Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
I have won a lovely surprise from Louise from Lululollylegs.
Wonderful !!!! I nearly fell off my chair !!
A perfect way to end a very long, itchy & spotty day.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
When hand-quilting, don't try and watch a DVD with subtitles at the same time.Despite some unpicking it seems to be coming along nicely. I think this is what they're supposed to look like .......
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wiser women than me just gave a knowing smile and said "not yet....", "you will...."
AND I HAVE!!!
The urge has been there for some time. I've looked at the quilts in my local fabric haven (or is that heaven ??) Amitie - yes I am lucky aren't I - and am in awe of their skill.
So I jumped in head first on Saturday. Jenny at Amitie was divine and helped with fabrics and heaps of tips as I have no idea what I'm doing. She's so patient!
It's all cut & stitched together with the help of Kiddie no. 1 - it's for his bed. And we loved doing it.
Now to start the hand quilting and I'm feeling very nervous..... have I chosen the right colours? Can I do it properly? Will I finish it before he gets his drivers license ?
Any advice from super quilters would be greatly appreciated.
Watch this space for the great quilt update ...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I evaluated my options:
- beds & floors
- ignore the lot and sew like a mad woman for 3 hours
Yes, it was an easy decision.
And I loved it !!! Music blaring from the stereo (thanks Nick & George (ie Cave & Michael) for sharing the morning) sewing stuff all over the place. Perfect ME time!
I'm still surrounded by mess and chaos but now have a few more things to put in the tub for this month's market.
Mmmm now to tackle the dishes ......
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Not knowing how to help, beyond the obvious, I made him what we now call a "Baby Love Letter".
His was a J and featured:
- a star - so that he would grow to be a bright star
- balloons - so that his lungs would be big and strong
- a heart - so that he has a happy and strong heart
- a CFC logo on the heart (yes blatant brainwashing from an extended family of Carlton supporters)
- his date of birth
- everyone in our family placed a handful of stuffing inside with a wish for him to be be strong, healthy & happy
Another girlfriend has a new little man also in hospital so I've made him this "L" which I'll deliver tomorrow.
And another baby in the family is due this week. Ooh another letter.... I wonder which one ...
I should really be making aprons and skirts for Feb's market but these are so much fun ...