Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cooling off... the fun way

 Yesterday was another hot day in Tassie so late in the afternoon we headed off to the beach. it was gorgeous there, even a little cool in fact, ah bliss.
 We had a game of beach cricket, look at our wicket, I thought that was  funny. Nicky had to stand there and hold it the whole time.
 The sea was quite rough so the boys enjoyed riding the waves on their boogie boards and you can see hubby and number 1 son in the back ground getting on the kayak, Daniel fell off  twice as he went side ways and the waves just tipped him over.
 Here  he is all wet and sandy.
 Before we left for the beach I managed to get  all the rows together for my quilt, it really didn't take that long as its not a big quilt, a nice lap size I'd say. I have sewn 5 rows together and today I'll do the rest and put the borders on.

Last week I made these 2 fabric buckets, they hold my threads and other goodies, they were so easy to make and having stiff wadding inside makes them very sturdy.

I hope you keep cool today and you find some sewing time.
Take care.

16 comments:

Mari said...

Looks so sunny and warm as it is :D I had sideways blizzard wit lots of snow, no sun yet. Another few weeks to wait for it still.

shez said...

lots of fun you are all having at the beach,i feel like heading off to the beach now,lol,love the colours in your project,lovely,well done.xx

Annette said...

Glad you are safe from the Tassie fires....colours of your quilt are as lovely as the colours of the beach & sky. Annette

Simone said...

Looks like great fun at the beach. Was paying that you were away from the fires

Fiona said...

How lovely to cool off at the beach... we are thinking of Tassie lots at the moment and hope you are well away from the fires.... love how the hexie quilt is coming together...
Hugz

Sarah said...

WOW!! That quilt looks wonderful Leanne! Such a great pattern. Love the buckets too..
Great beach pics
x Sarah

Cath said...

I was appalled by the temps in Tassie this last week and the fires are scary too. Nice to know you can head to the beach to cool off. I love the quilt you are working on....gorgeous colours as always.

Anthea said...

Whoh Leanne, the quilt will be finished in no time, you are zooming!
And I love the wickets, that's so funny... x

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I feel cooler already...LOL...great fabric buckets, very handy...your quilt looks fantastic..

Quilt Kitty said...

Looks like a great was had at the beach. Where abouts do you go, do you have to head up to the North coast? I am loving your hexie quilt & you have me wishing I got myself organised & started mine. Got to love the fabric baskets, pretty & useful. Tracee xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

What fun. I love beach cricket. The wicket holder certainly is a danger man. Glad you found a way to cool off. Your quilt and buckets look gorgeous.

Tina said...

Hi Lizzie, I am a new member of your blog.. I am in l'ton too so having sat inside with the aircon and overhead fans going i think you were wise to go and enjoy the water.. Looks lovely.. Love your quilting..:)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful photos of the beach, it looks so tempting! Your quilt is so pretty, hugs Wendy

a good yarn said...

Cooling off was defintely the way to go. My word your boys have sprouted. Your hexie quilt is beautiful. I must ask you how it goes together as I have some precut hexies for a baby quilt.

Stephany said...

What a nice quilt you are making! Fig tree fabrics are also one of my favourites.

Nicky said...

Now that looks like so much fun! Hope things have cooled down for you now..... The new quilt is looking fantastic, it's coming together so quickly.

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