Thursday, February 28, 2008

Silence please

Silence please - I have one last announcement - jump over to my new blog to check out the winner of my quilt give away. Thanks to all those who left a comment.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The link is fixed

Hi all here is the link to my new Typepad home. Don't forget the giveaway in my previous post.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

4 Reasons for todays post - 1 of them is a give away

Well I have 4 reason for todays post
Firstly it is my - or should I say was - my 2nd Blog anniversary this week, I really can't remember what life was like without blogs, thanks to everyone who has visited over the past two years, thanks to all the wonderful friends I have made from all over the world, each day wouldn't be near as good without you all in it.
Secondly - I am up to 170 - posts, I know that might not sound alot for 2 years but I reckon I have done pretty well to squeeze in 170 posts in my busy life.
Thirdly - I would like to celebrate by giving away one of my many quilts to a lucky person who leaves a comment over the next week. I would like all those out there in blog land to leave a comment and I tell me which of their quilts is their favourite.
My very favourite quilt out of all the dozens I have made is my Thimbleberries Pansy Park quilt, I usually have this quilt on my bed and every day I admire how wonderful this quilt is. I love the design, the colours and the fabrics. It suits my bedroom so well, I just love it.
Fourth reason for tonights blog is to share some news with you and let you know that this will be my last posting on blogger, I have a new blog so click on here to take a look.
Thanks once again to everyone for reading about my life and business over the past 2 years, I hope we can spend many more together.
Have a great weekend, I am off to see Rod Stewart in concert.
PS blogger will not let me link my typepad site

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Look at these gorgeous Flannels

These gorgeous flannels arrived in store a couple of weeks back, I have designed a quilt to make out of them, just have to find some spare time to sew. They are a range of flannels called Sachet Flannels by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers Textiles. There are a mixture of large roses, small florals as well as her well know tiny rose bud design, tone on tone prints in greens, pinks, creams and chocolates.
These fabrics will be a must for flannels lovers, like myself.

Those ladies in my flannel club will be receiving samples very soon, so keep an eye on the postie.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Just to wet your appetite

Just thought I would share with you what I started working on this afternoon. After the success of "Girls Day Out" Libby Richardson's BOM (which is still available if your not already working on it) her new BOM is "Lace & Grace Tea Party. It is made using the Verenda range of Fabrics by Northcott, these are a Quest for a Cure range, with money from their sales going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Libby will also donate part of the sales of the pattern to NBCF.
This quilt will be on sale as a Block of the Month from March/April, using the same fabrics as Libby's original.
Thanks for dropping by

Friday, February 08, 2008

My Version of Rhapsody

Well this week I have pieced together the quilt top for "Rhapsody" a pattern by Natalie Bird from "The Birdhouse". I enjoyed making this fairly simple quilt using a new range of fabrics from Quilting Treasures called "Heirloom Garden". I have cut kits for this quilt, they will sell for $118.

Maybe I might get another quilt top cut up and sewn over the weekend.
Thanks for dropping by,

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The rain has arrived

Today was a very eventful day, the return of my Tuesday class and lots of rain.
Early this morning it started raining then by 10am the heavens opened and down came the rain. The Peel river runs through our property, by about 12 the river was in full flood, peaking at 5m's.
This caused heaps of problems, 3 months ago the main bridge into town was pulled down(after damaged substained from the 2000 floods) and work has commenced on replacing it, but mean while there is only a low level river crossing that is closed to vehicles after just a little rain. So this crossing was closed by about 10am, meaning there was only one other road access into town. All my ladies came this way to class, but due to the heavy rain a small bridge on this road was partly washed away leaving no direct access in or out of town. The only way out was a detour up through the forest and down a very steep dirt road, thankfully everyone returned home safely. This will be a Tuesday we will talk about for awhile.
This photo I took late this afternoon looking down onto the river from the side of the bridge in our place, the old bridge here was washed away in the 2000 floods, the marker shows the river at less then 2m's, a huge drop on what it was earlier in the day.
The weather forecast is for more rain, so who knows what morning will bring, there is a heavy storm going around at the moment.
Where ever you may be I hope you are all dry and safe inside.