Leanne Beasley's 365 Challenge - March block and "Stairs to the Stars" block from Quilters' Cache. One more block to write up and one more red star block to piece and it will be time to put the quilt together.
"Bubbles the Fish"; "Thomas Turtle"; "Miss Bee" and "Caterpillar".
Capricorn Quilts' Stitchery BOM - April and May blocks.
28 May 2008
The current show is far better than previous versions. The costumes, sets, lighting, magic tricks etc are stunning. Oh, to have the imagination to design those costumes!
It's pretty obvious that our family loves musical theatre and great singing/dancing so I was tickled pink that the children thought last night was so wonderful.
27 May 2008
I saw Anthony Warlow in a local production of The Wiz when he was about 17 and was blown away by his voice, so have been a huge fan ever since.
21 May 2008
Mrs Martin from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop is hosting a Cyber Stitching Day to coincide with one of the regular stitching day organised through her shop. I've joined up - not sure if I'll be stitching on the same day, but it's a great excuse to receive goodies in the mail from some of our favourite designers.
20 May 2008
19 May 2008
Jennifer Chiaverini's "The Winding Ways Quilt" is waiting on my bookshelf and I'm looking forward to reading this next. I have loved every one of her books.
16 May 2008
The stitching on the last two "Sweet Pea's Quilt" blocks is finished and, with a bit of luck I might have time to stitch the whole top together this weekend. My brother, the expectant grand-dad, is here for a surprise visit. If I'd know earlier, I could have had a mental health day today to put the quilt together. Can now start stitching the pink version.
The on-line stitching group I belong to had a Cinderberry Stitches swap. I made "Spring Medley" wallhanging as a cushion for my partner.
I hope the Narromine Club Quilt girls have a wonderful weekend away at their retreat.
14 May 2008
Undid the fabric wrapping to find a beautiful set of "A Yuletide Blessing" fat quarters. Thank you so much Peg - this has been such a lovely surprise. I am thrilled to bits.
13 May 2008
One more is finished but not photogaphed yet and I'm onto the last block. Can't wait to sew all these blocks together - hope it's as gorgeous as in my imagination.
11 May 2008
2. Lunch with The School Girls - Lynell, Denise and Gail.
3. Flowers from John delivered to the house while out at lunch.
4. Flowers from Peta (florist daughter-in-law).
5. Dinner in Sydney with John, our children and Mum.
6. Presents, presents and more presents - I think the older I am the more presents I receive.
Followed the next day by Mothers' Day with my Mum and John's Mum.
To quote my friend Peg: "I am blessed". Happy Mothers' Day.
09 May 2008
How gorgeous is this bathroom? This is at Patchwork Angel - had to take a photo.
06 May 2008
Friday we picked up Diann (who shall remain blogloess) and went to the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show, where we met up with Helen and Jenny. So wonderful to see the girls again - we had a ball. Jenny spent 9 hours on the train that day travelling to/from Bundaberg. Didn't buy very much - had a shopping list but most shops didn't have what I was after. We were invited to Diann's daughter's home for dinner (Angela is a fabulous cook) and we met the rest of the family, including the 3 gorgeous grandbabies.
A bit of stitching before breakfast at Main Beach Noosa, a drive around the Sunshine Coast (calling in at Peregian Beach Markets) before returning to the hotel for the boys to collect the bikes for their ride back to Diann and Bill's.
Spent most of Monday stitching and chatting before our trip to the airport.
Some of my Queensland loot.
A top, top, top weekend thanks to my brother, SIL and dear friends. Life is great.