Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Halberg Group Challenge


Here is my Halberg Group Challenge.  I set this challenge for the group which consists of 2 cousins and an Aunt.  The fairy fabric was supplied as a fat quarter and the theme was fairies in my garden.  I was scared to cut this beautiful fabric and I knew in my mind how I wanted the surround to look and was worried about my cutting calculations.  I did a mock up on EQ7 and when I wanted to check it out, my computer wouldn't boot up.  The hard drive had failed and has now been replaced but all that was on the hard drive is lost.  I have spent the day trying to load things back on to the computer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jenny Hunter Workshop


This months workshop at WQC was Jenny Hunter teaching "Through the Trees".  What a great day we had.  There were 17 in the class and by the end of the day we had all got most of the background completed.  It was the first time Jenny had taught this class and she wanted to see them all together.  Unfortunately no one had a camera so no photos to show the many variations.  Here is a photo of mine.  Now I need to do the quilting but that is going to have to wait as I have Agility tomorrow with my dogs and I have to go as it is my own Clubs' show.  It is bound to rain and no it is never cancelled.

Here are a couple of the blocks I completed at Kathleen's over Queens' Birthday weekend.  I still have the appliqué to do on the others.  Although I had the week off, it went very quickly and I didn't get the sewing done as planned.

On Thursday we went to choose the material for the raffle quilt.  It is gorgeous and I wish it was for me.

Sadly on Friday we were told that Betty (a very dear family friend of Stuart's) had a stroke and if we wanted to see her, best to go sooner.  So we went off to Auckland Hospital to see her.  It was very sad to see her unable to communicate and unable to move one side of her body.  Betty stepped in and helped out when 
Stuart's mother died and he has many fond memories of her.  She married Stuart and I at the Dilworth Chapel in 1987 and in March attended my 50th birthday lunch.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Queen's Birthday Weekend

Had a great weekend at my cousin Kathleen's.  We sewed for 3 days so managed to catch up with my BOM that I was getting behind on.  No photos yet as spent the day cleaning my car inside and out.  Inside covered in sand and dog hair and outside mud.  Now I intend to have a play with my EQ7