Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilts for flood relief.

A stack of quilts ready to go off and be quilted and then forwarded on to the flood relief group.
Here is the latest one l made on Saturday after being banned from the computer (Disappearing Nine Patch) by the Children stating l have all week to use the computer when they are at school. Hence l missed out on the Blog Hop.

Went Exploring.

That's right l went exploring my new surrounding again on Friday and visited, for me, a new shop (Quilts & Craft) where l purchased backing fabric and this delightful jelly roll (baskets of flowers).  Looking forward to using it in my next quilt.  Of course l should unpack all my UFO's first and complete them, but the thought of unpacking then re-packing them when we move again is too much effort. So l think a new quilt is the better way to go, don't you.? I think it may look very nice in one of the quilts from the book Scrap-basket Sensations by Kim Brackett.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Toowoomba Quilters Club

I am now official a signed up Member of the Toowoomba Quilters.  They are a lovely group of welcoming women who are community minded, as are all quilters.  On the second Tuesday of each month they hold a shared lunch which is a great way of celebrating those Birthdays, that keep happening  every year, not to mention that most quilters are also great cooks.   Toowoomba Quilters have an annual Quilt show which co-insides with the Toowoomba Garden Festival.  Making the town a great place to visit especially  at this time of the year. (In September).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

 Very special Valentine's Day surprise. We do not normally celebrate this day, but as usual my  loving Husband  who is predictably, unpredictable none the less surprised me. Beautiful flowers l just had to share.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shopping In Ipswich

Today hubby and l drove down the mountain to Ipswich, to do a little shopping at the local quilt store.  "Country Quilts". We arrived after sitting in traffic for sometime as road works are still very much going on down there plus a truck broke down reducing the flow down to one shared lane for traffic going both ways. Arriving about 10.30am after leaving the house at 8.30am and dropping children at school.
 The trip was well worth the effort. The store is full of wonderful patterns, fabrics, books and the very happy and helpful shopkeeper.
 Really happy with my purchases with the help of  kk gift voucher.  Thank you ladies in Melbourne. Looking forward to the quilt show this year held by North of the Yarra Quilting Guild in Victoria. Always beautiful work to see.
 These are going to be travel tags for my luggage when l go back to Melbourne to visit my wonderful friends.
And for my trip to Phuket later in the Year for a friends daughters wedding.
 On the way home we dropped by Gatton to Sewing Creations and picked up this beautiful fabric by Anna Griffin what a great find.  Think it will look great in a Dresden plate quilt on red background.
Traffic cleared for the trip back home, arriving just in time to pick the children up after school.  So it was a full day out. Thank you to my wonderful husband and his kind heart.  He doesn't need to see the receipts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Far North Queensland

Glad to hear that a number of bloggers are safe after what must have been an extremely frightening and upsetting 24 hrs.  I have been contacted by my mother to state that my Sister and Brother and their families are all safe and well.  l don't know how there properties fared the cyclone as yet, but no doubt that will came when they are able to return to their homes. They both live in Cairns one at Trinity Beach the other at Kerrawa Beach both homes have survived other cyclones of less ferocity, but the risk of the flooding was enough for them to move to higher ground. Now the re-building, both mental and physically can begin.  Our prayers  go out to you all.
UPDATE:  Both of the homes have been unaffected, my Sisters has a few branches and  mountains of leaves in the pool.  My brothers looks the way  he left it, not a thing out of place.  Very very lucky people.