Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter

Well I have had a strange March, not really achieving much but here are my finishes.

A friend of mine who had been admiring my mug handbag asked if I could make her one, so here it is.

Finally finshed this Christmas runner.

DD22 BF is still a big kid, he was so sad he could not have the last quilt so I made him a pillowcase. He loves the Cars movies this should stop him stealing DD22's Minnie Mouse pillow.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

1st Friday Night Sew In

Morning, well it was my first Friday Night Sew In and I was so ready for this, desperately needed some soul stitching. Girls were forewarned, croissants with ham. cheese and tomato for dinner or help your yourself. Out to the craftroom I go, cranked up my new CD- Into The Bloodstream by Archie Roach, Archie is an indigenous singer songwriter and he to is one of the Stolen Generation. This new album really speaks to me, it is soothing and uplifting, or maybe that's where I am in my journey of healing. I am not a religious person but the gospel sounds are lovely.
Well what did I get up to?....
I started to piece together DD14 Grandpa's Little Treasures quilt top by Teddlywinks. 
Ta Dah....

I had one block to piece, but the peepers were weary, and both me and one of our four legged girls were covered in loving. ( my girls refer to the endless threads that drift around our house as pieces of loving ) So into bed I fell. First thing this morning out to the top I went and attached that last block, yes cheating seen it is now Saturday, but you know somewhere in the world it still is Friday.
When the top was revealed DD22 BF asked if he could have this quilt ( as he does every time one comes off the machine )  he was very quickly told " get in line buddy, the next ones mine" by DD22. His face falls, I have never know a boy so desperate for a quilt of his own.
Shhh...... just between you and me a quilt for him is now in the planning. I will have to design it first as he is a real country boy and deserves a country boys quilt with at least his beloved ute on it.
Well off to netball now hope everyone had a great sew in.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Soooo.... over this heat, just like everyone else

Yep, the heat makes us cranky sometimes because it makes our life just a bit more challenging due to our health issues, but oh well we're happy to be here and most days can get out of bed. Well my DD22 is struggling with that, but this to will pass. Yesterday we decided that we would go to the movies in a desperate bid to keep cool, DD14 chose movie, so off we went to see Silver Linings Playbook with our free movie tickets. It was great, highly recommend it, thought provoking and laughed alot out loud as usual.

Prior to this I have been trying out some new cards, as I have been a bit slack on this for sometime. So here are a few.

I have also started work on Sylvia's wedding sampler from Elm Creek Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini. I have all of the novels so far, love them and thought it was about time I made some of the quilts. I am making a scrappy version from my stash. I think I have made about 15 out of 140 blocks. No hurry just an in between project, here are some.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Friday night with Friends

Well it was my first Friday night with Friends and i was a bit unorganised but here we go. For starters I finished off the last of the blocks for DD14 Grandpa's Treasures quilt. So bears got some faces and the bees got done then I finished off the ivy


Then I put together my class project from the Craftsy site Hand Stitched Collage Quilts now I am ready for embellishing, YAHHHHH!!!