Monday, October 24, 2011

A happy traveller!

Our lovely Di and hubby Brian are travelling in Europe and by all reports are having a wonderful time. While this little jaunt is officially the 'honeymoon' following their marriage earlier this year it hasn't stopped Di from doing a little work while on her travels.

Di's first stop was at Zutphen in the Nederlands to visit with the delightful Petra Prins where one day was spent teaching the key techniques used in Antique Wedding Sampler Revisited. Marianne Snijders sent me an email about the day that included a photo of her completed top for the Burnt Quilt. Marianne tells me that she is hand quilting this beauty. I look forward to seeing the completed quilt.

The rest of the time Di and Brian have been busy sight seeing. It all sounds so wonderful but we did miss Di at our last sewing day and can't wait for her return. There are bound to be lots of stories to tell.

Happy sewing,


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Fine Day Of Stitching!

On Saturday, October, 15th. There was a lovely gathering of Sisters at Ann's place.
The gorgeous piece of work in the first picture is Megan's "Homage To Mary Brown" in the process of being hand-quilted!
This photo is Deb stitching away on "Homage To SallyAnne"...
Here is a block from Sue's quilt. A wedding present. It is an original Art Deco design. Hand pieced and hand appliqued............a near-future masterpiece!
See!..when we get together we actually do stitch!.....after solving the world's problems of course!!
And having a really yummy lunch
Sue working on the Art Deco quilt, blacks, browns, creams and reds. Wow!!
These next two blocks may seem familiar! They are from Di's Wedding Album quilt
Great colours and fussy-cutting!
Ann owns these blocks and after a rest has taken up the challange of completing the quilt. Which reminds me..I should really get back to mine!
Megan is busy on another of Di's quilts "The Sarah Morrell Album Quilt"
Mmmmm!!!.........another one for me to get on with!!!
Merri is creating the center-piece to her version of "Homage To Mary Brown"
The second photo shows her progress.
That's it for another very busy, but delightful gathering. A couple of the Sisters where missing: Clare has family committments and Di was winging her way o'seas to Holland.
As for me?......I was behind the camera! ..and working on The Antique Baskets quilt.
Until next time.
Happy Stitching!