Friday, 26 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 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, 17 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 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, 10 February 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, 9 February 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, 7 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 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 ...