Monday, July 29, 2013

25 Shades of Purple Quilting Retreat

My local quilt store held a quilting retreat over the weekend with 25 shades of purple as the theme.   I succeeded in wearing 25 shades by myself judging by today's washing.
1 pair of slippers
I dressed for Dinner on Saturday night.
2 pairs of shoes
1 pair of leggings
2 pairs of bedsocks
1 pair of day socks
2 hats
1 pair of gloves
3 scarves
1 handkerchief
1 evening gown
1 long sleeved  t-shirt
1 3/4 sleeved t-shirt
1 button up shirt
1 singlet
3 pairs of undies
1 jacket.
1 cardigan
1 pair of pyjamas

Not to forget my husband cooked us purple crust Pizzas and HE was wearing purple undies too.

Fun weekend was had by all a bit of sewing accomplished, lots of yummies eaten, sadly it ended with one of our ladies falling and an ambulance being called for a broken hip.  This wasn't during the belly dance class!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

GFG continues

Almost back to the beginning with the second coloured thread.  Over two kilometres of thread so far.  Only 75 hexagons to go.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grandmother's Flower Garden

There ate 50 of these smaller flowers in the smallest border. 7 per row in the body of the quilt.  It is only 91"x105".  Think I will be a bit longer on the machine.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Its OK to sit on my Quilt

I just read via Facebook, that Mary Ellen  Hopkins has died.  The quilting world has lost a pioneer.

It will always be OK to sit on my quilts!

25 Shades of Purple Feathers

I am attending a retreat at the end of July, in which participants have been asked to make 25 half square triangle blocks.  Purple on one half, seeded muslin on the other side and then decorate the muslin side.

These are finished size 6" blocks. The feathers are drawn with various Hybrid Gel Roller Pens.

Still to sign them... but mine are complete.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gennivieve has arrived

Gennivieve or Genni for short has arrived.  Less than a week after I was notified she was being shipped.  Customs left four messages on my home phone but I was away.  Less than 24 hours after paying the duties she has arrived on my doorstep.

I have dragged the box into my kitchen emptied out all the goodies of thread samples that came with her.  I have taken all the bits and pieces out of the box and now .......there she will sit for 10 hours until my husband gets home from work :(

I do not have the strength to lift her out of the box.

Plus I have many many other things to catch up on.

Piecing a top for a class sample,
Quilting two quick overalls for a customer,
Still have a load of washing in the machine and another to be done before being caught up,then the ironing starts!