Sue's place in the sun

Monday, December 31, 2012


my sscs present

the wall hanging
My SSCS travelled from Sydney to Melbourne where we spent Christmas with our youngest daughter Elizabeth, her boyfriend Jared and his family. Our eldest Kate her husband Graeme and their girls Lily and Violet and our youngest son Chris also came. That left Joshua, Jaclyn and Charlotte at home in Sydney, Josh has been teaching English at a local high school but wasn't there long enough to have enough holiday pay to make the trip. We are planning on doing Christmas with them soon.

I'm sorry for missing the bottom but doing things one handed is really interesting, you see my right hand is in plaster almost to my elbow. I have a bone in my hand broken after colliding with and tripping over outside AAMI park on Friday night when we were going to see Melbourne Victory play Newcastle Jets football game. Instead I spent a couple of hours in emergency having x-rays and my hand plastered, now in a sling for the next couple of days. We travelled home yesterday with Steve doing all the driving, I cant and Chris is on his P-plates and can only drive an automatic car not the manual 4 wheel drive.

Thanks chooky for organising it and Nemo for the lovely gift

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Swaps, swaps and more swaps

Swap 14

rainbow jelly roll

swap 31

swap 29

christmas fatquarter  switch a roo

rainbow bag
On facebook there is a group called Rainbow charm square and more swaps I joined this group maybe back in August or September and so far have a huge pile of fabric to start making rainbow blocks next year. I want to make Oh Fransson Paint box quilt, the scrappy blocks.
Sally organised a christmas fatquarter switch a roo, I sent 4 fatquarters and got 5 back. The pink Sarah Fielke St Ives, Kate took as it was an extra and I already had it and the pinky brown flower was one I sent so I used it in the WMQG as wrapping for my mug rug.
I cut up some of the other charm squares and made this bag, the pattern is the Sawyer bag from Sara from sew sweetness.

Latest sewing

designer charm square swap
 On my design floor this afternoon is 224 half square triangles, these are from a charm square swap on facebook. I contributed 2 fabrics, a Anna Maria Horner and a Kaffe Fasset, there were 28 participants and the range of fabric is wonderful. I went to Wollongong Modern Quilt guild meeting yesterday all my grey squares cut and ready to draw lines across on the diagonal, stitch them and cut them in half. Today I pressed them open and then played with them on my lounge room floor. On Tuesday I am off the the Cottage Quiltworks at Warriewood for sewing day organised by Sarah Fielke and this is the project I am planning on taking.

my Kris Kringle from WMQG with my plain fabric
 Rachel the chief organiser of WMQG organised a Kris Kringle for our Christmas sew day yesterday. The 6.5" squares are what I received and the plain fabrics is what I plan to sash each block with and make an I Spy quilt that my granddaughters can play on.

mug rugs
 The mug rugs I made using up scraps of Denyse Schmidt fabrics bought from Spotlight on sale. The one on the left is using all the selvages sewn together, cut up and resewn together. I'm keeping that and the one one the right is what i gave for the Kris Kringle at WMQG.

bakers dozen drink coasters, wedding present.
There are placemats also but they are still to be made.
The chaplain to Sydney uni cricket and union teams got married on Friday. Mike ( the chaplain) and Amanda did a simple afternoon tea at the church instead of a big wedding reception. I made some drink coasters out of charm squares and planned to also make some place mats. The place mats didn't quite make being made but will be waiting fro them when they come back from their honeymoon.

Monday, December 3, 2012

SSCS arrived

ornament on tree

do not open until Christmas
My SSCS parcel arrived today from Norway from Tonje (I hope I have spelt it right). I have put the ornament on my tree and the parcel under the tree.