Saturday, August 30, 2014

Opam, Just Book It

 Today I'm linking up with 
Lets Book It!

I honestly can't remember if I've used this one or not...but this is my book finished flimsy of the North Pole.
and I'm very happy to say that I have completed all of the blocks for my Underground Railroad

Now for my Opam
Opam 2014 Tally - 84

 1 Completed stitchery design by Marg Lowe
A craft Frame and box plus a number of tags, that I made at the Theodora Cleaves work shop.
A Christmas bauble...also designed by Marg Lowe

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shirts on the ready!

On ya marks get set..........
get creating....
Ideas always sound sooooo good in the head
and in the spur of the moment.
Then you receive the final cuts of shirts.......
and you think how am I going to do this...
I'm sure that there is quite a few of you at this moment feeling and thinking the same thing.
BUT......remember...
1....this is one way of getting out of your comfort zone
2.....it's a way of getting those creative juices flowing
3.....it's actually amazing the things you CAN come up with when limited supplies are handed over
3....enjoy the journey 
4....have fun
Lovely Marg starting to share the shirtings out into grab bags
My shirt bag opened and cuttings out on display...
Oh where to begin......
Now remember ladies only one other fabric of your choice is to join the pile.
and please......
don't stress you will have 12 months to come up with a completed project.
So go get those creative juices flowing...
I can't wait to see what you'll come up with.
....and anyone can join in at any time...
more the merrier.

Hugs
TRACEE

Monday, August 18, 2014

A day of play part 2

This is what I got to create on the day with Barb
It was so much fun to just go with the flow and not get too precise with the creating side of things
We got to paint, stencil, spritz, tie, stamp and stick
and fancy that....I even managed to get a little shopping done.
This a Max & Louise Pattern that I picked up and some of Barbs beautiful thread keepers and buttons.
A big thanks to Barb, Karen from Mrs Martins Quilt Shop and all of the gorgeous ladies for such a wonderful day.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Day of Play

What an amazing day...fun was had by all.....
Well....I guess that I really can't speak for the all but I do know a few ladies that had a ball.
Like Sue, Tania, Shez, Melody and my dear self.
This here ladies is Barb Smith.....you may know her as the Wood Cutters Daughter.....or Theadora Cleave
It was so great to meet her and to get to do a work shop with gorgeous lady.
Barb makes the most amazingly adorable wooden buttons.

Melody and Shez
and who would these two cheeky buggers be....
yep my gorgeous friends Sue and Tania.
We always have the best times when let out to play.
Here are some pics of the items that Barb has created and has used her buttons in.
It all looked so gorgeous
 On the day we received a goodie bag with some buttons and fun things to use in our creations.
This is what Sue created
and this is Tanias
I'll show you some more tomorrow......I'd hate to overload you with pics.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunday in Echuca

We obviously have a great time away together.
You certainly can't beat great laughs, friendship, wonderful food...with a little bit of wine and
plenty of creative sewing to make a fantastic weekend.
 Sues and Tanias completed Sailboats
 Along with Margs...these will look great on the High Seas
 I got my North Star finished
 as did Sue
 All of Sues completed blocks....how great do they look.
We just need to make up a corner block we have decided to do some form of friendship block
since we all did this together. Then to add borders, backing and binding.

 Sue also finished another Aussie Hero quilt top.
What a gal....so very generous.
 Marg with her completed North Star
 I also completed a Marg Lowe Stitchery
 These are all of my completed blocks...it is such a great feeling getting all of these completed.
Thanks Girls this was great fun.
My blocks are made from The Kansas Troubles range and The backgrounds are the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Range
 My blocks with Sues blocks
 This is what we all achieved for the weekend.
 and these blocks are my personal achievements along with one small stitchery
 Sues achievement.
 Margs achievement
 Tanias achievement.
Looking forward to our next catch up girls.
Well done...a big pat on the back to you all.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Echuca let the fun begin.

 Saturday morning we decided to go and have a little wander around the shores of the Murray River.
 The things you find.......Yes this is the very rare thong tree.
As far as I know it only grows along the banks of the Murray and doesn't need much water.
You may need to fertilise with rubber regularly .

You really need to get organised girls.....maybe try to push in the same direction next time...
Some mothers do have them....
Another rare species, but I do believe that they are slowly becoming more popular.
Just a sprinkling of yarn and you should have a happy healthy tree for a long time.
Back to work.....Sues Birds in the Air Block
 and Margs Block
 This is my Block
 Tania doing the old fashion pressing with wooden iron....hence that we didn't have one but the rolling pin came in very handy.
 and Tanias Drunkards path finish
 My sail boat whipped up in no time at all.
 Margs Drunkards path
 It was quite late at this stage...I think that this is where Marg may have needed some coffee.....
 or sleep.
My Flying Geese
 Tanias Birds in the Air
 Sues Drunkards Path
 My Drunkards Path.....mmmmm I may unpick the machine appliqué and re do it.
Tanias Drunkards path.
A very productive night indeed.