17 June 2012

Crochet, play with ricrac, start a new quilt?

What a choice! I am home alone, the chores have been done, the sun is shining, a gentle breeze is stirring the washing - all's good. Now it's time to decide what to do for the next few, uninterrupted hours. I have a pretty crochet scarf that I could work on ... Or i could make ricrac roses ... Sew doilies to T-shirts and attach pretty buttons ... finish a quilt top ... Baste a quilt top ... Start a new quilt for my bestie's 50th (which is only 6 weeks away, eeek) Hmmm, I just can't decide! What are you doing that's creative this weekend? X dls

05 June 2012

Quilting on the Central Coast (NSW)

is alive and well! 

When I first moved here two years ago I was frustrated at the lack of places I could go to buy fabrics and quilting stuff. So, I dug a little deeper, and I found plenty of opportunities to get my fabric fixes. In the current issue of Down Under Quilts there is a special feature listing the local places you can shop. 

Check out the FREE online subscription now to see the Central Coast listing - www.creativelivingmedia.com.au 

Also on the subject of quilty things on the coast ... last Saturday night I attended the the annual 2GO Give Me 5 for Kids Charity Gala Ball. The hosts of the local morning radio show,  Sarah and Dwayne were the special guests. I had heard Sarah comment about sewing on air about a year ago, so I had vowed that when I went to the Gala Ball I would introduce myself. I really like to meet local people who sew, and those in the media especially, because I love to see the word spread - that sewing, quilting, craft, knitting and crochet are COOL, and not just what Nanna-used-to-do. I was surprised and delighted that when I introduced myself she told me not only does she sew, making curtains and stuff, she actually LOVES QUILTING! I look forward to having a Quilting Bee with her some time soon!