Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year All.....
 Rusty our peacock is in full party swing today!!
Glad he's up to party mode which is more than we can say.
So here's hoping you all have a fantastic New Year.
Don't normally make any resolutions except maybe that going to loose weight one..mmm
So here's to lots of quilting
Lots of fabric purchases
Lots of finishing of our PHD's because we are very smart!!
Lots of quilting gathering with our friends
Lots of road trips, near and far
Lots of new quilts as we have sooo many idea's
and of course lots of chocolate hence why the resolution thing never works!!
What are your big New Year plans...... What new or old projects are on your list?
Have a great night and thanks for reading our Blog to see what we are up to.
Thanks for our comments also.
Hope this year brings lots of show and tell and new creations.
Lisa & Lou

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all.
We wish you all a safe and Happy Day!
May Santa bring you special gifts and may your day be filled with love and laughter.

Thank you all for following us on our first year of blogging.
We hope the New Year will bring more quilts to share.
We look forward to time spent sewing with special friends, and road trips to fantastic places.
We have Sydney and Brisbane in our plans next year so can't wait to share our adventures with you all.
We look forward to reading about fellow bloggers treasures, trips and quilts.

May your holidays be spent with family, friends and quilts( or crafts you love)!!
Have a fantastic day.
Lisa & Lou

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas at Sandra's

Last Saturday night was our Sandlyn Christmas party hosted yet again by dear Sandra!
She had done a wonderful job setting up her home to have us all over for dinner.
The evening starts by decorating the Christmas tree and carols.
Then we all move out to the dining room for our yummy dinner.
Sandra cooks roast pork with amazing crackle ( the best bit right!) and turkey. Then we all bring either salad or dessert to share. We have the best time together.
After dinner there is gift giving.
For those who want to participate you make a mini quilt and wrap it.
Everyone gets a number and the parcels are handed out.

Then everyone unwraps to reveal gorgeous mini quilts!!!!


This is the back of red quilt above. Christine quilted it on her long arm for Val!!

These two are from last years exchange and came back for show and tell.

We then had some show and tell from Sandra.
She recently entered two quilt in the Lilydale show and both won prizes! Well done Sandra.

Even the back is stunning.

Love the fabrics in this quilt.

Love this strippy quilt too!

Hope you enjoyed the show and tell.
Hopefully in the next two weeks we will have our new quilt to show you all. We are hoping to release it at the Annual Outer Eastern Fabric Frolic that will start on Jan 18th.

Follow the link to see the shops you can visit for a lovely day out.

Have a great weekend
Lisa & Lou

Sunday, 9 December 2012


What a great day we had today.

We taught a workshop for The Unknown Quilt at Lilly Patches in Boronia.
Sue was the star of the day, having started her cactus rose flowers before coming to class.  Her pink and brown version is going to be gorgeous.
Sue, Cheryl and Ada have all done some hexagons too.  With fussy cutting for many of the fabrics, they are looking fantastic.
Kaye was a surprise close second to Sue in the Speedy Gonzales stakes!  She was quietly working away until she finished with a very beautiful flower with cheddar points to make it simply pop.
Fiona is making a red & white version that would have looked fantastic at Quilts in the Barn this year. 
Sandra's blue and brown version is already warm and muted. 
Cheryl's muted tones will come together is Charyl's usual amazing style. Over the years we have known each other, our fabric tastes have change together from Debbie Mumm and all things country, to Robyn Pandolph's florals to our favourite reproduction fabrics. 
And lastly, but certainly not least, Margaret's version with blacks and shirting and other colours, yet to be decided, finally came together.  Margaret decided her "spacial recognition was lacking" but her colour choices never do.

Overall a productive day and loads of fun.
Thank you all.