I did it! I did it!

Published by under cards,general chat | Mar 20 2010

Today I'm doing the big Happy Dance!

After three long years and some blood, sweat and tears I have

can you guess, can you guess????


to keep you in suspense just a minute more, here's an original card I made to celebrate



finished my first proper quilt!

Ok so maybe that bit of news wasn't very exciting, but it is to me *LOL* and I just had to share it!

I enrolled in a patchwork and quilting course a few months after we left Melbourne and moved to regional Victoria, mainly so I could get out of the house and do something different (I was pregnant at the time). I learnt how to hand-piece a sampler quilt, and this week I finally finished hand-quilting it! No work of art, that's for sure, but you've got to start somewhere!

New Beginnings Quilt



Our group of Creswick Quilters are holding our first ever Quilt Show this weekend in the Bill Huntley room at John Curtin Aged Care, Creswick. It's for a great cause, as all proceeds go to the hospital. I'll be there on Saturday if you want to drop by and have a giggle at us. Phew, soooo glad I finished mine in time!

Now let me see, there was some more news…. now what was it?

oh THAT's right….

did I mention that I earned the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Hamilton Island this week?


Thank you Stampin' Up!

I'll have a lot more to say on that on Sunday after the quilt show is over 🙂




11 responses so far

11 Responses to “I did it! I did it!”

  1. Maureenon 20 Mar 2010 at 11:58 am

    Wow what a post, She sews, she stamps and she travels!!!
    The quilt is so gorgeous, what an accomplishment, glad it got you out of the house, who knew where SU would take you.
    Love the card, it's a stunner, so clever,do you mind if I case it
    And the BIg one…….YAHOO!!!
    off to Hamilton Island and have a ball.
    So happy for you Simone

  2. Carolon 20 Mar 2010 at 2:55 pm

    You sure know how to get the excitment levels up Simone. We are so excited that you are off to Hamilton Island for a ? Second Honeymoon with Jason.
    You deserve every bit of it.
    Also the quilt looks terrific. You sure have a lot of talent.
    Love from Carol. xx

  3. kerrion 20 Mar 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Congratulations Simone that is super exciting for you.

  4. paton 21 Mar 2010 at 2:49 am

    You did a beautiful job on it………a great work of art…………..

  5. Tracyon 21 Mar 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Wow! I think the stamp goes something like "impresses, amazed, inspired by you" that says it all for me!  Enjoy every moment.  Love
    Tracy xx 

  6. Trishon 21 Mar 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Just got back from the quilt show Simone and it was fantastic! You're quilt looked even better all hung up and on display. Finished just in time to snuggle under this winter. You're one cleaver little cookie who never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Can't wait to hear all about your travel plans.
    Well done, Trish xo

  7. Sue Madexon 21 Mar 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Ooh how exciting Simone!!  A great big congratulations on the trip.  Well done!
    And on your first quilt too.  Very exciting to have a new skill and hobby. 

  8. Sarahon 22 Mar 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Congratulations, Simone! I had a feeling that's what it was when I first read the post 🙂  You deserve it, have a wonderful time!

  9. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 24 Mar 2010 at 9:45 am

    Hi Simone!
    I am soooo thrilled for you. Doing a little happy dance here for Simone, too! Congrats and well done! I feel a little jealous … but am so chuffed for you! We must have joined at a similar time … and my first 12 mths were FAB … including a sales award at last year's Convention. BUT … then my circumstances changed … sick parents, kids, etc etc (won't bore you with details) … and although I still try to keep things going … they have slowed down alot. So … I almost feel like this opportunity has now passed by for me! Perhaps one day??? In the meantime I will just enjoy through you! Woo hoo! How excitement!!! 😀 Hugs, Andrea xxx

  10. Simoneon 24 Mar 2010 at 9:57 am

    Thanks for the comment Andrea. You know what? It’s NEVER too late! Keep enjoying what you do, keep making those gorgeous cards, and having fun! The rest is inconsequential. And the beauty of being a demo is that it fits with YOUR lifestyle and will be there when you’re ready to step it up or step it down. xx

  11. Genelle Littleon 03 Apr 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I'm so happy to hear your news, Simone! I love your creations and you have worked hard to earn this year's Incentive Trip! Your quilt is just beautiful, too – you're very talented.

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