Sunday, November 29, 2009

I've Been to Beautiful Melbourne

More about that in my next post. I felt it was high time I did an update and announce the winner of my sampler paper lined box.
Just before I do though , when I arrived home last evening there was quite a lot of mail. ( I won't mention the credit card bill) I did receive however my quarterly fabric club from Patchwork on Stonleigh.
I can't tell you how nice this fabric club is to be a member of. It is priced so well, truly those girls Christine and Susan put a lot of work into this mail out.
You get 10 fat 1/16ths of fabric along with a really newsy newsletter, a sheet with photo snippets of fabric that is coming or new fabric that is in stock , usually a pattern for a quick quilt. Now the best part about this mail out is , the girls are going to provide a pattern for the next year sort of like a block of the month but I will call this a quilt of the year. It is going to be a take on an old Sampler known as the Browne Sisters sampler. I have given you a sneek peek of part of the pattern but trust me it will be divine as always.
As you can see the pieces of fabric are quite sufficient for scrappy repro type quilts and if you need more if you are a club member you get a discount on your further fabric purchases.
Who could complain about $15.00 a 1/4 even if it was $20.00 it would still be great value.
I believe the girls now have a blog , I'll just quickly check , yes it is up and running, go check it out here

This has to be one of my favourite magazines (no bias here of course) the December issue is on the newsstands now.

It has some of the loveliest Christmas images




How could you resist this beautiful green and white display, so fresh and for us down under in the southern hemisphere our Christmases are usually very hot so this cool freshness is welcome, believe me.



There are pages of very inspiring homes and gardens










I love white so this really took my eye.








Another mag in the mail was the Summer edition of Donna Hay. I think I have every magazine that has ever been printed, even if you aren't too much into cooking the pages are a delight to view.







but they do have some yummy temptations.
What have you decided to cook for your Christmas ?







Oh and by the way the random number generator picked number 8. Vintage Sandy in Ohio
I promise I will do a post very soon on my trip to Melbourne. I had the most wonderful time and met up with someone you all know.
See you soon
j
















6 comments:

Lissa Jane said...

I love all the white too.. white + three teenagers and a very naughty cat are not a great combo though! I think I need a mud and/or cat fur colour combo!


take care and thanks for sharing the pics, checking out the bloglink as I type here..


Lissa

Brandie said...

The sampler and fabrics are beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished project.
Brandie

Daniëlle said...

Those soft envelopes are the best aren't they hihi!! Love the Christmas images! And the cooking pages by DH are mouthwatering at least haha!! Am curious whom it was you met at Melbourne! Take care, hugs XXXD

Nyla said...

I'm so glad you are back, it's nice to hear from you again. I just left a comment for Christine and Susan at Patchwork on Stonleigh on signing up for the newsletter, thanks for the info on that. It may be to expensive for me though being in the States. I have a question for you unrelated to this post. I have been so inspired by your fussy cut hexagons. I wanted to know what is your favorite way of preparing and sewing them together, oh and also what size you enjoy most. I saw in one of the photos that you have window templates but I have not found them yet. Thanks in advance for your help!

Janet said...

I'm looking forward to hearing about Melbourne and who you ran into. I enjoyed all your lovely photos and thanks for telling us more about the fabric club.

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