Monday, May 30, 2011

Bold and Beautiful
Cancer Campaign
As a Memento of the event Maria decided to produce a quilt where attendees could sign their names and include a date. The Quilt will also be used to promote future years. Panels and fabric were sourced both locally and interstate. Logos identifying with the various types of common cancers were either downloaded or reproduced and included in the overall design layout. In addition a panel was dedicated to record the details of the event. The Centrepiece Tree resembles the tree of life with its leaves hand sewn and appliquéd .Boarders are too identify with the seasons, which are also appliquéd and sewn by hand. In selecting the panels and depicting the social aspects of life the aim was to highlight the strength, happenings, and positive outcomes that friendship can provide to those touched by cancer
The finished quilt measures approximately 2.9 by 2.7 meters. The overall project took in excess of 1000 hours to produce When done Maria Thanks for Sharing

Sunday, May 22, 2011

4 Day
Sewing Retreat
Thursday Morning
On the Road

Early Eager to start our sewing & Craft Projects …
You know ladies the ones you start and just never Finish
Thursday Afternoon
After a cuppa and lunch We were into our first unfinished
I have a table runner ....
that has been sitting around for about twelve months
guess what
by 10.30pm that night finished…..
So happy
My friend is beading little felt birds
and she is
Almost done.
Lot of hours go into them.

Friday Decided to go to Lowood for a drive
what a lovely old town …
People very Friendly
This is one of the towns that the Floods went through…
The people just pick them selves back up and go forward …
The stories that we heard were heart wrenching……
Friday Afternoon
I have another table runner
No photo as you guess right not completed but spent until 11pm that night ohhhhhhhhhh so sleepy …..
Saturday Ipswich markets
well I was so surprised the beautiful craft stalls……..
We are hoping to go back and do a Heritage trail tour ……..
Saturday Night

Started a water bottle carrier and Guess what Finished
Saturday Night
also Completed paper shoes And now they are ready to dress with shredded cellophane
place chocolates in for gifts
My Friend Pat
has taken to oil painting in the last 2 years
and boy the hours go by doing that
Well we had a great weekend
completed projects
so all very happy

My Friend Pat has taken to Painting this year

Spotlight Ipswich

Paper Shoes that I finished These will be Gifts Filled with Chocolates

Water bottle carrier

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mothers Day
The cake above was made by my daughter (Kylie)
Christchurch NZ
I carried it home in the plane
after Easter
Weather was Glorious for our B-B-Q get together
Everyone put a huge effort into the food it was just a feast......
in all gathered to Celebrate....

Before Lunch
we headed over to our Neighbours dam...
.checking our pot's for Red Claw

we had plenty for lunch Yum O.....
The look on the little ones faces as the pot's came to the surface...
Watching ....Playing on the dam with the canoe was fun ... Many a time the canoe almost tipped over ....
paddling fast to see how quickly they made it to the bank.....

Just makes you happy to see all in the
sunshine and laughing ...
I had a great day Thanks to all

Fire Saturday Night

Playing on The Dam

Just Love the Empty Chairs
sitting by the Dam