Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hi everyone,
I am still o.k I am prepared my car is packed, I can't take everything so the decision of what to take and leave has been very difficult.
Of course the pets all have a carrier ready, Barry will be the most nervous, he's the black rabbit.
The community meeting tonight was very good we all know what's going on.
Thank you everyone for all your emails and messages it does help.
The offer of homes for my quilts has been very generous unfortunately I can't get them to Sydney hopefully with all the back burning tonight Blackheath will be o.k 
I do have a request girls a family I know lost their house in the fires left everything behind as had no time to pack, even lost  the family pets. They are in need of women's clothes size 18 and 22 not many donations this size so if you have anything spare bring it along to our next class.
They are staying with friends so don't need goods or anything else, a charity quilt is already on the way.
Susie and Anne are also still fine it's all just so unsettling.
We are all looking forward to getting back to normal soon.
Lve to all,

Monday, October 7, 2013

Spring cleaning.

Hi everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
I have been tidying my sewing room and stash, you all know how much work that involves.
Good news is there are great scrap bags ready for Summer School.

But first Bev is the first to completely finish the marriage quilt.
All hand quilted and ready to give as a wedding present.
Congratulations Bev what a lucky couple.

I will be sending the invoices out later today for Summer School, thank you to the girls who went ahead and paid anyway you make it so easy to organise.
It was also lovely to hear from the girls who can't make it this year, I hope you all have a great 2014.

Here is proof of my tidying skills.

Wow now I don't want to mess it up.
I bought this lovely book so of course I keep finding a nice spot to sit and read.

And I have been doing a bit of crochet.
I am making the Game of Throws from a Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

And May Baskets is almost finished!
I think the warm weather has done something to me, I can't sit still.
Here are some class quilts.
Karen found the border for her lovely Bumble Bee.
And is also getting on with County 
Kilkenny, love the vintage piece of fabric in the middle.

Lynne has finished her wedding ring and as always it is hand quilted.
Another gift!

This is a very old pattern but a great quilt to sew quickly.
The Eiderdown by Natalie with an all over quilting pattern by Susie Anderson.

It's nearly the end of the year and Jan is getting ready for next year by finishing off.
Plain and Fancy

And Miss Porter and John.

Patchwork Plus Miranda has these peeper templates for those of you doing Birds and Blooms next year.
And some lovely new fabrics.

Anne has just returned from a U.S trip and bought this great bag of ready cut wool circles, perfect for Whimsical Wool.
I hope you enjoyed my up date today, I know I don't blog as much as some but I like to wait until I have plenty to show you.
Lovely comments last time great to hear from my cousin in England, hi Irene and I miss you too Lisa!
Have a great day everyone,
Karen x