Sunday, April 28, 2013

Catching up and what one artist did with APS

Been a while since I have posted a blog, been pretty busy, sick and the weather in Sydney has been more like summer then winter. The days have been gloriously sunny, and being a 'sun bunny' I have just so enjoyed being out side.

All is exciting at present with our release of Coffee & Cream (go to: to view this stunning rendition of silk, lace, amazing quilting and of course inspiring embroidery designs!

We have also re-released Jenny's Heritage as an eBook on a CD. This is not only a fabulous quilt, but an amazing learning experience, so if you want to create and learn, then this is for you. Not only are the directions for the quilt on the CD, but for fabulous pillows also. So let your creativity fly!

Speaking of creativity, let me introduce Nilda Lebron. Her daughter emailed me that her mum spoke little English but had completed the A Place in the Sun  quilt. She sent me lots of photos so I thought I would share these with you - truly inspirational.

Nilda Lebron

Nilda used a decorative stitch to cover the Jenny Join. The results are stunning - one would not think these were seams rather a fabulous decorative addition A Place in the Sun

Bakc of quilt and pillows. Nilda made pillows - scalloped borders and all from her sample stitch-outs!

Nilda's version of A Place in the Sun  - front view - love the colors Congratulations Nilda  

Front of quilt on bed and matching pillows!

I love seeing what artists do with our designs - this is simply the best. A Place in the Sun quilt is entirely quilted and embroidered in the hoop (with built-in-stitch cutting lines). There is no chance of error - so if you have a 7 1/2in square hoop or larger this is a must for you!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Busy Easter and More

'Bug...' I just lost everything I had already written - so frustrating, and more so, I have not a clue how I lost the whole post, which I had just finished!

Starting again....

I spent Easter up at Toowoon Bay, at my holiday escape, had not been up since the end of January, my the year is just flying by!!

Robbie and I had a couple of days shopping, swimming and worshiping the sun, topped up my tan beautifully - weather was perfect and the water warm.

April is the most popular month for Birthday's in our family with Mum, Dad and Sammie all being born in April. Our newest April baby is Frankie (Simon, Kirstin and Clea's daughter), she turned one on April 1. Unfortunately I have no pictures as she was sick when I went up to see her on March 31, however there is a beautiful picture of her and her mum on my Facebook page: We had an Easter Egg hunt with Harvery (Britty helped the 'Easter Bunny' hide 64 eggs, all of which Harvey found and then mum (Cleo) opened Frankie's birthday gifts!

Harvey came home with me and had a slumber party with me, Kyle and Britty, - slumber we did not as after him falling asleep (finally at around 11:00 - too much going on and he and Kyle were watching Cars II) he awoke at 3:00 stating his eyes would not stay shut!! So sleep was no more for either of us!

Britty styled Harvey's hair, we think he looks so handsome!

Above he is cuddled up on the couch - so cute!!

Then my other beautiful granddaughter Zoey had her third birthday on April 2 - we celebrated this on April 1 along with Easter. Easter Egg hunt with big brother Cooper-Jay was an amazing success - chocolate all round and then it was present time. What fun, noice, running around and general joy!

Glasses from Noo Noo and dress from Uncle Simon and there is no way Zoey is letting her card go! Not dirt on her forehead, rather glue from her EEG, she is holding her own nicely.

'No this card is mine and Cooper-Jay you are not opening it'. Bunny hair clip from 'Easter Bunny' looks so cute.

Me I had a brief routine trip to hospital yesterday, results good, so yesterday was La La land as Simon put it - said I was quite loopy - certainly was on a high after the anesthetic!

Today finished directions for Coffee and Cream - now in Simon's hands along with Jenny's Heritage eBook, so he will be kept very busy. We also have webinars next week, and so time marches along.

Just got back from the gym, PT to morrow, so have to keep my training up or I will get a bad mark!