Friday, February 26, 2010


I have been so busy lately . so I didn`t have time for blogging. Today I have some free time and I have also done some sewing and decided to give you a look.
My sister has raspberries and blackberries growing on their property and she phoned to say they were ripe. After climbing up and down small hills and getting scratched by the prickly bushes I picked 6 kilos of the blackberries and probably ate another 1/2 kilo, back to the house for a drink and rest and then I picked the raspberries. These are not as plentiful but I still managed to pick 1 and a 1/2 kilos, and they are not prickly. I made some of each into jam, ate some fresh with icecream, very yummy and froze the rest for making into pies when it gets colder. Hope to go again tomorrow.

I have finally started the DONT LOOK NOW sew along and have finished 11 blocks. I cover the petals during the day and find it relaxing to sit at night and sew them onto the backing. I think I have 11 more to catch up and then I have to sew them into rows, Hope I can be on track soon.

I have been sewing this quilt along with my friend Veronica and last night I finally finished embroidering the last block. This morning I decided to sew them together, I now have to get some fabric for the last border and make the cornerstones to go around the centre block before doing the quilting. the quilt is from Cindeberry Stitches and is called Truly Scrumptious.
Bye for now and I hope it won`t be too long before i blog again.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hi everyone, I have exciting news, I am off to America in April and I will be going to 3 quilt shows as well as lots of sight seeing of historical sites. I am taking DH as I am not brave enough to go on my own.We land in LA(3 days) do sight seeing then onto the Grand Canyon. Next we head to Las Vegas for gambling and sightseeing staying here for a couple of days. Next we head to Yosemite National Parkand stay at Fresno. Head back west to San Francisco for a 2 day stop and sightsee places like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman Wharf etc.A flight onto Chicago and stay 3 days. Here I go to THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT SHOWand hope I can join a class to learn something new. Shopping as well and I hope to get some bargains. Sightseeing and Dining out to taste the flavours of the region. Next onto Arthur..Amish country. Here we visit a traditional farm and eat lunch with an Amish family and then lots of craft stores to visit.We also go to the ANNUAL ARTHUR QUILT SHOW and I am looking for ward to that. Next day we visit Paducah, quilt shoppers heaven. More sightseeing to do. April 23rd we visit THE AMERICAN QUILTERS SOCIETY quilt show at least 400 boths to drool over. On to St Louis and then Washington DC. Sightseeing of the Whitehouse, The Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial all those famous sites we see in the movies. Philadelphia is next to see Independence Hall, Liberty Bell etc and then New York. More sightseeing and shopping for 3 days then back on the plane to home. Sorry no pictures but watch out when I get back to Australia.