Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Big catch up....Photo heavy sorry!!

 Lots to show you today....
One of the quilts for show and tell on Saturday at the guild meeting...quilted with little clamshells, Anna has done about two thirds of the quilting.


I was given some lemons and found some passionfruit at the green grocer in Ocean Grove so made some lemon and passionfruit butter....hubby's verdict, "I guess it is ok!!" He might wear it one day!! Lol!!
I have begun working on another Aussie hero quilt, silly I know but couldn't help myself....
the request is for Queensland rain forest and boots....a bit hard as I do not know the Old rain forest, but not to worry, we wont let that hold us back!!




a cockatoo and a musk parrot...they need some detail on them

some butterflies and dragon flies

some ferny leafy things

the boots, they need some more stitching on them too and some laces,


this is how far along I am...Jill gave me a  1600 quilt so am using that for the base. Need lots more vegetation I think

I had to take a photo of this, it made me laugh......re the listening device in the All Blacks rooms last weekend...

and I forgot earlier photos but was back at the long arm quilter at Seachange with Pat and Valda today and we quilted this I Spy quilt...all ready for when I get to the binding, we used a yacht pattern, you can kind of see it along the blue fabric..I called into Bluff Road on the way home, hubby has been busy placing rugs

in the lounge area

by the front windows

last I saw him he was up the back digging over the vege garden...

I have put stuff away in the sewing room not that you can tell, I am waiting on a book case to empty some of the boxes. My excuse and I am sticking to it!!! 
Suppose I had better go and do something, my choice is  more boxes to pack or tracing out some more clamshells...no contest clamshells win hands down!!!!
Happy sewing.

11 comments:

Cheryl said...

Sue your new home looks absolutely beautiful and love that backyard. Your Aussie Hero quilt is looking amazing. Will be hard to part with

Pamela said...

I agree, that Aussie Hero quilt is amazing!

Jo said...

Looks like you are having fun with the quilting.
Not so good about the unpacking... Boy it's tiring

Diane-crewe said...

NO complaints from here about the number of pictures xx Esp. when we gat to see your lovely new home and colourful and beautiful quilts x He would not be allowed any of the butter if it was me!! lol x

Helen said...

Wow the Aussie hero quilt looks great, it's always those last few boxes that are the hardes to unpack :)

Fiona said...

I love how your Aussie hero quilt is coming along.. the colours are perfect and those ferns just right too... way to go~
Hugz

Moose-ings said...

Anna's quilt looks even better from further away. She's got a great colour sense. That new AHQ will look amazing!

I am said...

Good morning my happy friend ,wow your new home looks amazing,Sue your Aussie heroe quilt is coming along beautifully,i am impressed,well done my friend.xx

Julie said...

Hiya Sue, your Aussie Hero quilt looks just amazing, you do a wonderful job of covering all that they ask for. Your new home is looking pretty amazing too ... bet you cant wait to get all settled in.

Ondrea said...

Great ideas for that Aussie Heros quilt. Love the cockatoo and leaves. I love that front room of your new home. Looks really light with a fantastic outlook. I am still trying to find places to keep some of my sewing things as they are still on the floor. Good luck with yours. The I spy quilt is lovely too. Busy, busy , busy.

Kaylee said...

The Aussie Hero Quilt is looking amazing, a mammoth task you have set yourself there Sue. Yummmmm the passionfruit and lemon butter looks great...