Friday, April 22, 2005

Creating a monster

As I mentioned in an earlier post here,I have commenced a new blog:"CQCrazy"
Developed primarily for some online friends that have expressed an interest in "trying" CQ in the form of a Round robin;
Sharon I never realised what a monster you'd be creating when you introduced me to the world of blog!
NOW I must go back and dig out all my "bits of paper"(read NOTES) for how to add links, and god knows what else I've blundered through the last couple of months------
I've been endeavouring to send invitational emails today to enable "members" of CQCRAZY
to post their own content.
For some reason Blog & I disagree on what/how the email addies should be written.
Another "bug" to remove
sometime,somehow.........anyone out there that can help??

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Commencing at the lower centre,I've pinned in place a piece of fine lavendar braid which will later be handstitched into position.Bear in mind that this block is for a series I've designated "Rainbow Garden" so I need to remain with a floral or garden theme Posted by Hello

After corresponding with Trish, I've decided to use this naked block for demonstration purposes to help the "Beginners":The block when complete will be a six inch square with 9 patches and (I think) 8 seams. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The "Victorian florals"buttons;made for scrapbooking,but............... Posted by Hello

The "Dress-it-up"and memory mate buttons that I plan on using-----somewhere,sometime Posted by Hello

Buttons 'n beads

Had to go into Caboolture today for yet another Ultrasound.
Completing other chores I needed to do whilst in "town" I thought I'd detour past the newsagent and pick up a copy of Homespun.(just a little retail therapy to brighten the day)
None (Homespun) in stock,but I found the Scrapbooking section with an interesting(read "must have") display of "dress-it-ups" buttons.
O.k. they're plastic and not vintage buttons,but for me,the "Grandmother" and "Victorian florals" themes can figure in some CQ.........sometime!
Must go now and see whether they're easier to scan or photgraph.

Memories,like the corners of my mind.......High button boots;old fashioned swing mirrors/chevals; rocking chairs.....velvet and lace--------time to get the sketchbook/journal out and into gear!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Slightly off topic

This morning before our visiting family returned to Canberra,Eric attempted to show me some of the practical points of Blogging;
(Those of you who have followed my trials and tribulations in this field from "Day One" are aware of my lack of computer and blogging skills and need no further explanation.
Those who are new to this blog need to be reminded that in a weak moment I agreed with SharonB

that this would be a good way to demonstrate to other similar illiterates what can go wrong.
Why oh why do all my (clever) contacts have to live in southern statesand not close enough for "hands on" demos!

So here I am.trying to remember what Eric showed me,and HOW to do it,so let's publish and see if I've retained what he explained!

One of my regular correspondents forwarded this site:
International Quilt Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the art of quilting, the attainment of public recognition for quilting as an art form, and the advancement of the state of the art throughout the world. Membership is open to anyone who makes, collects, or just loves the artistry of quilts.
Each year, IQA awards cash, non-purchase prizes to winners in their annual Judged Show. In 2004, $76,750 was awarded to members who submitted their work in a variety of styles and categories. Of the more than 800 entries, less than half were juried into the show as finalists, which competed for these prizes.

For more information about IQA or how to join, please visit

Click here for the complete Winner's List and photos

It's covers all categories,and is well worth a look!