Sunday, 31 May 2015

The Chookshed Party... My Sunday

Not so much sewing or stitching from me today... but still it was a great day.

Made an earlier-than-usual-for-a-Sunday start...
True to her intention, Grandma Violet came along for the ride!
 I was really so impressed with the way the display was set up & wow we had so many many visitors, & the raffle tickets for the heirloom quilt prize sold out completely. Lots of visitors purchased a variety of smaller items & even a couple of stunning art quilts were also sold.
 No Violet, it's a bag for pegs, not Peg's bag!

So many lovely quilts... of course Violet would love the bright one!

The raffle prize quilts
 It's hard to see in this pic, but each block in the hung quilt is variously embellished with lace, applique, satin, embroidery & beads... very beautiful & highly coveted by so many viewers.

I'm so glad I went & supported this event for my Patch group... it was great to chat with other group members I don't see much & observe the reactions of visitors to our display. If only more ladies would realise that sewing & basic patchwork only takes a little patience & care to master, so that they too could create their own wonderful pieces!

Mid-arvo, it was time to come home... a cuppa & a  delicious cake-y bite was enjoyed before getting out a very special project... it really is time to get started on this one!
So I've made a plan of attack, & guess who's going to be watching?!
I've loved having the Chooks here for the weekend; their holiday will be over soon & then they'll be moving to their new neighbourhood... but I think they'll be popping up here now & then.

(Truth be known, I made the Chook family especially for this special weekend, to have some fun with them & get a little silly. As for Grandma Violet, when I set eyes on that fabric, I just knew it would be perfect for creating a fun chicken with a fab eccentric personality!)

Thanks Chooky for a great weekend of happy celebrating your 3rd year of blogging... it's been a fun time & I can't wait to check out what the other party-sewers have been up to!

16 comments:

gracie said...

Thanks for sharing the quilt show pictures. Love your companions.

Christine M said...

Sounds like you've been having a lovely time, Anthea.

Fiona said...

a good reason to make chooks...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Love the chooks and their weekend happenings....where are they off to now? There were some lovely quilts at your show...your next project looks interesting.

shez said...

Hi Anthea sounds like a lovely day ,those chooks are funny characters .xx

Julia said...

Sounds like a lovely quilt day out.
I was hoping to get there, but got caught up with company and pineapples.
Love Grandma Violet...
Julia

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you sure did get into the "Chooky spirit" for the weekend.............the girls sue did have fun with you............glad you display went well........thanks for celebrating the Chookshed's birthday......

elliek said...

Love the chooky family.

Maria said...

Great post, Anthea...love the chook family! xx

Flickenstichlerin said...

You had a fun weekend, love your pictures of the Chooks.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Dasha said...

What a lovely show, and the raffle quilt is stunning. Would you believe, I've made a little family of chooks myself on Saturday. But I can't show you yet as they are pressies for a couple of peeps. They will feature in a post fairly soon I expect.

Maria said...

Delighted the show went well for the Patch ladies and you. Oh of course Grandma Violet.....

Lin said...

Looks like Violet had a good time - lovely quilts to look at. xx

Kaisievic said...

Great quilt show pics, thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Love your chooks

Raewyn said...

haha I can see I'm WAY behind on my blogreading as I missed all these posts!! Such fun Anthea and so productive! Loved your posts :-)

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