19 January 2018

Torrington Complete

Hi All

Just a quick little post to share photos of a finished Torrington Park - the Quiltmania 2017 Mystery Quilt by Michele Yeo. Mine is very different from the Original and contains only 9 of the 13 Blocks.  


I used the Quilt as You Go Method (a first) and am very happy with the result

It will be gifted to a beautiful friend in the coming months for her birthday


Til Next Time

xx
Linda 


7 January 2018

2018 Here We Go!


Hi All
Well Christmas has been and gone again and here we are in 2018 - its the summer heat in Australia and we all all feeling it.

These are my blocks from Torrington Place by Michelle Yeo, the Quiltmania 2017 Mystery Quilt. 9 Blocks is it for me ( i think there are 13). Onto the quilting now which I'm doing the Quilt as You Go method to complete. I used an app to play with how I will place them - what a good idea!!

Torrington Place



Mim's (That's Me) Roses

Christmas

This year I really wanted to bring the Christmas Spirit to our home as its been missing for some time. I made a lot of the decorations which was heaps of fun, I plan on adding some more for this year. What a difference some lights make - and they were all battery operated including the candles! I finished my little stitcheries too and had them on display.We had my family over for Christmas Dinner which was lovely, our whole Christmas was very peaceful.

 





Our Christmas Tree: Little but Sweet

Mim's Precious Girl
I had a visit to the NSW East Coast prior to Christmas to see my Girls. My Granddaughter has grown so much and is a real little personality. Its hard to believe she's almost 2.

2018

Angus 2018; He's now 13
Enjoying some morning sunshine before the heat hits

Today a spot of quilting & stitching was on order. JulieAnn & I doing our best to avoid the extreme heat which was 44+degrees Celsius where we are; that is our usual summer.

So here we go into 2018, Cheers! It's a big one for me when I say I Do to my Extremely Beautiful Man (who even cooked us lunch today). He's a good catch ;0)

Until Next Time Friends
Take Care & Happy Stitching
Love
Linda
xx




12 October 2017

Time: Where Art Thou!

Hi All

Just a little post to say hello because its been ages!! My time gets away and it would seem not slowing down anytime soon.

Stitching progress has been slow; but progress none the less.

Eyton Hall has been joined & papers removed. I'm now onto making more hexies for the border section - which will also be all hexagons. Yes I really am doing that!!



Torrington Park the Quiltmania Mystery Quilt by Michelle Yeo has been in the works too, I'm way behind with only 3 blocks completed. We were extremely fortunate to meet Michelle in Sydney.




On Sunday I decided it was time to get onto something I'd purchased from Cutting Cloth at the Sydney Quilt Show (our last blog post). Making this beautiful pillow case with crocheted edge; the fabric is divine and the crochet edge the sweetest. How lovely for the Pfaff to get a change from mending!
 
Cotton Crochet Edge - a new skill for me

Next on the agenda is a couple of little Christmas Stitcheries - I'm trying to gear up to being in the Spirit. Something that has been missing the last few years.

JulieAnn & I are having a sewing weekend in November; managing to go away without leaving town! I can't wait; we'll definitely post an update.

Well that's about it for today; hello from Angus too


Take Care &
Happy Stitching
Love
Linda
xx



24 July 2017

Sydney Quilt Show 2017




Hi All

As promised, finally, a post of our trip to The Sydney Quilt Show held at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia back in June.

JulieAnn & I flew to Sydney on the Friday and didn't come home until Monday afternoon. It was the most fabulous weekend of friendship, relaxation (except for all the walking), chilling out and awe-inspiring, breathtaking quilts.

Good thing for us we bought 3 day passes, because on Day 1 we didn't even see half of the quilts and only managed about 3 aisles of stands. It was HUGE!! The beauty in being by ourselves with no time constraints.

We were excited to meet some of Quilting Royalty in Petra Prins, Di Ford-Hall, Brigitte Giblin, Michelle Yeo, Kathy Doherty plus say hello to a few extremely talented Australian store owners / designers.

We shopped, we learnt and made magic memories. Please enjoy; I'm sorry that I haven't linked or noted designers / makers 


We've Arrived!!

The New Exhibition Centre


THE QUILTS
 Rhonda Pearce had an Exhibition of her Amazing Works






   

          




    

And then onto the Rest (well just a few)



















6561 x 1 inch squares and as you can see from below ~ perfectly aligned!!





























     






Mini Quilts 

                                                           

Of course there was shopping, this isn't all of it or JulieAnn's!!


And Ladies Lunch & A Drink or Two




We took a Water Taxi Mini Tour of the Harbour which topped off a perfect day



















On Monday morning before leaving we walked to the Queen Victoria Building - WOW!! What a beautiful piece of history, just stunning and needing a return trip with more time & empty luggage! 










How beautiful are these original tiles in the Ladies Amenities
  
Time for a Sit & Treat in this Glorious Building









From Me to You ~ Cheers

Hope you enjoyed our trip to Sydney
Til Next Time
Happy Stitching
Linda xx