Sunday, August 29, 2010

Its almost Spring

Yesterday as I was hanging out my washing I looked at the mountains that we can see from our back garden and to my surprise it was covered in snow, It was so pretty, my photo really doesn't do it justice. The wind was icy but it was a nice day. My bulbs are doing well, only some have flowered so far, we have jonquils every where in the yard.

Hyacinths look so pretty.

And the daffodils just make you smile.

Yesterday and today I spent my time putting my basket quilt together, its nearly there, only 6 baskets to go. I hope you found some sewing time today.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another block down

I have finished another block of Remember When quilt for the shop, this one was fun to do with the school bus as the main feature. The fabrics are so beautiful its hard to cut them up. Here is a close up of the school house, does it bring back memories?

I also received my paper bag swap goodies for my on-line stitching group, how this exchange works is the person I'm making for sends me 2 fat quarters, some buttons and trim and I have to make something for her using all the things that were in the bag then I send the finished gift back to her. There was also a yummy chocolate bar in the bag but that got eaten before I took the photo. I hope you found some sewing time this week.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rainy days

Yesterday was such a typical winters day, rainy and cold so I stayed inside and sewed and baked goodies for my boys lunch box. These cookies were so yummy, they are kind of like a yo yo with rainbow choc chips inside. While the cookies were baking I whipped up my first basket block for this quilt pattern, I really don't know if I'll make it like the pattern but I'll do a few more baskets and take it from there.

I am making a nine patch on point quilt so I made a few blocks. I need 99 altogether. I'm using all my scraps so far. What do you do with your scraps? I hope you found some sewing time today.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nicky's quilt

Look at my little boy, doesn't he look pleased with his new quilt. I made this quilt from Fig tree fabrics called Whimsy, it is so nice. I did a few Annie Downs stitcheries and scattered them in the squares. The quilting I did a couple of weeks ago, the pattern is called Frisky feathers, It is a beautiful design to do. I think I'm just as happy with this quilt as Nicky is.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A new look

It was time for a change in the boys room, I bought them new doona covers yesterday. The old ones were blue and quite plain so I thought I would get something a bit brighter, Now their quilts don't really match so what a better excuse to start thinking of new ones I can make for them. Red and brown are my favourite colours so it will be fun shopping for new fabrics. Did you notice the Puma cushion on the bed, Daniel made that in sewing at school. He wasn't impressed when he discovered sewing was a compulsory subject but then they could design their own cushion cover so he was happy to do that. He didn't do a bad job. This is bedroom 2. My two younger sons share a room. Their room looks nice and bright now.

Today I woke up with a shocking sore throat so I haven't done much sewing today. I had a play with these blocks and sewed the borders on and traced the designs. Its a Natalie Bird project with very sweet sayings on each block.

I got this block ready to stitch now for "Remember when" quilt. Its such a nice quilt to work on. When I have finished this will go on display in the shop. Its so popular with our customers, there are quite a few ladies working on this one. I hope you found some sewing time today.

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 ...