Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Xmas break

I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas with your family and friends... ...all the best for a creative and prosperous 2014........Thank you to all who follow my blog..... happy holidays to all......Cathy

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Last night was our last get together with Margret, Jenny and Jane for 2013......We have been very slack this past year having only met up three times......

Margret has been studying, working and has now graduated with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.....

Congratulations Margret.....


Jane with a new business venture....


Jenny teaching her fabulous style of crazy patch......

Talking about Jenny's crazy patch......look what she gave us all for a Xmas present........a copy of her new book......


 
Congratulation Jenny....we are all so excited for you.........

have a look at....http://sewsocrazy.blogspot.com.au/ .....  http://jenniferclouston.com/.......to see Jenny and her students beautiful work.......

so we celebrated with some bubbly and delicious food


this was delicious no idea what it was called.....but it is made with creme fresh, cream and white chocolate with the fruit on top.......yum......

Thank you ladies for a great night.....

Cathy......




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lunch again

Well.....we have done it again....lunch with the Thursday ladies....this time they came to my place....



Everyone bought some hand sewing along and a plate to share........there was so much delicious food.....unfortunately I didn't get a photo of all the food laid out....but I got a photo of my plate of food......




I also set the longarm up for the ladies to have a play on...... 


and Patsy whom we have not seen much this year bought along a quilt to show us......


A great day had by all......

when the ladies left I finished sewing the last of the half compasses.......I got it is all stitched together over the weekend.....yesterday I started making the sections for the outer border......by the end of the day I had sewn three different designs and none of them are working.....


a bit of a wasted day really....nothing added to the top.....I'm running out of fabric and I can't get any more of the brown fabric.....Aaaarrrgh

so........I closed the studio leaving things a they are....



 and went and played in the yard instead.......


I hope you all had a great day......Cathy



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Over the last month....

I was on the phone chatting to a friend the other day and she asked me what have I been up to.....and I said the usual....gardening....sewing....quilting....gardening....sewing ....quilting...and working......and my friend said you should post that on your blog so we can see what you have been doing.......so here goes......

On the gardening side we had about 100sq metres of turf laid.....it has been a work in progress over the last 18 months.......before laying the turf we had to sort the drainage and build up the area with soil.....let it sit and compact and finally lay the turf.......

so here is the before....


and now....


the other area that was turfed is twice as big as this.......all the turf has taken well with lots of watering and we were lucky enough to have a few rain showers as well......

We have also installed another 5000lt water tank at the back of the Studio..... 

On the sewing side I have been working on the compass quilt from the Chris Jurd workshop...it has grown a bit




It is suppose to be finished by Wednesday week.....feeling the pressure.....

On the social side I went out to lunch the other with the ladies from the Thursday class....we went to Pomodoras at Maleny....


and then visited Colin James to have an ice cream for dessert......




we also visited Ann at Quiltopia and the Bev at Maleny Magic.....sorry no photos from the quilt shops.....

I made this pincushion for our Christmas swap........


I made a book....well I tried to make a book....my binding is not the best...needs more work....


and I baked a cheesecake....and it was as good as it looks.......


So that's what I have been up to in the last week or two......

Thanks for stopping by....until next time.......

Cathy