Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Spring is almost here!

Wow! We had a great weekend at the Samford Quilt show, it was really busy. It was lovely to see so many people there, as well as lots of beautiful quilts.
 We had part of our Down in the Garden Block of the Month on display and it was getting lots of interest. Perfect for some Spring stitching I think :) We have several kits still available. Our fabrics are almost the same as the original by Leanne Beasley. Certainly all the main feature fabrics are the same. Rosalie Quinlan's Grandmother's Garden range is just so yummy and it is used in this quilt.
We have lots of other Springtime floral fabrics in the shop, no surprise there as they are my favourites.
We have a little Spring time surprise for you when you shop in store or on the website, if you spend over $10 you will receive a small gift from us during the whole month of September.....
Happy Spring time Sewing,
Love Liisa xoxo 

Monday, August 16, 2010

More new books arrive

I have had a great weekend! Mark had been away for 10 days in NZ for work and when he returned we went to the Brisbane Ekka, the first time in our marriage we have gone without the kids, they were 'over it Mum'! We wandered the foodie stalls and tasted the wines and cheeses and just plain dawdled about. It was great! We checked at the fashion parade and wandered down sideshow alley.... We stuck out heads into the show bag pavilion but did a quick reverse, so much rubbish in there! I was keen to stay for the fireworks but the temperature was dropping fast and it was pretty windy too so I opted for the leisurely trip home on the train.
We then went out for brunch to Emporium on Sunday morning and it was very civilized! We stopped for some retail therapy on the way to the airport at DFO and then Mark left for Perth! It was a busy few days and i did not get any sewing done at all, but sometimes life is like that! Though today I am busy stitching my Advent Angels BOM sample, We are having a stall at the Samford Quilters Quilt show which is on the last weekend in August and I am trying to finish the top at least by then...
New stock of the Hootie Hoo Family pattern has arrived for those of you waiting on it.
Sorry, there are no pics today as I am having trouble uploading them today! Silly blogger won't play nice!

Well I hope you all have a great week,

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Jelly Roll Book has arrived!

Just a quick post to let you know the new Jelly Roll Book 'Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts has now arrived. It is a lovely book and has lots of ideas for lap sized quilts.
Some other wonderful news is that Michelle won first prize in her category for her amazing 'Aunt Millies Garden' quilt, at the Brisbane Exhibition. Well done Michelle! If you are going to the Ekka drop in and have a look a the quilts, hers is the large Appliqued one with Red background and all those amazing flowers, it was a Piece of Cake design.
Liisa xoxo

Monday, August 2, 2010

Curvy Cushion

I have had a very busy month and I can not believe that I did not actually post during the last month, so sorry! Well, I am another year older now, and the partying has wound up for another year! I have several friends who share my Birthday month and it feels like we eat cake every day, it's a hard life, VBG.
I have just finished this month's GIFT club project and it is sure to make somebody your love very comfy!
 I have used Heather Bailey's range of fabrics called 'Nicey Jane' it is one of my favourites. It utilisies some free form curved piecing and would suit any sort of fabrics, in fact I have also another made from bold Batik fabrics too and I think it looks great.

All our current block of the month projects have their next installment ready for mail out or collection. I plan to put up actual block pictures of our samples onto the website later this week.Keep a look out for them.
I have finished the Kaleidoscope quilt and Tricia kindly quilted it for me. This term's class if full but we will offer it again next term.
I hope that this lovely weather has you all stitching away, I am trying to finish the advent angels BOM sample in my spare time, but there are so many new fabrics arriving that my  thoughts keep wandering off to new projects.... Until next time...
Happy Sewing,
Liisa xoxo