Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Travelling Secret Sewing Sisterhood.

Di, Merri, Meghan and the honorary members of the sisterhood; Bridget, Meghan's friend, Brian, Di's husband and Patrick, Merri's husband have sent word through that they are all having a wonderful time in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in France.

 Di says "We have just spent one day in one village mainly.... the show is over 4 villages with over 20 different venues where quilts are hanging.... the organisation is mind blowing. Even the guys did the quilt displays with us yesterday....and they were very impressed !"
They've even caught up with our very dear Dutch friend, Petra.

I'm just a little bit jealous, but so glad they are having a great time.

Till next time


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Just another 1st Thursday of the Month!

Hi! everyone!
Time for another little therapy session to spread the joy of what quilting and patchwork are all about!
It's the first Thursday in September, the weather is still a little brisk! and the SSS are spending the day together.There are a few empty seats with Merri and Meagan O'Seas,and Sue and Deb busy at work.

The venue was at Barbara's place.
Barbara belongs to a patchwork group associated with the U3A of Nunawading and Di has been cleaning up and clearing out her sewing room (well, that's the story!). She donated a quilt top to the group who are making quilts for the flood affected people in Nathalya

Here are Di and Barbara with the finished quilt.
And what was everyone else working on ?????

 Ann is putting the finishing touches to the Broderie Perse on her "New" Antique Wedding quilt. I was working on my "original" older version of the same quilt, and pouring over some new books newly arrived  from the International Quilt Study Centre in the USA.

  Di is working on a new quilt from THAT book coming out in 2013
AND also working on a piece she will be teaching in  France in the next couple of weeks.

 It's shaping up well. Very Di Hall colourations and fussy -cutting. Just love it!

Barbara is working on her version of the famous "Dear Jane" quilt.....nearly finished the inside and getting prepared for those outer blocks. Clare is stitching away on another of her older projects. The last couple of years her clearance rate has been very high!

Hope your stitching is progressing well and you are enjoying the process.
Keep on stitching!