Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a wonderful week

We simply can’t believe a week has flown by in a flurry of fabric, fun and frivolity…

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We enjoyed a weekend away at the beach house sewing, creating and being a wee bit silly. Katherine was working on a number of beautiful projects, a quilt for her eldest boy, with gorgeous “Haul it” fabric by Michael Miller, a fabulous star quilt with Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market, plus a quilt to bind, a Moda Charisma by Chez Moi quilt to finish (oops no photo, it was truly stunning).

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Katherine and I worked on a hexagon quilt with our Michael Miller “Andalucia” fabric by Patty Young, that we received from Janelle last June, I think they worked out great, mine still needs a white border and Katherine added a striped boarder to hers.

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Janelle, packed her Rosalie Quinlan “I Remember” block of the month quilt to piece together.  She did a wonderful job of piecing together her blocks ready to appliqué the pieces onto them.  This turned out to be a challenge, substituting some of the fabrics from those sent with her kit!

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A lesson in needle turn appliqué, saw Janelle concentrating her way to a beautiful first complete block, it all looks so delicious!

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I worked on a few purses, and covered notebooks, finished my Mum’s quilt finally, she will be pleased.

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Monday we went to the Zoo and saw Mali the baby elephant. Tuesday saw us at Miss Marples in Sassafras eating scones, Hand Me Downs for some bargains, Geppetto’s for some special gifts, Savers in Greensborough for some more bargains, Katherine’s for chai and raspberry muffins.  Katherine opened that big brown box that came over from Perth with Janelle and we all oooohed and aaaaahed, I will let her tell you all about it.  We’ve just got back from a lovely dinner out together and are feeling sad that they’ll be heading home tomorrow :(  However we presented Janellybelly with a money box to save up for a trip back in September for the Spring Stitch-In, hosted by Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne Beasley.  She has started her fabric diet, keep filling that box Janelle :)

Well until next time, I’ll be waiting by my front door for a big brown box to be delivered to me!!!!

Happy stitching, love
Kylie

8 comments:

Bree said...

that's so lovely girls! I'm so pleased you had such a great time together. I know what it's like to have such special friends scattered so far.

And Mum, Aunty and I are taking inspiration from you and we're going to have our own sewing weekend away.

Krafty KJ said...

It sure has been a great week. Safe travels home Janelle and keep popping those coins in that box...love you lots... September isn't that far awawy...

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T.J. said...

WOW! You girls certainly were busy weren't you, everything looks fabulous. xx

Elyte said...

Did you see our photo from Somerset in the latest APQ magazine?

WHATUPDUCK said...

You girls have some beautiful quilts!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

It all sounds perfect....Just perfect!

sewjourn said...

It looks like you continued to have a fabulous week!