If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time-Billy Joel

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Bit of a catch up.

It has been a while since my last post but the grass has not been growing under my feet.

The completed costume garment count now stands at over 80 pieces and it is good to see those items done and dusted. I spent last Thursday sewing on approximately 120 metres of red sequins onto four costumes.

I had not been out to the Lillico penguin platform for a few Saturday nights due to being unwell. All but 2 of the baby birds have gone and there are many adults on shore moulting. Once they have gone back to sea we will finish the guiding season for this part of year and will start again in September. The sunset was particularly breathtaking on Saturday night due to the soft colourful hues.
Sunset over  Lillico March 21
I have just boxed up 14 more Bridie's Blossoms packages for the main northern Tasmanian regional hospital and they will be delivered to the hospital this coming Friday.
Bridie's Blossoms packages
 The new packages contain the new keepsake pin that I have put together with charms attached. The pin is presented in a little white organza bag.
At the request of the hospital I have changed the design of the 26-30 week gowns to make it easier for hospital staff to dress the little angel babies of that gestation. Similar to the 17-20 and 21-25 weeks sizes it is a little tabard type gown with a back opening . The sides are also open and closed with ribbons. This will now be the pattern for future packages of that size.

I have also just now sent out Block 1 of the BFC Yahoo 10 000 member BOM to those who are participating.
BFC Yahoo 10 000 Member  BOM Block 1

Monday, 9 March 2015

Project Round up

Another week has marched by and  I am still knee/arm deep into costume making. The racks are bending under the strain. Still a fair way to go but getting there. The last four weeks have been the most crucial in terms of getting most of the basic costume sets well underway. It is a long way around a circular skirt when you have to level and hem them and there are 40 plus of the to do.
Costumes for  All Shook Up
Elizabeth is well through her BFC  11th Anniversary quilt. She is going to add extra blocks to each side to make it into a queen sized quilt cover. We will photograph each of the additional blocks and show you where we placed them if you wish to do the same.However, I will not be doing full instructions for each of those blocks 
Elizabeth's BFC 11th Anniversary BOM

Lexie has just started her Anniversary BOM quilt with a different colour palette again. Lexie is making a quilt for her daughter.
You can get some inspiration from the colour scheme of these ladies as we commence the new BOM with the BFC 10 000 member set of designs .

We have some HIA Stack Em quilts finished. 

Lorraine,Shirley,Tineke have used differing colour palettes to great effect.
Lorraine's Stack 'Em BOM

Shirley's Stack'Ems BOM

Tinekes Stack'Ems BOM

Karen has once made a small quilt from the blocks of the  Forest  Owls BOM
Karen's Forest Owls BOM
Sharon has finished her BFC Graceful Air, Land and Sea BOM from last year.
Sharon's Graceful Quilt

I hope to get the first block out to everyone who has signed up for the new BFC 10 000 member BOM. The requirements list has gone out and Suz has now put 10 designs up on the group page. I am going to do my quilt in Black,Red and White( what a surprise)

Sunday, 1 March 2015

March already!

I just don't know where the weeks have been going. I have been working on costumes but for the last couple of days have been  making items for the Bridie's Blossom's packages. I have also just finished lining 7 more boxes for the little angel babies here on the  North West Coast of Tasmania.

Woke this morning with a raging sore throat,throbbing headache stuffy nose. This is the first time I have had a cold since retiring at the and of 2012. Could be because I am burning the candle at both ends with 10+ hour days sewing. Today was not a day to be designing and cutting out costumes even thought my little helpers were here with me.

I hope to send out the requirement list for the BFC 10 000 member BOM over the next day or so. If you have not received an email about this from me and would like to join in please let me know. Please be aware that this will strictly be a BOM up until the middle/end of June.