Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stash Shopping

All the local quilt stores are closed for the Christmas New Year season here in Sydney.  It's summer and taking just a small portion of annual leave coupled with paid holidays gives most families and small businesses a nice break.

What does all this have to do with quilting you ask? It's a quiet time; perfect for prepping a project for the New Year. Ah the dilemma where can I get a jelly roll for the Potato Chip Quilt?

Shop Your Stash

The final result of searching my stash. A couple extra strips than in a standard jelly roll because my stash didn't have enough full WOF pieces. Also I needed to balance the light, medium and dark tones as suggested by Kay in her tutorial for a variation of the basic quilt.

    Thank you all dear friends for sharing 2011*!*!  Wishing you all a Happy New Year.  Terry

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Magic

A three day visit from the grandchildren brought wonderful memories.

Cadel playing leggo under the Christmas tree.

Cadel and Grampa went to the car wash and Cadel returned with this beautiful "Merry Christmas Grama" bunch of roses. He choose the pinky ones and watched them open slowly for the next couple of days. The last afternoon of his stay he commented. I guess they will be gone when I come on Christmas.

I told him " yes but I will dry the petals" I was rewarded with a smile to treasure. 

May you all have moments to treasure.  Terry

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home at Christmas

Welcome to my house. I'd like to start the tour in the lounge room .

A bit of a red and white theme

Gifts to share with the family.  Turn around 180 degrees

Take three steps up the stairs for a closer look                                                                          

The Nativity Set of Mary Joseph and the Christ child was shipped in the trunk we sent in 1971 when we migrated. The animals are from a toy store called Playways. Shepards and kings made from dolly pegs by my Dearest Wayne.

Traditions give us memories of good times past and let us share new times with family and friends.

Sharing with all of you brings joy to my life . You are all friends who are so willing to share.  Stop and enjoy this weekend.

Hugs  Terry 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Markets

A trip to the Eveleigh Markets held in the former NSW Railway workshops.

A grey rainy day and we even had hail while on the train into Redfern.

Bright Banners greeted us as we entered the Artisans Christmas Market.

I like the grid pattern of this banner by the children who are members of the local Police Citizens Youth Club.
They were out selling decorated cupcakes.

The visitors browsing laughing and shopping at the Artisans Market.

I had a good adventure Enjoy the upcoming weekend  Terry

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First Ever Blog Swap

Last post at 5p.m. yesterday the Postie on his motorbike left this....a parcel.

It was from Stacey in Darwin my partner in the very first blog swap I've participated in.  Share my excitement as I open my parcel.

Wonderful Tree Quilt made with selvage background and 15 min play tree. But WAIT there's more....

Twelve Days of Christmas panel. I think this might be the start of a Yule Fest quilt.  Well that gives me until June to get something done. No pressure now.

Thanks to Stacey for being so generous and to Victoria at Bumble Beans for suggesting and organising such a fun quilting.

I had so much fun making my quilt to swap and getting a Parcel in the Post.

Everyone enjoy your weekend the first in this festive season.  A Hug to everyone Terry

My First Blog Swap Second Instalment

Dear friends this is the part of the previous post I forgot.

Dah! well if it was a swap (see previous post) then I did something as well.

Ta Da!

I really liked all the critters looking out for ?  SANTA ? well maybe.

Just like any child at Christmas I forgot to take very many pictures. Ah! no damage. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend  Terry