Sunday, 30 October 2016
Today was the second day of teaching "Lambton" for Threadbear Patchwork and Quilting. Thank you to Corliss for inviting me to teach for you and to the lovely ladies in class.
Here are some of the "Lambton" centres started in class. Happy stitching ladies.
This is the gorgeous cottage Colleen and I are staying in. It is very pretty and cosy.
Love the cottage garden. This is the view from the back window. I would love this view every day while I wash the dishes!
Planning a trip to Melbourne tomorrow.
Saturday, 29 October 2016
My friend Colleen and I had a very early start yesterday to drive to Castlemaine in central Victoria. This is a trip of over 800 kilometres which took us more than nine hours driving.
The countryside was beautiful and green. We loved the fields of wild gazanias growing near the roads in Victoria.
Spring is everywhere.
We were in a bit of a rush to get to Castlemaine in time to shop at the magnificent Threadbear Patchwork Store. Made it just in time....
Today I had a very busy day teaching a lovely group of ladies my applique techniques for "Lambton".
Here I am helping Jenny with her fabrics.
I had taught some of the group before and it was great to see some show and tell.
Tina brought in her beautiful bouquet of three dimensional applique which she began on the Needlework Cruise in April. Lovely work.
Bernie brought her funky bright centre for "Wentworth" with her.
This gorgeous centre is by Jenny. Wow, love it.
Another day of teaching tomorrow.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
I have now completed a set of sewing accessories which include a pin cushion, needle holder, floss card book and a drawstring bag. The pattern for all four pieces is available now from The Stitchers Cupboard. Lindsay can also cut a kit of all necessary pieces using mostly the same fabrics as I have used. Phone number is 02 46558348 and email is email@example.com.
This set matches the design I created for my diary cover, also completed recently.
Here are some close ups of each item.
First, the pin cushion which I filled with crushed walnut shell:
This is the needle holder pouch, first the outside:
This is the book to hold the floss cards you are currently using, outside first:
This is a cute drawstring bag to hold buttons and other goodies:
I hope you enjoy making this special ensemble as much as I did.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
My clever Lambton class had a huge show and tell for me last Saturday. Here are some pics.
This one is by Sharon in red and pink using a cool fabric that already had scallops printed on it. What a short cut!
This one is by Karen in royal rich purple, reds and greens.
This is by Delma in very striking colours.
Jo has made a beautiful fabric selection in reproduction fabrics.
This very striking version is by Donna. Love it.
This is beautiful, by Wendy.
Sharon has done a fabulous job combining cotton fabrics with wool felt and hand embroidery. Very clever and special.
Hope you enjoyed the photos. Well done ladies!
I often drive home from Nowra via the beautiful Kangaroo Valley. It is one of the most glorious hidden valleys surrounded by the escarpment. Here it is.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
I have been teaching a lot again this week, too busy to post, sorry Michelle and Glynne, but here we go.
Sharon made two identical quilts from my "Now and Zen" pattern to be used as a fund raiser for the group "Everyone Can Dance". Great work Sharon.
The ladies who attend my workshops in Victor Harbor/Adelaide in South Australia get together every month or so to stitch together in a "Jane Austen Quilt Group". Helen sent me two delicious photos from the recent get together. This is Bron's very gorgeous small version of "Meryton" in blues, golds and pinks. Lovely!
This is a photo of Andrea's beautiful "Longbourne", now complete. Awesome!
Some more finished quilts, this is Jill's wonderful "Lambton" which she began in class at Jukejema Quilting Barn.
Margaret called in to see me when I was in Nowra to show me her amazing finished "Lambton" in bright jewel tones. It is really gorgeous.
Denise was working on her beautiful "Pemberley" in class at Patchwork Plus in Miranda on Wednesday. She is doing an amazing job.
Pauline was working on her fabulous "Lambton" blocks at Miranda. She has a delightful way with fussy cutting and colour.
Christine was also working on "Lambton" blocks at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden. Lovely fussy cutting also.
Kerry was making hexagons for the corner blocks of "Wentworth" in brown and blue.