Saturday, April 30, 2011


Well almost. Have been in and out so much lately I have barely had enough time to pick up a needle. But since it is the last day in April, I thought I would drop in and say hello just for fun.

We have just returned from 7 days at Byron Bay - took the whole family up to Bluesfest (a five day music festival). This was my first time and I have to tell you it won't be my last! It was a musical delight, made better by seeing some acts I didn't know who turned out to be stunning!

I confess to being a Bob Dylan disciple - have been for nearly all my life, so seeing him was amazing (not the first time for me but it was for my kids), Elvis Costello who I also love was great too. But it was the others like Mavis Staples and Buffy St.Marie who you would have to say are no spring chickens, that blew me away. I also heard some Aussie talent - Wolfmother (I love them too), Washington was good and the RocKwiz live show all made the event really enjoyable.

And I send out my Congrats to the organisers - an extremely well run festival in terms of catering, facilities etc. It was fabulous!

Of course I took plenty of sewing to do - but wasn't at the cabin for many minutes, so did none!

What I can show you is my second completed block for Kim's Lollipop trees.

I'm well into the third block now - will show you shortly. It's so relaxing to sew - really enjoying it.

And block 4 of Imperial Blooms arrived

It will be so much fun when I really get going on it - but it' not happening now.

Not much else to tell for now, but a couple of things are in the air. More on that later.

Until next time,
Happy sewing,


antique quilter said...

love the lollypop block, its so nice to see it done on a dark background. your next block looks fun, oh what fun fabric choices there!
Glad you enjoyed your vacation with the family

Liz said...

Sounds like an amazing time Deb. I'm really trying to get back into last years Sue Spargo, Crimson Tweed, so I'll be looking forward to seeing how Imperial Blooms comes together...

Cardygirl said...

Sounds like you had a nice break away. Good musicians....great opportunity! Your stitching is still progressing nicely.

Taryn said...

The fabrics for Imperial Blooms look amazing and I lime the lollys on the dark background. You made the festival sound nice and I am not the music festival type.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Your block looks great!
The bluesfest sounds like it was fun!

Margaret said...

That music festival sounds so wonderful! Wow, such big names too! It must have been thrilling! Love your lollipop block. I love seeing the Imperial Blooms bom, even if you're not stitching it yet. I've been curious to see what the blocks would look like. I still wish I'd done it, but in terms of the likelihood of me actually DOING it, I'm glad I didn't sign up. lol!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Your time away sounds fabulous Deb. Love the bright lollys on the dark background. The Sue Spargo block looks good, love the fabrics. xo

Lori said...

I love music and the festival sounds like a great time!!

Fantastic applique blocks!!

Karen said...

I have seen several Lollipop blocks over a period of time on many blogs. I like everyone of them. Well done.

Janet said...

It sounds like the music festival was a huge thumbs up, glad it was worth it. Your lolly block looks wonderful, they are fun to stitch up.

Dawn said...

Great posts, enjoy the variety of projects. Very nice fabric selections - beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing!

ranette said...

What a wonderful time you and your family had. My husband loves Dylan too.

Sweet lollypop block...just love it and it makes me want to go home and start mine right

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