Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Our Special Family Celebration.

 I hadn't intended to be quiet for so long but Blogger have changed their format and I was unable to access the photos on my iPad. I usually use the iPad for my blog and I also had trouble accessing my blog. I hate changes and I'm still not sure how to access photos etc but did manage to upload these from my camera. I even contemplated starting a new blog as nothing seemed to work.
  Anyway I have been able to post a blog now and will see what happens. We had a lovely day celebrating our youngest DD's wedding to her beloved. Luckily it didn't rain although it was cold when the wind picked up later in the afternoon. Stephanie is a primary school teacher and some of her students asked to attend the ceremony and were very excited to be there.

 Stephanie loves fairy lights and it was a lovely venue at Killara Estates in Silvan, overlooking the vineyards for the recaption.
It was a very emotional day and we feel very blessed to have Paul become part of our family as we regard him as a son. It was a very special day but over far too quickly. I did have some photos of quilts but can't access them so will try to get back into blogging and sort out what to do about photos.
It's good to be back.
 Hugs, Jan Mac

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Special Day.

Yesterday our youngest daughter, Stephanie, married the love of her life, Paul. It was such an emotional day with their heartfelt vows and speeches of support. They are such a lovely couple and I hope to share some photos soon. Unfortunately Picasa Web Albums has changed to Google Photos and I haven't been able to work out how to load my photos with the new system.
     If you want to see some of the photos you can see them on Facebook at Love by Shae.
I hope to resume normal transmission soon. That is, as soon as I catch up on sleep and housework.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Busy Times.

 I spent most of last week in Melbourne doing prep for the upcoming wedding, spending time with my beautiful daughter and her fiancĂ© and attending the Hen's party. We also shopped for lots of last minute wedding things. Then back home to work nights again.
    Tomorrow I need to hem two bridesmaid's dresses and we are still waiting for the correct dress to arrive for the Matron of Honour, so I can see I will be busy right up until the 13th. I'm off to Melbourne again Friday, then back to work Saturday night, recover and then back to Melbourne again for the final preparations. Oh and DD's fiance's brother and his wife have just had their first baby so DD decided to make a special quilt before the wedding so I've been busy cutting fabric for her to sew.  We will finish that next week too. Nothing like a busy time to take on more tasks. Lol
      I'm going to enjoy these times together as the wedding day will go very quickly. In the meantime I don't expect much quilting to happen but I have pin basted a donation top in case I can grab a few spare minutes for a finish.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Only Two.

 A busy week of working nights meant that not a lot of quilting took place. I did finish two more donated tops and these will go to domestic violence survivors.
This week I'm in Melbourne for wedding planning so not much blogging but will get more done when possible.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Before I Slept.

 As I'm working more nights than usual this week I really wanted to get a few more tops quilted so I've quilted four but only bound these two. These were both donated tops and it's great to get them ready for donation. It's also been a very good way to clear out some of my cupboards. Now instead of stacks of fabric and tops, I have stacks of finished quilts waiting for delivery.
    We're still working on downsizing and so far have sold an old car that was in high demand, a sewing cabinet, four wheel drive drawers, 5 bikes, 5 mattresses and lots of books and magazines. We haven't put the house up for sale yet as our youngest DD's wedding is in 3 weeks but it's good to start to clear out cupboards. I plan on quilting tomorrow and then back working more nights over the weekend.
     Thanks to all of your generous donations of tops and blocks, there will be a lot of happy people receiving quilts soon.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Weekend Stitching.

 Weekends are usually busy with family commitments but I did find some time for two more finishes. The first set of QAYG blocks were made by Marijke, from The Netherlands, and they went together very quickly.
    While I was clearing some fabric out of my stash cupboard I found some fabric for more joining strips so, rather than putting it back in the cupboard I thought I'd just use it up. I still have a pile of QAYG blocks to use but it is diminishing, while the pile of finished quilts is growing nicely. I hope to have some more to share in between working more nights but time will tell.
Once again, very grateful thanks for all of your donations for these quilt projects.
Hugs, Jan Mac

Friday, July 15, 2016

What Fabulous Friends.

 I feel so blessed to have such generous blogger friends and supporters who help so much with my quilt projects for the needy. It means that we are able to bless so many people in need and share our love of making quilts.
   Maria W. from WA has once again been very busy and sent these three beautiful finished quilts for me to donate. They will be much loved by their new owners and bring them comfort. There is not much better than being able to wrap yourself in a warm quilt, especially in our current cold weather.
     Maria also sent a large number of blocks which I can add to others here and get some more finishes. A very grateful thanks to Maria, and all of my blog supporters for your generous donations. We are making a difference, one quilt at a time.
Hugs, Jan Mac