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.

21 November, 2015

Friday Night Sew-In

 I managed to get some prep work done last night. Sorry the photos are a bit dark. It's a very dull day today.
I traced out Jenny's Christmas Bunting 
from this month's Stitchery Club
 I also traced out the stitchery for the front pocket of Dawn's Preston Bag. This was one of the patterns we received from Let's Get Stitched in March 2014 (see this post). I even bought the kit so it's about time I made this.
And a little stitching was done on this cute teapot, 
another pattern from Jenny's Stitchery Club.

Thanks to Wendy for hosting us last night.
You can see what everyone got up to here.

19 November, 2015

Wool Swap

Our Friends Having Fun Swaps recently had a Wool Swap. It turned out Mel and I were making for each other. This was lucky as we were both running behind. At our NOTYQ quilt show, Mel confessed to me she was making my gift and was running late. I then confessed to Mel that I was making for her. We both burst out laughing and decided we would swap when we were ready. Well, that time finally came!
This is the beautiful wool stitching Mel made for me.
 It was the lid of a box.
 Inside there was some beautiful Tilda fabrics, a Libby Richardson pattern and some cute little heart buttons.
 I'm going to use this box to store my Tilda fabric in. 
Mel had already labelled it for me.

Thank you so much, Mel. 
I just love my new Tilda box.

This is what I made for Mel. I decided to use a wooden frame for a Home Sweet Home picture.  
I also added some little extras.

Thanks to Shez and Peg for organising this fun swap. 
Mel and I may have been a bit late 
but better late than never!