Friday, October 30, 2009

Woodend Teddy Bear Show Part 1

Here is Pam, who came down for the day from Echuca with her hubby Alan ..... that's not Alan in the photo, that's David who belongs to me. I think Alan was hiding ....... or talking to Wayne. Wayne and Julie came to the show from Mooroolbark - we have all been friends for a number of years and like to get together whenever we can. We are looking forward to spending a weekend at Echuca early next year!
Anyway, the photo shows Pam's quilt, A Teddy Bear Christmas. It has been a very popular pattern - and Pam is justifiably proud of her work!
Julie is a legend! She adores Christmas and anything to do with the festive season. She bought a gorgeous miniature bear from Rainebears, all the way from New Zealand. It is a Christmas teddy, named Merri, with little lights that flash, and bells that tinkle. That's Merri in the top right hand corner of the photo below, of the Rainebears stand. More to come,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tea Party

Yes, here we are at "Chookies"! Chookies is a friendship group that meets each month at The Patchwork Tea House at Warburton. It's a laugh a minute! Here I am with Bron (left) and Judy - two lovely friends of mine who are both working on Teddlywinks patterns. Bron is busy making "Sew Busy Bears" (can't wait to see it finished!), and Judy is proudly showing off her "Quilting Friends" bag - and rightly so! The bag was a project featured in the Spring issue of Australian Creating Country Threads and I am so thrilled that the girls have made it!
This one was made by Nessie, but she wouldn't be photographed! Both bags are in totally different colours to the one I made - and don't they look beautiful.
The photo below is of Teddy Bear Tea Party - made by Gurli. David and I met Gurli when we visited The Blanket Box a few weeks ago - the quilt was not quite completed, but I received an email from Gurli today with the photo - I love the green sashing, it compliments the teacup border beautifully.
Thanks girls, for sharing your achievements with us!
News and photos from the Woodend Teddy Bear Show, and Pam's quilt, coming soon!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Woodend Teddy Bear Show

We'll be there! Wouldn't miss it for the world!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

No Room

My lounge. Aaaarrgh!!!
Note the sign David found for me!!!! How appropriate!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Blanket Box

I have a "following" out there!!!!!! I met some ladies on Saturday who collect my patterns! Let me explain.
I spent the day at The Blanket Box, (shop 5/152 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb near Geelong). Zoe, the lovely lady who is the driving force behind this beautiful patchwork shop, asked me if I'd like to put on a display for a group of ladies who were doing the bus tour thingy.
So the day was spent like this.
Up at 5.45am .......... hmmmm ...... not used to this!
Left home at 7.15am ....... not used to this either!
Did the cross-country trip to the ring road, then picked up Princes Highway to Geelong ..... not used to this either!
Arrived at the shop just after 9.00am.
Set up the display in a fantastic room at the back of the shop where Zoe's classes take place. David came with me which was a blessing - he helped to hang the quilts.
Then cuppa time, just before the first of Zoe's regulars arrived.
From then on it was a steady stream of people until a pause at midday when we grabbed a bite to eat - thank goodness for Subway across the road!
Here's a photo of, from left to right, Betty, Gurli (both regular customers), Zoe and me. Taken by Himself, he was delighted that he hadn't cut off our heads!
Here are a couple of shots of the shop. I just adore Zoe's lovely timber counter! She had a great range of fabrics, and I was especially excited to see a collection of Maywood Studio's Woolies Flannels there. I have a design in mind for those.

Then the bus arrived, and 38 excited ladies descended upon us - they had a ball! I had some great feedback about our patterns, and some of them even admitted that they were avid collectors of Teddlywinks patterns! (Watch out, ABC TV's "Collectors" show!!!)
Thank you Zoe for inviting me for the day - we are hoping to do it again sometime.
Thank you to all the lovely friendly ladies who made the day so much fun.
I have come home tired, but mentally refreshed and eager to begin designing more delights to tempt you!
P.S. Gurli - remember to email me a photo of your quilt so I can post it on my blog - I'm sure everyone will love to see it!
P.P.S. Ladies - if you can, send me photos of any of my designs that you make up - I'd love to see them, and also let me know if I can put them on my blog for everyone to enjoy!