Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Definitely a bite in the air today! I think it's the first time I've worn a jumper all day this season. Boys went back to school today, they seemed fairly happy to go. Maybe. I'll have to get their winter uniforms out soon. Wonder if they still fit? Have to check that!

I recently got Liz Lois' book, "Nearly Insane" (almost!) and a group of fabulous ladies that I've met online through My Quilt Blog just had a 5" fabric swap. See where I'm going? I thought it was a good idea! Not sure whether to paper piece or foundation piece. There are some very tiny pieces in some of those blocks!

If my "list" gets any bigger, I'm going to have to name it! I'm too frightened to even think about what's on it or even how many things are on it!

This is a picture of some of my "pies". Making progress slowly! I've done a few more geese, photos soon.

Okay, I have to go make my bed so I can go to bed!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Catching up

Getting there.

Little bit of baking - some very yummy cinnamonn buns from Make It Do

Mmm, blurry buns but I think you get the idea!

Can't have buns without tea!

I did also manage to get in some sewing.

Block 1 group is done, I've got about 4 of Block 2 done - only another 23 to go!

Good thing I like this stuff!

The boys have just gotten back from celebrating Anzac Day, by the look of them I think they've had a good time! The day always begins on a solomn note as we honour those who fought for us. Then stories are shared and ancedotes are remembered, and maybe a beer or two is drunk! It is a good day. I never have any luck with Two up though. Maybe next year!

It's getting late and I have to work tomorrow so I shall say good night.

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's here

Finally, it arrived in the mail this morning! The 1st month of Rainbow Jane from twiddletails! I can't wait to get started on this!!

This is the other wonderful item that arrived with the postman this morning. A beautiful vintage Grandmother's Garden quilt top. The things you find on ebay!
Okay I'm off to sew!

Getting there..

Time sure does fly!

Well, my swap blocks are on their way, my hexagons are cut and ready, I practiced my needle-turn applique, got some of my "Pies & tarts" done, finally got onto GITF BOM from twiddletails. I'm feeling very pleased with myself because it's the first time I've done foundation piecing. I really like it!

Hexagons waiting.....

I'd like to do some of those tomorrow. As well as everything else!

I have somehow managed to get the day off tomorrow.

I have a list. It's an awfully long list!

Maybe a cup of tea will help me sort things out in my head? Mmmm..

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quilt festival

parkcitygirl is having a quilt festival! Head over there and check it out! There's prizes and eveything! How excitement!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ahh, 4 days off. What to do, what to do?!

I have been doing little bits and pieces here and there. Work keeps getting in the way! So with these few days off over the Easter break I wil hopefully be able to get caught up (toes and fingers are crossed!) On my "List" swap blocks, hexagons, flying geese, Bunny Hill, Wee wall hanging (it's a mystery one), embroidery, family, chocolate, and maybe some more chocolate. Okay, there could be a glass or two of wine and some serious tv watching going on too. It can be done.

A photo to show that I have been doing a little bit of something!

No, it's not acrime scene - it's my sewing room

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I got some mail today..

Vintage tin filled with goodies!

Vintage sheet set

Bunny Hill Designs - Rabbits Prefer Embroidery
Some days are very good indeed.