Monday, September 30, 2013

MY First Attempt At Spinning.

Being my first time to attempt spinning. l was given this wool type fiber to practice on. Was a tad course and felt nothing like wool to me... the novice. 

 My Hubby purchased this spinning wheel back when we lived in Melbourne... from a garage sale on the Mornington peninsular and thought it would be nice if one of us learnt to spin. ( He meant me). It has sat around the house looking inviting for a while now.
After visiting with friends in Melbourne on a recent trip, thought l would like to knit a cardigan/jacket, this made me think a little more about types of wool ...then l had a brain wave, spin my own. ( Hubby encouragement all the way).

Then after visiting the Spinners and Weavers demonstration together at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, decided to give the whole idea a chance. So off l went on Thursday last and took my very first lesson.  Found it to be a very relaxing day and after the usual introductions went to work with many helpful hints and encouragement managed to spin this wool....into a ball of wool....sort of.  Would be a lot cheaper, quicker to purchase the wool from the store, but not as much fun.  This is going to be exciting.... wish me luck. So much more research is needed.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fantastic Quilt Show

 These are so cute. I think this may have been a challenge for the Big Morning Tea.
Want a CUP. LOL.
     Dianne gave us a Demo on how to make the perfect circle using a circle cutter.
        Would make cutting circles so much easier.
     Love this Beautiful Free Hand Machine Quilting Art Work.
 Row By Row Quilt as you go...was only one of 96 quilts on display at the Quilt Show. So many lovely quilts to many to photograph.  So many others on display around the
 Plenty to look at and buy at the sales tables.
  Store holders had all their wares for many tempting items to purchase.
  The Table Runner Challenge such great work.
 What an all round great show best l have seen in a long time.
 Very helpful ladies and a high standard of works on display.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Have been buzzing around the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers again this year so much to see and do.

This year have been to the same old favorite spots plus a few new ones including the Spinner and Weavers which l apparently have missed out on the last two years.
Purchased this lovely Black and Grey felt bag, will be great for a night on the town.  I am going to add some type of closure, large black over sized button. Looks better in real life.
Have now joined the group....should be fun, start my first spinning lesson on Thursday. Need to learn how to knit more than scarves. LOL.
Looking forward to doing more Felting.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cutting Cutting & Still Cutting.

Still cutting up scraps for future projects ...don't feel like l am getting very far, so much more to cut still.

Bagging up the fabric as l go, into sized pieces.
Still working on first basket of scraps....sharpening cutting mat on order.

At least there will be plenty of fabric to make a quilt or two.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Queen Scout Presentation

 A group of  25 Ventures from all over Queensland received their Queen scout certificate from the Governor of Queensland in Brisbane on Monday night 2nd September. The Ventures were each called out one at a time to receive their certificate then had their  photographed taken with the Governor Ms Penelope Wensley AC.

The night stated at 6 pm and went until 9 pm enjoying the cocktail party afterwards held by the Governor, enjoyed with family and invited guests.
Photo taken here with their Venture Leader Bungee. Three were from Toowoomba which was a great achievement.  Lachie, Brodrick and Liam all look splendid in their uniforms. Congratulation to all.

Sheep Races At Millmerran

 Sheep Races at Millmerran! What a Hoot!  For the last ten years the annual sheep racing is held at the Millmerran Show Grounds as a fun raiser for St. Jospheps.  They have races throughout the afternoon Wine Tasting and Fashion on the fields. Plenty of food vendors.
 Was slightly disappointed that they didn't sell any wool for spinning or knitting. Millmerran is a very small town but the surrounding retailers could have joined in selling anything to do with wool. Car seat covers of slippers etc.
 Could have Shorn the sheep before the races to make them more comfortable. They were dress to impress poor old dears. Not a Ram in sight.  LOL.