Saturday, January 29, 2011

inchy hexagon swap

This lovely flower arrived yesterday from Ingrid

...and a postcard of the beautiful village in Denmark where she lives!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Australia Day... we spent Australia day!
We had a 2 night stay at the Ramada hotel by the river...

...and a walk along the break wall to the Pacific Ocean!

...and the Australia day concert!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I spent all day trying to get these photos together for a header...
nothing was working ...they just didn't come out the right size.
Then I discovered editing etc.
The header isn't quite as sharpe as I would next problem to solve.
Maybe it's just the photos.
This isn't getting any stitching done though...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

My other new project

...this is my new appliqué quilt for 2011...A charmed life by Robyn Pandolph.

This is block 2...I'm trying out posting from my technology...

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

header problem...

What am I doing wrong...I wanted this picture
for my blog header...but it wont fit to size..
Can anyone point me in the right direction.
I now changed back to minima template...though I do
like playing with the new designer templates...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

giveaway at...

...this lovely love, laugh, quilt necklace

is a giveaway at one stitch off blog
Debbie makes these fun drop by!

Monday, January 10, 2011

As it continues to rain...and now our region has flood warnings!
Can't do much except stay doesn't flood where we live.
But I feel very sorry for everyone affected by the massive flooding.
My son can't get home to go back to for now he is
working via computer and phone from here.

I started cutting out the hexagons

...and sewed together the first block of Reine des Albielles quilt.

...what I like about this quilt is the linen/cotton fabric with the 
motifs...there is chairs, insects, birds and more! for now I can only hope the weather clears soon.

Reine des Abeilles quilt kit...

..the door bell rang!
And there was this box...

...and inside!

...this beautiful quilt kit!
Reine des Abeilles...
all the way from the French General I need to start cutting and stitching!
It can be made by I game enough...
or should I have a practice first!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

colour choices..

...can I love both!!

...I love the all white decorated houses I see on blogs 
and think just buy white/cream things to add to my house.
And then I see something like this pretty jug...and I just love colour!
After all I quilt and that is all about colour!

So then my house is a mixture of both...

The hydrangeas are a bit spotty from the rain...but they
were the only flower I could find in my garden!
...found the jug at the local market today!
We only just had our pavlova from Christmas...
this is only a once a year treat!

...notice the white cake plate.
And I do love the look of those all
white houses...

Friday, January 7, 2011

word up...


I was just reading this at
sounds like a good way to start 2011!!

...haven't progressed much with stitching over the Christmas break!

My son is still home on holidays...he was going back to work next week,
but as he works and lives in the flooded Rockhampton area he probably
will be staying longer...which is nice..
His unit isn't in a flood area, but as the roads are cut by the flood he can't get through.

The Christmas tree is put away...
We spent Christmas quietly...which was the plan...
a no stress Christmas!!
Seem to be a little slow at starting the new year...
maybe we are in holiday mode even though at home!
...or maybe it's just all the rain!!

I've been thinking about what to achieve in quilting this year...
a couple of new projects, and definitely finish some
already started! 2011 begins all the new exciting BOM's are popping up
on blogs...which ones to make? 

I'm tempted by this the birds!

...and this one...cute birds too!


...then I was reading at Charming Chatter to choose a word
for the year.

Previous I have liked joy... contentment...
so this year I will add ...hope...wish...dream
but mainly concentrate on hope...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

the Quilt Pattern Magazine giveaway...

Congratulations to the winner of the Quilt Pattern online magazine...

I numbered each entry than put the numbers in a bowl DH drew out one!!

...and it was Laine

Laine said...

Like the idea of only printing the patterns I want and then I can file them in my binder
 or I can just save them on my computer. Thanks for the chance to win a subscription to it.

it will be lots of fun!!

 The competition has now finished but you can
and see a preview of the magazine...
The Quilt Pattern Magazine
Hope everyone is having a relaxed happy Christmas break...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy new year 2011!!

...we went to the fireworks that are held to welcome 2011
in our little town!

...its a family night with rides and fun!
Lots of young families enjoy the fun...

...through the week we had a trip with our son to 
the shopping centre with everything on the Gold Coast.
This is the apple store...full of people!

...I didn't notice Santa till I looked at the picture!

Happy New Year 2011!!