18 May, 2010

Down Under Textiles

We have just received some copies of this new magazine and it looks very interesting. So far it looks like an Australian version of Quilting Arts, lots of details for the different techniques shown, great photos and some fun projects. It will be published twice a year so plenty of time in between issues for you to 'test' some of the items. There is also a very generous competition with a prize of $500 for making an embellished bag, it does require a $30 entry fee for the handles but what a great prize!

Do you remember doing Lino printing? Look at this amazing owl, great fun too!

A lovely circle scarf that looks very interesting and easy.........
.......and don't you just love this bag made from felt 'lollipops'?

A great mag with lots of information and new techniques to try - all for only $10.95! What a bargain :-)

On the Knitting front we are having trouble keeping up with all the yarn that is flying out the door at the moment, the change in the weather has our customers picking up their needles again for the winter. Luckily we have some great yarns to keep them busy:-)

We are both knitting furiously on different (and various!) projects - why make only one thing at a time when you can be working on two....or three.....or four!!! Leanne is working on a baby blanket from Issue 14 of 'The Knitter' magazine and Robyn is busy knitting socks - they are the projects we are admitting to at the moment! Socks are very popular again this winter, we have the new Opal sock yarn colours in stock and have just received the Regia sock yarn designed by Kaffe Fassett - great colours.

Thanks for dropping by, Happy Quilting & Knitting :-)

06 May, 2010

Still Alive & Kicking @ Still Quilting :-)

If you are new to our blog - welcome :-) If you have been hanging around since September 09 for our next post - sorry and thank you :-)

We would like to apologise for how long it has taken us to get back to our blog - please be assured that it will be much more of a priority from now on and we plan to post at least once a week, more if possible!

So, we thought you might like to see our latest Block of the Month - Chicken Buffet.
This quilt is a lot of fun! It depicts a chicken in lots of 'food' guises........ 'Stewed Chicken' is not a difficult one to imagine,

....or 'Chicken Italiano' anyone?

But, can you imagine 'Chicken Divan' or (Leanne's favourite!) 'Chicken a la King'? Call in and have a look and a laugh, or email us and ask for more details. Month 1 $60, Months 2-12 $25, includes all fabric and patterns for the quilt top and the binding.