Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Look what I found

Yesterday I started the chore that I have been dreading for ages...........Cleaning out the old craft room!!
So far so good, I'm pacing myself (with DH's help today - He's holding the rubbish bags!!!)  I will continue and finish this.
And good things happen when you have a clear out, I found this table cloth thing that my sister Rose and I made for mum when we were 15. I remember doing a new topic at school, patchwork, and English paper piecing was the thing. Well, I just wanted  to do something worth while, not just dabble. So we embarked on this project, all hand stitched together, it was huge!! Well we thought it was.

The colours are accecptable-ish for that  time,

But the backing - what were we thinking, orange gingham!!
we machine zig-zagged it all around, so I guess that was a good effort considering we didn't get any help from mum and we were only 15. 
And that was the last I was ever going to do with patchwork!!!
Who in their right mind would do such a craft, all that hand sewing!!!!
Well 20 years later my best friend Sandra re-introduced me to this craft, but I wasn't going to succumb!!
she mentioned you could machine piece, Well maybe dabble a little................. maybe a lot.............now I do a bit of everything!!
Looking at it now I have to say it was was a fantastic effort on our part!!

Back to it
till next time

 Enjoy It, Live It, Love it

PS. My sister has absolutely nothing to do with any sort of craft!!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

It's finished........

......well nearly finished, but it's together. My Butterfly Garden quilt is put together and I just love it. 
I now have to get it basted and then it will be my hand quilting projsect for this winter. There's nothing like sitting under a quilt on cold night and quilting. So hopefully this year it will be completed.

Autumn is well a truly here, the old oak out the front is slowly changing,
I took this photo this morning, the top is red with some yellowing further down. we'll see how it changes over the next few weeks. There are some really spectacular colours out around the hills, I'll try and make it a point to put the camera in my bag and take some shots this Easter.

I have 5 days off over Easter, i am going to try to spend at least 2 of those organising/sorting/culling the old sewing/craft room. Also a couple of family get togethers which are always fun.
Have fun with whatever Easter things you do.

Enjoy It, Live It, Love It

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Weekend away

Last weekend I had the privilege of going away with a couple of girlfriends for a 'girl’s' weekend (Thank you J & J). It was soooooo relaxing, doing what we girls do best!! Talking, sewing, nibbling, watching chick flicks, no cooking, sewing, talking….you get my drift. I actually managed to get one of my quilts together, but silly me didn’t take the border fabric so I couldn’t finish it.

 Next update, I hope to have it done.

While hanging out a little washing I could hear a Lorikeet, and then I spotted him way up in the tree.
The colours are just so pretty.

Till next time

Enjoy It, Live It, Love It