Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I appolgise to any commentors who have not had a reply from me.
I removed the annoying security step from the comments, but I have been hit with some weird entries. I am trying comment moderation instead. Not sure I'll keep it either.

Catch Up

While I'm waiting for my mini muffins to cook, I thought I would do a quick catch up post.

I finally finished my SKoW quilt top. The Stitch-Along deadline is today. I have been using every spare moment to get it done. I didn't get the whole thing finished -quilted and bound, but I am very pleased with the top. Pop over to the blog to see the others. I love how many blocks have been 'individualized' to suit the maker.

The Craft and Quilt Show was on here in Brisbane last week. (Actually I just realised it was 2 weeks ago. This year is flying away too quickly!) On the preceding Tuesday, I helped hang the quilts for the show. I joined Queensland Quilters about 2 months ago. I thought helping to hang would be a way of meeting new people in the group. Let's just say I'll be better at it next year. It was a good way of having a close look at the quilts. The winners can be seen on the Queensland Quilters website.

This is all the show loot I'm admitting to. I had a plan this year that my purse would stay shut! I had been to the show in Sydney and sales here. I was set. I didn't need a thing. I then decided to shout myself the above shot cottons from Reece Scannell. There were 2 other packets, but they have already been ripped open, poured over and pawed over. The rest was me going overboard as usual. Maybe as I use them I'll admit to them.

My SSCS sewing was the reason I couldn't finish my SKoW quilt. There is a deadline there also. No photos. It a secret. Shhhhhh!

Well the muffins are cooked, ready for our patchwork get together this afternoon.

The rest of the time since my last post has just been general life stuff. I have been trying to keep my garden alive using what little tank water I have left. The grass is not looking good at all. I am trying not to use mains water but if it does not rain properly soon, I may have to.

Take care everyone.
Also thinking of those braving Hurricane Sandy, including our intrepid travellers from Oz, holed up in a Washington Hotel.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bloggers Meet

Last Sunday, we had what is starting to be a regular Bloggers Meet. There were only 7 of us this time, as others were at a wedding, on retreat, on a honeymoon, and on overseas holidays.
Don't worry the seven of us made up for the missing ones in laughter, noise and show and tell.
I pinched this photo from Maree.

From the left - Susan, Noela, me, Maree, Joy, De and newbie Deb.
We met at the Wishing Well Cafe at Victoria Point. Considering the temperature back in Brisbane, it was the best spot to be.
Looking forward to the next one.
Sorry no links to their blogs - this is a quick post, as I'm off to meet Maree at the Queensland Quilters monthly meeting.

Take care,