Monday, May 29, 2017

2 more quilts finished

In between customer's quilts, I managed to quilt 2 of my own quilts. 
The baby Disney cot quilt had a flaw in the outside border on the panel, so I cut it off and added matching fabric, then quilted it. 
The Christmas quilt was embroidered over some time, then pieced and quilted. 
Yes, they both go into my "For Sale" stash. onto another customer's quilt!

Until next post...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I've been away

Before Easter, my two grand kids flew down from Queensland to spend a week with me. 
A couple of things we did while they were here was go to see Beauty and the Beast followed by Ten Pin Bowling. 

 Then after a week, Mum went for a 2 week stay in respite (her wishes) & I drove my grand kids back to their home and spent a week with the family.
We all went to visit the Cobb & Co Museum to see the exhibition on Play School. Man! did that bring back memories!
 Remember the clock that showed us what the story was going to be about?
Well here it is...
 and apparently, this is what it looks like today:
Then, there were the windows we looked through way back when we were kids:
and here are what they look through today:
Now...who can forget Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty & Jemima?
I had a wonderful time reminiscing!
After a week I traveled half way home and stayed with my friend out in the bush.  
She doesn't believe in TV, radio, newspapers or eating meat and is surrounded by animals and bush.
It is certainly a withdrawal from the rat race there and "my" batteries were recharged after a week.

When I returned home, I got in and quilted some of the quilts that arrived while I was away.  I managed to quilt 4 for one lady over the couple of days I had before picking Mum up from Respite.
 It is always fun matching the pattern with the quilting.
 plus making some backs as interesting as the panel on the front.
Always great to go away and just as great to come home normality!

Until next post...