Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A teaser.

Hello to all my blogging friends. Just a quick post tonight as I have had a busy day at Artfull Crafts in Timaru. It has been rather an effort today as I have a very sore hip and found it quite a job getting round. A doctor's visit in the morning to see what I have done to it. It is my new one too!!
Anyway, I have been fully occupied lately working on some of Kaisercraft's new year collections. You're sure going to love them! I can't really show you what I have done, as that would be spoiling the fun but I will give you a little teaser. Here are just two peeps.

Of course, those that know me will be saying, "that's her colours"!! You'll all be surprised though.
 I will also include a card I made for an order, using my grand calibur. The roses were made using the Tim Holtz tattered florals die - I do enjoy making these roses. They were sponged with sepia ink then sprayed with glimmer mist.

Actually, I have also done the new card temptations kit for December. Took it in to Liz today. Know you will all enjoy doing this kit as much as I have.
I was supposed to be going down to Cromwell, to my daughters, for the weekend but looks as though I will not be moving far. She is organising a Razzle, Dazzle and Bling fashion show as a fund raiser for pre- school. It should be a lot of fun - when Jo does something she puts her all into it!

Must go and find somewhere comfy, may you all know God's blessing.

Betsy xx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A great weekend

Whew!! What a great weekend was had by all. It has been very busy altogether but we have enjoyed it. The weather didn't perform as it should have, there was plenty of mud underfoot, but at least it did not keep raining. This afternoon it  has been back to it's usual - lovely and warm.I'm looking forward to a few days off, just to catch my breath.  Think I'm getting a bit old for all this excitement. It's really not that far 'til we will have to be getting into Christmas mode!
I have decided to put up the three quillts I had displayed in the exhibition. Hope you enjoy.

I made this quilt for my youngest little grandson, Harvey. His bedroom is all done out as a pirate ship so it does rather suit the theme. The favourite fabric in it is the one with the flames, so he says. He is a delightful four, but tells me he is no longer four but four and three quarters, thank you Nanna!!

This second one was made for my lovely daughter-in-law and of course my son. It does look amazing in their bedroom as I have tried to co-ordinate the colours to match the wallpapers and drapes.They have a new house on the farm so I hope they enjoy it. I have made one for the three kids so I think Michelle was feeling a bit neglected, not having one on her bed. She's up with the play now!

I fell in love with this pattern some time back and just had to make it for, guess who! Me!! Mind you ,I haven't a clue where I'm going to hang it. There is certainly no wall space in our little house, I tell everyone it will hang in the garage along with the other ones I have done- they usually look at me rather funny!! But I do have a very nice garage! Anyway, it is a wallhanging designed be the famous McKenna Ryan, all patchworkers will know who I am referring to. It really was fun to do, although it took me some time. Maybe Betty, at our patchwork shop here in Geraldine, will rescue it, as she has done with another two of my quilts.

For some reason, unbeknown to me, the wrong date comes up on the top of the blog. It is actually Sunday evening and I do feel it is my bedtime. Will have to get Graham and Liz to come out and give me some more computer tutition - don't know what I would do without them. Anyway, feel it's a minor complication when taken overall.

Have a great week, with special blessings to you all,

Betsy. xx

Monday, 7 November 2011

Home Again

Hello  to all my blogging friends on this lovely Spring day. It is great to be home again, even though we had a wonderful time with our families. We had a couple of nights at Cromwell, with our daughter ( her husband is an oil rig man, hence he was away ) on the way down South, then we took the two little people with us down to the farm.They always enjoy the time spent with their cousins on the farm and of course, doing all the farm activities. I'm sure their father's hair would have stood on end, many a time, if he'd seen what they got up to. Anyway they're safely back home and all's well!
I will put up three cards that I made for special orders before I went away. At the moment I am working on projects for Kaisercraft. Boy, you're all going to love these new collections! Their papers are just getting better and better - I love them all!! Of course, I haven't got a paper addiction - it's good you can't see into my workroom!!

This card was made for a young lady who is just turning 15 and apparently loves fashion. DCWV  Lemon Flower papers were used ( I love them ), the flowers were made with Tim Holtz Rosettes Dies ( it is so easy to use and I think the fowers are so effective), and Martha Stewart Border punch.

Another card for Sarah who enjoys playing the Saxaphone. I made this card using the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble collection - even the saxaphone was part of this paper. What would we do without Spellbinders dies for cutting out our shapes?

This last card was made for a special patchwork friend who is moving away from the area. And Mary, we are sorry you are leaving us! Kaisercraft Bonjour range was used, Tim Holtz birdcage die and Kaiser flowers.I glimmer misted both the birdcage and the bird after stamping it with a script stamp- the bird that is!
We have a very big weekend ahead of us this coming weekend as it is the Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival.Our little town really does come to life, there is so much going on! As well as all the other activities round the town the patchwork group have a big exhibition of all the quilts made this year - it is absolutely stunning to see them all. I have three that I have made so will show them later on the blog. I think one of the Christchurch families are coming down to stay so we will enjoy that - it's great for Darby and Joan to have some life around the place!!
Must stop waffling and get back to work,
God bless you all, thanks for checking this out, love your comments.
Betsy, XX