano and Dragon at 'A Day on the Green' in the Barossa Valley. It was a terribly hot and windy day but the change was moving in by the time the concert started making it a wonderfully warm evening. We amazingly found a friend in the crowd (Yvonne) and enjoyed a fantastic night. I loved 'Simply Red' and felt I could stay
A big crowd. (thats just the bar!)
We slipped in front of Yvonne, John and friends. How rude!

Have had a go at the shrinking sheet which has arrived in store. I cross hatched 3 layers, using the shrinking sheet as the backing. Then took it to the steam iron and steamed. And voila! it puffed up! Its fun! For little purses/makeup bags, or just bags would be great. Sorry pictures are around the wrong way. After and then before...Believe it or not, the fabric is the same colour too.

This is the after shot. This is the shot before the 'puffing' happened.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Victorian Bushfires

My thoughts are with all my friends in Victoria suffering with the horrible bushfires, still burning at present. These are the worst bushfires Australia has ever seen, with perhaps hundreds of lives lost, hundreds of hectares of land and hundreds of houses and animals gone.
Our hearts are with you all.