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bundle of fabric…

This little bundle of fabric arrived today, from Amitie Textiles.  It’s from their bi-monthly fabric club.  I love playing with these bright, colourful fabrics.  It stretches my creativeness to have a variety of fabrics, that I probably would not, necessarily choose if I was picking them.

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I love how they neatly package them, so the bundle has different fabrics on each side of the plastic packet.  Too nice to open and start cutting into them, but tomorrow that is what I will be doing.

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Posted in found, market, out and about

market today…

what I found at the market today…sometimes I think I shouldn’t bring home anymore stuff, than I just find something I have to have!!!
_DSC0303Quilt book $1,  box $3 and xmas decoration made from vintage jewellery.

I like a couple of patterns in the book.

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This quilt as you go, last time I was at quilt group I seen this quilt made and I and others were really attracted to the way it is put together.

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And this scrappy quilt is attracting my attention, so soft and gentle.

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the decoration hanging on the tree.

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pretty tile on the lid of he box…

The list of quilts I want to make is always growing.
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Posted in here, garden, wildlife

around here…

There hasn’t been very much sewing lately as I have been sick for a couple of weeks. After two prescriptions of antibiotics I am beginning to feel better.  Even though today is wet and dull, spring weather is beginning to make the garden grow and bloom.  

This cake I made the other day is mainly walnuts and was very nice for desert.

    
A cup of tea on the veranda at this time of year is very enjoyable.

 We went out the other day and left the door into the garage open, and this visitor was in a bedroom when we got home.   

This baby rosella was sheltering from the rain…

 And  the bleating tree frogs are making a reappearance  for spring.    You wouldn’t believe the amount of noise these tiny frogs  can make.   

And the magnolia at the front of our house is starting to bloom, this is the first flower of the season.

 
I will be back soon with some stitching pictures, I have been working on finishing some long waiting projects.  

Posted in quilt

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…