Very bravely and with a bit of a push from friends I entered my "Vintage Valentine" quilt in the Mt. Gravatt Show here in Brisbane so my daughter .... Heather and I went this afternoon to see how it went and what a lovely surprise to see I got a first in the quilt section so of course Heather insisted on taking a piccie with me next to the quilt and as you can see I tried hard not to be in the front, I received a great voucher of $50 to spend in a craft shop in Capalaba called "Pleasuresew" what a prize for a crafter, I don't think I will struggle to spend it thats for sure.
I'm a member of an online group "Friends in Stitching" and we had a Christmas in July Tree Ornie swap, it was great fun as usual. I made the above tree ornie for my partner Peg, it was a pattern from a Country Threads magazine.
Cathy made me this great basket with heaps of lovely stitching on it... 2 pieces of fabric and Dove choccies (not in the piccie as you can see) as we all opened our gifts in our chatroom I was very hungry so of course they are all gone... yummo.... much laughing and chatter as usual, it was so much fun.
Tereasa was changing her shop around as you can see but I had to take a piccie of my quilt as I didn't get one at home, its just on display for a little while.
Its been a very slow journey but I'm happy to say that its finished. I bought this pattern at "The Quilters Angel" and its called "Gather Your Dreams" so I guess the title says it all really.... gathering , gathering and more gathering then I began to see it in my dreams as well so it is aptly titled. I purchased all the fabric from my friend Tereasa's shop and I just love the way it has turned out.
First picture isn't too good but you get the general idea of it.
This is a Bronwyn Hayes pattern called "Friends for Tea" I have been doing the sticheries on and off between other projects.This is one of the patterns that was designed for "The Stitchers Dream Day Out" at Highfields in QLD a couple of years ago so its nice to have another project done.
June is stitching with a couple of the ladies Tereasa B and Teresa C.
I wanted to take a piccie but the 3 of them got the giggles and so did I, hence the blurry photo.
I've had a lovely time with my g/daughter June over the school holidays, she has joined me at my craft days and has enjoyed herself which has been great, she is making a cushion to put on her bed and is doing a terrific job, I will post a piccie of it when she is finished but the embroidery needs to be done first, hopefully that will be completed at craft on Tuesday. We did a lot of giggling and enjoyed a lovely lunch as well.
I'm a Mum to 1 fantastic son and 2 beautiful daughters I'm also Nan to 5 super grandchildren and not forgetting my Hubby...Gavan of 52 years. We have a cute Jack Russell dog "Pippa" who is the boss in our home.
I enjoy lots of crafts but embroidery would be my first love followed closely by quilting, patchwork and the list goes on. I like to have a go at new crafts when I can. We have lived in Jimboomba QLD for 27 years. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog.