Friday, September 24, 2010


Melbourne time:  Saturday 25th September, 11.45am

I need to post this so I can look back at the end of the day and see how much I have accomplished...... (nail biting starts now).

  1. I am going to complete my nephew, Jake's quilt top
  2. I am going to complete the binding on a baby quilt for a neighbour's baby who is about to turn one.... the quilt was for her birth (wow, that time flew by.....)  DONE
  3. I am going to sew up the HST quilt top
I better get moving if I am going to get all of this down and watch some of the grand final.

Go pies!!

Note: I got caught up in the excitement of the game and only got the binding done....... fooey!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Sea Breeze Quilters

Wendy and I went off to a general meeting of the Sea Breeze Quilters today and it was awesome!!  I've known about this group for a while, but it's never been the right time to join.   Both Wendy and I will definitely join now. The ladies are all so friendly and welcoming.  We had a great time and saw some amazingly brilliant quilts.

Their president, Kim, invited me up to speak about the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild which was great.  The two groups are very different.  Sea Breeze has been running for a while and they are very organised, they run quilt shows and they have competitions, monthly stitchlotto and door prizes.... quite amazing.  MMQG are newly formed and still finding it's feet, working out what members really want.

Whatever group you are part of, I hope you enjoy it.  It is so lovely being part of a quilting community.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

All needles are not created equal.....

Okay, so the needles on the left (not to scale!) are able to be taken onto an aeroplane, however, the teeny tiny needles on the right (to scale), are not allowed onto a plane... what the? I could fatally wound someone with a bamboo knitting needle, not that I would.... unless they were trying to take a teeny tiny sewing needle off me....

I will continue with my research. The thought of a long flight with nothing to do with my hands freaks me out a little bit, maybe I could get a doctor's certificate to say that I will go mad if I don't have my handsewing... okay, you can laugh at me now.

Anyone got a definitive answer about needles on planes?

Del xx