Thursday, May 17, 2007

I am a daffodil!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

You have a sunny disposition and are normally one of the first to show up for the party. You don't need too much attention from the host once you get there as you are more than capable of making yourself seen and heard.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Busy Week

Once again it has been a busy week. I ran a workshop for my stack and slash shabby chic quilt at the local patchwork shop Pentland Patchwork on Saturday as so many people had seen the quilt and wanted to do a workshop for it. I am always surprised as I forget there are beginners around and its such an easy quilt to make. The girls all seemed to enjoy it as it is a "no stress" quilt.
Here some photos. Top left is Maureen with her pansies Right is Elaine with her shabby version. Bottom left is Sue with her blue and white and right is Nicky with her blue shabby. Kim was camera shy.

Top right is Elaine's shabby block, left is Maureen's pansy block bottom left is Nicky's blue shabby and bottom right is Kim's shabby block.

Now back to the workroom.

The next photo shows Bev's asian quilt I think that Adele may have helped Bev with her quilt. I think the Clamflower panto looks lovely on it and don't the colours look lovely and vibrant.
The fourth photo shows June's quilt. I think Adele either made this for June or with June. It has a lot of the same Kaffe Fassett fabrics I admired in Adele's last quilt. I suggested Linda Taylor's Folk Lily pantograph for this one and June agreed then we picked out a Valdani variegated thread with greens, mauves and pinks.

Last but not least Julies heart and nine patch quilt. The photos doesn't do it justice as the darker colour was a lovely green toile so it looked lovely and fresh. Baroque hearts was used on this quilt as it wasn't a particularly flowery quilt.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Warrnambool Carnival 2007

This year our horse Menkaure was entered at the three day racing carnival at Warrnambool after finishing second (after over racing) in the Yalumba Hurdle at Oakbank.

beautiful spot on the south western coast the town turns to racing for those three days a year. In particular the jumps racing. There are three feature races The Brieley Steeplechase on Tuesday The Galleywood Hurdle on Wednesday and The Grand Annual on Thursday as well as the Warrnambool Cup.

Menkaure was entered in the Brieley and the Grand Annual but unfortunately the weather and the track conditions weren't the the best for him. He ran a game race to finish fourth in the Brieley, which was a great effort considering he likes the firmer ground and it was his first time over the higher steeples.

We didn't have much choice really but to scratch him in the Grand Annual as it was just too heavy and only got worse.

Anyway what a spectacle to watch them head out of the racecourse proper, cross Alfred Rd head through the steeples in Brieleys paddock, back across the top of Alfred Rd into Granters Paddock and across Tozer Rd back to the racecourse. Heartstopping as they fly over each steeple and turn sharply right or left but exciting. Anyway all things going well there is always next year. The missing hair above his eye is from a side swipe in the float heading to trial at Warrnambool the week before!

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Story in the Warrnambool Standard

Photo 1. Dan (trainer) and the strapper getting Menkaure ready for the Brieley.

Photo 3. Tozer Rd double. Dirt is over the road which the horses run on, theres a steeple each side of the road.

Photo 2. Steeple in Brieleys paddock.
Photo 5. Steve and Tony- two of the three owners soaking up the atmosphere.
Photo 4. In the birdcage
Photo 6. Parading in the birdcage