31 October, 2015

OPAM for October!

Well, there was a 200 per cent increase 
in projects this month!
My beaded Christmas tree
Home stitchery

Thanks to Peg and Kris for keeping us inspired.

29 October, 2015

Melody Update

Just to let you know, I spoke to Mel's husband, 
John, this morning. 
He wanted me to let you know that Mel is recovering slowly and to thank you for all your get well wishes.

26 October, 2015

An Update on Melody

I'm just back from visiting Mel in hospital and thought you'd like an update. She is feeling a lot better and hopes to be home in a day or two. Mel wants to thank everyone for all your lovely get well wishes on my post about her. 

24 October, 2015

Happy Birthday Austin!

Second birthday in two days. 
Here's Austin a month before he turned two.
Happy 17th birthday, Austin.

Lots of Love,
Mum, Dad, Mitchell, Nelson and Molly

23 October, 2015

Our Lovely Friend, Melody

Our lovely friend, Melody, is not very well. In fact, she is in hospital. No, it's not her MS playing up. Mel has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. She wanted me to let you know so that you aren't wondering why she hasn't been blogging. Hopefully, she'll be back soon.
Get well soon, Mel.
Love, Christine

22 October, 2015

Happy Birthday Nelson!

Where has my baby gone?
2003 Running in a race at Mitchell's Sports Day
Still running! Working on his fitness for the 
Physical Section of his Duke of Edinburgh Award
Happy 15th birthday, Nelson.

Lots of Love,
Mum, Dad, Mitchell, Austin and Molly

19 October, 2015

A Finish!

I've finally finished my Home stitchery. 
I actually finished stitching it weeks ago but it's taken 
me this long to get around to framing it.
This is one of Jenny's designs from 
month 6 of the Stitchery Club

I'm off to pick up Mel and we're going to the 
Grand Opening of The Quilt Shop in Eltham. 
It is so nice to have a quilt shop close to us now.
Linking up with Super Mom - No Cape.

17 October, 2015

Friday Night Sew-In

 I joined Wendy and the girls for last night's 
I worked on my project for our FHFS wool swap. 
Yes, I'm a week late but it is now nearly finished. Silly me thought it was due at the end of October. I thought I'd get our Quilt Show over with and then really get stuck into my project. When posts started popping up about parcels in the mail and being received, I went and checked the date. 
It was due on the 10th October!
These just may be some scraps from my project!
At the quilt show, Mel and I were walking around the Trader's Hall and she said to me "I have a confession to make. I'm making for you and I won't be finished in time!". I said "I have a confession too. I'm making for you" and we both burst out laughing! Little did we know we were making for each other. At one point, we had both said to each other that we didn't think our partners would be too upset if we were late. We decided we'd have extra time and when we were both finished, we'd get together to exchange our gifts. 
So the pressure was off!

Thanks to Wendy for hosting us all last night.

Sending get well wishes to my lovely friend Mel 
who isn't feeling too well at the moment. 
I hope you're feeling better soon. xxx

09 October, 2015

Some Loveliness!

We had lots of lovely traders at the Quilt Show. 
I was very good and just bought a little fabric.
Gail Pan's new range, Among the Flowers is so sweet and I picked up a couple of fat quarters. It was so lovely catching up with Gail. I also got some of this yummy strawberry fabric from Bonnie and Camille's Hello Darling range.
Then this Tilda bundle kept calling me! I kept going back and in the end, the Tilda fabric won and came home with me.

Of course I didn't really need these but I just 
had to have them! I'm sure you all know that feeling.

This weekend I'm going to relax and do some stitching. There's a special swap gift I have to work on which is due tomorrow. I'm running late but I know my partner won't mind. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait in the end!

I'm very behind with my blog reading as I've been so busy. I've been quickly visiting without commenting, 
so if you haven't heard from me I hope you 
don't think I'm ignoring you!

07 October, 2015

A Mystery Challenge

 We had a "Bling" Mystery Challenge at the show. 
You had to make something with bling on it.
 Each entry was so different.

 Can you guess which one I made?
Now the exhibition is over, I can finally put my new quilt on the bed. It is very long and has to go over the pillows.
Now back to my entry. 
If you guessed this one you'd be right.
I used beads that were left over from making 
my head piece for our wedding.

05 October, 2015

A Great Weekend At The Quilt Show!

 Well, the NOTYQ Quilt Exhibition has come and gone.
 It was a wonderful show. I got to catch up with so many people, including lots of blogging friends.
 The Baltimore quilt won the Viewer's Choice Large Quilt. 
It is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations Guat See!
These sweet Blue Wrens were Viewer's Choice Small Quilt. This is Lois' beautiful work.
The Viewer's Choice "Bling" Mystery Challenge winner was this cute elephant. How clever is Sue! I'll show you 
my entry for the challenge another day.

As Convenor, after all the preparations, setting up and making sure everything went smoothly for the weekend, I have to admit I am exhausted. But it is a good exhaustion. There were so many wonderful helpers, especially my lovely friend, Melody. We worked very well as a team!

I'll share some more photos another time. I just may or may not have bought some lovely fabrics in the Traders Hall!

03 October, 2015

Friday Night With Friends & Off To The Show!

 I got an early start for FNWF just after lunch 
so managed to get quite a bit done.
I worked on my secret project that is due next week! 
Silly me thought it was due at the end of October. 
So I may just be a little late.

Thanks to Chez for hosting FNWF. 
You can see what the others got up to here.
Well, I'm off to NOTYQ's Quilt Exhibition. After lots of planning and spending all day Thursday setting up, everything is ready for the show. I'll be there today and tomorrow, so come and say hello if you can make it. 
I'm looking forward to having a proper look at all the quilts and catching up with people. I've also got my spending money all ready for the trader's hall!

01 October, 2015

No OPAM To Report!

 For the first time ever, I have no OPAM to report (insert sad face)! I have had a couple of finishes but they are secret so I can't show you.
Tomorrow is Friday Night With Friends hosted by the lovely Cheryll. I'll be working on a secret swap project that is due next Thursday! Silly me thought I had till the end of the month to get it done. I've been so busy with the organisation of the NOTYQ Quilt Show I've only just made a start on the project. Hopefully my partner will understand 
if I'm a couple of days late.

Well, I'm off to set up the quilt show with all our 
wonderful helpers. Even Austin and Nelson are coming 
along to help set up the stands.