Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Candy Buffet

At a recent family function, I was delighted to see this wonderful table of goodies. The macaroons were melt in the mouth bliss, yummy pastries, and  delicious bite sized cake pops .

The 5BN children were delighted to be the recipients of the yummy party bags filled with a variety of treats.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Listen and Learn

I was in Melbourne recently for a work conference, these days were very long and busy.
Listening and learning;   meeting old friends and new.

glitz and glitter at the Conference
Mellow music at morning tea

 After two long enlightening days, the car headed for home,- but it was not long before I realized I had to drive past this wonderful establishment.
Millrose Cottage had just shut after a busy Saturday, but it did not stop the gorgeous Sue, opening the Red Door to allow me in.  Conscious that they were in reality shut! --   I did a speed shop.  But not before I was privileged to see the photos of her gorgeous new grandson Ollie!  Welcome to the world baby Ollie, and thanks to the gorgeous and accommodating new grandmother Sue--enabling me to do a super fast shop.
Some stripes to make the Charge Nurse from Jodie's Ric Rac fame.


Christmas prints to keep working at Camille's pattern from her newest book

 Miss 5BNhas decided the blocks below need some green to match the Christmas colourway, I have been sewing with a layer cake of Cherry Christmas, so will need to make some more blocks with extra colours, before this will be sewn together.

Oops, error noted in the middle row, I will need to correct this.!

Hoping to make some more Churn dash blocks to add to this WIP. Let's hope this quilt is finished before Christmas this year, however the Christmas carols have been heard this week in our local supermarket this week ---way way too early!

After attending the Conference in Melbourne, I decided I needed to do some more study,-- books and DVD's will hardly make for bedtime reading --however I must persist, and keep at this.  There may be little sewing attempted for the next few months --whilst I hit the books!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Favourite Fabrics + Friends

These nappy / name bags are the requested gift in our rural community.
I only make them in a limited range of fabrics - this makes it so much easier for those prone to indecisiveness!  A work colleague ordered this for a new grandson, she has all grandsons.  This lady so wants a grand daughter to buy pink and frilly for. As her work friends-- we are amused;  her daughters are such tomboys, all having boys!!  Not sure if and when the  grand daughters arrive-- if they would ever dressed in pink!

Hello Master Thomas!

Well Hello-- Master Zachary!

Bag + Blanket to Zachary
This is one of the favourite fabrics I use often, I am down to the last precious piece.
This is
Friendly Neighborhood Firemen
Alexander Henry
circa 2006
I would love many more metres of this fabric, --  if any readers know of a shop selling this fabric, --- do please let me know.  I will be purchasing as much as I can!
Or if any readers feel the need to destash this fabric -- I am more than willing to purchase this fabric.
My sister has ordered the bag + blanket for baby Greta.
Greta's mother and my baby / youngest sister have gone through all their 13 years of schooling together, they have travelled overseas together as adults.
 My sister was bridesmaid to Greta's mother. 
 Greta's mother will be Matron of Honour for my sister when she marries early next year.
 Greta's mother had extreme and severe post delivery complications after delivering Greta.
Thank goodness we live in the 21st century with modern medicine, and access to appropriate and timely medical / obstetric care.
 Greta's mother is alive today to care for Greta and the toddler siblings in this household +  also the lovely supportive husband.
My sister will still have her first choice as a Matron of Honour when she marries in 2014. These two girlies will continue to be able to support each other and their families for many more years to come.

Precious Greta, how we are delighted you and your Mum are here today with us all.

Welcome to the world Miss Greta!