Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas - Pressures, Sales and Luncheon

Popped into Johnno's for some ric-rac to finish a charity quilt and spotted this lovely vibrant range of fabrics. 
Robin told me that she is really feeling the pressure of that other (cheapie) fabric store's sales push and has decided to have a sale of her own, all her beautiful quilting fabrics are going out the door for only $7.99 a mtr. and once they're gone - they're gone!.  Robin will be concentrating on other avenues, so sad to see another local retailer feeling the push of the big buyers.

Was a bit startled to see Kym has sprouted wings!!!, Always knew she was an angel, but wings? really?
And who's lovely quilt is that on the wall? looks like Marie's!

Kym also mentioned she was having a bit of a sale, the called it the BO - - sale, yeah ok, so all I remember is the Bloody Old bit, kinda resonated, you know what I mean?
Anyway, pop in, mention the sale, and Kym will be only too pleased to point out the range, lots of lovely pinks in there too.

The Christmas Luncheon was a real hoot by all accounts, and thanks to Lainey here are some pics for you to relive the fun or for those of us not able to make it to see some of what the gals got up to.

First to breast the bar - so to speak - Marie and Marcia
Marcia was also the M.C. for the day, and from what one hears did an outstanding job.

Sheila was presented with 2 "Gemstones' jelly rolls,  in just her colours.
We thank the Patchwork Angel gals for their discount, very kind.

The meal was delish, as ever, with a choice of 2 mains and 2 desserts.

The tables were beautifully set

with a gift for each gal, little buckets of chockies,

Christmas hats and everything needed to play games.  Well, not all games, no skipping ropes etc but the kind of games quilters play at table.
There was colouring in....
 Sue didn't go outside the lines - nope - not even once, she must have been holding her tongue just right!

Wow, look at the concentration, ('cept Dorothy, she must have finished!)
Yep, eveyone had a great time!
Thanks to those who organised, those who did and of course, those who served up that lovely luncheon.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday night

This is not the best photo of Fiona's quilt - in the flesh it is stunning..............

......................the binding needs to be done ASAP as its a Christmas gift for her daughter.

Debs is making good progress on her GTASB quilt..............

Tish is winding her thread to unwind!!

Jane B was showing off her new bag made by Sue.

Jackie's work...........lovely colours, as usual.

Beautiful embroidery by Elaine.

Christmas decorations by Jane A.

Pins and 1" squares looking pretty in Leanne's basket.

Doggie fabrics kept Jules busy.

 This is so lovely - Marlene completing a workshop project.

Yola tried her hand a machine quilting on this table runner.

Denise spent her evening reading.

Clamshells by Jenny.

Jane B's magnificent hand piecing..........................

Christmas party next week to finish off the year.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Day 1 of the Christmas Excitement

The Cottage Christmas Fair was off to a wonderful start this afternoon.
Grabbed a few pics of goodies for you to drool over.
Well set up for the crowds to come, Treasure Heather was just waiting for that first sale with an amazing blue and white quilt as her backdrop.
A Christmas tree sporting some sweet little decorations with place mats surrounding its base, table runners and stockings on the display behind.
Great selection of Table Runners, all sizes and styles are to be had, including the rather innovative 'watermelon slice'....hmmm  wouldn't mind a nice slice of chilled, juicy, sweet melon about now.....

A longer table runner, one of the Advent Calendars and two of the many Christmas Stockings.
Lots of Kiddies Wall Hangings, and more table runners
More Wall hangings, Coasters and of course....gloves....for both gardening and machine quilting.
One the side wall, lots of quilts - some you will recognise from previous posts, all capped off with a lovely double sided Christmas Bunting.
More lovely quilts....
Of course these are just a few quick snaps from around the room, so much more to see and even to snaffle for a loved one, Marie's innovative shoe bags, aprons fit for a Christmas Luncheon Queen, or even King, stuffed toys, books, table throws, avocado bags, etc., etc.

Do hope to see you at the Fair tomorrow
Starts at 8.00a.m. and winds up at 2.30pm
5 Main Street Buderim  - - Opposite the Sate Primary School

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Party Mood for our Christmas Fair

Yep, lots of excitement at the Cottage today, it was 'sign in' day where the gals all bring along their Christmas Fair offerings,
Some even dressed for the occasion in some fantastic slacks, bribes and $$$'s were offered to Marcia to  part with her 'Party Pants' but she couldn't be tempted.
Can't blame her...
Mountains of gorgeous goodies for the sales tables, but managed (thanks Sue) to snaffle some pics of a few of the offerings
There are always bags offered for sale, and this one is a beauty.  Some stunning Japanese fabrics featured on a beautiful soft tote.
Christmas Stockings, well where would we be without Christmas Stockings for the little ones?
Sorry about the appearance of the misshapen foot on one, it had stuffing in it and didn't photograph very well.  It's a lovely stocking, believe me.

A stunning wall hanging featuring circles of lovely Japanese fabrics and straight line quilting.

Small sampling of stuffed toys, fabric book  and neck pillows.  The circles on the pillows are appliqued felt with a heavy thread quilting.

Even though everyone is busy with the Fair, there were two charity quilts for Show and Tell.
Inga completed this mainly pastel string quilt for Najida.

Val created this quilt using Aboriginal designs and fabrics for Laurel House.
Laurel house has opened another office in country Queensland, where most of the clients are of Aboriginal descent. 
The Laurel House folks purchased some fabric for Val's group to get them started, and it's no surprise that Val's quilt is the first one completed.
A closer view of the lovely 'ripples in the pond' quilting.
Our Cottage will be open Friday 29th November from 2.00p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
and Saturday 30th November from 8.00 a.m. until 2.30p.m.
for more info. pop over to the Cottage Web page here

Hope to see you at the Fair!
The address is:-
5 Main Street
(Opposite the State Primary School)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thursday night

Sue was on supper duty - that always bodes well for us all!!

Yola was doing something great.......................

Fiona was dressing her flat people....................

Hand piecing for Jenny...............

Its very sad that as we get older one pair of glasses is not enough!!!

GTASB quilt block - Debbie

Scottie dogs kept Jane A busy...............

Sue's pretty "stuff"...........................

Winnie the Pooh quilt for Sue's twin granddaughters...................

Yola and her sister were had some hand applique to show us.............

An iris done by their sister Iris - true story!!

Another GTASB block by Debs

Tish is still winding those threads!!!!!!!!!!

Jackie's work - as usual, lovely fabrics.
Till next time!!
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