Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I am absolutely over the moon! I'm not at home, so have no access to any photos. But if you check out the guild website you'll find pictures of all the prizewinners. And you'll see the spectacular Best of Show by Mariya Waters (one of my quilting heroes, and the quilt is just amazing).
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I've had a couple of days of enforced non-quilting, and below is the culprit. My Gammill threw a switch on the weekend, and I have been unable to source a replacement locally. My Gammill dealer will have one waiting for me when I see him in Sydney tomorrow. My usual pre-quilt show frenzy has been somewhat curtailed as a result.
I have been enjoying some relaxing knitting in front of the heater these past few cold evenings. I saw this diagonal knitted scarf at a market on Sunday, and figured out how to make one of my own - much fun! I'll be taking my knitting with me to Lisa's to keep me from snoozing in front of the TV after our busy days at the show.
I'm nearly all packed and ready to go. I couldn't have concentrated on work today anyhow - I'm a bit excited since I got a phone call yesterday inviting me to attend the prize ceremony at the quilt show tomorrow morning. Watch this space - I'll be bursting to share my good news as soon as I'm able.
If you're in the vicinity, don't miss the Sydney Quilt Show at Darling Harbour this week. I've heard that the quality of work on display is amazing. And if you're there, be sure to call by and say hello - I'll be working on the Dyed & Gone to Heaven stand (G26) with my friend Lisa.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Emma participated in the local schools dance festival, after much rehearsing & preparation. They did a piece based on the classic "Madeleine" children's story, and looked very cute dressed up as the "twelve little girls in two straight lines". Emma's best friend Brittany played the teacher Miss Clavelle as she has already had her growth spurt & is taller than the rest (that's Emma beside her holding the yellow umbrella). We were all exhausted after a week of rehearsals and twice daily performances at the performing arts centre.
Last weekend we made a fast trip up to Sydney to visit Rob's mum who has not been well. My brother-in-law Chris and his family were also visiting from Queensland. It was lovely to catch up, we don't get to see them often enough. Little Ella had a lovely time catching up on playing with her big cousins.
After the church ceremony there was time to catch up with friends and family. Here I am with two of my Aunties, Chris on the left and Cathy on the right. I am often told how much I resemble these two - I don't mind too much, they are both lovely.
I'll be back soon with more of what I've been up to - there has been art school assessments and quilt show preparation and classes and more, but that will all have to wait a bit longer.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Instructions: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following…They MUST be real places, names, things…nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.
Your Name: Nic
Famous Artist/Band/Musician: Nirvana
4 letter word: Name
Vehicle: Nissan Navara
TV Show: Neighbours
City: New Orleans
Boy Name: Nicholas
Girl Name: Nina
Alcoholic drink: Noble One (Botrytis, yum)
Something you wear: Necklace
Celebrity: Nicole Kidman
Something found in a kitchen: Noodles
Cartoon Character: Nala (from the Lion King)
Something You Shout: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
A Country: New Zealand
A Song Title: Nebraska
An Artist (painter, photographer, etc): Nancy Crow
A Reason to stay home from Work or School: Nausea
Something you’d see at a Zoo: Numbat
A Snack: Nuts
A Character in a Book: Noddy
Something Icky: Nostril hair
A Six-letter Word: Novice
Something Breakable: Nails (fingernails)
Non-Alcoholic Drink: Nice cup of tea (sorry)
Something you Whisper: No.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
I like this one better though - it is abstract (obviously) and was inspired by the dappled sunlight filtering through the trees onto the grass. It's not quite finished - I'll post another pic when it's done.
Wow - nothing from me for weeks, then you get inundated!
At last we have a new quilt shop here in the Illawarra - The Quilters Garden in Albion Park. I was there for a sneak preview on Friday night (apologies for my dodgy photography).
Friday, June 01, 2007
Didn't you? I know, I know - I'm sorry. I never meant to stay away so long, but my life is just ridiculously busy right now & sometimes I just throw my hands over my head & cry ENOUGH!! But now I'm back, and I promise to try hard & do better. Forgive me?