Sunday, May 27, 2007

Can you believe it's nearly Winter.............

The weather over the past couple of days has been incredible for this time of the year, only a few days off winter and it feels like summer, I am sure all the plants are so mixed up, who knows what will be out in flower next week if this warm weather keeps up.
I've had a great weekend with another group of lovely ladies, they all made gorgeous quilt tops, here are a couple of photos of 4 of them, the others managed to slip out without having to smile for me, I look forward to seeing them all completed and bound on your return next year.

I think I will be off to bed early tonight ready for another busy week in the shop, hopefully I will get some time to sew or scrap or both this week will show you all if I do.

Have a great week,


Friday, May 25, 2007

I am back- anyone miss me..LOL
Well life has been just too busy to find time to blog, not sure where I should start but maybe back a week or so.
I had a great group of ladies here last weekend for their annual retreat, they all made gorgeous quilt tops and I took some great photos without my memory card in my camera, so I am really sorry i can't post a photo of you all, maybe Annie might send me a couple from the weekend to put into my Journal.
Then I Monday I drove down to Toronto which is about 3 & 1/2 hours drive from home to watch Sebastian play in the NSWCHS Rugby League selection trials, he was playing in the Presidents team, which is a team made up of players from all over the state who weren't selected in there regional teams for one reason or the other. The boys jelled well and Monday saw Sebastian have a brillant game, it was one of those days when being a Mum is all worth it, I was so proud of the way he played.
That night I stayed with my very good friend Janelle who lives only a few minutes from the footy oval, we had plans of maybe do some sewing or scrapbooking together but we only managed to chat all evening, which was lovely.
Back to the footy both Tuesday and Wednesday, apart from alot of injuries the boys played really well. - Janelle and I did work on a little scrapbooking Tuesday night, I started a mini album using photos I took at my Christmas Gathering last December, will share it at a later date.
Wednesday afternoon came the announcement of the NSW Open School Boys team to play at the Australian Championships and we were over the moon when Sebastian was selected as number 9 - Hooker for the team. All these years of hard work and the dream to be selected had come true. His best mate and school friend Angus was also named as No.8 along with another school mate Scott as No.14. They are just going to have the best time together, playing the Australian Championships, on their two week tour of Queensland in July.
Here is a photo of the 3 of them just after their selections, Sebastian is the one of the left. Not a very good photo as they could hardly stand still with excitement.
This is a photo of the latest quilt to be added to the shop samples (thanks Kate & Betty), it is made using 16 fat 1/4's of all floral fabrics with 4 different fabrics as the border. I have made up kits for this quilt which have been selling very well.There is also a new flannel quilt on its way back from being quilted so I will share it next week.

Geoffrey and I are off to tamworth tonight to play ten pin bowling with a group , we have a yearly get to gether so to nights the night. Not sure how the bowling skills will go but I am sure we will have fun.
Farrer first 13's played Tamworth High today in the University Sheild they won 74 -1.
I have a group of ladies here for a retreat over the weekend, so I better head up the paddock and find some fire wood, the nights are getting very cold so I think I will need to light the fire in the morning.
If you have made it all this way through this long post, thanks for reading I will try and make time over the next week to blog more often.
Until then thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Finishing off and loving the results........................
Well I've been a little slack on the posting side again this week.
No 2 day retreats this week, so have caught up on lots in the shop and beleive it or not have even finsihed some of those unfinished projects in my sewing basket.
My first little project was only started a few weeks back while on our Gold Coast trip, it is a very cute little bag designed by Libby Richardson called "Bearly Cute" the pattern comes with the pre cut handles and is now in stock in the shop.
My second project that I am sharing with you tonight, has been hanging around for just a little longer, (nearly 2 years). During our Christmas in July each year we usually do a stitchery swap, where you trace a stitchery design onto fabric and it is then swaped with someone else. The challange to this swap is that we are meant to bring them back the following year completed, well today I made my stitchery into a Chrissy Cushion, and of course I just had to use pom poms and I backed the cushion with bottle green chenille. Iam really happy with the result, I will have to remember to purchase a cushion insert next time I am shopping, then it will be already for Christmas.Talking of Christmas it is less then 9 weeks until this years Christmas in July - I am so looking forward to it as I love this retreat each year. This year we have Janelle Wind back for the 3rd year in a row, Natalie Ross, we missed you last year, and for her first visit to Nundle we are extremely lucky to have Rosalie Quinlan as our guest tutors. This is always a great weekend, it won't be long and I will be posting photos of it.

It is still warm here for the middle of May, no rain over the past week, I was very lucky today - Mother Day - to be able to watch Sebastian play football, thanks Emily for minding the shop. He played for Werris Creek in the group 4 comp today, they won 40-22.
Nicole spent last week on prac at Bathurst Hospital and is back there again this week before returning to her studies next week.
Oh well I better head back to that sewing basket and have a look what else is in there half started, kepp an eye out I might even finish off something else this week.
Have a good week

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Some what productive day

It's the most glorious day outside today, I love this time of the year. I've been busy working in the shop, washing, packing away cloths, but I have found alittle time to make this recipe book cover for a friend for her Birthday. She loves cup cakes so decided to applique one on the front cover, I am very pleased with how it has turned out, I am sure she will love it.

Thanks for dropping by


Friday, May 04, 2007

Can't believe it's Friday again.................
There were a dozen ladies at class on Tuesday, all working on some lovely projects, here is a photo of a quilt that Gai started in a retreat last year, I so want to make this quilt, just another to add to the list. The autumn colours look brilliant, well done Gai.
Wednesday/Thursday I had a new group called the Lily Hill Quilters from Nelson Bay, they were such a lovely group of ladies, here is a photo of them all with their quilt tops, Thanks Jan for all your organising, your group were a pleasure to have in my shop. Just like all the groups I have. So glad you all enjoyed your first retreat with me, do hope there are many more to come.
I worked until late last night in the shop so that I could have part of today off, heading in to Tamworth, we desperately need food, then I am going to watch Sebastian play football again, they are playing Inverell High in the Regional Final of the Arrive Alive Cup, will post the results later.
Have a good day
Ps Farrer won 54-0 today in the Arrive Alive Cup. Well done boys.