Thursday, April 24

ANZAC DAY.......In Memory of our Fallen....

In memory of our fallen,
 
 
On April 25, 1915 at 4.28am soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli in Turkey. 
 Thousands of lives were lost that day and in the months that followed but from that tragic conflict the true character of our nation was revealed and the ANZAC Spirit was born.
 
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning.
We will remember them....
 
 

Thursday, April 17

Progressing nicely.....my teddies...

Progressing slowly....nearly three rows done now....
I've had to rearrange the spare bedroom that's right near the sewing room , just so I could spread the quilt out as it grows.
When it's finished I will count the pieces, just out of curiosity and also add to the label...
 
♥♥♥♥♥
 
I'm in the process of writing the teddies names on them, I have many......DGD asked me too, so that when she talks to them she will know their names....I think she already knows but, .(just between you and I, she will inherit them one day)......
Above is Splatt and Jemma, Jemma has eyelashes.....so cute...
....and here is Sarah and Thomas. I made them all during my Teddy bear making days, all made in beautiful soft German Mohair..
 
I'm off outside to get some fresh air....I've been in the sewing room all day...
 
Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe.......Happy Easter....

Wednesday, April 16

Found at my front Door..

Look what was waiting for me at my front door yesterday....It was like finding a rare treasure at my front door...
Old quilting books dating back to the 1980's....
A dear patchwork friend had told me  she had some old quilt patterns that she thought I might like, and would drop them off to me one day ....but oh my gosh....this is a treasure of old quilting books.
Just a quick look through them I can see several that I would love to make....
These ones on the cover stood out and spoke to me first off...look, this one  is a 10th Anniversary issue...
Doesn't this one look very modern.....how would this one go in Kaffe fabrics....perhaps in 1930's or CW fabrics for me...
Can you see the price ticket on the mag...a whole $5.50
...and this one is stunning....
I'm sure there are a lot more in the mags that I will love to make...
 
Well, these will keep me busy for a long long time, that's for sure.
 
Thank you Margaret...I love and appreciate these so much...
 
Have a wonderful day.....♥

Monday, April 14

DWR...a little progress..

Not a lot to write about, except this DWR is a lot of work...and to show this little bit of progress...
I'm finding it really awkward to press as I go along....especially along the length of each row.
Two rows nearly done six more rows to go!!
 
Back to it......

Thursday, April 10

DWR...take 2...

DWR, take two....now this I think is really like the traditional DWR....
This is the same pattern I used for the DWR on the bed in my header....
Though I  do like the QAYG smaller ring, ....perhaps with a fussy cut centre and the darker blues in the corners, it would look lovely as a table topper.....but comparing the two here, for me, as I need to make a big queen size quilt....I think I will go with the traditional DWR.
The rings are bigger, so there will be less rings to make.
 
I don't know what I was thinking...as they say, "better to go with what you know works best for you"
 
Better get a move on with this, I have two queen size quilts to make by April next year.
Yes, two grandkids getting married in the same month.
 
Beautiful summery day outside......but, I must keep sewing, now that I've settled and started on this quilt.
 
Enjoy your weekend.....