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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Quilt Show in Nantes, France

This link was sent to me by one of the girls - Mary-  on the ReproFabricLovers yahoo list (link is on the left of the Blog).   Would you like to visit Quilt show in France?  There are some beautiful photos of new and old quilts.  Wonderful setting for them as well - in a 15th Century Cathedral.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beyond the Cherry Tree - Block 8

The latest block from Sentimental Stitches for the antique quilt - Beyond the Cherry Tree.  Lots and lots of leaves in this one.  The last one had lots of circles.  Maybe the next will be a little simpler :-)

I used heaps of scraps, and a few old fabrics I had lying about - some about 15 years old i would think.  No point hoarding them!  Some of my friends, who are also doing these blocks, changed them about to suit their own likes and personality.  I left it as it is as it suits me - a bit messy.

We are now 1/3rd through the project, so I was reminded the other day.  Seems to have gone pretty well on schedule so far, and I have managed to keep up with it, and other things I have to do.  Hope I can maintain the pace.  It helps when you have friends working on the same thing.

This block took my just over a week to do.  I managed to get it done as I hurt my back and have been stuck home not able to drive, or do anything much at all.  On the mend now - so now I can get on with a few other jobs.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Autumn in Adelaide



Yesterday was such a beautiful Autumn day.  We worked in the garden for a bit, and I glanced up at the Glory Vine (ornamental grape) and saw the sun shining through.  I ran inside and grabbed my camera.

Last year we had a pretty poor show with this vine because of the drought, but it seems to have kicked back this year.  I can remember some years, when the sun shined on the leaves, it looked like they were on fire.

This is the view from the street.  The street trees have not turned colour yet because we have not as yet had much cold weather.  We have even had some rain, so the nature strip is GREEN!


the front garden, and the Salvias are on show
this is one of my favourite - it looks like velvet.  I pick bunches of these Salvias and put them around the house.  They look wonderful, smell great - and you can even eat them!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day out with friends

Last Saturday our Sew Janes group had a day out.  Not all could make it, but those that did enjoyed it.


We started out at Hetties Patch.  This is the shop which is on Port Road, at Hindmarsh.  Irene is out the front, looking great.  The shop itself is in a very old building.  It has been renovated extensively, with a class room ut the back, and they have just taken over the shop next door, and doubled the size. 

I walk in the door, and there is Virginia making a hefty purchase

Lorraine on the left is the shop own, and recutantly had her photo taken.

This is one of the classiest quilting shops I have ever seen.  it is just so beautifully set out and the fabrics are spectacular.

A stack of Moda beauties
We finally got around to lunch.  This photo is a little blurred and chopped about.  I am sure this was not caused by the one only glass of wine I had.  We ended up at Queens Street Cafe, in Croydon.  this is one of those hidden treasures.  The staff are always happy, the food scrumptious.  You can sit and chat for ages, and no one makes you feel like you have  to move on.  They make great coffee as well.