Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A great day.

Hi Everyone, yesterday was my daughter Anna's graduation she now has her Masters in chiropractic.
What a great day watching all the families, everyone was smiling and looking so proud soo many hugs!
It's not often you get a day where no matter what your background or country you come from the experience is the same, wonderful.
Congratulations to my dear Anna.
Thank you to all the girls who have booked in for summer school one class is just about full!
You will get a follow up email soon.
I have sent all the emails so if you don't have one email me again.
I did send them in groups of five but if one didn't go through I am not sure if the rest did, some got the email twice.....sorry about that. My little lap top is in shock so many out and in.
I am hearing helicopters hope no more fires.
I have had some lovely emails from the American girls asking me my teaching schedule in America, I am coming on a tour with a group of my friends (all quilters) we will be in Paducah for the show first so I would love to meet any of you there and one day if asked I would love to teach in America.
Last Monday I shopped  at The Crewel Gobelin Killara, I fancied doing a cross stitch, Picked a needle case on the cover of the book below, the girls were so helpful they had a kit ready for me and sold me a space age magnifier as I was sure my linen had no holes. I know when will I get time mmmm no answer but it does look pretty.

Sneak peek.

Here is a sneak peek at one of next years block of the month quilts, in progress but looking good, the other block of the month is a large applique, I love that a few of you have booked into summer school to get a head start on the applique without seeing mine , such faith.
Well that is all today I am having a cutting out day and so far not much done.
Hope you are all having a great day wherever you are.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 2012

Hi everyone, sorry it's been so long I have been busy getting ready for next year's classes and I am very happy to say I am fully booked for 2012. So excited about the trip to America and for those of you coming along remember the lead up is nearly as good as going so much planning, I already have some U.S money.
The emails should arrive next week for Summer School, to be exact Tuesday 20th so if you don't get one email me as I have a long list so please forgive me if I miss you it would not be deliberate just my limited skill with contact lists.
The issue of Quilters Companion is out with the Buttercup pattern in it, a very nice issue with lots of nice quilts.
The photo's on this post will be the last with my old camera, my friend Robin had such wonderful photos of her holiday in Europe I had to have a camera like hers, so we should get better photos when I learn how to use it properly.

O.K some show and tell, first the lovely weekend at Janet Edmonds farm was fantastic as always.
Here is Robin with her finished Bluebell.

Janet also made Bluebell and gave it to her sister for her birthday.

There was a lot of homework done at Cottage Quilt Works such wonderful enthusiasm.
Here is Di with her finished machine quilt, she did not use the V&A fabrics, love the Randolph stripe on the border.
Kerry just needs to add her border.

Here are some more photos of the embroidery from Leonie.

Over to Patchwork Plus Miranda and Elaine has finished her Anna Quilt, she made it for her grandaughter.

Patchwork Plus, yummy fabrics.

Just love Jan's pile of hexagons.

And finally Barb is finishing the Bridesmaid Quilt, I love it when an older design comes out again.
Someone wanted to buy my Bridesmaid Quilt and sometimes when someone really loves your quilt it is hard to say no but at the end of the day I just couldn't part with mine.(yes I have sold a couple)

Well it is nine thirty and I have to get ready for Mittagong Tomorrow so I think that is all the quilting news.
I have had a day at home and maybe because it is spring I have done out my wardrobe and sent four bags to lifeline, I wonder why it feels so good to have a clean out.
Hope all is well with you all,