Monday, April 27, 2009

Signing off

Hi Guys, just popping in to sign off for a bit. I have school camp for the rest of this week. We are off to the Grampians - lovely place - cold as cold this time of year though, so I fully expect to be sleeping in my beanie and scarf as I have done on previous trips. Its very fetching actually.

Of course late yesterday afternoon it dawned on me, that with the weather forecast to rain for the whole week, there might be a little less abseiling , canoeing and general outdoory-ness than I imagined and a bit more - sitting in the dining room playing board (bored?) games....

So some camp-friendly hand sewing was called for......

With inspiration from Andi, who in turn got her inspiration from Alissa I rustled up this quilt top.
Thanks so much girls....


I realise it would have been better balanced with another row at the bottom but I am out of time on this one.

Brisbane Stitches and Craft show is about to get underway and even though I won't be there - my Kinder Boy and Girl patterns will be there, in the incubator with Sandra of Winterwood.
Of course the selvedge frock will be there, showing off and hopefully looking gorgeous.
I'll be thinking of all the crafty girls having a great time at the Stitches and Craft show without me. But I have my hand sewing taken care of so I can look forward to a few freezing cold wet days, lolling by the fire calmly stitching away...... Just me, a few teachers oh !
and about seventy very excited 11 year olds.

39 comments:

  1. Love the quilt Jodie. Hope you keep warm I bet it's freezing

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  2. The quilt is very sweet! Have fun and stay warm.

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  3. Looking forward to the finished quilt Jodie - you always come up with something new and fresh! Enjoy camp and stay warm and toasty. Don't go getting a cold or anything like that now...

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  4. I'll be thinking of you Jodie! Keep nice and warm... and sane :)

    My word verification was "rehab"

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  5. Oh what a sweet quilt, I was a Mom on our outdoor trip, had a great time with my daughter and friends, stay warm!!

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  6. Board/bored games, vile weather and seventy excited eleven year olds for the rest of the week? May The Force Be With You.

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  7. Very sweet quilt. Have a great time, stay warm!

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  8. Hahahahahahahahahaha - minimal outdoor activities, board /bored games, cold weather (btw I say 'Cold? Pah!) and seventy screaming 11 y.o.s. You must have been reeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaalllly bad in a past life!!!


    word verif. 'Karroca' - obviously Strine pronounciation of an evening spent with all those kids and Singstar ;-)

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  9. Love the quilt! Good luck at camp...:/

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  10. Aw you can't say "rustle up" a quilt top, when it looks that darn fabulous. it is really cute. I wonder how cute all those 11 year olds are gonna be by the end of the week. Good luck Jodie, and remember. Be strong!! ; )

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  11. Holy Moly - what you 'rustle up' the rest of us mere mortals would take a month to complete - love the quilt top.

    Have a wonderful time. x

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  12. You are a good woman.

    I would rather stick hot pins in my eyes than go on such a camp.

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  13. I love the quilt!
    And have fun at the camp!

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  14. Wow, that's some "rustling" you've done there ... I'm impressed :o).
    Super excited to hear your selvedge dress will be at the Brissy Stitches and Craft show, I'm off there tomorrow and I can't wait to see it "in person" LOL.
    As for the camp .... you're a mighty (brave lol) woman, have fun :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  15. have fun with those tweens! I have my own 11 yr old, so I don't envy you one little bit!

    I can't wait till Sunday when I get to see "The Frock", I have been hanging out for weeks!!

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  16. Love, love love the elphant in the middle--they so make me smile! My son just got jammies out of that fabric!

    Have fun and stay warm!

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  17. The Grampians huh!!, if you need help send up a smoke signal and I can bring reinforcements!! That quilt is far too striking to be just whipped up...Have fun and watch at for the Puma..

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  18. I don't eny you... infact all I can say is GOOD LUCK Jodie and I hope you return to us next week with your sanity still intact.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  19. Good luck with those kids Jodie! I hope to see you in one piece next week....The quilt top looks great.

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  20. Have fun, hope it isn't too rainy or cold. You would be ace fun on a camp I reckon.

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  21. Have fun camping! The grampians are beautiful.

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  22. oh a bunch of yr 11....scary...
    so glad it's you and not me...
    your a very patient women to tackle that...
    love the quilt....

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  23. Love the sweet quilt! Hope you have a nice time and some warm sunny days.

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  24. Have fun! Hope the forecast is inaccurate!

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  25. have fun camping.. hope the weather isn't too awful for you..and that you have fingerless gloves to be doing your sewing with...sweet quilt very bright and summer-y even if the weather is cold when camping. the last camping I did was two summers ago at a LARPing event in Wales run by some friends, I was really crap at the LARPing (live action roll play) but the Boy was loving running around as a mini pirate with sword and pistol... oh and we got out cat Alys from a tea shop there, she was the tiniest grey puffball...

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  26. Wow...are you turning into a....QUILTER? Love the quilt it's very cute. Have a great time away...sewing!

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  27. 70 eleven year olds? And you reckon you'll have time for sewing?!?! Are you mad?????

    Hope you survive!

    Locket xxx

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  28. LOL!!! I hope you packed your medication!The Grampians is truly a wonderful place-hope it all goes well and you manage to get a few stitches done on that snappy happy quilt. And just remember when you finally come home to your own bed your sleep in just heavenly!

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  29. Well, I've had no internet access for a week now. I think I might be losing my mind!!!!
    Anyway, now that I'm back on line and can breathe again, I was truly tickled to find this post. You have done an amazing job (especially for someone who says quilts are not her strong point).
    This little quilt is too cute. LOVE IT!!!!
    I hope the little 'darlings' manage to give you some time and space to work on it in the freeze.
    Enjoy!!
    Andi :-)

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  30. My first thought was the same as Locket's. You're going to sew when??? Perhaps you're packing 70 needles and making it a group project??? How cold is cold in your portion of the world?

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  31. your posh frock and the other bits looked great at the bris. show, was good to see them in person !!!!!

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  32. Gorgeous quilt Jodie!
    I used to love school camps and stayed in the grampians too. I'm thinking you will all be huddled round the fire today as it's freezing! Sounds like heaps of fun. 70 kids and all!

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  33. I love it, I want it, I need it, can we make one when we meet again, melbourne, ballarat, anywhere?

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  34. Enjoy the camp and I love the quilt top you "rustled up"!

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  35. I love the design!! Those bright squares with a novelty print in the middle. Perfect!
    I would like to make a babyquilt like this for my best friend who is due this coming December....if it's okay with you (credit will be given. Lol.)
    This is of course assuming my upcoming paper will get a passing grade, if I have to redo it, I may just cry for next 6 months :)

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Hellloooooo !!!!