Friday, February 29, 2008
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Thursday, February 21, 2008
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Flimsy excusesThe things we do!
It is already in the 30's this morning and I just trundled miles, well, ok then, half a kilometre with an armful of quilts, because I promised flimsies last week, and flimsies is what you are going to get.
Next time I will choose a less windy day or take big pins, but that is beside the point.
I decided i needed something with no barbed wire and no poop, so chose the round bale storage for display.
These are all the quilts I found when i cleaned, they weren't all lost, just stored in various positions. If you had pins I reckon this would be a great venue for a quilt airing.
Recognize any? I have a feeling you might, some are quite recent, some from a good while ago.
Now I have dug them out I think they should be finished off. I would love to set a deadline of the end of March, wouldn't that be lovely, but we will see what happens.
(read:what distracts me!)
Now I hope I don't get confused, but I think the green and pink was Faded Memories, my birthday money purchased me that fabric in 2006.-it needs one more border to be Q/Sized. Then the recent Roman Holiday and the houndstooth check.
1.My Lone Star. Made with Blackbird designs fabric, just needs appliquing to the backing but that is not quite as easy as it looks...the handpiecing with the templates was the easy part!
2.Our group quilt, made from fabric bingo boards, plus some triangles.
3.And dad's 70th Log cabin that I am still extending...if it weren't for the fact that it is signed by all his friends and family, some who have already passed away, a new quilt would have been far easier.
My 07 Crumb chaos just needs a border(right), the group round of friendship (left corner of bale) needs quilting and in front is the Roman holiday runner and a little baby quilt.
Plenty of work there for a few months without starting anything new....ha ha ha!!!
How is your flimsy stash looking, much in the pile or is your conscience clear?
Off to sew...maybe on these!
Have a great day, Tracey
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Went to a lovely wedding at the foot of my local mountains yesterday. They married in a cropping paddock under a red gum tree with a gorgeous view. We then had drinks and savouries there prior to the wedding reception at a local Hotel. The wedding party had a majority of their photos in the middle of us, draped around the fabulous red gum spent pictured above.
I then had to drag myself out of bed early this morning to go and help set up for our little Church-in-a-paddock's annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service. I thought you may like to see how we do it.
The family header was at the Churchyard entrance, they couldn't get it in the yard.
Inside was fabulously decorated, bales of wool, fruit, vegies and lots of quilts and craft. We have different church families in charge of the display on a rotating basis, so we get a lot of new ideas from year to year. I wasn't on this year's, just in charge of the trading table.
I was a bit pressed for time so didn't get you close ups of all the quilts, but here is a snippet.
After the service we sold all the produce at a trading table for the first time, making $340 for the local hospital and Church Lenten appeal. Then catered for a baptism, so by the time I came home in the heat I happily put my feet up and watched the cricket-that will teach me for glamming up in high heels! I bought home the overflow of zucchinis and cucumbers to turn into Fete money making pickles. I have just bottled the first 20 jars...there are 3 boxes ot them to go!!! anyone got any good easy ideas for pickles or otherwise?
Have a great day, Tracey
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 6:23 PM
Friday, February 15, 2008
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 3:53 PM
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I love to clean.
Monday, February 11, 2008
7 things about me.
As I attempt to master sitting on my gym ball before I show up to my first proper pilates session on Wednesday I will attempt to post...put any obvious typos down to the likelihood of me ending up on the floor!I have been tagged by Jodie and by Gizmo for this activity so I had better do it!
I have done a few of these in the past, if you are desperate for more random facts about me you could always search the blog for these, but anyway here are a few new ones.
THE RULES:1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
Seven random things about me:
1. I Faint... at gore, slicing of skin and needles...UNLESS I am the only responsible adult around and then I magically handle it until another adult comes and takes over-then, and only then, do I collapse on the floor.
This is mercifully watering down over the generations, I am the only one of the children in Dad's line that inherited it, a few of Dad's cousins, as well as dad, did, but 5/10 of Dad's grandparents all had the gene, the family diaries are fun reading!
2. Was the only person in my grade for at least one year of my Primary School education.
3.I don't like ice in freezers, fingernails on chalkboards (even though I was a teacher) or walking barefoot on any kind of smooth concrete...they all give me shivers!
4.I got to the dropping one ski stage of waterskiing before our local lake dried up abour 8 years ago and I haven't skiied since.
5. I fairly casually kissed a man about 16 years ago and for the first time in my life felt it down to my toes....knew I was in trouble right then!
That's why I tell my DD you may have to kiss a few frogs to know your Prince...because we have been married for 13 years in a month or two!
6. Presently have John Denver, Robbie Williams, The best of Marty Robbins, The best of the Dixie Chicks, Country Greats and The Rat Pack in my 6 CD car stacker. Don't hold any of that against me!
7. Cannot have chocolate in the house or it plays on my mind until I hunt it down...especially Lindt chocolate...darn, reminded myself, now...where can I search!
And, more importantly, who can I tag? Can I cheat and say, whoever hasn't done it?No, then I'll say especially Carol at Pins and Needles, Kim at Stillmeadow, http://loulee1.blogspot.com/, Laila, Bren, http://dordognequilter.wordpress.com/and http://auntiesquaintquilts.blogspot.com/-I am not sure I have ever read about too many of their quirks.
My Amaryllis Belladonna or N*aked Lady is amazing me once again by bursting out of the hot , dead ground and producing it's beautiful pink flowes, so I will share the joy.
Have a great day, Tracety
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Hi, been a bit quiet on the blog as the Pea Straw plan is going along with a capital P and I have been carting bales to the stack and to town all week. Allowed myself a little buy up at the Quilt in a Day sale yesterday (thanks?? Kim!) with some of my earnings. I also went to the gym twice but with all that carting I probably needn't have...still not miraculously skinny-why doesn't it work like that!!I haven't done a lot of sewing, but I have done a lot of book covering. I have a question-who was the sod who invented the silver backed groovy contact for books because it has been driving me crazy-this pile took 5 hours that could have been spent sewing!!
Went to Quilters last night so borrowed all their good show and tell, I am happy to share!!
Robyn had her Thimbleberries back from the Long armer, it is flannel front and back and she is enjoying it during our Summer cold snap.
Kerrin has been working on her Thimbleberries kit, she had a little mishap and had to add in some non-Thimbleberries to cover. She is using her scraps to piece a border that wasn't in the original plan.
Robyn has been spinning and dying yarn. She was using this natty gadget to roll her hanks into a ball-I remember Mum always utilizing our arms to get this done and her balls did not wrap this nicely!
Here is is closer, she spun silk and spun a fine merino fleece, then plyed them together and rainbow dyed them to get this fabulous efffect-see, knitting fans, i may not do much but I appreciate the results!
Off to have date night!!! Better get beautiful! Tracey
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
My winter swap quilts
Monday, February 04, 2008