Sunday, May 21, 2017

Quilting is very soothing.

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a great week and are happy and well.
Quilting is very soothing and my sewing friends have made more progress with their quilting  projects.
 I have also and by next  week should have 2 tops finished . If all goes to plan.  Haha a plan that doesn't happen very often !!

Glenda has finished her tigers .I love that  fabric.





 Also a baby quilt by Glenda.. Noah's Ark nearly finished .Ready for quilting. The applique animals are so cute.





The whole class was very passionate working on this quilt for charity. A lovely collection of fabrics.




This is a photo of the ladies in my class. We are all dear friends and have been meeting every week for years. These ladies follow your blogs and love seeing what you are doing .They do not have a blog themselves .Someone will talk about something you have made every week.


I will finish with these lovely ladies and look forward to visiting your blogs to see what creativity has been happening there.
Love connecting with my blogger friends.
Jen xx












Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friendships.

Welcome Everyone.
Hope this post finds you happy and well. 💛
It was immediately enjoyable to be back to quilting class this week and being inspired by my talented friends.
I have decided that quilting is warmth,fun and love



Lynne has made theses quilts to pass on for use at  the Women's Refuge .

Lynne has this one under construction also, love these blended fabrics.


Val made this pretty baby blanket.

cute little animals.

Myself I have 2 projects happening .One I  planned to have finished a few weeks ago .It is nearly done.
The other one cut and ready to sew.This one is a charity quilt I am making for my grandson to raffle for funding for his trek and 2 of his friends to the remote villages in the Himalyan  Mountains to Lihi (2840 alltitude ) Trekking with the non profit charity Hope Alliance to do work to improve the lives of the children in the villages  by renovating and building structures and education initiatives in November .They are working hard to earn money after school as have to pay for donkeys to carry tools and equipment and their air fares etc .


My quilt fabric.
This morning was a bright lovely and fresh day but at the moment very dark clouds over my back fence..



Hope tomorrow looks better.
Thank you all who visit my blog,You are truly appreciated.
Happy quilting.
Jen xx











Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sad Times.

It has taken me a while to post this but there is something I need to tell you.
I'm saddened to tell you this as my husband Ray passed away 3 weeks ago now due to Pneumonia after suffering for 12 months of struggle due to complications after surgery.
God gently took him home peacefully with his family at his side.
I will miss him dearly after 57 years together from 16 years of age.
 Those we love never truly leave us.




Thank you when there are things I need to say, Someone to share the bad times with and enjoy the good times too.
Jen xx

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Back in the sewing room.

Hello Everyone,
Hoping this post finds you all happy and well.
After getting back on here I then had to leave again as hubby went back to hospital .He has been in for 3 weeks this time doing inpatient rehabilitation getting him walking again and gaining strength..
So I am getting a little sewing done. Yeah !! Also starting back to my weekly sewing group of friends on a  Tuesday.  Finally starting to get back to normal, It's been a long time.

Started putting the blocks together for Chaos in the Courthouse, It is made like a Log Cabin block and half a Courthouse Steps block.

It takes me longer sorting the colours than piecing them together.


I have sorted 9 blocks and have 21 to sew .



One thing the last year has taught me ,I never take each day for granted anymore.


Plenty to do now getting my wool and project sorted for winter .

Nearly Autumn and will be glad of some cooler weather.
Happy sewing week .
Jen xx


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A new project on the way.

Hello Everyone,
Today enjoyed a beautiful cool summer day after sweltering yesterday in 43C heat. Fortunately stayed in the air conditioning at my sewing class group and at home. There is more hot days to come though!!
I took along a new project to start and was sorting my blocks and colours .


 
 
 
 
 Lee from class has  been busy creating some beautiful applique on her quilt.




Val has finished the top of her quilt .It is lovely showcasing the beautiful selection of fabric.
Their accomplishments are always impressive.  So much passion for their craft.

I had a family birthday and my big grandsons came with a Freddo Frog ice cream cake. It was really nice after dinner.


A friend Cheryl made this lovely Birthday card for me.

I decided not to count any more birthdays.  This is what I have decided. haha.

Some of our Australian wildlife trying to cool of in the heat.


Thank you for calling in .
Happy sewing.
Jen xx