Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lots of fun

This morning the boys and I took advantage of some short lived sunshine and went for a bike ride, they rode and I walked. We went to the reserve just at the corner of our street, after so much rain yesterday there was lots to see. The boys climbed up the big rocks and headed to the lovely waterfalls.

This is the view from the top, it was such a pretty site, the water was so loud gushing down the stream. We spend alot of time here in summer having bbqs. I forget how lucky we are living in such a beautiful part of Tasmania. It wasn't long before the clouds got dark so we headed home for a much needed rest and drink and of course some sewing time for me.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rain, Rain go away

It has been raining all day today. What is a girl to do when she's stuck inside, sew of course. Today I got my Quilt aid blocks out and started doing them. The fabrics are beautiful. I really enjoy working on a quilt when I just love the fabrics. This is my progress so far, I'm stitching Natalie Lymer's block and its very cute, little birdies sitting in their nest. Well time to start dinner so needles down for a short time.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A gift from mum

I wanted to share with you some beautiful cards my mum made for me, I think mum done a great job of these, I especially love the flower pot card. Mum please send me one of these for my birthday. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Crazy hair day

Last week the boys had crazy hair day at school, it took me ages to get their hair all spikey then I sprayed orange hair spray in it. Not having any daughters made me realize just how busy some mum may be in the morning getting them ready for school, having to do their hair each day. I'm glad I've got boys,

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ta Da...

Well the journey is now over, my quilt is finished, I am so happy with it, I plan to enter it in our quilt exhibition in September. I quilted it all over with a flower design and it turned out so well.
I have finally talked Lillian into doing a blog for the shop, check it out so you can see our new things, she is doing a great job so far. We have lots of new fabrics coming in so I can't wait for those. I'm thinking of new projects to make all the time. Happy sewing to you all.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reproduction beauty

Here is my cute little reproduction mini quilt I made, I love the pink and navy together. On the weekend I quilted my Journey of a Quilter so I'll post a pic of that one soon. It turned out beautiful if i do say so myself.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pretty stitcheries

You may remember some time ago I stitched these cute Little Rosalie Quinlan designs, well I have made them into a wall hanging and they are on display at the shop where I work, I was really pleased with how nice they look altogether. I am making good progress on my postcard quilt, I have 2 rows put together, I'll shows some pics later on. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A few days away

We have just come home from a lovely break in Hobart. It was nice to get away and spend time together as a family, On Friday I went to visit the girls at the quilted crow, I was there for ages, Leonie even made me a cup of tea, it was so nice sitting there chatting to them both about their shop and all the beautiful quilts they have on display. I didn't leave there empty handed I bought some fabric called Recess to go with my Sewing circle 1950s ladies, I think its perfectly with the 50s theme of the quilt,This morning we went to Salamanca market, we hadn't been there before so it was good to see. I bought this very cute tray and blackboard for my kitchen.

On the way back to the car I made the boys stand in front of the boats so I could take a few photos.

Its always nice to go away but just as nice to come home.

The big 5 0

 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...