Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time ,Where does it go?

Life is full of surprises for us lately, so much happening and the time flies by.
Being retired for 21 yrs and all of a sudden we are back at school, tied down to school hours and early morning rises again. Our 14yr old Grandaughter Kristy is liveing with us now so we are full on at the moment. Teenage attitudes, music,makeup, hair, clothing and schoolwork is keeping us busy. haha  And a  few challenges to cope with. . We are slowly makeing progress and have great hopes for the future for her.
I can't believe this is just the second post this November. I have been following up on everyone and enjoying what inspiring craft is happening out there.
We have just come back from a camping trip of 2 weeks. We really needed the break and our daughter who just lives around the corner took our grandaughter to school the same school as her 3 boys while we were away.
Camping under the trees at Sawtell Beach.  Took my fishing rod to do some beach fishing and I threw out over the waves a few times and never even got a bite. Oh well!! I did enjoy just watching the waves roll in around me. Very relaxing.

I just love this Half moon Hexi quilt and plan on makeing it one day.

 I am still fond of my very first quilt I made. It travels with us around Australia in the caravan.

 On my placement wall is the Eifel Tower quilt top for my sewing room wall. Hope to finish it soon.

Look at these happy people they are some of my dear sewing friends. We have been meeting weekly for 10 yrs now.

All happily sewing.
My little sewing companion .My grandaughter Shaylah starting a new project I posted to her as she lives in the country. All by herself doing her embroidery.
My favourite picture of Shaylah with her Pop.
Elsie makeing pop a cup of tea.
All the Christmas preparations are under way here and the decorations are comeing out at the weekend. I really enjoy Christmas.
This weekend we are expecting a heat wave .
Happy sewing . Jen x

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our Creations on Display.

Hello friends,
 Even though I have nothing to display, I am still keeping my projects moveing and with some near finishes not far away .
At sewing this week my dear skilled and talented friends had some finishes.

Kay completed her fantastic quilt for her Grandson. He will be thrilled as he is madly into bikes. It is a real boys quilt. Great fabric for a boy.

 Val finished her lovely quilt with 3 layers of fabric colours .My photo doesn't show all the colours in the stripes, I tried with a close up but  not successful to see them.   A lot of cutting in this quilt for the layers. I am not sure if there is a special name for the technique used.

This is Lynne's lovely colourful I Spy quilt . Any child would love and  cherish this quilt.

And here is my dear friend Lynne Celebrating her Birthday with a Patchwork iced Birthday Cake.

 Love the little Iced quilt on the cake.

 Happy Birthday Lynne .xx

Another dear friend has finished a unusual design for a knee quilt for her Brother to cheer him up as he is not well at the moment. Very Balinese looking. .Love the circles how they evolve and the gold thread in the quilting. I don't think it shows here but looks very effective.
        Next to show is Glenda's Pirate boat on the Pirate Quilt she has made for her Grandson. It is amazing all the applique on this quilt.  What a talented friend she is

The treasure Chest is all a glitter with gold. It looks fantastic.

And here is my dear Grandaughter(5 yrs) doing her sewing . What a great sewing companion I have . It helps if you concentrate and hold your mouth right. How cute is the little darling.

This is one of  my other Grandaughters .Kristy Lee who is the eldest and is now living with us and we have started her in the private school at Belmont Christian College just 5 minutes from us. This is her first day . We have high hopes for Kristy to be able to settle into school on a new journey in life. Our Kristy (13yrs) is a quilter and her second quilt is haveing the binding sewn at the moment.

Milo loves getting his head scratched, He is saying lots of words now. He is so funny at times . Also can be a very naughty boy. I might have to send him to school with Kristy!!

Goodnight blogging friends. Hope all is well for you .
Happy sewing .
Jen x