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Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Been A While...

It's been so long since a did a proper post, I will try and keep everything in order and fill you all in on whats been happening in my world.

First of all, it was Buddy's birthday in June and I just had to get the annual birthday pic (he is getting very good at posing for the camera).

 I managed to get all the applique pieces cut out and stuck down on my 1930's quilt.  I have started appliqueing but still have a fair bit to do on this one.

 I received a very special invitation from my eldest son Chris, to go and watch him and his business partner dig a hole - how could I resist!  I came laden with freshly baked muffins and stood in awe of the hole they had dug with their new excavator..........
Also on the subject of Chris - and his beautiful wife Amy, we were given the best news ever!  We are going to be grandparents!!!!!!  Howard and I are very excited and can't wait.  Our grandbaby is due on the 1st January!!!

 Moving into July saw me attend my first ever Motorcross event.  This is my gorgeous young nephew having a break from racing, he is such a cutie but I have to say the sight that most struck a chord with me was seeing the tiny little ones (4 - 5 years old) walking around with these massively big helmets on their heads.  OMG it was cute!

I have added another round to Hertfordshire and am now working on the next one of half inch hexagon flowers.
I think these will keep me busy for a little while.

 I had a trip  to Melbourne to the annual quilt show and was very happy to see that Shelley had won an award for each of her quilts.  The first one (above) won the Presidents Award.  This quilt is a real stunner and unfortunately my photo does not do it justice.

 And this is Shelley's miniature quilt.  This won first prize in its category.  I remember watching her piece those tiny hexagons at sewing one day, I don't know how she does it!

 Here is a photo of Linda from Quilts in the Barn (with Shelley) in front of her award winning quilt.  You just can't beat a good red and white quilt can you.


 I also have to show you this one.  I love it!


I didn't purchase a lot but did come home with one of  Megan's new patterns and a book from Quiltmania.

Our son returned home at the end of July safe and sound after six months away and we are very very happy and proud to have him back on Aussie soil.

Now we are up to August and with August comes a trip to Castlemaine for  the Castlemaine Applique Group bi-monthly gathering and a visit to to Threadbear, of course.  The Secret Sisters blew us away again with their Show & Tell and I wish I had more pics to show but I was having camera issues.

 Deb's quilt (forgot the name)

 Megan's quilt (forgot the name)

 Merri's quilt - know this one, Civil War Bride.

 Jan's quilt, Christmas at Franklin Farm

 Dorothy's Vine quilt - Stunning!

 Sue's hexagon quilt.

 This quilt is made out of all dutch chintz fabric and has been donated anonymously as the raffle quilt for this year's Quilts in the Barn.  This year's theme is "All About Chintz".  I really want to win this!!!!!!! 

I got this gorgeous little tin from Threadbear and it will be perfect to house my half inch hexagon flowers.

Hopefully I wont leave it too long between posts and looking forward to catching up with what everyone else has been up to.  

Sue-Anne xxx


29 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations on the exciting baby news. You will need to start a baby quilt! Lots of gorgeous show and tell, and purchases. Good to see you back.

Cardygirl said...

Lovely to catch up on all your news...lovely baby news...beautiful quilts...and gorgeous Buddy!

Shirley said...

Great to see you back here and with such lovely news and eye candy. Did you enjoy watching the hole being dug? Should I put it on my bucket list?

Wilma Kuin said...

Congratulations on the exciting baby news!!! Beautiful quilts!!
Gorgeous Buddy,.. I love this dog,..
Greetings from Holland,..

Jippie,... New live,... I love Baby news,...
:o)

Leanne said...

Of all those photos I LOVE the last one best.

katrien said...

Congrats on the baby news.Lovely time.

what a nice quilts you are showing us.

JulieAnn said...

Oh Sue-Anne congratulations on the wonderful news. Nothing but joy is heading yours and Howard's way. Hope to catch up soon. Luv all your pics too. All Buddy's are beautiful. Xxx

JulieAnn said...

Oh Sue-Anne congratulations on the wonderful news. Nothing but joy is heading yours and Howard's way. Hope to catch up soon. Luv all your pics too. All Buddy's are beautiful. Xxx

Mayleen said...

Congratulations on the news of the grandbaby! The show quilts look lovely. I'm in awe of that miniature and the Miss Matty's Parlous quilt pattern is very appealing to me. Great to see you back posting!

Barb said...

what a fun and busy post~!
Your top looks lovely and congratulations on becoming grandparents soon - wonderful.
How cute is buddy? what a sweetie!

Barb said...

p.s. thanks for posting the beautiful quilt and your hexies are so cute!!

Heather said...

Such a beautiful post. Happy news and some wonderful quilts to look at. Thanks for sharing!

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy birthday to Buddy and congrats to your family on a new grandbaby coming your way! All of the quilts are just gorgeous - what a lot of talented quilters!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Sue-Anne...what a beautiful newsy post! The quilts are just stunning! Congratulations on becoming a Nana....you will have lots of fun with the new little addition to the family. Buddy is soooo cute and a great poser too!

Lurline said...

Lovely Post - enjoyed photos of the quilts at the show!
Hugs - Lurline.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful news! How many quilts have you made for the soon to be little one?

Chookyblue...... said...

a great lot of pics you shared.........

Julia said...

It was worth the wait Sue-Anne...lovely post.
Congratulations on the baby news.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts with us....and Buddy is so cute...very photogenic!
Julia ♥

Kali said...

Such a lovely newsy blog Sue-Anne..well worth the wait. Buddy is looking adorable for his birthday and I'm sure he is really looking forward to your new grandchild too. Loved seeing all the wonderful eye candy...thankyou!

Ruth said...

Buddy is adorable - we used to have a dog named Bert that looked a lot like him. Congratulations on the new grand baby due! That is wonderful! The quilt pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Brandie said...

Congratulations! A wee one in January, how very exciting!
It was lovely to catch up with you and see such beautiful quilt that inspire us. Thank you!

Janet said...

Congratulations, grand babies are the best and we have another due at the beginning of January too. What a fabulous lot of quilts, I love them all.

Lesley said...

Good to see you at CAG and I like you love the raffle quilt for Quilts in the Barn this year. This was made by Jenny Bear a group member of the Friday girls hosted by Di Ford and I have seen its progress over a few months perfect as the raffle quilt as it fits into the segment of the exhibition "Chintz". A very generous donation. A grandchild how perfect.
Lesley

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Lesley, you are set to "no reply" so I hope you see this. Great catching up on Saturday and thanks or the info on the quilt, a very generous and heartfelt donation I'm sure. Sue-Anne xxx

Annemieke said...

Congratulations! And so nice to see another post written by you. So many beautiful things and nice pictures. I'm also happy for you that your son did return safely.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Elyte said...

Lovely pics. Congratulations on your wonderful news.
I have missed seeing your beautiful work.

Sharmayne said...

Nice to come visit with you again, as Ive also been a little absent from blogland for way too long! Happy birthday to Buddie & congrats on the exciting news
Hugs Sharm

Mary said...

Hi Sue Anne - Buddy is sooooooo adorable, love that last pic! Hugs, Mary

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