Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Home Patch

Penny and I were lucky enough to have time to have a quick trip out to Bathurst to visit Anni Downs' shop, The Home Patch. It is full of the loveliest fabrics, patterns and so many inspiring samples. We headed off on Thursday and came back on Friday with all Friday morning and a little of Thursday afternoon to shop! Here are some pictures of this wonderful shop.
 It was good to see the In My Garden quilt too and get motivated to make some more blocks.

So much to see!!! It was a special treat to see all the Some Kind of Wonderful samples again too.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Stitching progress

I have managed to get the church appliqued and stitched over the past week. Now to get organised for the Florist! 
Karen brought her blocks to class yesterday and she had finished her school block and I thought you would all like to see it too.
 Karen has also fused her church.
I have been stitching steadily and trying to catch up on a few of my BOMs. I am working on block 6 of In my Garden and the applique pieces are very little!
 I have managed to get 2 of my Some Kind of Wonderful projects made up. Must get onto the others.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday Show and Tell

So much lovely stitching to see at the shop yesterday. Paddy had finished her hexagon decoration and it has turned out so well.
 Lynne had hers to share too and it looks lovely. Well done girls.
 Janet had some wonderful stitching to share. She is making the most beautiful things for a very special little person who is coming soon. What a lucky little one. Janet has made some gorgeous stitched blankets including this one with elephants.
 She has also designed and created this wonderful felt circus mobile. It is so special.
 Just look at the details on these animals.

So very clever!
Penny and I are heading on a little trip to Bathurst today to visit Hatched and Patched! How exciting. Best go and pack my bag!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stitching on the Lake again

It was so lovely yesterday to catch up with another special group of ladies for our second Stitching on the Lake day. We had a wonderful time again stitching and chatting and eating delicious food. Thanks to Lynne and Maree for the wonderful food. We set up on Friday night and it was all ready!
 Fiona and I enjoyed catching up with all the ladies and meeting some new ones too.
 Terrie came and set up a very tempting corner of tables so the ladies could shop.

 Here are some of the projects being worked on. The stitchery and
 the canvas work.
 Here is Fiona with one of the groups of ladies.
 Quite a few had a go at English paper piecing using hexagons.
 Here is one of the decorations already finished!
 The food was very good and this Lemon and Almond Polenta cake was delicious.
 We also enjoyed seeing the Show and tell from earlier stitching days. Joanne had done a great job on her felt needlecase.
 Jeanette had almost finished everything! Here she is with just 2 of her almost completed projects.
 One of the ladies even finished her canvas work.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Show and tell

It was great to catch up with my lovely class girls again on Wednesday. They had some beautiful show and tell to share. This is a bit of a picture heavy post but worth it! At social stitching in the morning, Penny had her little bear from the stitching day to show me! He looks great!
 In the afternoon, Jill had a lovely quilt she is working on to show us.
 Bronwyn had been busy too and has finished her hexagon decoration from the stitching day.
 In the evening, Margaret was the "high achiever". She has been so busy and has finished the lovely bag from  'Some Kind of Wonderful'.
 She has also quilted her Garden quilt by Lynette Anderson. Oh dear, mine is still waiting to be quilted. I just love the fabrics she has used.

 Margaret also brought in this quilt that her son bought her in Canada. What a special gift.
 Danni has been finishing things too and had her stitched canvas work picture all finished and framed. Looks good, Danni.
Tomorrow is our second Stitching on the Lake day and Fiona and I are looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing another great day of stitching together. If you want to see the projects check the post on October 7 called Stitching on the Lake.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beautiful wedding

On Sunday we headed to Sydney to attend the wedding of our neice Emma and Marc. It was a lovely wedding. The service was held in a lovely old church in Newtown and the reception was at the Sebel Hotel at Pier 1. Here are the bride and groom. 
 Emma and Marc with Deirdre and Paul, Emma's proud parents.
 The grandparents!
 The beautiful bridesmaids.
 My two lovely girls with their dad.
 The reception venue was delightful with wonderful views over the harbour to Luna Park and the Harbour bridge.
 This was the view from Ma and Pa's room. We stayed at the hotel too and it was a lovely. It was nice just to head back to the room after the wedding instead of driving home.
 There were great views all around.