Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What a weekend we had...

...lots of stitching and eating and drinking (coffee :) ) and more stitching!!! There was QuiltyGal (Claire), Kay (one of the Snobs and Slobs) and myself who joined in a wonderful weekend at Westminster School for the "Inspired Stitches" conference organised by Sarah from Quilt Fabric Delights in South Australia. We enjoyed the teachings and company of Janelle Wind, Rosalie Quinlan, Melanie Hurlston and Leanne Beasley along with about 100 other like minded women (well...maybe not so like minded as myself!) I would like to say a big thank you to the girls for coming to SA and spending some valuable time with us all. We then had a surprise visit from Gail Pan on the Sunday which was lovely too! The rains came down with the vengeance we haven't seen for quite a lot of months (or years for that matter) but we were all kept warm and well fed and watered over the weekend. So thanks very much Sarah for your effort in co-ordinating this event!! Below are some of the projects that were on display and up for the doing if you were so inspired!! I managed to get couple of pars to two projects completed (of course!!! I hear some of you saying) My Dear Friend needed a hand along the way so one of the delightful ladies on our table offered to help by hand feeding Claire her lunch on Sunday so that she didnt have to stop sewing!!! And just to clarify that I am "not" perfect ( as some may think) I did a boo boo on one of my projects and managed to sew three layers of fabric together in one of the stitcheries!! Might not have to back that one at the end.... The next pic is of fellow bloggers who were at the gathering... they are Leanne, Amanda, Lorraine, Dawn, Marcia, Chris, Me and in front Kelly and Claire Tonight, SW and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary!!! Can you believe it???? I ponder on where the time has gone......at least I have achieved one thing.....he puts his washing in the basket now!!! LOL
Will leave you with that thought, till next time, keep smiling and stitching......

Monday, April 13, 2009

Has it been that long......

....since my last post????? Gosh, how time flies by....well, here we are again....Easter has been and gone, soon it will be Christmas again!!!! Firstly, I would like to say "Happy Anniversary" to QuiltyGal It is 30 years this weekend since we first met each other....seems like yesterday. So thank you Claire for being my friend thru thick and thin, high and low....lets take a proverbial drink to the next 30!!!!

Since my last post we have had two additions to the family tree. Hubby has now two more 2nd cousins - one girl, Tiffany and one boy, Jordan. Born within 10 days of each other, all babies and mothers doing well.
Last weekend I participated in the "Relay for Life" at one of our local venues. It was a 19 hour team relay event to raise funds and awareness of cancer and research. To say that I was tired after the event is an understatement!! Had a really fun weekend tho, met up with some lovely people and bumped into some people that I hadn't seen for quite a few years. We (all the 25 teams that participated) managed to raise nearly $50,000 towards the cause.....so roll on next year.........here is our entry into the "Miss Relay Bikini"....unfortunately, we didn't win :(
This week saw the finish of another of the Snobs and Slobs finishing the Baltimore Quilt that was started last year, so Congrats to Lorraine :))) Looks beautiful as always..
Following the theme of the South Australian Miniature Enthusiasts show last year, Hubby was asked to make the raffle prize for this years show. So he made the carcass and Ann of The Dollhouse Gallery at Fullarton decorated the inside. This is the finished product below. The show is in August at St Peters. I will keep you all posted so that you can go and view the work and display first hand. Well folks, I guess that's about all for now....sorry its rather boring and no new stitching or quilting done on this post (work has taken over at the moment!) However, at the weekend, two other Snobs and Slobs and myself are off to "Inspired Stitches" so that should be good and I should have something to blog about at the end of it all!!!!