Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone.
Can you believe its Christmas again already.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and a fantastic 2011.
Be good and stay safe.
Catch up in the New Year.
My New Years resolution is to have a chat once a week at you have to chat back and encourage

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Quilt in the making.

Hi Everyone.
I have nearly complete my new quilt with the tiny hexagons in it.
Here is a picture of part of the near completed quilt, it is off at the quilters at the moment waiting for Vivienne's qulting machine to be free then I am going up to her place to help with the that will be different for me. I usually only work on the quilt tops BUT she wants me to help with this one....I will have to tell you how I go and if I like doing it
Here it is ....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cohuna & Warrnambool

Hope you are all fine.
I have been busy with a couple of workshops over the last few weeks, one up in the country at Cohuna and the other one down the beach at Warrnambool.
Cohuna was a fantastic weekend gathering of approximately 90 like minded women. With the home-made food and the friendly country women it was the makings of a great 2 days. There were 4 of us teaching a variety of different techniques, Robyn Falloon, Annette Blake & Lessa Siegele.I was teaching my speciality, fabric painting. The girls all did a brilliant job of their chosen panels, picking and mixing different colours to match their fabrics.
Great job girls!!!!!
My sister Marg & her 2 boys, Oliver & Jonah came with me to
Warrnambool for the weekend.
I had a great day on the Saturday with 8 very enthusiast students
at Fragrant Cottage. Thanks girls for your patience & great sense
of humour on the day. A good day in the end had by all
On the Sunday myself, Marg & her boys spent a day exploring Port Fairy. I have been down that way numerous times BUT have never had a good look around, so we parked the car & walked. We walked along the river down to the beach, in & out of the shops and finished with coffee & cake. (which we didn't really need) lol... Then back to Warrnambool to our other sister's for a lovely roast dinner.
Thanks Vic it was yummy ...

"The Light House at Port Fairy"
I will tell you all about my great weekend up at
"Sunny Stones" in the next few days, until then take care.
Cheers Kerry

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sydney Wholesale Market

My sister Marg & I heading off on a road trip up to Sydney to the QCE Wholesale Market earlier this month. We got lost only an hour from home, so it wasn't a good we had a GPS in the car also BUT that didn't help. We rang the hubby who got us back on track, then headed across to Kilmore, Broadford then up the Hume highway and on our way in the right direction lol. The first stop being "Stonleigh" Patchwork shop in Wodonga. Brought a little bit of fabric to start a small project while we were away. Stopped for lunch and a cuppa with my hubby at Yass on his way home from Newcastle, arriving in Parramatta around 7pm.
We had a lovely 2 days at the show, catching up & meeting with a lot of new and old friends.
Thank you to all the ladies that dropped by to say hello, it's such fun to be surrounded & talking to people with the same interest...I just love it.
Here is a picture of my stand number 59 set up.
I will be at the Melboure AQM in November , so if any of you ladies are there please drop by and introduce yourself to me & Marg, we will be on stand number 11.
Thanks for your help and great company
Can any one spot my new quilts ?
Cheers from me to You.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Roebourne & Perth

Hi Everybody, hope you are all well.
I have been away over the last month spending a few days catching up with a dear friend Sue and her family in Roebourne WA.
When I left here the temperature was around 14degrees arriving in Roeboune later that day to a HOT seemed so hot to me but mild to them as the temp in summer reaches up to why I went in the
Flying in was amazing looking out the window at the landscape below, the dirt is a real red and orange marble effect from the sky, the ghost gumtrees lining the dry river beds, it is so different but beautiful.
Went on a tour of a Rio Tinto iron ore mine, Cape Lambert where Sue's son is an apprentice diesel mechanic which boasts one of the longest and tallest jetty's in Australia....every thing was coated in red
Love the hard hat and dress
I met some of the local artists while I was in Roebourne.
Their paintings were divine and all so different, each with their own style and use of colour.
Sue took me to a kids playground so I could get a picture of me with one of the retired BABY dump trucks they use in the mines up there.
Yep!!!! that's me near the wheel.
Had a great few days up there BUT was glad to be heading down south to Perth to the cooler climate....that heats just no good for the hair style.
Sue came with me to spend a little time and a lot of money in Perth, checking out the patchwork shops, dress shops and the craft show was in ate, slept and spent even brought some knitting needle's and wool to knit a scarf...We had a ball.
Perth is such a beautiful quiet city. I fell in love with the mosaic and Morton Bay Fig trees in King's Park....came home on a mission to buy and plant one BUT haven't yet....I know I will never live long enough to see it grow BUT my great great grand kids can enjoy or curse me for planting it
Took the train down to Freemantle for the day, came back via a river cruise, had a pedicure and hot rock that was different, but fantastic. The weather was perfect. We both had a wonderful time.
We have made a pact to meet every two years, so two years from now we are heading to Sydney for a week of retail therapy, food and relaxation.
Below is a picture of Sue having tea and cake at a cafe in Freemantle.

So cheers for now.
Take care
Kerry x

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quiltaid 2010

I am proud to take part in this wonderful project again this year.
12 designers & 12 great shops.
Quiltaid 2010 will be launched today at Darling Harbour Craft Fair in Sydney, for those of you who will be attending please look out for them and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My New Quilt Name

Contgratulations "Ninki"
It was a very hard decision for me to pick just one name BUT in the end I had to go with "Gorgeous Georgia". Every time I look at my quilt I think of my fantastic holiday.
A big "thank you" to you all for your great suggestions.
You are a wonderful, sharing lot out there.
Kerry x

P.S. I will be back tomorrow night with a little shared competition. So please visit again as there is a wonderful prize up for grabs.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thanks for your help.

Hi everyone.
Thank you sooooooo much for all your wonderful suggestions.
Sometimes it's easy to name a new design then others I
just come up with a blank,
but you have given me so many fantastic names, it is hard to decide on just one.
But !!!! I will let you all know by the end of the week.
Until then.
Take care.
Kerry xxx

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Help Needed

Hi everyone.
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
The weather here has been just glorious.
I haven't done much over the weekend, just a little designs for a weekend workshop in June, finishing off another quilt which I will give you a peek at in the next couple of days.
What I really need is a little help in naming the last quilt I showed you in the post below.
It has raw edge applique and rows of pieced blocks in very bright rich fabrics as you can see.
I just got it back from the quilter over the weekend and haven't a clue as to what to call it...any ideas?
A free pattern to the winning name......(when I get the pattern complete)
Hope you can help.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kookaburra's and New Project

Hi Everyone
Hope you are all well.

I have a few photos I would like to show you .
Firstly is a picture of my birthday present I got from my hubby a few weeks ago, I just love kookaburra's so when I received this I was over the moon. It's a bird bath with 3 copper kookaburra's sitting on a piece of steel rod. Its looks devine in my garden.
The designer is from Tasmania named Kooper Tasmania, how clever some people are.
Secondly is a sneak preview of my new quilt I have been working on over Christmas.
I brought this bundle of fabric on my trip over seas last year in Atlanta.
It has a big appliqued panel across the top followed by row by row of different patchwork blocks.
I have been checking out fabric for a border. I think I have it right now.
Gee that can be the hardest thing to pick sometimes.
Not a lot of my quilts end up with borders BUT I just felt that this one needed it.
Once I have the borders on off to the quilters. Yippee !!!!!
The pattern should be available in a couple of months.
Take care.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Big Day

All the men in my life.....Graham, Ian, Beau and Zac.
My sisters Marg, Vicky, Groom Ian, Bride Megan and me.

Bride's brother Brad, Grooms bothers Zac and Beau, Ian & Megan, Bianca, Kelly & Jess.

My 1st son Ian and our beautiful new daughter in law Megan were married on 8th January 2010.
I was in charge of the boys for the day ...... LOL.
Now that's a was a big job, feeding them, making sure they were dressed on time and keeping them sober LOL...
They were all well behaved and looked sooooooooooo handsome I couldn't stop crying.
They were married in the gardens in Daylesford at "Saults" lavender farm.
The lavender was out and made a beautiful back drop for the photos.
All went well and a great day had by all.
I have 3 sons, so 1 down 2 to go LOL.
Kerry My 3 sons .