Thursday, 29 March 2012

Another weekend in "The Shed"

Last weekend was a busy one in "The Shed" at The Sanctuary, with a Colour Therapy workshop with Marie Holly. Photos below show some of the action, great concentration by some, and the resulting fabrics hanging on the line. Thankyou Marie for another great class, and the girls who attended, from Bordertown, and towns just "over the border", Serviceton to Dimboola, and Horsham.

Can't wait to see what the girls do with all their colourful fabrics. I think they have a lot of ideas floating around in the heads after being inspired by Marie, and seeing how she has used some of her fabrics.
Think there might be plans for another weekend, going a bit further into the arty field with the dyed fabrics.
Stay tuned for more info later.

Well, another 2 postings in the one day, will be quiet for a few days now.
My "baby" son will be 24 years old tomorrow, and my baby grandson will be one this week, so it will be some family time for a few days.
Enjoy your weekend, whatever you might be doing,
Blessings, From
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Latest quilting

A few more photos of recent quilting jobs, just because I havent blogged, doesnt mean I have been idle or absent, thanks to those who enquire, which prompts me to add something.


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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

In the garden

It has been a rather hot, windy day today, and all afternoon I have been listening to the windmill at The Sanctuary squeak away, so when I went over to water I took the oil can! Something I have been meaning to do for ages. Fixed the squeak!
Then while I was watering some plants I was so disappointed that the crocuses that were happily flowering last week, have all disappeared, and I missed the opportunity of a photo. So back across the road I went and picked up the camera, so as not to lose anymore chances and took photos of what I could see.

Some nerines just out this week, hope they last a bit longer than the crocus!

This is the squeaky windmill, or I should say WAS. The last yellow flower of the knifophila???..... (cant spell it, but maybe you know what I mean)... and the lavender behind. When I bought the windmill at a clearing sale, my neighbour commented how Rusty it was, I told him it was Rustic!!
That little word makes all the difference to the meaning.
He just laughed. He is also a singer, and later came over with his guitar and proceeded to sing to me, the Windmills of your mind! (And before you get any ideas, I will tell you that Nic is 83!)   
Not sure where to put this pot, but it seems quite happy in the verandah at this stage. Lots to learn in this gardening world.
More rustic, as in the wheelbarrow a friend found for me for $5!

These zinnias did look better last week, so maybe I can give them a little hair cut and get more out of them yet this season. ?? 
Found these asters in the back corner, all looking pretty.
And this is whats left of the crocus, which was so pretty last week. I will remember next year, not to hesitate.

And my tree dahlia looks pretty happy in its spot. Might need to shift that rustic wheelbarrow to another spot or you wont see it at all.

Verbena all pretty and pink.
And I am pretty happy with this maidenhair fern, looks happy doesn't it?

And not too sure what this is called,  spider something I think. And its doing well too.

Have a weekend workshop this weekend, Colour Therapy with Marie Holly, looking forward to seeing what the girls produce.
 Michele Hill is coming to The Sanctuary May 4-6th, and if you read Michele's blog today, she announces, that she is cutting back on teaching in the future, so maybe now is the time to book in for a weekend with Michele while you can. (I am still not sure how to put in the link to her website, but will try).
Well after all that news, 2 postings in one day, after over a week with no news, I better go and load another quilt. Looking forward to cooler weather in the next few days.

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Statler Users Gathering

An industrious group at the gathering, lots achieved, Elaine finished lots of projects, she even amazed herself. Gayle sewed until her machine started smoking!!, Naomi sewed a binding, and did some hand sewing, and Helen and Pam worked on their hand sewing also. We did lots of networking and watching teaching videos and reading quilting magazines.
Some went shopping and photo below is Helen's purchases!!

And all too soon, 3 days had passed and it was time to go back home and all that awaited us there.
We missed the 2 girls who unfortunately had family issues at the last minute, but will be doing this again in August. I know I learnt a lot, and had time to play around with all the great things that Creative Studio can do, and met some great new friends, who all talked the same language.
Thanks for coming girls,
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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Last week's quilts


A few more photos of quilts done last week.
The weekend was spent at The Sanctuary with a fantastic group of ladies here for the Statler Users Gathering. Will post photos of this later.

Enjoy your week
Blessings from Jude
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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Colour Therapy with Marie

A few photos from yesterdays workshop in "The Shed" at The Sanctuary where Marie showed a few girls how to dye fabric.
They seemed to enjoy their day and finished off with a cuppa and chat. There are still a couple of places left in the weekend workshop with Marie from March 23-25. Hope the girls all come back with their show and tell after they wash their fabrics.
In the second photo above, it looks as though Pat is dying her fabrics to match her gloves and jumper!

Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing.
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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A few more

Just a few more of what I have done last week, just so you know I have not been idle.

Will do another post later of the happenings at The Sanctuary today.
Bye for now,
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