Friday, March 19, 2010

Getting Close Now!

With only a week to the Quilted Crows Gathering, I thought I would hunt out my mug bag in readiness for what is sure to be another fantastic day! My sister and myself have been to all these gatherings since they started. We've had some great designers over the years...Helen Stubbings, Leanne Beasely, Rosalie Quinlan, Natalie Bird, Anni Downs, Lynette Anderson, Natalie Ross, Kerry Gillespie (Hope I haven't missed anyone out) I think each year, we come home with something new that we've learnt...With Helen Stubbing one year, besides showing us how to needleturn applique and her colourque technique, she also showed me how to do a knot, by wrapping the thread around the needle and running it down the thread...I know its only small but makes stitching life so much easier!(No more trimming knots)lol! This year we have Gail Pan and Marg Low...who are also two very talented designers. I have been very slack this week and have no sewing to show, however, I have traced, ready to stitch another vintage cushion. Most of today has been spent cooking, ready for my eldest boys big 13th birthday this weekend! Not sure where all those years have gone...it's a bit scary how quickly!

12 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How exciting....love you cup bag.

Roseanne said...

Yes they grow up to fast one minute there 13 the next they are 26 well that is how old my baby is.

Tozz said...

I am sure you will have a fabulous time and I love your mug bag :) Kids do grow up so quick. Happy Birthday to your son :) hugs Vicki

Sue-Anne said...

You are going to have a great time at Quilted Crow - wish I was going. I was at Marg's house today and got a glimpse of the projects, they are stunning. Happy 13th birthday to your son!

Shirley said...

Love your mug bag, you have really pretty fabrics. Good luck with the teenage years. I am sure your son will have a great day.
Shirley.x

Jo in TAS said...

Pst Kerry Gillespie, just in case she's reading, don't want to miss her out!
I'm so excited, I love the gatherings. Helen S will be at our table too so maybe she can give you some more pointers :)
I'll bring my mug bag too!
See ya next Saturday!!

Chookyblue...... said...

have fun with Marg and Gail......these types of days are always so much fun.........

Cath Ü said...

I hope you have a ton of fun at the Gathering... wish I was with you all..

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Maggey and Jim said...

I too love coffee and love your cup bag.. So cute..
Maggey

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Only one more week. Can't wait!
Jane.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

If it's anything like our weekend with Anni Downs last weekend, you will have a blast....
Love the cup bag. I'm looking to make one of these myself....

DAWNIE said...

Yes I too use this method to knot a needle - is very quick and efficient. This mag bag can you believe is what got me into blogging after seeing similiar one in homespun by a favourite tassie blogger of mine - Jo.