Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This and That!

Hi Girlfriends! I'm thrilled with the quilting Barb John has done on my Dresden Quilt. It has yet to be bound and then I will spread it out for it all to be seen. I love the quilting and it all looks just as it should - very vintage with lots of original feedsacks.

 Just a little sneak peek at a baby quilt WIP - fingers crossed, more to show soon!
Knock-knock at the door this morning - a lovely bundle of Bungle Jungle fat-quarters. Of course a future quilt for Nate.
 Another pic of our gorgeous little boy - 5 weeks old today and I am missing out on watching him grow. Never mind, the little family are all well, healthy and happy - bless them!
 Oopsy, smashed big toe! I had the big glass rotating plate from the microwave fall on it - so proud, I didn't swear - well, not too badly, LOL! I should have it x-rayed today, but think I will stitch instead.
I'm having quite a bit of trouble with Blogger these days - maybe the blame is being cast in the wrong direction - I am not sure?
Also, I would love to see pics of the Melbourne Show winners - so if anyone can let me know where they might be on the internet, I would really appreciate. Quite a few girls from my local quilt group flew over, so it will be lovely to catch up for the show and tell!
For now, Happy Quilting - hugs - Lurline!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Back to Stitching!

What a fun day I had yesterday! Doing what I enjoy - made a lovely start on Citrus Sweet Love, first block of BOM by Treehouse Textiles and one of Australia's favourites, Cathy of Cabbage Quilts!
Gorgeous to play with these prints, accuracy needed on seam allowance - I set my Janome 6600 on 4.7 to achieve the desired scant .25" seam allowance and I also pressed all my seams open. This is a bit more time consuming, but achieves a lovely finish when dealing with 1.5" cuts.

Back to my other world - here's our gorgeous Nate, probably 5 days old after he had come out of the humicrib and in a special nursery - I took this pic through a viewing glass as I still wasn't allowed in to see him. It was only the second time I had seen him - they did allow me a glimpse when I first arrived.
At home with the little quilt I madce for him covering him - it's not showing up too well. Do I think he's the bees knees? - of course I do, lol!
I may have mentioned Aaron is a fabulous cook - this dish is Larb Kai - ground chicken, warm salad with lots of beautiful fresh herbs, served with eggplant, cucumber, snake beans and sticky rice. I'm not a great rice fan so I ate mine San Choy Bow style in lettuce leaves, the gorgeous juices running everywhere. Oh, I must have some lunch, my mouth is watering.
Have a happy Sunday!

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Our beautiful new baby - yes, I'm home again, sadly leaving my little family in Thailand. Nate was born 19 June and had a struggle to start life in this big, wide world - when I left on Monday, he was home, happily progressing, loving and needing attention, very healthy appetite, a perfectly normal little fellow. As the aircraft started its descent into Perth airport the tears started to flow!

I have lots of really beautiful pics, but have had difficulty downloading - so have lots to show in time to come.
 There is so much natural beauty in Thailand and DS is a plant lover - this was snapped on our visit to a plant market, no, we didn't buy it, lol!
Upon my return there was lots of mail to open - this particular one the first of BOM Bring Me Flowers. I didn't do very much stitching at all while away and have spent time since arriving home catching up with family here - today, the start of tidy-up and unpacking. Let's hope the weekend brings stitching time.
I've enjoyed catching up with lots of blog news while away - hope you are all having a happy day today!