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quilt day…

Quilt group was at my place on the weekend,  I loved having lots of laughter and chatter in my house.

There was the usual stitching and eating and some showing of quilts.

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This lovely hexagon quilt was made by Mary.

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Love how she used lots of fabrics…

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Another 1930’s quilt by Mary.

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Snowball quilt made by Janet…it had a wonderful colour combination

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There is a couple of my quilts on the pile underneath….

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Janet is working on a Lucy Boston quilt.

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It was a very nice day…and our new dining table that extends to 2.1 metres worked wonderfully for everyone to sit around.

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Day out…

Our son is here for a week so today we went for a drive to Evans Head.  It was so beautiful there,  we had fish and chips for lunch, by the water.  This little bay on the south side of the river is called Shark Bay.      Shark Bay from up on the look out and the mouth of the river.  Looking north along the coast.  A storm had quickly come up. Looking south.      And some local wildlife.

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lavender and hexies…

The first signs of spring, being near is starting to arrive around here.  The days are wonderful, warm and sunny, just the weather I like.  My friend dropped in a pretty bunch of lavender on Saturday

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And today, Jenny from Brisbane sent me hexagon flowers.  I love them and the centre with the paris print is wonderful.

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I am so behind on sending out my hexagons, I have most of them made, I just need to organise them and go to the post office.  I definitely will get them sent this week!!!

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Amitie mystery quilt….

This months Amitie mystery quilt arrived with all these pretty fabrics to add.  DSCN0958

After making the templates, I was spread out on the table busy cutting out the blocks.

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 I stitched a few…DSCN0961…And more cut out and marked ready for hand stitching!

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I love how it uses a large variety of fabrics…

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new day…

I decided to have a name change to my blog, now soultreatstitching.com  I love the term soul treat and isn’t that what stitching or anything crafts and art is to a a creative person.  A time for relaxation, a time to play with colour, texture,and design.  And most of all a time of peace.

When I started my blog the name I choose seemed fitting.  We were recovering from being in a major traffic accident and life was taking some time out.  Now it’s time to move on, even though that accident totally changed our lives, all we could do is find the good things to go forward.

So now my stitching is about a treat not time out.  And finding time to stitch in a day is certainly good for the soul.

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So, you will find me relaxing and stitching and posting more.

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mailman arrived

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I purchased Karen Buckley medium size scissors and the little curved ones were included.

I already have the large and small scissors and they are wonderful.  The serrated edge does stop the fabric fraying out.  Great for applique.

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Now I need to go and cut up some fabric.   Will be back soon with what I have been working on.

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Sunday…treasure!

The first Sunday of the month, and it usually means a trip to the car boot market in a nearby town.   There is always lots of old treasures people are selling, lots of plants and old tools for my husband to look at and buy sometimes, when he finds something he likes.  But today it was this chippy paint, old high chair that I found.  After looking through the whole market I had to go back for a second look at it, and then the decision was made and it came home with us.

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…like my quilt cupboard behind, rustic.

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…and I think I will leave the paint the way it is.

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Trying this

Writing a blog post on my iPhone while waiting for my husband at the dentist. And hoping they aren’t running late.

I went to the op shop and that filled in half an hour. Found this cut glass container, not sure what I will use it for.
It will look shinier when I go home and wash the dust off.

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