Tuesday, 12 March 2013

March 12, 2013

Time for another update, and the weather is still HOT, supposed to reach 39 deg today and then hurray, it should be much cooler for the rest of the week and back to a comfortable 28!!

It was a long weekend here in South Australia, and the Statler Users Gathering was held at The Sanctuary. We had a great weekend, with all the girls travelling from 3 to 7 hours to get here. The air conditioner went all weekend, and we did not venture outside during the heat of the days. Some good people walked early in the morning and saw the white kangaroos which Bordertown is famous for, and one morning Elaine ventured in the other direction and found some camels.


Much was achieved by the girls, and as usual Elaine is the over achiever, working on about 6 projects! I managed the do the binding on a quilt, so that is one complete finish for 2013.


Brekkie outside in the cool of the morning for Elaine and Gayle.


My crocus were the only real colour in the garden, and you need to be quick to see them, as they only last about a week.


Alison showing us something on her laptop. We talked about the latest update for Creative Studio, using Stand Alone Mode, and PVM. Lots of discussion on favourite patterns, threads, waddings and issues relating to our business’.


And this is Alison’s Show and Tell, her finally finished Dear Jane quilt. Amazing effort, such tiny pieces in the blocks.

The next scheduled Statler Users Gathering is August 24-26. It’s great to spend time with others who talk the same language and share our experiences. Always good to hear other’s points of view and give us something to think about.

So after a lovely few days, it’s time to keep going with the quilt on the machine that I started last week and need to finish soon. Will be staying indoors today and look forward to cooler weather.


From Jude


Marilyn Popplewell said...

Jude, it looks like you and all of your fellow Statler Sisters enjoyed your sewing time together. Quilting really is a universal language. Thank you for sharing. We have an over achiever in our quilt group as well. Her name is Jane, so I can relate to your Elaine. Happy sewing and long arming. Blessings.

Sue SA said...

Glad you all had a great weekend, now I simply have to catch up with Elaine tommorow night to see what she finished! Love the crocus flowers, might need to get some for my garden!

Cathy H said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend.......hope it starts to cool down for you......