Thursday, 29 October 2015

Early morning visitors….

This is the view just outside the window of the sewing room, and while I was standing at the ironing board this morning, I heard a lot of “bird noise” commotion.
This bottlebrush tree was full of activity, and I saw parrots, honeyeaters, blackbirds all flying in and out of the tree. My camera is fairly ordinary, but I zoomed in and got the following photos. The parrots certainly had an acrobatic “work out”, but the honeyeaters were too small and too quick for me to snap.
And you can’t see the action in this photo, but there were bees everywhere.
and more quilts……
Lyn made this quilt for her son’s partner, and used old doileys, and tatting that had been made by family members, and a touch of blue.
This garden trellis quilt was made by Mary, and quilted with an allover pattern.
This quilt is called Lollipop Windmills, and was made by Val, and was a Paper Bag Mystery quilt at a retreat at The Sanctuary.
The next 2 quilts were both made by Jayne, and quilted with allover patterns.
It is a month now since the move from The Sanctuary, and I still have a lot of sorting to do. My priority has been to get things planted into the garden here, before the real heat of summer gets here. I have made reasonable progress in this area this week, and have covered some of the garden beds with straw. I have also made good progress with some long overdue paper work that needed completing, and quilted a few quilts. The car has been serviced, and I have had a hair cut. All tasks that had been put off. The next few weeks will be busy too, with Adelaide Quilt Show next week, and then a “hen’s” weekend and then the wedding early in December. So there is lots to look forward to before the end of the year.
and a competition…..
I need to spend some time updating the information on this blog, as the Scheduled Retreat page is no longer relevant. In due course I will change the photos that are on there. In the meantime I am trying to come up with a new name for this house. It is the home of my quilting business, called Cornerstone Creations Machine Quilting, and that is big mouthful and too long, so I sometimes shorten it to CCMQ. I want a name to market future retreats that I will have here. The house is number 8, and I have considered Number Eight as a name. The house is on a corner, so maybe I could go with that somehow??? I am putting out a competition for my readers to help me come up with a name for the retreats. It is not a sanctuary here as it was across the road, as that was a very protected back yard, and you felt like you could have been in another world while there. But I am trying to close this in more by putting up a fence at the side, so it is more private. I still want this to be a place for people to come for “timeout”, and a place to create. Hope this info will give you some ideas for me. Smile
And this is a photo of my house at number 8, which is a work in progress!

You have until November 7th to enter this, and I shall have a nice prize for someone. Please leave me a comment, if you can, or send me a text, or email message, or you can phone if you like. And thankyou to all those who read my blog. I love to hear from you.
Time to load another quilt on Max, and then I need to go through my wardrobe and find some summer clothes.
Blessings, From Jude


jfoster8 said...

Why not just shorten it to Cornerstones Creations.

Pauline Clark said...

Beautiful Birds. How about CREATIONS @ NO 8.................

Sue SA said...

I am just channelling my childhood of hearing "Number 8 in the corner pocket" from that English show that aired billiards championships on the TV, about as interesting as watching paint dry! I will give the name some further more serious thought!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jude
Love the quilts! The garden is looking lovely and the birds are just beautiful.
A few suggestions - "Jude's @ 8", a touch of Audrey Hepburn!!
"Creations on the corner"
"Creative corner"
"Calm at cornerstone"
..and Creative Chaos!!

Jean McGee said...

Hi Judy, I think a fitting name or slogan would be"relax and create at number 8" but I will give it some thought and maybe. One up with another idea. Love the birds in your garden, you are a woman after my own heart. 😀 🌺🌻