- I am a mother of eight and grandmother of four who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
I did go to AQC and saw lovely quilts like this favourite that I snapped with the old iphone. I want to make something equally eye-catching.
And I did spend a lovely time at the Quilted Crow for a Bonnie Sullivan class. I wonder if those Crow Girls realise what a glorious building they work in? Such a beautiful place!
I went to the Patchwork with Gail B's sale too and bought some lovely fabrics that are screaming out to be sewn. Perhaps I just need to finish something! On to May I think. Onwards and upwards!
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
American Jane table runners
I have been working on these snowball blocks for what seems like months, and finally this afternoon they are all together. I am working on three table runners at once which means that all three are now ready for basting and then quilting. Hooray! So pleased. Now I am off to deal with the washing. (People here keep insisting on wearing clothes. Clean ones that is. Off to the
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
My sewing room
I am so close to having the sewing room done, but still seemingly so far from actually sewing. Hopefully that will be remedied today at some point. I do have something "making" to show you though. Maxim19 (yep, he had a birthday!) has his chain maille set up on the table at the moment. It is four in one chain maille (which means that each ring has four others going through it apparently) and it is absolutely lovely fabric. I've thought previously that a metal outfit would be truly uncomfortable to wear, but I am rethinking that. It would certainly be heavy, but this chain maille is so fluid and almost soft to the touch. Just like fabric really. Expensive fabric.
Saturday, 20 April 2013
I have been busy this week. I spent the beginning of the week in Tasmania with Granny Loz and the rest of the week in Melbourne with her. We had the best time hanging out and stitching.
Shortly after we got home from Tassie Molly20 went home. (You didn't even know she was visiting, right? She was having a sad time and needed to come home to hang out with her family!) Jetstar must have been involved in a plot to keep Molly here with us. She eventually ended up home, 2 1/2 hours after she was scheduled to arrive there.
Thursday saw Loz and I visiting AQC. We made a day of it and saw so many pretty things and caught up with so many awesome quilty/crafty people. It was a great day!
Friday Loz went home. It was hard to say goodbye to my stitching buddy. We had such an awesome week together! Today I rounded off the week by food shopping. Wonder what next week holds?
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Hobart and Crow Central
The project itself (a table runner) is absolutely beautiful and I have been stitching it all weekend. I am keen to get it finished and on my table! We flew home to Melbourne from Hobart last night and the fun isn't over yet because Loz is hanging out at my place for a while. (We might even be making a trip to AQC later this week.)
For now I am enjoying the cooler weather (turn on the heater and pass the quilt!) and the stitching!
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
A Day in the Country
|my little girl at work|
|wet prints drying|
And Millrose Cottage was lovely too. I got a great book and Jess got some lovely fabric. And we printed stuff! Jodie is a genius and made it so that we each got a piece of everyone's printing. Now I just have to work out what to make with it all!
Thursday, 4 April 2013
... for some reason it's just not happening. I have spent today rearranging my sewing room. I shifted rooms last month? I think. Or the month before? And nothing is quite set up properly yet. In fact, I don't actually know where everything is even. The whole thing is just not working so I thought I would rearrange the room and do some tidying. I'm not finished yet, but it's getting late so I'm off to bed. Hopefully I will get a bit closer to finished tomorrow.