Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's Been Sometime

so I am constantly reminded.

Quite a lot of water has passed under the bridge since my last post on April 1 this year.

I think I will just post the pictures and let the pictures tell the story with a little intervention from me here and there.

First up was a trip to Melbourne to stay with my dear friend Miss Broderie.






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Wonderful Show and Tell

I tell you these Melbourne girls are prolific, gorgeousness everywhere you looked


a wonderful day of sharing friendships

yummy food

Next I was off to India, Mumbai to be exact. This was a business trip.
To say I was a little apprehensive is an understatment, especially as I was travelling alone .
I needn't have worried, I had the most amazing time and met the most wonderful people.
They treated me so well , I left with a very heavy heart.

There are literally hundreds of these funny little Rickshaws , very cheap form of transport


This day it was so hot and this woman was doing her labouring work in the baking sun. Can't help but love the bright coloured sari

Here I am with my team , such a happy lovely group, so proud to be a part of them.





I have to show you my x stitch drum pincushion. This was started on my flight to Mumbai via Singapore.
It is a Blackbird Designs pattern , it was a pleasure to stitch and easy , done on 30 ct linen using overdyed threads. These projects are great for plane travel.

I paid a visit to the Sydney Quilt show


and of course these days are great for catching up with friends. We look forward to our annual visit for the gorgeous Kate, who used to serve us at Material Obsession and who has now relocated to Singapore.
We miss you Kate ,Come back lol

Lastly I visited Melbourne again.
Marg was doing another weekend workshop. If we are not careful those Melbourne girls are going to claim her.
How divine is this. Jenny started this quilt on an old Marcella bedcover that belonged to her Mum. You can see at the top of the picture there is an appliqued basket. Well Jenny arrived at the workshop with a pile of Hexie rosettes that her mum had made many years ago and sought Margs help on "what to do with them" and this is what was decided. I just love it.
Jenny was thrilled with the suggestion so by Sunday morning this is what else she added
This is going to be such a wonderful 'memory' quilt.
Just in case you didn't get it 'I LOVE THIS'

Meredithe managed to finish her star, this quilt is going to be very pretty.
This gorgeous show and Tell was also made by Meredithe
This is the famous Camelot quilt , designed by Trish Harper , there is a pattern available and you can find it here
This is Candied hexagons made by Sue

Some fussy cutting on the above quilt
This is to be a cushion, love Clamshells
The Melbourne girls love to use Liberty , I say it is very 'Melbourne 'to do so :-) This was made by Carol. she originally used a different background, didn't like it so pulled it all apart and used this yellow. Well worth it I believe.
This gorgeous fussy cutting was on a star quilt made by one of the girls.

This is the corner of Lizzie's 'Not the Levens Hall' quilt. Designed by Marg Sampson George. So gorgeous

I have long been a follower on the blog of this Lady, it was so great to meet her IRL




I guess you must be exhausted by now reading all this. I know I am , no wonder the posts are few and far between.

Next up I will show you what I am working on.

Happy sewing
j

29 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Fabulous post, you have been a busy girl! Love all the pics...such gorgeous-ness, I can't begin to pick my favourite!

broderie said...

Well it appears that pressure from some of the Melbourne girls really makes you do what you should and post on your blog ! Lovely memories of all the fun times we have !

Chris said...

Wonderful update! Wonderful travels, amazing quilts! I love your BBD finish. So lovely to see and meet your friends.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures, a great way to start my day!

Maree: said...

Lovely Post Love looking at all the Beautiful work that you are All Doing�� Thans for Sharing

Thimbleanna said...

WOW -- when you re-appear, you come in with a Big Bang! What GORGEOUS quilts -- the inspiration must be overwhelming in real life! And so fun to see you with Meredithe!

Nedra said...

A visual wonderland! Thank you for sharing with us all of your travels.

pandchintz said...

Yay!! Lovely to have you back in blog land Jean! It was great to meet you and Marg last weekend. Loved the weekend - thanks for making it SO much fun. Great pics - love all the hand quilting from the Sydney Show. x

Nyla said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely ladies and quilts with us, so much inspiration. Glad your travels nt well! Will look forward to seeing what you are working on!!

Every Stitch said...

What a feast for the eyes - thanks for sharing! I love the recycled doilies surrounded by hexagons - so clever.
Hilda

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you popped back in..........busy times...love the show and tell....happy stitching to you..........

Bertie said...

Gorgeous post, Love the quilt pictures, Fabulous:))

Vicki said...

Hi Jean
What a gorgeous post. Those Melbourne girls do make the loveliest things. Glad you are well, think of you often Lots of love Vicki xxx

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love it when you post! Thank you for all the gorgeous pictures.

Daniëlle said...

It was great to read your post, so glad to know you are ok!! Just busy hey hihihi! thanks for all the lovely pics! You have made my day!! XXXD

Sew Quilt Designs said...

Enjoy reading your posts. Love your choice of quilt designs.

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What an amazing array of sewing candy .....just beautiful. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

onlinephduk said...

I am so glad to hear that your trip went well. I love all of the different pictures. The quilts were beautiful and all the trip pictures were perfect. Thank you for sharing.


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It was a long ... you got us a great report with nice pictures (well for me who does not speak your language) and I just admired.

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