Monday, November 21, 2011

"I'm Not Going Overseas"

Two of our sewing group friends were lucky enough to travel overseas during the month of October, leaving the rest of us green with envy and missing their company each week.  We decided to make a "I'm Not  Going Overseas" doll quilt as a bit of fun and have something to show them when they returned.  We chose the "Shoo Fly Doll quilt" from the Civil War Sewing Circle book by Kathleen Tracy.  This is mine pictured above all quilted and bound.  I love how it turned out.

Here is a group photo.  Back row left is Marg's,  then mine.  Front row left is Jan's, then Nicole's.  We had so much fun making them, we decided to make another one from the same book.

"One-Patch Doll Quilt"

Back row left is Jan's, then mine.  Front row is Marg's.

I am still working on Irish Circles.  I am beginning to wonder if I will ever finish this quilt.  Above is the last of the circles and two of the corner blocks.

Another of the corner blocks and some of the little circles that go in the centre.

My mother and father's wedding day 7.1.1956

I had the pleasure of going on a road trip with the girls a few weeks ago.  We headed off to Bendigo to visit the V & A Wedding Dress exhibition.  I was only going along for the ride and was surprised at how much I really enjoyed it.  There were wedding dresses from the 1700's to modern day.  The detail and work on the dresses were stunning and it is really quite amazing to think they are in such good condition after all this time. 

After Bendigo, it was onto Castlemaine, the home of Corliss and Threadbear patchwork shop.  I love their stand at the quilt shows in Melbourne but had never had the opportunity to visit them.  I was not disappointed.  Their shop is amazing and I wish it was closer and easier to get to from here. 

Another outing of a different kind on Friday night.  The Cold Chisel concert.  We were very lucky to have it in our town and they played to an audience of 12,500 people.  It was a fantastic night!  The weather was great (just as well as it was outside).  I know its not much of a photo but there's Barnesy in the white.

Buddy Boy

I have been such a bad blogger lately.  I have been "lurking" at everyone but being really lazy and not leaving any comments.  I'm sorry  and hopefully can get back into some sort of routine.  I don't know where my head has been lately!

Sue-Anne xxx