Monday, October 31, 2011

Here in Houston.

l'm  in Houston with Leonie and Deirdre from The Quilted Crows and we are having so much fun.
Here we are on the lawn sharing a drink with Mr and Mrs Dear Departed.
Don't you think they look like they are having fun too!!

We had fun with Betsy and the Jo gang, we had fun shopping,
we had fun at Marilyn's, and on the ride down to Houston.
We shopped for antique's and found some fun things,
and then we had a ton of fun at the Moda party. 

Happy Halloween everyone, stay safe and above all have fun!!

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Harpers quilt!

l don't know about you, but l love babies!!  l'm not a granny yet, and sure
 hope to be one day, but in the mean time,
 l enjoy playing with any great niece l can get my hands on. 
So what better excuse to make a quilt for my current little one, Harper.

l started with this yummy pile of fabric.

Which quickly became this on the design wall.

l played with them till l was happy and put the rows together.

Then added a final border.

And started to recut.

Ending up with this on the wall.

Once l had it quilted and bound, l took it out in the garden for some shots.

Sometimes it played nicely,

And other times the flowers wanted to be the star!!

l like this one hanging on the bird feeder,
though the sun has washed the color a little.

And it played very nicely with the old gum tree!!

But it started to look lonely!
So we called up Harper to "come see"

And she said, 'This is for me? '

'l love it!!'

'Is it really mine?
 ''Thank you Aunty Linda'

'Can we go home with my new quilt now Mum? '

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Houston, here l come!!

In  a weeks time  l will be hopping on a plane and heading to Houston. 
This will be my 3rd visit, and a chance to catch up with friends old and new. 
l love seeing all the quilts, visiting all the vendors,
 meeting with friends, and good old Texas hospitality.
l will be at the festival from Thursday to Saturday.
Are you going to Houston?
Drop me a line. Maybe we can meet up.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cot Quilt for Baby Brody

l made this little cot quilt for my sisters soon-to-be-born grandson.

l fell in love with it, so took a few pics.

Just love these sweet birds.

The colors are so bright, l
sure hope he likes it.

What l forgot to take, was a photo with the mother-to-be!!!

And fortunately, l have enough fabric and birds,
to make a second quilt.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quiltmania #85

Do you have your copy yet?

l don't!! Because silly me let my subscription lapse.
And would you believe that a sewing group l belong to is  featured as well as yours truly!!

When Quiltmania came to Australia in June for the Sydney Quilt Show,
they also took a trip here to Victoria. A special day was planned in Castlemaine
 in conjunction with Threadbear Quilt Shop.
 And they have done a special feature on our group.

See Bev's beautiful basket quilt, designed by Di Ford.

They also made a special visit here, to Quilts In The Barn.
Boy, were we excited!!
Its been hard not telling anyone about their visit, in case it didn't make it into the magazine,
but on the cutting room floor!!

There are more photo's that l have not shared, so you need to go buy your own copy.
 ( Something l still have not done!! So l have borrowed a girlfriends copy to take these pics.)
Also there are stacks of pages of quilts from the Sydney Quilt Show.
In my opinion, this is one of the best issues.
 Of course, l'm not the least bit biased!!

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" - Martina McBride

Just wanted to share this video with you. 


                                             October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

                                              Please feel free to spread the love around!!
                                        And share your story, so we can love you through it!!

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