Monday, October 29, 2012
Happy flying Stacey
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Last year when I went to Houston for the quilt market and festival( girls put it on your bucket list) mum asked me to look out for some Japanese prints for a lady she knew. And this is what I got for my birthday this year.
I had been telling mum about the disappearing nine patch block. So my tech savvy mother googled it and voila.
Mum has been reading the Jennifer Chiaverini "Elm Creek Quilts" series and can't put them down. so if you haven't read them check out your local library
Sorry Mum I am late in my display of thanks but better late than never. xxx
Monday, October 15, 2012
I haven't worked out how to attach a link to my blog. I am sure someone out there maybe able to give some tips.
I love all the great sayings. So here is one that I think we will all love. I am circle retreat quilter Stacey if anyone wants to have a look at my pins.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
So a unique skirt for under $40.00 thanks for coming and i still have half my fat quarters to go in a fab scrappy quilt. Maybe half square triangles with the rest of the black. something to think about. Go see Liisa for the pattern and fabrics.
I wore it today and am really happy with the result. Not all fab fabric needs to be quilted right?
What a Lark.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Well miss 18 is off to a school formal with less than 2 weeks to go and cant find a dress that is not to ahhh blingy, Hills in Hollywood and just looks like everyone else's dress.
Hope you are having a fun week too.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The computer and sewing room is in the part of the house that doesnt get the heat from the wood fire so, i have found myself immobilised and couch happy for the Winter.
But that's now over, the birds are chirping early along with the sun rising and i can feel warm again. I do live in the southern hemisphere thank goodness. Heaven help me if i didn't have 9 months of warmth and sunshine I would never get out of the bed let alone the house.
Retreat most days and is so tame you can hand feed him, sometimes he brings a friend.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Well it has arrived, I know, I know I am a little slow off the Mark ok a lot slow but i am so happy to have my new little portable, take it any where gadget to call my very own. You may have noticed I have not blogged of late, I have been sewing but not completing.... the story of my life really but lets not go there. I have my new Toy and am hoping my bloggy friends can help me with the best way to blog from my I Pad. what great app is there also Is instagram the way to go? Any tips I am open to all commentry. Also how do I link my blog and facebook? any clues......
From Clueless but Happy Stacey :)
Saturday, June 23, 2012
When my girls were little we use to have a big to do about repairing little cuts, minor bumps and major stubbed toes with sore bands well at least that's what my Taylor use to call for when she was two, not a band aid but a sore band. As with all things names stick and still to this day with Taylor about to turn 18...where has the time gone? they are still sore bands. Check here for the best little sore bands going.
Thank you Helena for a great Idea.
I am off to Eumundi Markets today so have a great weekend Stacey
Friday, June 22, 2012
I know i could have made that but someone else put love and time into it. And besides it gorgeous don't you think?
Friday, June 15, 2012
|The Lovely Sew n Sews|
And that every group is a group that I could easily walk in sit and stay and sew with. We really are all birds of a feather and all that Jazz. The wonderful world of craft is a strong bond.
|Love this Chocolate Roses I can send you the details of this pattern if you need it?|
|I really love this Crochet|
|Enjoying a cuppa and a read|
|Loads of Space|
As you can see lots of work being done at Circle Retreat from the Sew n Sew's. Its so great to see all the different crafts that are pursued by this and many other Crafty groups. I love all that inspiration and ability. If you would like to enjoy a weekend with your friends at Circle Retreat I still have a few weeknds left in August and November, December.
If you have been to stay and not sent me your pics please do so.
|Love the Colours.|
|The Cutting Table Multi purpose.|
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
So here is my super easy and quick baby blanket. its not a quilt as really no quilting . I used the lovely and super soft minky dots that you can find almost everywhere fabrics are sold. So I just made up a top using the ever enduring snuggle pot and cuddle-pie material found in Spotlight. how could I resist right? with a mixture of other fabrics from various ranges.I kept it simple and added a few piece of the minky into the front and then backed it with the Minky also.The Kiss principle is a great Principle
So now I am ready for my friend to make her special delivery.
Happy Wednesday Stacey.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Hi well you may know that as a rule I love scrap quilts easy, quick and random, now Marg.... I know this is scary but you should try it out. Just check out this new and fab book I have just discovered. Scrap republic. It has it all laid out with great designs and color for using up all those bits we love that are small and scrawny but lovely. The easy organic quilting I will call it looks lovely, and great for doing at home on our little domestic machines, well mine at least is still an oldy but a goodie
So I hope you look out for this gem or ask your local store to get it in for you.
Cheers n happy scrapping
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
|Myra marking up her quilt|
Circle Retreat of late. These ladies are from the Glen quilters and had a lovely time recently.
|A lovely bag|
|Vera with her vino and quilting|
|The ladies hard at work|
|The design wall getting a work out.|
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I am really chuffed as there were over 80 quilts and for the traditional pieced catagory, the section with the most quilts entered. I am stoked. I think because I had quilted this myself on my little domestic no frills Janome it may have helped, as that was a comment I got back from one of the judges.
I am not sure if i should leave it at home on one of our beds for the Winter or put it at the retreat what do you think?
I hope you are having a great weekend, I have done a little sewing tonight, whilst watching the Blindside Movie with Mum- one our favourites..... and hope to sneek in some more sewing tomorrow, I have been flat out with life I havent been doing much sewing of late.
Cheers n beers Stacey x
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I have some of Ella's Patterns so go here to see all the lovely patterns, Ella has a wonderful stall full of lovely vintage, style necklaces and broaches silver and I love the bird cages made from fine cut wood its called Vintage Finds, so look out fro her when your in Eumundi next.
Retreat on one of the chairs.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
|Jelly Stars ready for pinning.|
|Quilting and champagne of course Darling|
|Carolyn and Jilly working hard.|
|Jilly with her finished Curio Puzzles.|
|Jelly Stars Complete finally|
|Carolyn and her Blue Lark quilt, sorry I took it after champagne by the looks of this!|
|Airing of the finished works of the Weekend|
|all of these quilts were worked on started or finished over 4 days by only 4 ladies.|
|Sunrise at Buderim|