Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Show and Tell....

Oh My Goodness, what a day, what a smorrebrod of visual treats and great news at the Cottage today.

Found Pat in the Atrium Gallery, struggling to single handedly hang one of the many quilts for sale.
Clever girl wouldn't you agree?

Fran is busily finishing off some beautiful bullion embroidery, started in the Needlework Group meeting.

Soft toys completed for the Library quilts, 2 we saw in the making last week, Dinosaurs by Sheila and Heather has made a cute Zebra.

Lots of toiletry bags have been stitched by members over the break, they were all bought in today to have their drawstrings threaded, Ailsa had the great job of measuring off the strings, while Beryl,  Louise and Dorothy busily threaded away. 
Next week there will be another one of those lines of organised ladies busily stuffing said bags with toiletries for the Mums and Kiddies helped by Najidah.
Julie has been very busy over the break, she has made several charity quilts, one using the great 10 minute blocks from Suzanne McNeill, pop over to her blog for some great inspiration and a YouTube link on how to make these very simple but effective blocks.
Another of Julies charity quilts, the inspiration of this one from Lorraine, again a very effective design.

And just because she can........can do beautiful embroidery that is, Julie also made this adorable baby girl quilt.
Now I know embroidery on a pale background just isn't going to show, so here are some close ups for you, with a little help from Picasa.
Who could resist those teddies.  You can see by the pink dots (showing red) how much colour has been added to bring you a nice view of the embroidery.

Fae shared this lovely quilt made for another of her friends, lovely florals.

From the muted to the vibrant.
Wendy got a Grandies request to make him a quilt with Lego on it, so she designed and created 'Growing up with Lego' for him..

Mind you, no prizes for guessing what the little guys name starts with!
The center panel shows the step by step building of a 'Lego man' and is repeated along the top and the bottom of the quilt.
The border is of course 'Lego blocks'.  Wendy was also able to source some fabric  printed with lego blocks and pieced a disappearing 9 patch for the backing.

Lorraine had another bag to share with us, this one she saw in a magazine as a cushion, so of course it's a bag!, got enough cushions, needed another bag...not!
And where was Lorraine?

Down the back teaching a very excited Courtney some tricks on her new sewing machine!
One of Courtney's family decided she needed to upgrade and bought her a new Brother, light enough to be easily portable and a lovely little machine with lots of fancy stitches as you can see by Courtney's practice piece.

The Great arrangements for the Cottage Winter School have been finalised! Yay!!.
There is a very comprehensive booklet available in the cottage for perusal on all the tutors and the classes they will be presenting, and I will be bringing you a version of that in the next day or two, in the meantime pop over to the Buderim Craft Cottage site and click on the Winter School Button, or you could just go here and while you are over on the Craft Cottage site, have a browse around and check out the Atrium, lots of members from all of the Cottage groups have wares and treasures for sale.
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