Monday, April 30, 2018

This and that...hefty with photos

Here I am having another catch up! I have been up in Melbourne helping Eve this last weekend, we have been to a card (postcard, cigarette card) fair where I was the gopher for Eve, had walks along the beach, sewing days..the usual kind of thing.
Morning walk along the beach

Lovely scallop shell

Maybe this is not a visitor as I assumed...he/she is back

the sky looks heavy today
The beginnings of an Aussie Hero quilt

and I got this far....the theme is shark!! Hubby thinks I should take away his extra tooth..what do you think?

I went on a bike ride down Cliff Road and returned books to the free library and brought home a couple more!
while I was out I also saw this...quite appropriate foe the day I thought!!

We have had some beautiful sunsets, the camera didn't really pick up all the colour, it looked much more intense in real life.

the supervisor took up a guarding role as I was sandwiching the clam shells

pinned and ready to quilt
No photos but I spent the weekend with Eve, gardening and taking her to a card (think postcards and cigarette cards) fair.
When I got home BOM #4 was waiting

yummy fabric

and all the supplies I needed.
A bit of expertise should have been included for me too, as I had three attempts at fussy cutting a hexie today......mmmmm
Today also was Bellarine Quilters day

Madga has been working on the raffle quilt for our Exhibition later in the year, the embroidered squares were donated to the group, it is looking a bit special.

Irene showed us her Bargello quilt

Judy had a lovely mini she made for a friend who had dimentia

Jan showed us a QFO she has made

Mary was working on the binding for her Japanese fabric quilt.

These blocks are Natalies, she and Mary are doing a Jen Kingwell BOM, they look amazing and quite different as each has put their own fabric in as well as what comes with the BOM.

and I managed to get three hexie sets done for Doing the Rounds..imagine how many I could have done if I could cut out properly!!
We are having shepherds pie for dinner, so I had better go and get it started or we will not be eating!
Have a great week.


Julie said...

Hope you had a nice time with Eve Sue. Your photos are great ... love the shark quilt you are working on. Not sure about the extra tooth ? Think it might make it look a bit comical. Have a great week Sue.

Jo said...

Sounds like a busy time. Hope you enjoyed you cards fair with Eve

Pamela said...

Great photos! The clam shells are fabulous!

Fiona said...

Lovely walks, lovely sewing, lovely friends.... it's all lovely at your place.... I bet the shepherds pie was too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Sue....popping n here to see what you have been up to! The tooth on the shark made me chuckle lol....and that letterbox...,a bit scarey but funny! My little Paris doggie used to supervise just like your the top of the staircase! Lovely quilts and have fun with Doing the Rounds!

Leeanne said...

I love the shark quilt! he/she has so much personality! Wonky tooth and all.
Happy quilting days to you......your clam shell quilt is gorgeous :-)

Ondrea said...

Is there no stopping you girl? Lovely pics and I thought it funny you found that shark letter box. I likd the tooth on your shar. Makes him unique. You have put that quilt together quickly. Love your new little hexie blocks. Knew you wouldn't be able to resist.

Diane-crewe said...

the sky is looking pretty ominous.. seems you are moving into Autumn .. wish were going into spring! STILL feeling like winter here x

Diane-crewe said...

ps. I LIKE the sharks tooth x makes him look a (little) less ominous xx

Raewyn said...

It looks like you have been busy Sue. Your shark quilt is looking great...he looks like such a character! And wow, cool to see your clamshells getting basted! Lovely wee hexies :-) Nice to see the show and tell from your quilt group too.

Moose-ings said...

Lots of great Quilty stuff! I like the shark's tooth, might put a small diamanté at the end of it, lol!