Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Scrapping Intermission

I've joined Jessica Sprague's Inspiration Everywhere online class.
Our first task was to create an Art Journal cover so here's my creation
I might tweak it a little bit as I'm not 100% happy with it yet but it was fun pulling out the scrapping stuff and doing something other than stitching.
Our next task is to create a dedication page on the first page, that will require a bit of creative writing.
I've done a few of Jessica's freebie classes now, they're well structured. There's alot more classes available that I'd also like to do one day. I love learning new things and being inspired by others.
Happy Creating!

Friday, 26 November 2010

It's time

Time for quilting bloggers to rally behind another tragedy and do what we do best, create!

29 miners lost their lives doing their job and left behind family and friends. As a wife of an ex-miner who put himself at risk each day he went underground it breaks my heart that these partners, husbands, fathers, sons and brothers will not be walking through their front doors again. Such a devastating loss. We all expect workplaces to be safe and our loved ones to come home each day.

Shirley from Dyeing2Design has sent a call out to show our support for those affected by this tragedy, can you help? Click on this link for all the details.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

SSCS is in the mail!

SSCS parcels are winging their way all around the globe and lots of bloggers are full of excitement as they wait to open xmas packages full of surprises. My packages are off to ........., here they are all wrapped.
I've blanked out the name on the ornie so no peaking just yet!
Chookyblue has once again done an amazing job at keeping us all on our toes, thank-you Chook!

Next package I'll be posting will be to .... for Maree's Xmas swap, not long to go until that postage deadline.

In between catching a cold, renovating the kitchen, working and being mother and wife I'm still managing to stitch but not for myself just yet.
And I'm also pleased to say that outside's disaster is over, concrete now covers what was once a mud pit and I can put my Barina (aka the shopping trolley) back in it's garage!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

xmas and rememberance

I've finished putting my Christmas swaps together,
I've finished Round 2 of Stitching Around the Block
(sorry Dawnie no peaking!)
and now I'm deciding which UFO project I'll finish next. Will it be Gardeners Journal, quilting Angel Story or sew together Gail Pan's Xmas BOM. HHmmm tough decision, I'm so thankful that that's the toughest decision I'll make today.

Only 1 minutes to go until Rememberance which  marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.
Lest we forget.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Hip Hooray all is revealled!!

Way back in July my lovely friend Helen asked me if I was interested in making up a sample quilt for an American shop and of course I said yes.
The project: Quilt Aid USA
It runs just like the Australian Quilt Aid but with 6 American and 6 Austalian Designers and only 6 shops involved. The Aussie designers are Helen Stubbings, Lynette Anderson, Annie Downs, Sue Daley, Bronwyn Hayes and Natalie Lymer and the Americans art Kathy Scmitdz, Anne Sutton, Bari Sue, Brenda Riddle, Robyn Pandolph and Terri Denkenholb

The Fat Quarter Shop supplied all the fabrics and a finishing kit pattern and I pieced it, stitched all the applique and embroidery and had it professionally quilted. I worked every spare minute I could to meet the deadline. Thank-you Kimberly for allowing me the opportunity to make this quilt and to Helen for suggesting I do it.
So here she is....

not the best pic, so much nicer in real life!
The theme is "Heart and Home" and the fabrics are Collection for a Cause "Hope" by Howard Marcus Dunn for Moda, simply gorgeous!
Here's some up close snaps, can you guess whose block belongs to who?

Head on over to the Quilt Aid USA website for all the details of where you can buy the blocks and a finishing kit to help a worthy cause!