Thursday, March 31, 2011

OPAM finishes for March

Last day to show my 2 OPAM finishes for this month. Below is the challenge place mat I made for the Cabin Fever camp I have just attended at Tamborine Mountain. The cabin fabric I had in my stash fitted the theme so only needed to purchase fabric for the border (didn't make much of a dint in my stash though). I have a few photos to show from my March camps but will leave them for the another post.
Here is a little thread bin I made to go with my remote control holder. I do most of my stitching in the lounge and the cut threads seem to end up all over the floor so hopefully this will be an end to the problem. I love these little bins and so easy and quick to make.

Be back soon ............

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's Mad March again !!!!

March is always a bit crazy around here. I have three week-ends in a row away. Last weekend we had the High Altitude Hot rod run to Toowoomba. We had a great time as usual. Due to all the flooding in January, we were not sure if it would go ahead, but luckily they got lots of last minute entries (147 in all) so the Toowoomba Hot rod club decided to go ahead with it. We went for a tour of the Cobb and Co museum on Saturday followed by games and lunch in Queens Park. Dinner and dancing at the showgrounds on Saturday night and the show and shine in the city on Sunday. As I haven't been out in the car for a while, it was nice to spend time with Chris and catch up with our rodding friends.

My friend's daughter, Holly, who won a top ten trophy with her T-bucket and me of course.

The show and Shine in Margaret St (our 1928 roadster). Below the Cobb & Co museum, well worth a look.

A few weeks ago, Helen from Hugs and Kisses asked if anyone would volunteer to stitch a block for the GREAT AUSSIE SPIRIT flood and cyclone relief efforts. These blocks are to be made into a quilt and then it will be raffled to help add funds for this worthy cause. I was sent this lawnmower block and the thread to stitch it with. I added some red fabric from my stash to be used around the block. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt when Fiona from bubz.rugz puts it together. She sent me an e-mail when my block arrived and now has over half the blocks so hopefully it won't be too long.

Well that's it from me for now. This week-end is my quilting groups camp at Boonah so more photos when I return from that. See you soon.........