Thursday, 23 January 2014

Quilters Companion

What a week....
Quilters Companion issue 65 is on sale today and features us!
Apart from having our photo in it ( we hate having our photo taken) we are thrilled with the article and the pattern, 
Betty's Medallion Quilt. 

We hope you love it as much as we do. 
Lou & Lisa

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Summer School

Oh what a day. We taught a workshop today for our two new patterns 

And Cranbrook

With Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop. 
Karen (aka Mrs Martin) spent all week preparing the hall and baking (yes, in 44 degree heat)!  
It looked amazing. 
We will apologise for the green tinge in the photos.  The light was good in the hall, but it casts a green glow in photos... Odd....

We had a great bunch of ladies, 63 in all. Including some wonderful friends, ladies we have taught before and some new ladies. 

One lovely lady told us of a quilting tour/ trip to the USA she had last year. She said that because they all came with a common interest that they all got along instantly. This group was the same. It seemed as though everyone had a wonderful time and we had a blast. 

Here are some photos of what everyone was working on: 

Thanks so much for a great day everyone who came and to Karen for organising a very successful Summer School!
We look forward to seeing some PhD's and completed quilts soon.

Lou & Lisa

PS. We are in issue 99 of Quiltmania which is being delivered now.  We shall give you a sneak pic in the next couple of days. 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

My birthday

Lucky me.....
Christmas Eve is my birthday and this year my eldest daughter, Jordon (19) made this sign to hang over my sewing room door. 


Red is my favourite colour and she has roughed it up enough to look just the right amount of rustic. 

My daughter, Tristan, 15, bought chalk paint so I can create a blackboard wall in the dining room & kitchen area

My hubby worked outside for my birthday and Christmas presents.
This was our entrance before (that's my baby, Max, running towards me as I take the photo)

Not the best pics, sorry, but can you see the weeds and dirt?? There is no edge around this central garden bed and when it was wet, this area was slippery and yuk!

And after three days hard work it looks like this:

You can imagine his pleased I am!
On top of this we had the best couple of days with close friends and family.
Today, I finished work early and I'm.... You guessed it.....sewing!
What a great way to spend my time.