I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

AND AWAY WE GO.......

We have just returned home from a short break at the Gold Coast. The weather was lovely, we went swimming every morning and took long walks on the beach. I managed a little hand sewing when we went out for coffee (nothing unusual there!!) but basically just relaxed - very nice!!

My friends and I went to a Craft Show last week. As usual, many dollars were spent by yours truly but as I always say "I don't drink (much) and don't go out with wild men (married one)" so I'm allowed this one extravagance! Nothing too exciting to report, but I did buy a new ruler (I'm the ruler queen!!) - this one is for large tumblers - it's called FAT CATS by Darlene Zimmerman.


We have just received news from our friends that a new baby girl has come into their world, so I will have to get a wriggle on with the brights baby quilt. I have had this in the "to do" box for quite some time and now suddenly the little baby is here!! I'm using the Wonder-Cut Ruler to make the HST's so hopefully the quilt will go together quickly.

Happy Sewing AND H A P P Y E A S T E R !!!!

6 comments :

  1. Glad you enjoyed The Coast. Can't wait to see the results of the Bright Baby Quilt. xx

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  2. The Gold Coast would have been great. Lucky you. I also bought the FAT CATS ruler at the Sydney Craft Expo a few weeks ago. I haven't had a chance to use it yet but it looks great. I have also just ordered a Wonder-cut Ruler - I haven't received it yet but I wanted to make a pinwheel quilt for our friends daughter and I am hoping it is as easy as the YouTube video shows it to be. Great minds think alike!

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  3. We are off to the coast this afternoon. I am not even taking any sewing. I have lots of cleaning to do after the long winter. I use a tool to cut HSTs too. I am not sure it is the wonder ruler but it really makes it much easier. I love it.

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  4. Your vacation sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see what you do with the new ruler. Babies love bright quilts. Looking forward to seeing that too.

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  5. Glad that you had such a nice time away and got a little shopping in as well.

    I don't think that I have ever met a ruler that I didn't love!!!!

    The Brights quilt will be gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  6. Sounds like a great vacation, and i will have to look up the ruler and see what it is all about.
    Micki

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