Sunday, March 31, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Legally Blonde was an amazing show, and a wonderful evening out with the girls..
Pink cocktails at intermission. They tasted sweet and fruity. I was driver so just had a sip – a good move as we were stopped for a breathalyzer test on the way home.
It was lovely being out with our two daughters – dont get to do that very often these days. Arent they gorgeous. They also had four of their friends along, and it was an amazing night of fun and laughter.
A stop at a tapas bar afterwards. I was so hungry (no time for dinner before the show as we were organising babysitting,and settling the 4 children – and making ourselves look glamorous) So no waiting to take photos of our food.
Meanwhile 4 of the Grandies had an opportunity to play together.
I have also added another couple of items to my Birthday Love Stash box, organised by Wendy so we will always be organised ahead of time with our birthday gifts – well that is the plan anyway.
Another project pouch – I made another couple of these as birthday gifts, but gave them away before I thought of taking a photo. The second item is a strawberry scissorkeep , the pattern being from Red Brolly “Girls Own Stitching Club”
Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hugs and Kisses to help the fundraising efforts of Dainere for funding research into brain tumours, go here and read it, and also check out Dainere's blog. What inspiring people. The link to the pattern for the rainbow is on Helen's blog, and is very quick to make. I did mine on quilting fabric, but it can also be stitched on felt.
Tonight I am going with my 2 daughters and some of their friends to see
at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane. Should be a great night.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Here is the wallhanging made by the class teacher.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
We took the opportunity for some last minute photos.
Bye Teresa, see you on the plane tonight.
Wendy came to Brisbane with her son for an appointment on Wednesday, I caught up with her, as well as Maureen and Susan.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
We enjoyed renewing friendships with those who had been in Hobart for our Lets Get Stitched retreat there in 2012. We made friends with those who were on their first time at Lets Get Stitched this year. We visited new shops and businesses, explored Hahndorf, which I was pleased to see still had the gorgeous character I remember from being there over 30 years ago.
First stop on Friday was Hetties Patch. It has a beautiful range of fabrics and other fun items to look at (and buy). The staff there probably thought a whirlwind had gone through the shop after we left. There was so much retail therapy going on.
I was very pleased with my additions to my stash.
I bought some coordinating fat quarters, some yardage (the green for a quilt binding, the snowflakes for another Santa Sack), a Vintage Modern jelly roll - I have been admiring Vintage Modern for a long time so gave in to temptation, as it was a good price, including a 10% discount, and also some small items for the birthday stash.
We had a small amount of show and tell - here is Lucky with a beautiful quilt.
It was such a wonderful day and night to start off our retreat.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A few of us Queenslanders are heading off tomorrow for "Lets Get Stitched", with Joy, Vicki, Fee and Dawn. This year we are going to Adelaide where Dawn has organised a wonderful four days of activities, bus trip, sewing day, and lots of other activities. It will be so good to meet up with friends from other states as well as make new friends.
I have been pushing myself to finish the quilt for Caring with Quilts, organised by Chookyblue. It ended up being bigger than I had expected it to be. I did it by the quilt as you go method as I realised it was going to be rather heavy to try to quilt in one piece. But that meant lots of hand stitching so it took longer. However it is done now.