Friday, 26 April 2013

hi there i am back again I did not mean to take such a long time between postings but life has a habit of trowing things out. last week we went to the quilt show in melbourne it was good but did not seem as busy as 2 years ago.
 it was my birthday last Tuesday and this is what my birthday present was i received it a few days before that and i went to Ballarat last Wednesday to pick up the insert so it fitted into the sewing cabinet. it is fantastic, a lot better then what i had.We had visitors over 4 days so i did not get much done but it was good to see every one. the kids put money together and gave me a personal DVD player and gift cards so i will be able to buy some goodies.
i don;t know what i did wrong but this is what i bought at the quilt show. we went to a seminar from Logans patchwork and Margaret showed how to work with border prints so i bought a kit and ruler from them. The pattern is from Somerset patchwork i love that shop.The book is from Gum Valley patchwork, i enjoy working with hexagons, but maybe this is a bit ambitious.
this is what i managed to  finish this halfway before my old machine decided it needed a holiday but now it is finally finished.
tomorrow we are going to Ballarat as Amilie is getting baptized so we will be gone the whole day.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Hi. i am back again. I have had some problems with my computer, and the hot water service which needed replacing and if that was not enough my sewing machine decided it had enough and was not going to do anything anymore. So i have not much to show for the time since my last post.
This is the block i finished , it is from the toy circus quilt. I am happy with how it turned out.
last Thursday was the mystery bus tour from the Stawell quilters. I had a great day, we went to Dunolly, Eaglehawk in Bendigo, Maldon , we also had lunch there and from there we went to Castlemaine, and from there to Maryborough and  had tea there and from there back to Stawell, we got back home about 9.30.  Here is my bounty
I did not go overboard as the aqc is on and we are going there on Thursday. I also bought a book from Threadbear from the Quiltmania with all quits in from Petra Prins and ordered a copy of Di Ford's new book, i am really looking forward to that one as i love her patterns.