04 November 2013

Chanel, Zombies etc

What do Chanel and Zombies have in common?  Me, I suppose.

Had quite a busy couple of days starting on Friday when Barbara and I caught the train to Sydney to attend a makeup class at the Chanel Studio.  We learned a few tips and tricks and came away more confident than when we went in.  I think it's funny that after how many years of wearing makeup I have now had a lesson.  A fun way to spend an hour or so and you receive the cost of the class in products.

We had nice lunch in QVB, a little wander around Tiffany & Co and a couple of other shops (very proud of ourselves for not buying anything) then it was time to catch the train home as we were going to see "Hairspray" - a local theatre production.  What a fabulous show!  Enjoyed it so much.

Saturday I was off to Sydney again, this time with Paula.  We drove most of the way, stopping for lunch at Bourke Street Bakery (wonderful cakes, pastries and breads), a bit of shopping at the Gordon Smith outlet shop (bought a couple of things for my holiday in Fiji next year) and a look around Remnant Warehouse (came away empty handed, mainly because the stash is healthy enough) before catching the train into the City to Hyde Park to check out the Zombie Walk - a fundraising event for the Brain Foundation.  What a huge event it is:  thousands of people participating in the walk and just as many spectators.  Well organised, well behaved crowds - I hope they've raised a lot of money.

The walk goes from the Archibald Fountain to Prince Alfred Park - Paula and I walked there and met up with The Zombie King, Queen and Princess (aka Michael, Peta and Jenni), had a chat, took some photos then walked back to where the car was parked (over 5 kms) and headed home.

Jenni, Michael, Paula, Peta
Sunday was a very quiet day mostly spent in the sewing room - I should have been doing housework but was a bit tired.  In the morning I sewed the binding onto Gingham Girls and last night I started stitching it down and also doing a bit of hand-quilting inside the ditch-stitched blocks.

Hand quilting is not a favourite with me - even though I have all the equipment and have been to various classes, I can't get the rocking motion and using a frame and thimble bug me.  More hand quilting lessons need to be on the agenda.

Yesterday afternoon I made a start on the Sit-Me-Up Donut.

There is well over 1 kg of fibrefill so far in this donut and I've run out.  I love this.  Next up is making the rattle and squeaky toy attachments.  I'm really enjoying this.  The baby was born a little over a month ago so I need to get a wriggle on.

Elizabeth and Matt are on holidays at the moment and, by the look of their photos, are having a fabulous time.  I love the latest photo:

Lastly, a little swap present is ready for next weekend.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ypu must be so very proud of your zombies...LOL....maybe you can give us all a deomo on the weekend with the make up, I need lots of help!!!!

marina said...

busy busy, glad you survived that encounter with the zombies!
the donut is so cute and I like the peek of your quilting.
Binding on means it is done?

Anonymous said...

you sure have had a busy time Lynda and boy how life like do those zombies look,lol did you and Paula feel like running for the hills,lol.xx

Lorraine said...

You sure know,how to pack a weekend with fun and adventure...those zombies look pretty scary!!! Have a great time next weekend!!!

Sarah said...

LOL... what an awesome experience walking with the Zombies!! They do look great!
How are you finding the Donut? My niece wants to make it and she is not a sewer!
Have you done the Thimble Lady method of hand quilting? It is easy once you get the hang of it..... I use Pearle thread when I do it
x Sarah
PS: Have a great time at the blog meet!! Looking forward to some pics


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