There are so many projects I want to make but I made a pledge to myself not to start anything new until I have cleared my UFO list. This week I have completed the Country style top and two Christmas stockings I have been working on for several years.
Country style quilt Baby quilt Accidental Quilt ( has gone to a new home) Teapot runner 9 patch blocks (have completed all 18) Log Cabin Wagga (blocks sewn together) Something new from something old It is exciting to make some progress and to start planning new projects Cheers Pauline.
Recently I have been using Easy Quilt 6 program to make patterns for some of the quilts I have made. Generally my quilts grow as I make them and are often inspired by a block or a piece of fabric. Nothing is put on paper and there is no real designing process. It has been fun putting the designs into EQ6. I like being able to calculate the fabric needed, view a completed design and being able to view colour options.
The quilt in the photo was made for my Daughter in-law without any instructions. I love the fact that I can see what it would look like in other fabric options.
The reverse quilter has offered to buy EQ7 for me as a Christmas gift.
At almost $200.00 I would like to know if other quilters have the program and what their thoughts are.
Two years ago the Reverse Quilter gave me E.Q 6 as a birthday present. I love using this design program and today I listed my first pattern for sale at www.craftsy.com. Like most quilters I have a large collection of scraps and this is a scrap buster. Mix your scraps, your uglies and the fabrics your not sure what to do with and make a little Quilt magic,
The following morning we woke to the Kookaburras laughing and a beautiful day.
After a long walk along the beach we boarded the boat for the whale watching and headed out to deep water. On our way out we past the wrecks. These boats were sunk to provide shelter to the large variety for fish living in the waters around Moreton Island. It is hoped the Wrecks will eventually turn into coral reefs.
You can hire boats and canoes to travel to the wrecks for swimming, fishing and snorkelling. There are also tour for these activities along with a fish feeding tour that travels to the wrecks just before dusk each day,
Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world and the large clear area on the hill in the photo below is used for tobogganing.
We were fortunate to see the Hump Back Whales with their calves. It was awe inspiring to watch the calves frolicking, coming up out of the water flipping over and diving head first back down into the water.
That evening on our way to dinner I was able to get a photo of the beautiful sunset.
On the way back to our unit a cheeky Sugar Glider glided from one palm to another in front of us. Another night a Brush Tailed Possum crossed in front of us to get to the his mate with her baby on her back. I have live in Australia all my life and this is the first time I have seen possums in the wild.
There is so much to do and see on the Island, tours, and over 40 free actiities
I mentioned to my friend Gail at our Mahjong' group that hubby needed a holiday but I did not think it was going to happen in the near future. The following week Gail offered me her time share unit on Moreton Island for a week free of charge. Thank you Gail, there was great excitement in our house for the next two weeks and finally we were on the ferry heading to Tangalooma Resort,
The unit we were staying in was surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens.
There are Pandanus palms with their large nuts (on the right-hand side of the photo), Coconut palms, Bromilads and large bird nest ferns.
After taking our bags to our rooms we booked our seats on the Whale watching and quad bike tours, walked along the beach front and managed to get a photo of a P&O cruiser passing by.
While eating our dinner we were joined by a Kookaburra who tried help himself to leftovers, All the animals on Moreton Island are wild and guests are encouraged not to feed them.
That night we fell asleep to the sound of the waves lapping the shore and a fresh sea breeze keeping us cool.
So glad to be back on line. Have had a few problems with our computer...... Beware of Windows PC repair. It is not a Microsoft Windows program and will not improve your computers performance . It is a virus and enters your computer from some websites. Windows PC repair is a nasty little beggar it will steal your information and feed them back to a website. PC Repair also attempts to make it so you cannot run any programs on your
computer. If you attempt to launch a program it will terminate it and state that
the program or hard drive is corrupted. It does this to protect itself from
anti-virus programs you may attempt to run and to make your computer unusable. It will send you false critical errors and system errors encouraging you to download the false program.
Fortunately before any damage was done I researched the virus and was able to remove it and a trip to the computer store for a double check and all is well.
A big welcome to Karen karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com.au and to Christine via bloglovin welcome to my blog.
I am a member of a small craft group associate with one of the local churches. Each year this small group of women work tirelessly to organise and produce items for the Shoebox Appeal. For those of you who are not aware of the appeal, donations are collected and packed into shoe boxes and sent to poorer countries. Around Christmas time the boxes are distributed to the children, I cried while watching a DVD of the children receiving their boxes. The excitement of the children was overwhelming
All items donate must be able to fit into a shoe box, some of the donations include, soap tooth brushes writing pads pens and pencils face cloths small toys dresses exercise books The group often hold working bees to make drawstring bags to hold the personal and school items and last year over 100 small dolls were knitted. I have donated fabric, drawstring bags, pens, pencils and face cloths. This month I made 6 little skirts.
The instructions for these little skirts is included in an older post called Little Skirts and it is Raining Buttons Hope all is well in blog land