Monday, 11 December 2017

My movie challenge is quilted, bound and completed with label..

How cool is this. My quilt is done. I love the backing too.
Mickey Mouse.. Fitting for classic movies... Oops I haven't got a photo of the back...
I have already given it to the granddaughters... I'll get their mum to take a photo and send it to me...
I stipples it in the white areas. Cross hatched in the checker board row, in the ditch with an extra row in the braid row.

Here are some other entries...

Unfortunately these were the only ones that were finished and on show.

Well, I was lucky enough to win 1st prize. It was worth all my troubles.. Here is my prize.

The thing is, last week I nearly ordered a new rotary but I thought it could wait until after Christmas. Lucky me doesn't have to buy one now...

We also had to supply a gift for Kris Kringle to the value of $10.. Not made but bought. I didn't get a photo but my gift was a 1/2" ruler, self threading needles and some u pins for piecing.
In return I got a magnetic pin bowl. I have always wanted one but never got around to buying one.

We also had pass the parcel and I won another gift.  Some wonder clips and a  3 metre Quilters tape measure. I have also wanted these clips but not something I wanted to buy.

Now for the decorations and table layout. There were 40 of us and it was a great catch up day for me. I hadn't seen these women for 16 months. We also enjoyed a fantastic Christmas roast lunch with a yummy dessert or two or three. (Mmmmmm)

Thank you Kilmore Quilters for a great day.
See you all next year..

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Kris Kringle booklets

I have had fun making these little booklets for our Kris Kringle night.
The booklets, tags, numbers and story is all ready. We just have to wait for the night next week...
Here they all are laid out ready to be paired up with their numbers.

The front cover was decorated with either a poinsettia or a folded doily Xmas tree.

Here we have a page for a welcome greeting.

And the little pocket where the tree tag sits. Showing you your lucky number

Our little message

The back cover

And all this is made from just one piece of A4 paper.
Thanks to Asami for showing me this many years ago. 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bonnies Mystery part 2--- ON RINGO LAKE..

Another week has passed and another clue has started... I have convinced my friend to sew along too.
She has changed the colours up and they look great.. She hasn't done too much small piecing so it's a great learning curve for her.

 I'm doing the no waste technique. 
4 at a time works for me. As there are so many to make this week.

Happily sewing away...
 Lots of flying geese.

These are all finished..

Week 2 link up are here.....

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

My Classic Movie Challenge

I am all set to hand in my movie challenge.
I have finished the top and am happy with it.
I have even included the words to Return to Sender by Elvis Presley.. it was one of my mums favourites
I struggled with the last month as I couldn't make up my mind. In the end I went with my original idea .. National Velvet.. thinking horses and winning and regal/royal. I decided on Grandmas Braid. In Red, white and blue. The red and blue are actually Velvet fabric too. The way I did the colours create the bottom border.
 You can see the envelopes with a letter inside & some with the message.. Return to Sender.

Now for it quilted and bound.
I haven't taken a photo yet but will some of all the other entries and do a post next week..
I can't wait to see all the other entries..

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Bonnie Hunters Mystery part 1 ---- ON RINGO LAKE

I'm finally getting around to doing my post for this mystery. Yes part 1 is done..
I wasn't going to take part but I weakened..
Here are all my fabrics. I haven't got the salmon so I am using golds and yellows... Oh what a mess...
Strip piecing and cross cutting... All done...
All my 9 patches are ready. These were easy enough. The measurements have worked.

All set for the next clue....
Linking up with Bonnie and hundreds of Bonniacs. So far 179 have linked up...

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

When your away the laughs stay there.

We had an impromptu crochet lesson after dinner Saturday night.
My mum and I made these Santa faces all the time for little gifts. The kids would hand them out at school. They were given out at our clubs and functions. Everyone loves them.
We have been doing them for about 20 years...

So a few ladies wanted to learn how to make them. There really isn't any set pattern. Each one made is slightly different. You can use any yarn with matching crochet hook.
Here the group are concentrating so hard..

All you need to do is ask Sandra about Jolly Santa.
We had such a laugh..

The crochet is done and just needs embellishing.
Santa does need eyes, nose and a bell.

Here it is finished

After everyone had finished Sandra wanted to make one. I'm sure it took her 3 times as long. Santas hat was increased instead of decreased but oh the laughs.
So he is now named the Jolly Santa...

Monday, 27 November 2017

Not such a good day.

As the lead up to today slowly approached my mood started declining. It is a sad remeberance day.
It has been 5 years since losing my son and boy things have changed.

I'm not sure what to say but I miss him terribly.