Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Knitting Red.

A Friend is due too be a first time Nanna rather than a Newborn Pressie I thought I'd Knit for Next Winter, it does get Cold where they live....

I use too dress our Son in Red I do like it for Little Boys...also feeling like my Mother with my new plastic Tablecloth, one has too protect their Wooden Table when one has a Child in the House!

At least it's Modern!!

Till next time

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What's on my Needles.

I started this Cowl while Overseas recently I got the pattern on Ravelry it's a Great Pattern easy too remember ....I'm knitting it in Debbie Bliss Cashmere Aran DK it's so soft and lovely too knit with.

COBNUT

Cast On in multiple of 4+3

Debbie Bliss Cashmere DK Aran or Similar Yarn 8ply.

Row 1: P3 *(k1 yO k1) into the same stitch, P3, rep. from  * to end.

Row2: K3, *P, K3, rep. from * to end.

Row3: P3, *K3, P3, rep. from. * to end.

Row4: K3, *P3 tog, K3, rep. from  * to end.

Row5: Purl

Row6: Knit

Row7: P1,*(k1, yo, k1) all into the same stitch, P3, rep. from * to last 2 stitches,
( k1 yo k1) all into same stitch, P1.
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Row8: K1, *P3, K3, rep,from * to last 4 stitches P3, K1.

Row9: P1, *K3, P3 rep, from *  to last 4 stitches K3P1.

Row 10: K1, *P3 tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 stitches P3 tog,  K1.

Row11: Purl

Row12: Knit

These 12 Rows form the Pattern.

You can covert this pattern too any item ..

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Another Project out of the Box.

My Emma Mary Blocks are home from Respite..this is my Next Mission too get together....200 Too Cut Mark and Piece.

 

I've decided to join the blocks by machine now adding the Grey Corners by hand...

55 ...149 too Go!!

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Mini Stonefields...

The Patterns says make 200 X 6inch Blocks...Yes that's alright in Hindsight and the Eagerness soon diminishes when a New Project is started...coming up towards the end of the year it was time I took stock of the UFO Box...

UFO's are something I don't like too many of I think it stems back too being brought up with Respect of what you are given and too make sure you finish which all started at the age of 8 yrs old when I was taught too Knit, couldn't waste Wool it was Expensive for my Mother too buy and I didn't really Appreciate what she meant until I started work and had too buy my own!

So I found 5 projects waiting for that Finish...Today I finished this...

I had made 48 blocks 36 were decided once I chose the fabric from my stash that's all I had so it has been a little of a Make Do as well ...the corner stones were also in the box so they got used adding a Tilda spot too make up...I even Mitred the corners something I never do on quilts and I can tell you the last time I did was back in the late 90's in a class....I'm surprised I remembered how too do them...

2 Finishes in one weekend that's unheard of in my world really glad I stuck too it now ...don't be discouraged with Blocks in your UFO pile get the. Out and think outside the box and make them into something..

Till next time

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Friday, September 18, 2015

And That's a Rap!!

It's taken 6 months but I got there...

 

"Out of the Blue" by Marg Sampson George with Jean Stevenson And Lizzie Wright...I enjoyed pushing the boundaries with fabrics out of my comfort zone I have entered a whole new world how our tastes Change over the years...looking forward too starting fresh at our workshop with Marg next month...Being it On!!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kensington Palace..UK.

One place on my list on our recent trip was Kensington Palace...and I wasn't Disappointed...
The home of Prince William Kate George and Charlotte and of course the Late Princess Diana.









Queen Elisabeth's Great Great Grandmother Queen Victoria was the Eldest of 9 Children...this room was the Nursery used in the 1800's ..





Beautiful Gardens Unfortunately we did have a Wet Day! Nothing new in the UK ...
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Finishing Off!!

I don't like to have many UFO's hanging around I do like too finish what I start while the Mojo is still wanting too keep going...and of course while I still Like the Patter... Sometimes you fall out of love with what you start...and there's always something new too start...

One last Corner too finish on my Auntie Green's Garden by Irene Blanck of Melbourne...I've added the Pear as my own little touch...

My plans for this weekend is too finish off my Raffle Quilt with the Borders WooHoo!!

Till next time

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Donating Blocks. You can Help.

There's been a Generous ask by Ex Criminal Lawyer and Quilter Jackie Gillies of Melbourne mother of 2 Small Boys on Instagram for Blocks to be Donated to make Quilts for those Women living in Women's Refuges from Domestic Violence. We can't help Tara or Karina now but we can do Something!!!

The call has come from the Horrific Week here on the Gold Coast of the Murders of 2 Mothers Tara Brown and Karina Locke...

In their Memory we can do this...if you would like to make a block the instructions are below you can contact me for the mailing address...if you are in a Quilting Group you might like too ask your fellow stitching sisters to make one too...blocks to be mailed by the end of October...if you are on Instagram go too @jackiegillies for more in depth details...

 

All blocks are to be Low Volumn for the Backgrounds and a Bright Fabric for the Cross....here are what I made today they don't take long too make up and are not hard ....

Please let me know if you are making blocks.
Many Thanks
Till next time
Maree

 

Friday, September 11, 2015

New Books & Fabrics.

I'm loving the New Fabric Range by TulaPink called "Eden"....

 

I purchased these 2 books at the Birmingham Quilt Show they were on my List so I was Very Pleased too be able too bring them Home....and the Costs was much more Effective with room in my luggage I saved quite a few dollars they are quite heavy the postage in Australia would have been nearly as much as the book itself....2 Lovely Australian Quilters and Designers Di Ford and Irene Blanck.

Till next time.




 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Preparing the Last Border!

Prepping my last border for my "Out of the Blue" raffle quilt...by Marg Sampson George ..Jean Stevenson ..Liz Wright and Trish Haper

My mission will be too get the Appliqué done over my next 3 days off.

This was finally put together last week in between jet lag after Much Unpicking...I was out by 2 rows from the Centre Thanks too my friend Cardy for putting her photo up on IG of her centre that I could use that for Guidance...

This is when I put the first border on..I've been on a mission again too get this top done for the end of October when Marg Herself is coming up for a weekend workshop....then I'll be right too start something New!!!

Till Next Time

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Instagram Swaps

Before I went on holidays I joined in on a Pincushion Swap on Instagram...

 

This Is what I sent too Sheena in Tasmania...

This is what I received from Helen in Townsville....

 

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Workshops for 2016 and Gail Pan.

The Workshop Blog is now updated with all the Workshops Planned for 2016...the link too the blog is at the top of this page these workshops are not just for local Stitchers if you are Interstate it's a Great Excuse for a Girlie Weekend....So Please spread the word if you are in a local Quilting Group pass this info on these Workshops are for all stitchers to come together too learn new techiniques and meet new friends...Ladies are already putting their names down for later in the year so it's Never too Early too get your Spot as all workshops are limited too the Tutors requirements...we have a great venue at Helensvale (near Movieworld) which also caters for your Accommodation and they will also be doing the Catering which gives me the chance too join in as well..

I'm taking names now for the 2 day workshop with GAIL PAN in February ...

You can contact me either by comment here or use the contact form on the blog and I'll get back too you ASAP...

Back too work Today Life goes on!!!

Till next time

Maree

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Liberty London.

One of the highlights of my trip was too Visit Liberty..only 10 days ago we were there and it poured!!! Absolutely teamed down all day it was a shame as we had intended too walk Carnaby Street for the last time...
I couldn't even get a good photo of all the Beautiful Flowers at this Entrance

Here I am with Glenda Cust from Melbourne who had arrived earlier in the week with her DH for their holidays.....Glenda and I have known each other for some years through blogging really lovely too be able to share Liberty shopping with her...

Fabric Animals...

 
I love this Idea...fabric wrapped and tied onto shaped chicken wire!!

Quilts and Fabric.

Beautiful Knitted Cushions ...

Lots of Empty Shelves a little Disappointing...

Their Wool Display was Lovely.

Getting ready for their Xmas Display...Glenda pointed out on their IG page they are up and Decorations are out!!! Another Disappointment! 10 days too Soon...

Beautiful William Morris Chairs in Haberdashery.

Fabric and Buttons Galore..

Also Love This!!

And These ones in Green...

Gorgeous  Fabrics hanging like a Maypole....I have seen this in Other Blogs but it was Truly Beautiful...




Another Beautiful Paper Display...

And More..

In Pink Green and Mauve.

I'm sorry I didn't go back for a Rabbit Cup....

I wanted this one they were made of very thick card silly me was worried about being over in our luggage weighed in at the airport and still had 6 kg under!! Spitting Chips Now...

 Beautiful Glass Chandelier




Our first stop was this Gorgeous but Small Cafe' .....
Hope you have enjoyed this little trip in Liberty Heaven...
Till next time
Maree