Monday, September 5, 2011

Back at last.......

Please excuse the editing on this post as I have tried about five times to make it look better but I am facing a losing frustrating.
Lots of things have been happening over the last couple of months. Our trip to the USA in June-July was wonderful and we had a great time. I managed to get to quite a few quilt shops as we journeyed from Los Angeles to San Francisco and then up to Sonoma where we attended our first Nascar race. We went to several hotrod shows, did lots of sight seeing and lots of shopping. We ended up bringing back some hotrod parts for our next car and I purchased plenty of quilting goodies and of course an extra suitcase to bring them home in. Below are photos of a few purchases.

Love these fabrics. Not sure as yet how I will use them.

The last weekend in August I again attended the Beaudesert Quilters Retreat. This one was entitled Masquerade and Bling. Saturday night saw me (in the middle) and my friends Liz and Chris dress-up. It's always a good night with everyone joining in the fun. Liz made her court jester outfit which looked pretty good. She won a prize for the best dress-up, second year in a row.

Below are a few photos of Saturday nights Show & Tell.

I love these quilts. They are so cute.

Here are some of the placemats that were made by the quilters who attended. The very last one is my contribution. It will be a lovely reminder for me of this great weekend. All that writing took me ages to stitch but I was very happy with the end result.

Well, had better close now. Will return soon with some photos of what I worked on at the retreat. Hopefully I am now in the quilting mode again as I have lots of things I what to do and still lots of UFO's to finish.

Until next time........Noela


  1. The inventiveness of quilters amazes me. this post and the latest , show how a piece of material can turn into something just beautiful.

  2. what great projects were made,love those quilts