Saturday, October 23, 2010

October 19th, 2010

No photographers tonight and so a welcome change not to have to hunt for a car space!
A select seven this month. Emma, Shelly, Evi, Esther, Jennifer, Kate and Carolynn a first time visitor. It was so good to have Evi back and she kept us well entertained.

I don't know if anyone else looks after their DD as well as Esther. Esther ordered a Sacher Torte from Vienna for her DD's birthday and was amazed when it was delivered in 3 days! Full marks to the German Courier Service.

Esther is working on her crocheted throw - up to the 46th colour of the rows of chevrons. It is growing like Topsy!

Emma had organised a colouring evening at her house on Thursday. The project is to make a quilt to raffle using Helen Stubbings Faux Applique technique. So it was shades of kindergarten as everyone arrived with their box of coloured pencils.

And now for the photographic record

Carolynn shows us the tea side of her tea and coffee bag.
The ladybird cup on Emma's sixty teacup quilt (for more details see March post)
Shelly working on a Faux Applique block
Shelly, Emma and Carolynn
 Jennifer, Esther and Evi
Jennifer's prizewinning quilts. First prize - Floral Flourish and Second prize - Oriental 1
A better photo of Oriental 1 is in the March post. Floral Flourish appears in the December post. 
Jennifer's First prize Rosette from the Stringybark Festival
 Kate's No Name quilt made with the Snowball blocks in Oriental fabrics  won at the Ballarat Quilting Weekend. Emma sold me the perfect setting fabric. It was in stock at Chandler's Cottage.
 If you like the idea of going back to kindergarten and getting out your coloured pencils, then this is the book you need.
Carolynn and Esther hard at work colouring
Result of one evenings work. It really helps if there is a big gang and there is raspberry chocolate cheesecake and pavlova waiting at the end! Thanks for organising everything, Emma.