Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August news

The month seems to be flying by!
Anna is o.k no more visits to the hand clinic she is still home, always nice to have her around.

I have been very busy getting things sorted for Summer School Susan and I will be ready for photos in two weeks so not long now.
I am also going to Paducah next year everything is organised, so exciting just think of all the lovely quilts I will see not to mention fabric!
Speaking of fabric here are a couple of stripes perfect for fussy cutting. I bought them from Blueberries.

Mary from Mittagong received her Irish Circles back from the quilters, beautiful.

My computer is really slow The Boys have down loaded so much stuff I have been slowed, don't you hate that.
I was hoping to see the movie Jane Eyre but of course ended up seeing The Planet Of The Apes still the pop corn was excellent.
My stitching is going great the binding is on French Mosaic Connie the quilter has Miss Austen's Garden and I will take Nottingham away with me to Janet's this weekend and hopefully get it finished.
Then I want to finish my Folk Art quilt so that you can see it hanging at Summer School, I know its August still think I can do it.
That's all my news this time I have workshops for the next nine days so there should be lots of show and tell.
Happy stitching

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spring at last

Hi everyone, I saw this Parrot feasting on spring flowers a perfect picture for the start of the season.

I have had a busy time this week running my daughter to the hand clinic as she had an accident in Bali on her holiday and crushed her thumb, don't you hate those phone calls from your children overseas that start with don't panic but I had an accident on a boat in Bali!
Thank you for your enquiries for correspondence school everyone is welcome to join  you just need to email me direct with your details.

Lisa from Blueberries brought her finished Sampler to show us, all hand quilted and just beautiful.

Bev from Quiltsmith has just about finished her Folk Art Quilt.

Lyn from Quiltsmith has finished hers, I am a little jealous.

Do you remember Lyn made her Buttercup quilt for her granddaughter Zoe well here it is hand quilted and ready to hand over. My pattern for Buttercup will be in next months Quilter Companion if you would like to make it, issue 51 September issue.

And finally I went to the Camden quilt show opening on Friday night, such a great evening with lots of lovely quilts to look at. The sales table had such fantastic things. This beautiful tin had to come home.

Jan Cardy won a prize for her Lucy Boston quilt just look at her amazing hand quilting.

Susie dropped off my French Mosaic Quilt today I am very happy with the quilting it looks lovely so binding tomorrow but tonight I am going to relax and do some hexagons.
Happy stitching to all