Last Thursday I went to visit a dear new friend that I met at the November Craft Fair, she kindly showed me how to drive my quilting frame that my husband had bought me in Oct and I had tried it out and had a problem with my machine...also a new one a Brother PQ1500s...it seemed to tangle underneath all the time, so I left it in the corner ( of the lounge room...all 3.2mts of it - frame that is) a little fearful of using it......funny me afraid of a sewing machine and quilting table...Ha Ha. Well after 3 hours of fun and me trying fearfully to drive Felicity's sewing machine and frame, I think it came to me...at first it was like driving a bus ...very foriegn, Felicity said more power on the handle and slower on the corners........I seemed to do it all wrong at first then .... I GOT IT! Thanks Felicity your a gem!
I finished my small lap quilt I had taken with me.
Here is the front of the quilt...a pineapple log cabin I had made about 12 years ago and always wanted it machine quilted.
and here is the back...I did larger stippling and loved the look of it. I will show the finished quilt next time I promise....I just have to find the right color binding...so I must shop for it.
Then on Friday I visited Lobethal with a friend of mine Judy. We went to visit Mrs Moo a fellow quilter and blogger who we had meet through a craft forum we are in. We had tea/coffee at her home first and she loves moo moo's...hence all things cow around the kitchen. Love it. The visit was to pass on a swap we are in, but the highlight was to see Mrs Moo's beautiful quilts she had made.... . sorry no pics...visit the blog. It is so inspiring when I see others interpretation of a quilt, colors vary and it still looks so beautiful and Mrs Moo's work is so lovely..
Then we went to town, to a lovely market there in the old woolen mill, chatting, sipping coffee, yummy lunch and great company. Thanks Girls.
Now I am out to finish my UFO's and start some more...LOl....I have finished all my applique blocks that I showed you a sneak peek of last post...here is another sneak peak...I won't show it all till I am finshed.... and that will be soon I hope.
Now the warmer weather has gone away and we are having milder days and some spots of rain.... one or two ...it is trying to rain....but much milder days 23 c and lovely breezes. It is these times I love to have relaxing times outside, girls playing in the garden and me with my cup of tea and my stitching. Oh bliss! I have kept my promise to not start another until a UFO is done so am madly tyring to finish it, I am trying as I have seen 100 and 1 other projects to do after visiting Mrs Moo...LOL.......... O where will I find time?...does anyone know where it goes...I know as you get older but I so wish it was so like when I was a kid, it went longer I am sure of it, days took forever.
Yesterday while surfing the net I discovered Bitty, Bits and Pieces and it is an amazing Blog to visit....loads of helpful hints, quilts and also they are having a giveaway, so popover to enter.
Sorry about such a long post.
Dawn x x