Sunday, January 29, 2012


This is No. 91 of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilt. My new favourite! Its called 'New Mexico'.
New Mexico
 This is the next one.... and below is the amount of bits to make this sweet innocent (!!!) 6" block. I'm not going through the book religiously (like some), at the moment I am picking and choosing.
 We must be mad. How many hours does this take, you ask? Don't.
Some can take like 3 days!!! No not really that long, sometimes it seems that long, especially when there is a problem...
Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilt is growing.... only 48 and a half to go.....still there is no hurry.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Garden Club

We are starting an applique group called the 'Garden Club' beginning February.
We will meet the second Tuesday of each month, 10am - 4pm.
I think the first day (Feb.) I will show you a few patterns and we can have a 'meeting' on whether we all do the same or otherwise.
Look below for some inspiration.

What do you all think?
For more details and to register, please email me on

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1st. 2012

January 1st. 2012
 Another year to look forward to...forget about the things we were supposed to do last year and look ahead. Its the only way.

2011 began with Kym having kidney stones, this year begins with him sick in bed with a chest much for New Years Eve! No, we didn't have plans anyhow... its just a busy time of year, workwise.
2011 we built a new room for The Patchwork Apple and moved in May.
2011 I did numerous quilt fairs all over Aust. as well as organising a quilt display of my own in Oct.
2011 a few 50th. birthday partys and heaps of (friends)new babies...(our second grandy due in Feb.!)
2011 Kym was asked to travel to USA and Chile, as he will also do in '12.
2011 Jessica and Sarah began their 'Red Cherry' patterns and now making lots of appliqued T Shirts. See their facebook page. They have a lot planned for '12, on the personal front. 
2011 Olivia worked hard all year and begins a new chapter in the new year.
2011 Cherries were quite good. We finished Friday..thank goodness...its now 41C today, so if there were any left they would now be shrivelled! As well as us pickers! These pics. are 'Rainiers', a sweet light variety which we often don't pick due to bad weather.
 So 2012...I'm not much on 'New Years Resolutions' except for the lose weight and get fit 'usuals' but as I previously blogged, I was going to plan ahead more, so I guess I have made a resolution for this year. yeh!
One thing I did plan, was to take Jemima to the Lobethal Pageant. The last couple years, we've missed, so now that Jemima is just old enough this was the Plan.  Everyone else 'piked it' but Sarah and I. It was a lovely warm evening and little Jem loved it all. It was perfect.
She's also very busy with our new chooks. She calls them the 'brock brocks' !! Think about it...what does a chook say?
As well as our veggie garden. This pic is just the peas and raspberries but do we have some tomatoes!!

So to all of you in blogland,  Happy New Year!
Sit back, enjoy life and don't forget to laugh!
cheers Jane ***