Sunday, December 5, 2010

Can't wait..

I have ordered some of my favorite material. Lumiere de Noel - French General  from Jenny at The Stitchery in Dunedin.  I have stitched the Christmas redwork quilt and have not known how to finish it.  When I saw Jenny's quilt Redwork Santas using the fabrics I had to quickly order some off her.  I can't wait for it to arrive now and get sewing it together.  Think it will have to wait until next Christmas. Go and have a look at Jenny's blog at  It is gorgeous. Well I must go and catch some sun.  The days are so lovely and hot here.  Sorry to hear about the cold snap for you ladies living in the Northern Hemisphere. We are enjoying 30 degree days. My daughter is finding it cold after spending 5 months here with us last summer.

Finished at last.

I thought I had better post a  photo of my bag I made!!  A few people have thought I had made the bag Rosalie Quinlan taught at a retreat we went to. I even got Rosalie to sign it before I put it all together.  Mine is pretty much the same as I am more of a copier than a designer.  Even tho Leanne Beazley taught us how to design our own quilts..Thank you Leanne.  I must put some of it into action. I have just learnt needle turn and I must admit I'm not "in love" with it.. I am having trouble finding photos as a month or so ago I lost everything on my computer.  I was changing over to Windows 7.  Big mistake.  I lost all my data..I have to tell you tho that I had backed up everything to an external harddrive but when the data was transferred over it got corrupted... I have managed to get all my photos back but not any of our MYOB,Excell spreadsheets and embroidery designs....And lots of other stuff that I can't think of.  Never mind that is all in the past now and at least I didn't lose my sewing machines..

Three Quilting Retreats since my last Blog.....

Well I think it is about time I put some more pictures up... I have finally finished my rose quilt that I have been working on and off for a few years.  All I had to do was put the beads on..So it can hang up with my Christmas quilts. We have been to three retreats lately and so I have managed to get quite a bit of stuff finished.  I worked on small Christmas gifts so didn't only do quilting. I shall add some more photos today. With only 20 days until Christmas I had better get finishing things...