Monday, September 8, 2014

Spring is in the air.

Hello dear friends and followers,
Finally Winter 2014 is over and it is Spring. Our winter was warmer than average although there is still snow on the ground in some places down south and some days still feels wintery with temperatures between 16C -26C and lots of rainy days.. Not quite beach weather as yet.
The first day of September is declared Wattle Day and the golden wattle is Australia's National flower.Straight across from our front door in the bush the wattle is flowering.

Our beautiful gum trees are looking lovely after the rain .

These birds are in the gum trees. Pretty and colourful   Rosellas .

The  Hunter Valley where I live has the Hunter Valley Gardens looking spectacular for Spring.they are beautiful only 1 hour drive from us.

At sewing class Glenda has finished her wall hanging of flowers and sunlight.

Val has her baby quilt pinned and ready for quilting. Cute!

I am working on getting my baby blankets finished for Cheryll  from Gone Stitchin blog who makes and collects for the Blankets of Love a project to offer quilts to parents of babies who have passed on around the time of birth as a lasting memento of their angel babies taken to heaven. The blankets get sent to the Hospitals. You can read more about this by going to Cheryll's blog who you can find down the side of my blog and click on her there.

Also I am working on getting my flannelette quilt on the quilting frame on Wednesday. I just press the button and the frame comes down from the ceiling where it is kept out of the way in the garage above the car.( The legs of the frame above the car) .There is no other place for it as our caravan and a work bench take up any spare space next to the car in the garage.

All ready and waiting to be sandwiched and quilted.
I still have 12 more blocks to finish for my big queen quilt then sash them and the borders. I should get a few more finished tomorrow at class and maybe the sashings on the weekend.

Ha ha
Happy sewing week everyone.
Jen x