Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Jennifer is Rachel's older sister, Rachel is Sean's girlfriend of 4 years and Sean is my No. 2 son..
Jennifer and Craig have been dating as long as Sean and Rachel.
On Saturday the 24th of October 2015, they were married at Saint Andrews church in Pittsworth Queensland.
A small country town west of Brisbane.
Traditional wedding and the Bride of course looked stunning.
cadbury purple. Almost looking like velvet in texture.
The weather held off until all the guests were safely seated at the reception.
Have headed off to a secret honeymoon spot.
Have a small amount of scrap fabric still to make a back pack and wall quilt. Post them at a later date.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Don't have any earlier photo's as we were kept very busy from the start. Meeting the other ladies who l was spending the next two days with.
After receiving our packs it was go. Pressing, sorting and sewing, sewing, sewing. From 9am until 6.30pm. Went home a exhausted early to bed .
It was a day of construction, staples, glue and fussing about button coverage.
A more relaxed day for all. Once completed had time to take in our achievements.
You got to love them. Me l was glad to go home with a finished project. yah!
So tried l am going down for a nan nap.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
This quilt is for my grandson Lochlan. Because that's the perks of being a Nanna. He is a typical 5 year old and loves cars, super heroes, Lego etc. Spider man being the favorite
Block measurement started at 20 inches and after all the cutting and sewing back together, they have been squared up to 16 inches. Still a decent size.
My mini retreat has now come to an end as the washing needs doing. Everyone is home from work and they all need showers.which calculates into fresh towels.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
My brother was passing through on holiday and decided to help out with digging out a garden bed which my children had started then abandoned. (Girls friends) lol.
l am truly grateful for all his help.
Hubby decided to give the garden more shape and l have been organizing which plants are going to be needed to fill this area of approx 35 meters. Plus the extra garden bed of 5x3 meters.
This will give our yard much needed privacy and colour.
Will be so much nicer than looking at the street and all the people that walk past each day. So happy.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Sean has mentioned how colorful the quilt is and it has lifted his spirits.
Will attach label to the quilt on our visit in September.
Also managed to get in a bit of hand sewing, sorry that the photograph is a tad dark.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
This is the second time l have been here in my life and each time l learn something new.
I had a list of 8 other shops to visit but alas was not meant to be as most have closed down or moved on else where. Hey just realized this is my 400 post. WOW.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Seeing stripes...the return of my sewing Mojo. Have been a bit off the old sewing when my machine went in for a service, just couldn't get started on anything to do with fabric. With an up and coming Birthday for a certain little 5 year old, and the 40 per cent off sale at Spotlight things started to stir in the old sewing room. Looking through a few books that have recently been purchased, came across the perfect project. Chose one from the Art -To- Heart, Table Please (Part One). "Make A Wish Table Runner". So with pattern and fabric sorted was go go go. Is only part way complete but will have it all done by next Wednesday for the big event.
This is the finished product of yet another afternoons sewing. Very cold up here at the moment. Love the backing fabric picked it up at spotlight very appropriate. Will decorate birthday tables for years to come.
Table runner measures 16.5 inches x 38.5 inches.
Thought l may shabby chic it or distress it, (that may still happen) but for now l have put curtains where the glass use to be and will add an extra shelf. Purchase some cane baskets and place them there..
On my recent trip to Spotlight l came across these chair covers which was my inspiration for the whole theme in the family room.
With the left over scraps made an extra cushion cover to match with existing ones.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Well you know Murphy's law...if something is going to go wrong it happens big time.
First the good news, have sent Sean's illusions quilt off to Melbourne to help him stay warm on those ohh so cold nights.
The not so good news is it went without label, for now.
1. Sewing machine has gone off for service and repairs.
2. Computer troubles.
3. Non sewing matter car in for repair after driving along hwy and running over a crowbar. Doing major damage to the underside of my beloved Mazda. Bursting Tyre and rear axle damage. The scary part was having to change Tyre whilst cars and trucks whizzed past. 80 km zone l am certain the were travelling a lot faster at 7 am. The rush to get to work.
This is what happens when Tradies don't tie down their load or tools in their trucks.
Lucky l had Lachlan and Andrew with me.
Now we are down to one car as we just sold off two on Gumtree last month. Might have to upgrade to Mazda 6.
Hope the rest of the year goes smoothly.
Keep Safe Out There.