Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tra-Lah! Fairy Quilt Finished!

It has taken some time but here we are - all shampooed and spun dry - nice and warm and fluffy just waiting for the cooler weather. Heidi will be pleased! The main fabrics are by Saffron Craig - a wonderful Australian designer - I love the use of colour and whimsy about her designs - check out her latest!

I used Thermore for the batting and cut it the same size as the top squares - I like to make these quilts that way!

With a heavy heart, one cannot help but feel so much sympathy for our neighbours in Christchurch, New Zealand - so much loss, pain and suffering, God bless!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stitches Galore!

I haven't had a lot of time for stitching and the hot weather is not conducive to doing anything very much - oh, that aircon has been running happily, thank goodness! Summer hasn't been very kind to us in Western Australia, though in many ways we have been so fortunate! I'm plodding along with handwork and anxious to get to the machine - with a bit of pressing the first block of the Circle Game kinda looks okay! I love working with the bright fabrics.

Two new books - I'm quite fascinated with Scandinavian Stitches!

Look at my poor baby Byron - the doctor had to do his stitches - he had been very brave until he saw Nanny and then it was time for nursing and cuddling - I'm so happy the little ones look to me for comfort still! He's seven on 2 March - isn't it just lovely he can be comforted by a knitted toy at times like this.
Happy day!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winds - Please Be Still!

How blessed we are having friends! Dear Cathy of Cabbage Quilts has started a fab quilt by Kaffe Fassett using Soul Blossom fabrics - now, I fall in love very easily and that happened this morning - having a little browse I came across Cathy's post of today. Straight to the bookcase and there was Caravan of Quilts on top of the pile - into The Studio and there was a bundle of Soul Blossom fat-quarters just crying out to be used! I quickly dashed off an email and Cathy has given me permission to have a little quit-along with her! This has been so timely as that loose-end feeling is still hanging about - this might just be the right medicine, lol! Here I am behaving so badly while so many of our fellow Australians have had so much loss and sorrow - about 70 k's north of us the bushfires are raging and homes are being lost - pray God it will end soon! I could write a lengthy post on the devastation our country has suffered - please keep us in your hearts!

This arvie I have to pop to the shops to buy ingredients to make Peg's Apple Sour Cream Slice - a lovely sewing day with friends is happening tomorrow - it has all been so quiet lately, I am really looking forward to this one! Let's hope I can make a lovely luncheon dessert - I'm sure Peg is to be trusted - me? well we'll see!

This month's finished but not pressed - looks kind of bubbly - let's hope the bubbles press out!

Last week we had a lovely catch-up with friends we have not see for 17 years - Graeme and Sharon Sullivan ex Gove! Simple fish and chips on a glorious day at Dolphin Quay, Mandurah - the tubby one on the left belongs to me, lol! It is so nice to eat out when catching up with old friends, so much more time to chat rather than dashing around entertaining at home making sure everyone is well looked after, that's what I like to do!
Oh, I haven't mentioned the mail! Best to leave that until this evening to open as I know there's goodies to drool over!
Happy day!