Monday, May 13, 2013

Still no Internet....

So this post is bought to you courtesy of someone else's internet connection.  They are even letting me upload pictures.

Telstra Telstra Telstra....words really escape me.....lets just say that if any other business in Australia operated in this manner they would be broke.

So onto more pleasant things....On Saturday 6th April  I spent the day with Corliss from Threadbare Quilters in Castlemaine.  It was excellent.  I did an applique master class and met so many new people...some locals and some not so locals (Bairnsdale) and some interstate (Adelaide). 

I was in gadget heaven...more on that later.  I did four classes during the day.  There were four fabulous teachers: DI FORD,  MARGARET MCDONALD, WENDY WHELLUM and  ROBYN FALLOON

All teaching four different techniques: Needle Turn, Broderie Perse, Back Basting and Reverse Appliqué and lets not forget all the tips, techniques and tools to enhance my stitching. We each got a kit for each technique  and we were able to shop for all the different gadgets....It was an amazing day.   This is my finished Broderie Perse sample (none of the others are finished yet.) 

Di Ford's new book was just released. Look at Threadbare's blog for all the details about what inside...but I will be getting myself a copy. Of all the techniques I fell in love with Broderie Perse, Back Basting and Reverse Appliqué......and gadgets....there were so many ....the reservoir pen, best press, perfect circles, timbles, needles and more......

 I have been trying to do some more of my candlewicking blocks and I have completed two more.  I am half way through all those blocks so I will keep plodding  away at it.

And my beautiful girl turned 7 years old on Sunday.  Here is the cake I made her below.  The hardest bit about making the cake was locating the Strawberry Shortcake doll in her bedroom...that took two hours.

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you are back on the airwaves!!!! Can't believe our beautiful girl has just turned "7"!!!! Your broderie perse looks good gland you had a great time at the clases. I forgot about your candlewicking - keep plodding!! Cake looks fantastic - you are an over achiever Veronica!!!!! Helen F