Carrum Downs Scquilters

Photo diary of the monthly meetings of Carrum Downs Scquilters (at the Carrum Downs Library/Community Centre) on the first Wednesday of each month. We are all members of the Australasian Quilting group Southern Cross Quilters. The Library/Community Centre is located on Lyrebird Crescent - just near the corner of Hall Road - Melway page 100 ref: H3 (see L for library at location. If you need more information e-mail me or phone 0417263958.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday 3rd December - Christmas Party

Angelic activity on a grand scale, when Sharyn Casper ventured all the way from Numurkah to finally meet her mortal. After much hilarity we were all eliminated from contention, except for Dianne Mitchell. Di being the only mother of twins in the room! Sharyn did look a treat!

"Lovely" Louise about to taste test one of the butterfly cakes.

A rare photo of Ramonie (that's Ramona & Hermione to the uninitiated) in their natural habitat, actually doing some sewing.

Sharyn strutting her stuff - fresh from St. Vinnies.

The Kris Kringle gifts in all their glory.

One of the sets of nine Christmas star blocks which were then raffled & handed out to 8 lucky winners. Winners who are required to bring a their finished quilts to our 2009 Christmas Party!

The lucky winners pinning up their blocks for all to see! Thanks to Jo for her organisation!

Fran's super snazzy Christmas decorations.

Fran again - her "stellar" challenge quilt from her "Around the world in 20 quilts" group.

Wendy, a Christmas BOM she spotted in Spotlight and found the pattern for. Love the range of blocks!

Wyn with her "claytons" quilt - the quilt she makes before she makes the real quilt - personally I'd be happy with this one! It is for her latest great-grandson who rejoices in the name Cordelle Jay (sp?). Wyn used some lovely soft waffle fabric & apliqued stars on in bright fabric. What a great idea!

Marilyn with her felted shawl? table topper? gift for me? Marilyn made this in a recent workshop and machine embellished it. Very pretty.

Laurel with the quilt she made for her new grandson Alistair, using lovely Laurel Birch fabrics. A lovely bright quilt for a new baby.

Narelle brought along her new second best friend. He is one of a pair, made by her & her sister when they had a wild weekend! Just think in one weekend you can make a new man! Any takers for Narelle's next wild weekend?

Jo with her Christmas table topper, in great antique style fabrics.

Jo with a baby quilt she desgned from collected blocks. At last a baby has arrived to take posession of it! Jo is now poxy...oops proxy grandmother to young Phoenix, who is, by the way, a boy.

My (Helen E's) Christmas show & tell served as a decoration for the Christmas tree - impaled, as she was, on the top of it! She is from a Wendy Brigg pattern.

Now, listen very carefully (I weel say this only wonce!). This is a present for my mortal - to be posted very soon! When you joyfully unpack her, you will know who I am!

...... short break while we watch DD Elizabeth's friend Tamara, pretending to be a member of the Bolshoi Ballet, on tonight's edition of Newstopia ........ you had to be there (SBS 10.31pm)!!

Miriam is in a dear Jane birthday swap - from all over the world she received these delightful blocks for her birthday!

Kate's (on one of her occasional visits to Australia) latest work of art. Her "one fabric" quilt blocks, made with fabric that caught her eye somewhere in the UK. Spectacular!

Our darling Hilly's Christmas wall hanging from a swap organised by Karen Fail, including quilters in the U.S.

And that folks, is your lot for tonight (the year in fact) - apart from the following quotes which I managed to overhear during the course of the day. I do hope they will help to give you an appreciation for the sort of day we had. And Sandra - get well soon!

"Sandra isn't pregnant is she?"

"There are no calories on the food table`- they all fell off."

"Will you unzip me please?"

"I've forgotten my name" Response "It's Jan"

"I am Virgin for short but not for long."

"I left a needle in the binding of that one."

"Why are you two trying to undress Helen?"

"Oh my God! What Now?" "That was my accountant inviting me to his Christmas party."

"I'm going to eat these here, before I go home because I am on a diet."
"Darling, you are twisted!"

and, my personal favourite

"Are those reindeer antlers, or are you just pleased to see me?"

Until February,

your roving reporter is signing off.

Helen Evans

Devon Meadows, Vic

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