30 November, 2015

My Vintage Kitchen!

 My Vintage Kitchen is finished! I've really enjoyed stitching this hanging and it's going to be for me.
Last year I won a bundle of gorgeous vintage fabrics 
from Donna of Donna's Lavender Nest
The border fabric was one of the fat quarters and I 
knew this would be perfect for my hanging.
 A close-up of the fabric. There's even some recipes. 
Did you notice there's Dishes Men Like!
I used some 1930's fabric for the backing.
A big thank you to Jenny for 
sharing this wonderful hanging with us.

28 November, 2015

Quilts In The Barn 2015!

 Lucky Mel and I had another little outing today. 
We headed off to Linda's for her annual Quilts In The Barn. Once again we were not disappointed. 
Linda and her team of workers do an amazing job.
 Here are a few of my favourite quilts. 
You'll be able to see more over on Mel's blog.
 The traditional photo with Linda!
The raffle quilt. 
Hopefully I'll be hearing from Linda to tell me I've won it!

27 November, 2015

A Day In Town!

I headed into town today for a special get together with these wonderful ladies. The lovely Fiona from Bubz Rugz was down from Queensland so what better reason 
was there for getting together. After meeting under the clocks at Flinders Street, we headed off to find 
somewhere to sit, chat and have lunch.
We ended up at PJ O'Brien's Irish Pub at Southgate. We all agreed the food was lovely, the company even better!
After lunch we somehow found ourselves outside L'uccello. Of course we had to go in!
 Thanks Mel, Fiona, Shez, Marina and Sue 
for a great day out.
It was so nice to finally meet you in person, 
Fiona and to give you a real hug.

26 November, 2015

A Wedding And A Finish!

 Yesterday we attended the wedding of our nephew Glenn to the lovely Seana at Portsea. The wedding was held on the lawn at the Portsea Pub overlooking the water.
 I love this photo of the three boys.
 Mitchell was one of the groomsmen.
 Waiting patiently for Seana.
 Having some fun with the Bridesmaids' bouquets.
 The pier was a great setting for photos.
We've already seen some of the official photos 
and they are fantastic.
 The reception was held on the deck upstairs. 
Behind the bridal party is open. 
Taking in the view.
 I did a little stitchery as a momento of the day for them.
For something different, I covered a canvas.

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs McDowell.

22 November, 2015

Blankets Of Love

Nelson has spent time this weekend working on his 
Blankets of Love for the Duke Of Edinburgh Award
He has now put a total of 12 little quilt tops together.
Being a bit silly taking a selfie with the camera! Not too bad considering he can't see what he's taking a photo of!
 TaaDaa! The first blanket finished!
 Hard at work.
 Nelson has finished four blankets. 
Only eight more to go.
He's decided he's had enough for the day!

Well done, Nelson. You have done a fantastic job.