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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas.........

Here's wishing all you "Crazy" people a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year!!!!




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Jenny

Friday, December 16, 2011

Crazy quilting show and tell........

There was a veriety of crazy on show ....................

................all shapes and sizes..................


Debbie made this box as a wedding gift for her brother..............the wedding was 18 months ago!!! - box still not completed!!! ...........


..............silver, gold and white ................


.............meaningful words.................



...............intricate bead work........




................up close - bugle and seed beads...................


.........button detail........................


........lace and beading..................




Beautiful work, Debbie.

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Jenny

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Crazy Club's Christmas show and tell..........

The numbers were down this year for our show and tell - I think the weather and the fact we held it well into December played a factor. Can you believe that there are over 30 Crazy Club girls now!!!!! For me, crazy is more about the people I get to meet than the stitches I teach.


Elaine - her "peacock quilt.......





Lovely Jacoba - has made 5 of these little boxes - each with a different "theme" for her 5 granddaughters..............



Debbie, Jacoba's daughter - the wooden frame was made by her husband and son - the crazy is all her beautiful work...............



Mary, seated, completed her book cover just in time for the show and tell..............



June's turn...................



The 3 "newbies" - categorically told me that they were only joining for 6 months - well, things have changed, I hear!!!!!



Robyne, showing off her crazy bag ...................only to inform us that she will be using it when she walks her dog - to keep the doggy poop bags (empty of course)in!!!! Very glamorous poop bag..........



Don't you just love the way Sandra is eagerly anticipating the next piece of show and tell.............



Lynnley (oh my hat, I hope I have spelt her name correctly!!!!! I always it get wrong - I think) - Lynnley travels a very long way to the crazy classes............



This is her bed runner she completed this year.............



Cheryl doing her thing...............



There was lots to see...............



Debs..................................getting a closer look................



A very, very good afternoon.


Thanks to all of you crazy girls - it has been another wonderfully crazy year!!!!


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Jenny


PS. Thanks Jane for taking all the photographs !!!!


PSS. More photographs to follow....................

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Valerie's crazy quilt box as a "flatpack"................

Valerie arrived on Tuesday with her little box looking like this..................

Beautiful button cluster, Valerie!!


After a "few" hours it looked like this..............


I like to use a glove stitch to put these little boxes together................



Valerie is a "lefty" so it did take a bit of concentration to get it right.................


After a few false starts, she was away.................


Valerie is one of the "oldest" members of the Crazy Club at the Patchwork Angel- I think she has been part of the club for about 4 0r 5 years.


Just a reminder to all the Crazy Club girls out there - Our Christmas Show and Tell - this Saturday at 12.30 - and don't forget to bring ALL your work!!!!!!!

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Jenny

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cheryl - a passionate crazy quilter..............

Cheryl's crazy trinket caddie..........



To say that Cheryl is a passionate crazy quilter is an understatement.



She joined the Crazy Club a few years ago and took to crazy like a duck to water...............



Cheryl always arrives with "baked goods" and a loud "Hello, my lovelies"...........


It takes her THREE trips to the car to unpack all her crazy "goodies" which she very generously shares with all the girls..................



Before settling down to do the class she makes everybody a cup of tea or coffee...............

Thank you, Cheryl, for your contribution to my classes.


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Jenny

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crazy evening bags..................

My friend Sue, has been coming to my crazy classes for a while now. She makes the most delightful evening bags.......................she now sells them!!!
She had an order for a blue one.......................

................... with a silver bag frame.................


.......................flower cluster.............


silk ribbon roses+butterfly+bugle bead leaves..............


........buttons + silk ribbon + feather stitch ( I just LOVE feather stitch )


Beautiful work Sue!!!!!!!

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Jenny

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Crazy quilting .....................

I've been busy getting a quilt finished ( I was pushed for time) so I had to put my crazy away for a while.....................

.................it feels good to be doing it again.................


..........it's what I love to do......................



.....................I can lose myself in it.................


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Jenny

Friday, November 25, 2011

Crazy (quilting) friends....................

One of the best perks of teaching crazy quilting is the people I get to meet!!!!
The Saturday crazy girls EVENTUALLY got to "do" lunch............
Thanks girls.....

Jacoba, Debbie, Me, Lynnley, Sandra, Sharon and Sue.
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Jenny

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Crazy quilting by June

June's second crazy project is a book cover...............

gorgeous colours ...........


and clever seam treatments..........zigzag chain stitch + bugle beads + colonial knots


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Jenny

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crazy quilting - bags...........

Judy, Robyne and Wendy are new to crazy quilting - that did not stop them from producing beautiful work...........
Judy's little bag - apologies for not getting the photo right side up!!!

Judy's button cluster...........


.....yellow silk spider web roses.............. Well done Judy. Enjoy your extended holiday!!


Wendy discovered that she quite liked ribbon embroidery.................I can see why...........


Lace trim + rouched slik ribbon roses + ribbon stitch + pearl beads



Chevron stitch+ rouched ribbon roses........


Good to hear that you will be joining us again next year Wendy and Robyne!!!!


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