Monday, October 31, 2011

Another successful Camp. OPAM finishes.

We had a wonderful time at the camp at Boonah on the week-end. We had lots of fun and laughter, a couple of late nights, great food and we also managed to get plenty of sewing done. I worked on my Authentic quilt blocks and finished all 40 blocks, then stitched the blocks of my Xmas runner together (photos of these in my last post) as well as finishing off my apron and place mat which has a pocket for my cutlery on it. I used the same fabric for both. I had a quilter's panel so used sections of this and blanket-stitched them to each piece. I added a pocket and lined my apron to give it a nice finish. I am standing in the middle of the photo above. Brenda on the end (right side) in my photo won the best apron prize.

Below are some of the quilts the girls from my quilting group were working on. Cindy's Secret Garden quilt. All the florals used are different. I love this quilt made with 5" squares and light colored yardage. Several girls were making this quilt.
Joy finished her candlewick quilt with borders and lace.
This Color wash quilt was coming together nicely.

Tomorrow I am off to Eagle Farm Racecourse for a Melbourne Cup Party. My second son, Todd, turns forty on the 10 th of November and he decided he would like to celebrate it with some family and friends on cup day at the races. It will be nice to be there as it is a long time since I got dressed up and attended a Melbourne Cup day. I've bought a fascinator to add to my outfit. All that's left to do is pick the winner........ any suggestions?
Cheers for now ...........Sorry I can't seem to get this to post without large spaces between the photos so this will be the last time I try as it is getting late.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Off to Boonah Camp.

I'm off to camp at Boonah in a short while. The car is packed and ready to go. I am picking up two of my friends, Jan and Sue on the way. We have check in at 12.00pm and it takes under an hour to get there. A small group this time, just 12 of us going but no matter how many we have, we always have a great time. Below is my place mat for the camp. Just the binding to go, will finish it as soon as I get there. We also had to make an apron.
Below are some things I am working on. My new table runner for this Xmas and fabric I'm using in a quilt for my grandson Josh. It is called Authentic and is by Sweetwater. I just love their fabrics.

Well must rush, will blog about the camp when I get back.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A nice surprise, work in progress......

How lucky am I? I won this beautiful diary by being a follower on The Quilters' & The Embroiderers' Store's new blog. Thank-you Karen. Went to check out the blog last week and there was my name along with three other winners. The diary contains some lovely photos in it so will enjoy using it very much next year.

Here is a stitchery I completed for a Xmas table runner I am making. Unfortunately, I didn't allow enough fabric around the outside and when I went to cut it out, it isn't quite big enough. I have traced another one to stitch. I guess I might be able to use this one for the label. Not happy with myself at all at the moment

I bought this small hanging in America so thought I would try to get it finished by Halloween. It goes on a stand and is part of a series done by Nancy Halvorsen. I also bought the December block as well. Haven't done any blanket stitch applique for a while so had to check out Lynette Andersen's blog for her tutorial on the way she does blanket stitch. Finally found it back in a September 2009 blog entry.
Well must close now as I am off to my quilting room to hopefully get lots of work done.

Elefantz Giveaway !!!!!

Jenny of Elefantz is having a giveaway to celebrate having over 1500 followers. As well as her blog which is always an interesting read, Jenny has a monthly e-mag which you can subscribe to. It is an enjoyable magazine with a bonus of 3 or 4 new patterns by Jenny included each month. So pop over to her blog and enter to win some great prizes. Cheers for now........