Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Wonky block and more

Sue made me this happy Wonky Star for our October block swap. Doensn't it make you smile !!!

And this is the block I made for Sue... she wanted a blue and white, like china, block.

And my very first Siggy which I sent to Annelies in Holland.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Little Cheat Quilt

Shouldn't really post this one, but this is just a little quick panel I quilted for a little boy born under very sad circumstances. I wanted to do something quick and also in the same time try out my new Bernina, so just played with all sorts of freemotion quilting.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sydney Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show

On Saturday me and a friend took our girls to the Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show in Sydney. It was a wonderful day! Once you walk through the doors, it's like going into a 'time machine'...exported all the way back to 1940 -ish.

Almost overwhelmed by all the olden day clothing, accessories, lace, sewing items, high heel shoes, pure cotton nighties, corsets, fur, hats, the list goed on and on !

Part of the fun is that many ladies dress up a little vintage themselves for the day, and I can't recall the last time I saw so many women in dresses.

For myself, wearing a dress is a rare event! I felt quite nice, in my skirt and heels and even stockings, as we browsed from stall to stall. My girls both got themselves a dress each and I came home with 2m each of floral .... fabric !

 But the thing that really surprised me was the amount of young girls (around the 20s) who all dressed the part,  even vintage hairstyles.

What a delightful and uplifting day it was !  Think I might start wearing a frock again more often !

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hi Everyone

Sunshine Award

Blogging is pretty amazing!  A month ago I had but ONE follower, and all changed when I joined 2 swapping 'clubs'. Made and received my first block swap, and next thing I am nominated for a Sunshine Award, by Cathy !  I couldn't believe it. Thanks Cathy, you are so kind! This is what she said...
                love your block - very pretty. I would like to nominate your blog for a Sunshine Award, 
your blog makes me smile ;-)

I am pleased to nominate 3 bloggers that make ME smile, always fun to visit your blogs ! You are Aunty Hennys  , My Three Sons and Selvage Blog

 Happy Sewing to all my friends! I am off on holiday for a week (Point Plomer, NSW and Coffs) phone, no TV, no sewing !