Sunday, November 27, 2011

More than one post.... a week!!! Now don't get over excited there folks...might never happen again for a long time! No pics today though :( Forgot to take some :((( - That's what happens when the "frock age" and "blue rinse club" creeps up on you! LOL
Today had a fab day with Shay, Lorraine and her sister, and of course Claire - the weather was so nice we were able to sit outdoors, eat, chat and last but not least - stitch! And of course the world is put right again - as us quilters are able to do - in our minds at least! LOL

Saturday, November 26, 2011


....what a wonderful day it has been! Tiring but good :)) A delayed birthday celebration was had. This wonderful cake was made as a gift from my friend Beth - who also did the catering. Beth managed to encompass a lot of things in my life - my cats, miniature houses, fairies, and quilting (the mat and the patchwork path) Thank you Beth xx I wont bore you all with all the pics that were taken (as there are quite a few) Most of you know Quilty Gal and saying she is my BBFF I thought she should definitely be on here.Bumblebee stroker aka my hubby - David also should get a pose on this post.Another of the gifts I received was the "Balladeers" coming to sing for a couple of hours. They were fantastic and the crowd enjoyed the late 50's and 60's songs.They certainly got some of the folk up and dancing and clapping to the beat.
So, just to finish off this quick post - thank you to all my family and friends for coming and sharing my day with me!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Only 4 weeks.... Christmas!!!! Some of our lovely Thursday Craft ladies have been busy getting there bits and pieces ready for that special day. Jean has got these door Santa's nearly ready.Many of the ladies have been making these cute Christmas trees - they are recycled Women's Weekly magazines (300+ pages ones) believe it or not!There is even an angel to go on top a tree - altho I think she would be rather large for these trees! LOLAnother of the Grandmothers Flower Garden friendship quilts is nearly finished. This one is Jeans.Lorraine has nearly completed hers too. She is very happy about it believe it or not!This one is Netty's - I think it is about one of her first quilt projects! Well done!
I attended the Lyell McEwin Hospital Volunteers Christmas B-B-Q at the weekend - guess who should turn up???And to end this short post with a note to say thank you to Nancy and Peter for the beautiful welcome home flowers!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

...the second part of this week....

....our Thursday Craft ladies have been busy this year doing a Grandmothers Flower Garden Friendship Quilt. Started off with a few and then when the others saw what we were doing, they all decided to have a go and get to it!

This is Norma's quilt completed. Well done Norma! Looking forward to seeing the others come to the finish line later this year.At the end of the week, I attended a Breast Cancer Network Association forum at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide. This was the first visit I have made to the centre and I must say I was rather impressed! The forum had a few speakers talking on breast cancer - one of which was the very inspirational Raelene Boyle AM MBE, Olympian and breast cancer survivor - managed to score a piccy as you can see! I was there partly as a representative for the YWCA Encore and partly as a guest. Great day - thanks BCNA!

Where did last week go?...

...oh yes! I remember....most of it was at Carrickalinga! LOL Fab time had by all. A very much needed R&R was definitely the order of the four days we spent down there. The weather was fab and then awful and then fab again. The shopping was kept to a strict minimum...????dum de do!

First night there was just right temperature wise and the sky was rather nice and clear.We settled in for the night...Lorraine was very busy working on her star quilt while Lynne was whittling the fingers away on a stitchery.Glenice had done some knitting so was rather occupied with her stuffing, while Claire looked on bemusedly!Sunset the second night was just beautiful.Just to prove that we ate good healthy food for the weekend - this was the lunch serving!More knitting....Oh! forgot to tell you that Lynne brought her portable wide screen TV phone to ring home on! LOL...some reading (or perving maybe eg centrefold???) was done...Lorraine made a good effort - she cut and sewed this lovely little Log Cabin topper - its not Christmas fabric but we all decided it could well be a nice table piece for that time of the year.Claire had nearly completed her Gail Pan Berries & Bluebirds quilt top - looking lovely!Almost finished! Lorraine completed (or so she thought) her Star Quilt, but once she had the binding on we all decided (as we do!) that she needed to echo her cable on the border. Good effort to Lorraine and what a gorgeous quilt!I will leave you on this post with the last sunset we saw for the weekend - just cant beat the colours that are natural can you?