Thursday, May 31, 2012

Scrap heaven

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

Glen Quilters Retreat 2012

Christa's quilt

Myra marking up her quilt
 Hi there just a lovely post tonight to show you some of the lovely quilts and items being made up at
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

 If you would love to have a weekend away with your group of sewing friends, we have some weekends left in August and November. We would love to have you come and stay. book now on      or call on 0428 0000 41

The ladies hard at work

Vera's Quilt

The design wall getting a work out.
Cheers and happy Sewing


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Highly Commended

Well my Jelly Star Quilt was given a highly commended at the local Brookfield show, last weekend.
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

Ella and Skysie.

 Mum and I met Ella from Ella and Skysie designs, whilst we were at the Eumundi Markets over Mothers Day weekend.
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.
 You know when its Mothers day your not meant to get gifts from your Mother.... but aren't I lucky. Here's Mum with the lovely quilt she made for me. Its looking fine up at the Retreat on one of the chairs.
Happy Wednesday....Stacey.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quilt Retreat May 2012

Jelly Stars ready for pinning.
 Ok warning of photo overload from the start....... Well I have been so busy these last few weeks that I have been very slack on blogging. We have had Easter and went camping with my quilting buddies and there families, as you can guess we blabbed on about quilting all weekend and our husbands rolled there eyes and went fishing, swimming and the usual camping activites. The weather was supurb, and we swam everyday, and  generally had a great time. My girlfriends and I spent May long weekend up at Circle Retreat. We quilted, laughed and watched about 10 girlie movie's, sewing till late into the night. On Saturday afternoon we treated ourselves and had Benny come to the house and we all had a 1/2 hour Massage each. Benny is a local Masseuse, who comes with his massage table and sets up in the little lounge with soft music, its fab. After sitting at your machine for many hours it is the best treat. I have his details if you need them on the front table.
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
Like I said photo overload. I still have some weekends left this year, so please contact me and come stay I can guarantee you will get lots achieved and have a great time with your friends.

Cheers Stacey 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Life is short, call a friend.

Well, hi friends it has been a full month since I last blogged we have had Easter, Anzac day and now are on the brink of May day weekend, here in Australia. I have been doing little to no sewing, but been busy doing life with my little family. I have posted this pic in token of remembering to have fun and call a girlfriend, go for coffee or lunch, we all need a few great friends. I am going on quilt retreat with some of mine this weekend and hoping to finish my Jelly stars to put into the Brookfield Show. I am rather  melancholy and will explain why......

I also live in the community that has tragically  lost a mother of three little girls. Allison went missing for 12 days and her body was discovered this week. we are all at a loss, and its so terrible for her family and loved ones. I didn't know Allison but had met her Husband on many occasions, I probably stood behind her in Coles? . My daughter was taught by her at school, a class on friendship and understanding the changes and behaviours of what goes on with young girls when they are 10-12 yrs old. her girls go to that same school. It becomes quite consuming the wondering when she first disappeared, we all searched our land and the police came calling. May she rest in Peace and her Girls become strong courageous women, who can learn to survive this terrible event.

Lets pray they catch who ever did this soon.

Happy Sewing Stacey