Friday, August 21, 2015

Oh No!

My grand daughter got hurt at school, during lunch time today, went to the teacher, crying & telling her it hurt, and the teacher said "it's alright, just tell your Mum after school".... which she did when she was picked up after school... one look at the wrist & my daughter took her straight to hospital...
Yer, one broken wrist later.
She is right handed, plays the saxophone in the school orchestra which performs in the next couple of weeks at a concert, and has to represent the zone in cross country soon... I don't think so!!!

Until next post...
Jewells

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Busy, Busy, Busy

 I have been kept busy quilting customer's quilts...
..and at night time I am still knitting dish clothes...
and in those "between" times, I have been sewing tea-towels.

So as I said ... I have been Busy, Busy, Busy!

Until next post...
Jewells

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Quiltarama 2015 in Dungog

Well Dungog Quiltarama 2015 has been and gone for another year and here is my stall all ready to open for trading.
 and here and I all ready for the two days.
 There were many quilts on display for people's choice
 and I was surprise to see my name mentioned on quite a few! (like the one above)
While wondering around the quilts before the show opened I came across a few I really like.
I just loved this Oriental quilt ...
and super impressed with this one..certainly thinking outside the box!
and this one, even thou quite simple, caught my eye. 

It was a change of venue this year, held at the High School Hall, where every other year it was held at the RSL Club... the change of venue brought a lot more people to the show. 
Also, this year, it was all in one room, (the hall) where other years, it was in 4 different rooms of the Club... personally I hope they stay with the School Hall in future years.

 

Until next post....
Jewells

Christmas in July

I had a lot of fun when I joined Cheryll's Christmas in July.  My partner was Kaye and this is what I received.
(I remembered to photograph it before ripping the paper off)
 Aren't I the lucky one!!!
 I remember reading on Kaye's blog about this pillow and thinking it was sooo cute!... then I find out it is mine...ALL MINE!!  I absolutely LUV it...blue is my favourite colour!
 Then another blue item... an ornament to hang on my tree.
and lasttly this gorgeous table mat.
ALL my items have been hand cross stitched by Kaye and
 I LOVE LUV LOVE them! 

Thank you to Kaye for the lovely gifts and thank you to Cheryll for hosting the swap.

I'm off to day two of Quiltarama, (last day) where I have my stall.

Until next post...
Jewells

Friday, July 24, 2015

Not happy Jan!

NOT HAPPY JAN!  (Australian's know this saying!)

After spending a lot of money on the wool and many many many many many (got the idea?) hours knitting it (it sat at my lounge chair for over a year waiting for me to "pick up the stitches" on the already knitted fronts to knit the lacy bits (I LOATHE picking up stitches!)... I eventually finished it last night..only to find that it is to small for my buxom body...SOB!!

...Mum on the other hand is over the moon, as she is now the proud owner of it.

Until next post..
Jewells

Monday, July 20, 2015

Table Runners Galore!

I bought this fabric on Sew your Destashing..... it is rubber backed curtain material, but you can't tell after it has been used to make table runners with wadding & backing!
Again, I cut, Mum sewed, I quilted & bound them.
All ready now for my stall at the Quiltarama Sale this weekend in Dungog.

 All cut with a 60 degree ruler. 
 I only had enough blue binding to bind one of the pieces.
 All the rest are bound in pink.
I made 4 large runners (44")
 and 4 smaller runners (22")
The hexagons are the "off cuts" when cutting the table runners.
Here they all are together.

Until next post..
Jewells

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Happy mail!

Christmas in July 2015
I am in Cheryll's Christmas in July this year and look what came in the post...
Don't know if I will be strong enough to wait til opening day!

Until next post...
Jewells