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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Christmas in July 2013

Last night was a cold and frosty night but the heater was on full blast and the table beautifully set when I arrived at group
Tinsel, Xmas tree, candles,Xmas food, Xmas mug rugs (saving one for you Shez!!) and great company!

Santa's helper (Marg) tempting us with jelly slice and Tracee's mini Xmas puds!

Tracee's reindeer - isn't it beautiful?? Our challenge for the month of July was something Christmas and this was what Tracee made.....I forgot to get photos of what Marg and Tania made ...will fix that soon! Everything was beautiful!

Here we all are, Pauline, Helen, Sue, Tania, Marg and Tracee - waiting for the self timer to go off on the camera...would it take the photo or fall off the white board first? Luckily the photo happened first!!

YUM!! Marg's jelly slice - believe me she is famous for it in these parts and Tracee's Xmas puds! I can assure you they tasted beautful!! They both are amazing creators of food!

And Tania had brought along mini pav's and cream and strawberries and I had had a bite (pav is my favourite food!!!!) before I remembered to take a photo! Woops! There was other food but it was ignored in favour of these wonderful offerings!
Tania's Xmas stocking, sadly her machine didn't want to sew around the top of the stocking as it was pretty thick, so it is still to be finished. But it looks very pretty.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Finishing things

 Another Wednesday night, and a few more members made it to the group tonight. And the heater was fixed, yay!
So we beavered away, all warm and cosy.
Tania finished her wonderfully warm and beautiful crocheted rug, all done except for a few threads needing to be cut. And just in time for more cold weather! Great job, Tania, it really looks and feels good.

And yours truly finally got all the Double Friendship Star blocks sewn together (with lots of help from friends!). All hand sewn so far, and a thin border yet to be attached. Then I'll have to win the lotto to afford the quilting, ha! Still, at least I have something to cover the new bed.

The group is all excited about getting a new Accuquilt GO soon, it'll be fun cutting out shapes easily and quickly.
Oh, and next week is "Christmas in July" night. Should be lots of fun.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cold Wednesday

 Another Wednesday night, and the heater wasn't working! Thankfully, the temperatures weren't too frosty, so, armed with a hot cuppa, we still enjoyed the sewing.
Show and tell for the monthly challenge - quilted journal covers.
From left to right - my 'goth' cover, complete with pen holder. Unfortunately, a little too small, but good to practice. I just adore that fabric (Nevermore; Michael Miller), gotta get me some more.
Then Sue's cover, a pretty blue/brown fabric with owls galore! Finally, Tracee's cover, made from wonderful fabric depicting vintage postcards. Love it. Tania was still in the process of finishing hers, so watch this space.
The other show and tell item was Sue's little owl bag,just so cute! Sue's getting really good at this 'free range quilting' business.
The ladies were very kind to help me sew together a quilt top, should have most of it done by next time. Tania was finishing her crochet rug, and starting a new one.
Hopefully there's be heating!