Monday, November 30, 2009

Half pint quilt a long

Well I managed to get the blocks put together last weekend when I went off on another quilting retreat. I do think retreats are such a wonderful escape from life and i can enjoy my favourite things quilting and food with lovely people. On Thursday I am hoping the finish the quilt top.
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Advent Swap Day 1

look this is what I recieved from Tami for the first day of the advent swap. What a cute little ornament haven't seen anything like this before Thanks Tami I love it
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Class with McKenna Ryan

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to do a class with my most favourite quilt designer ever Mckenna Ryan of http// it was a great day learned how McKenna actually makes her quilt and we used wonder under what a great product once I have used up the visoflex I have i will be using wonder under.

This signed little block was the block we made in our class, wasn't McKenna kind she ended up signing the whole class well 13 of us blocks. It makes them more special.

Here I am with McKenna Ryan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diet needs to start now.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I have not finished any quilts for a while but I have a few on the go. I'm off on my guild retreat at the weekend so hopefully will get the half pint quiltalong top put together, a few more Dear Jane blocks and another Japanese doll quilt finished.

As there is no photos to show you thought I'd show you where my great great grandfather James McDonald was born. This beautiful little village is Helmsdale in Sutherland northern Scotland. He wasn't the only member of his family to come out to New Zealand his parents and a few of his siblings came out too I'm not too sure when though. Another one of the mysteries in life but guess if I keep delving into records one day I will find what I am looking for.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Dear Jane

Another 4 Dear Jane blocks completed I was away at a retreat a couple of weekends ago and decided every time I go away to a retreat I need to do a few more blocks.

At the moment I am working on the Half Pint quiltalong might have a photo to show you tomorrow as there is rugby on TV tonight and I would rather quilt..
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stitchers angel swap

Here are the beautiful gifts I recieved from my stitchers angel swap, aren't I lucky they are all beautiful. Thank you Janet I love them all.
I have been missing in action I thougbt there was something wrong with my camera or computer as I couldn't get the photo's to upload, you will be pleased to know there is nothing wrong with either the computer or camera it was me. Ha ha. So back to blogging no excuses.
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