Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very merry christmas and a safe and happy new year.
l am taking a blogging break and will be back in the new year, refreshed and reinvigorated.
Thanks for your friendship this year. And thanks for visiting.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Back to Quilting.

l would like to thank you all for your kind words,
 thoughts and prayers on the passing of my sister.
As l look through the messages, l see so many friends, who, 12 months ago,
l did not know,  and now that list of names warms my heart. Thank you all so much.

l would like to share this poem with you all,
 written by a friend, for Judy, and read at her funeral yesterday.
It was so very touching.

Dear Judy,
l know at times your inner strength was tested,
In so many ways.
We may not share our tomorrows,
but we can treasure our yesterdays.

When God holds your heart,
forever your heart he holds.
You were in a cocoon,
now the beautiful butterfly unfolds.

We will search our own inner strength,
as we stay here and mourn.
While from the cocoon to the butterfly,
 your soul has been reborn.

A few weeks back you gave me a big hug,
 then in your passing, l realized,
 today is all we may have,
then knowing how important it is
for everyone to share their love.

There are no telephones to heaven,
but a prayer will do,
and each time l see a butterfly,
l will be thinking of you.

By Helen.

And now back to quilting!!

Back in August l shared this photo with you.

Now l can show you the whole quilt.

Because it's finally been published.

My contributors copy of the magazine came in the mail today.

Australian Country Craft. Vol 22 No 6.
l named it Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows.
It will be for sale from the 22nd Dec.
Thanks for visiting and your friendship.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Sister

 Judith Ellen Stanton
16th March 1964 -  4th Dec 2010
My Sister.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A few Antique quilts from Houston.

There was a special display of patriotic quilts, by Cindy Rennels, from her private collection.

Star and Wreath, circa 1900.

Eagles and Stars.Circa 1850's-60's.

American Flag Quilt.
Circa 1930's.

Eight Point connecting star.
 Circa 1860's.

Stars of Stripes.
Circa 1940's.

Then there was the Antique Quilt booths.
l always asked before taking photo's, and they were very obliging.

This one is a stunner, from John Sauls Antique's.

 Then there was this beauty!!

 This one was for sale in Cindy's Booth.

And this one was for sale in Mary Koval's booth.

There were many more beautiful quilts on display and available for sale, but it's time to move on.
 l hope you  enjoyed this mini tour of what Houston had to offer.

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A day of Shop Hopping with a new friend.

Have you seen this blog?
Well, you should visit.

Well, Liz wrote asking advice about quilt shops to visit on her mini trip to Melbourne, and l offered to meet her and drive her around. And l am so glad  l did.
l was able to spend the day with a wonderful like minded lady.
And we had FUN!!!
 From coffee, to shopping quilt shops, to lunching in the rain,
and spending more time in the traffic than we cared for!!

And we found we have more than 1 friend in common.
And a whole lot of other stuff too!!

Not only that, but l love what she does with fabric. l learnt alot by just standing back,
and watching her cruise the isles of the quilt shops.

These were my small purchases for the day,
keeping in mind,l have just returned from Houston.

Thanks Liz for letting me spend the day with you,
and l sure do look forward to coming to Sydney.

l know l promised you some antique quilts,
 there coming. l just had to share about my day.

Thanks for visiting.