Saturday 23 July 2011

In pictures

Over the last week  - in between quilting and bedrest, and getting lost for hours looking at sewing blogs - I received my pre order of Smash goodies. And I haven't even opened them yet. Which is probably due to the state of my room. I'm in the half packed, sorting, purging state. And it's all mess.

Some of which you can see around my computer in the next pic.
I also updated to Lion. It took ages.
And made my computer do this. But after a restart - it all appears normal again. Thankfully
And I managed a little baking - crunchy topped muffins. I made the base mix, split it in half and did half raspberry and the other half apple & cinnamon. They were both yum.

I also took a trip to spotlight and got the other things that I needed for my pincushion. I may try and get it done today. I don't imagine that it would take too long.
Off to my mums tomorrow for a roast lunch. Can't wait.

Have a Happy Weekend,

Just popped in to say I finished my little Ellie. I stuffed up a bit - it was quite fiddly. I think I should stick to quilts! 

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Quilt 2 - Done

I've been sick the past couple of days - but while my head wasn't so fuzzy today, I finished off my second quilt.
And back -
I really love this one too.
On my sewing list next - a pincushion and a bag.
I think I might need to go fabric shopping again....

Sunday 17 July 2011

Number One done!

Yesterday I went to the second part of my class and put my quilt together. It took all day and part of the night - but I finally got it done.
This is the front.
And this is the back. (my daughter is in her slippers behind her quilt - holding it up for me)
I think I was a bit too ambitious to think I could make 2 single bed quilts so easily. So now it will be interesting to see if I actually get the second one finished at home.
I think I'll try and start on the second one tomorrow. Maybe.

Monday 11 July 2011

Look what I made

So I was up bright and early on Saturday. I couldn't wait to get to class. I was so excited I even got there before the teacher. The cutting was not my favourite thing. But it was so worth it.
It was a long day - and I came home with homework. Which I finished like a good little student.
It was so cold that night that I couldn't really sleep, so I got up and cut up my other materials.
I ended up making another one. Finishing late last night.

So now I have to wait until Saturday to go and quilt them. I can't wait. I think it's a new obsession

Thursday 7 July 2011


 My hubby didn't want his ipad anymore and thought I'd use it more often in the kitchen - um, yes please. Thanks sweetheart! I have been putting recipes and recipe apps on it for the past couple of days. Awesome!
 My SC box finally arrived today and in it - my very first Smash book. I love it. I think it's the perfect size and so fun. Can't wait to start playing with it.
I'm in the middle of packing up my scrap room. I can clearly remember the last time we moved and the boys were complaining that the most boxes they carried in were from my scrap room. It's so very true. So I've started the packing process as it's going to take quite a while.

And in 2 days time I am off to a class to make my very first quilt. I am so excited I can't wait.
Have a happy day,

Friday 1 July 2011

A very long week

Ok. In the past week we have celebrated my baby girls 13th birthday. We had a roller skating party. The girls all had a ball. And it was a really great idea getting glow necklaces as it made it a heap easier to keep track of the kids in the dark!

Then we celebrated my beautiful boys 15th birthday. He was so sick. But he was determined to have a good time. So we got up at 5:30am and headed up the coast to a massive Kart track. We had a fantastic time. The little Miss didn't want a turn so she was the official photographer for the day.

I won my choice of a pattern - so I picked this one by Amy Butler. Can't wait to try it out.

So I ordered some fabric for it (the bottom 2 in the stack). The rest of the fabric is for the quilt that I'm going to make for Caitlin. If all goes to plan - my first class should be next weekend.
And this week I also chopped all my hair off. It feels much better.
And finally - we have to start looking for a new place to live. I've found one that I like. Might go check it out this weekend. It's a bit over the budget but I think it's going to be the only place where we'll be able to fit everything in.
I'll probably get more serious about looking once the kids go back to school. Right now I just want to enjoy the holidays. So far I've got 2 people down with the flu, and I'm crossing my fingers that it goes no further.

Anyway - have a Happy Weekend, whatever you may be doing,
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