Tuesday, 30 October 2007
This is the possum mother playing hide and seek with her offspring, and there are 5 possum babies hiding in various other blocks on the quilt.
I finished quilting this block and adding the beads for embellishment and will now start quilting the border. Since the thought of doing more of these tiny stabbing stitches makes me want to go bang my head against something hard, I will do a running stitch in cotton perle on the border.
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Friday, 26 October 2007
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Saturday, 20 October 2007
Your major should be Engineering. Logic is your friend. With enough work, you can find a solution to anything... Unless it involves dating or parties.
So....... not nurturing and caring through nursing then.......... I still get to use my engineering skills in my day to day life, constructing Lego, repairing toys, building train tracks etc.
Friday, 19 October 2007
Here's my "random shuffle" list for today:
1. ABBA - "Take a chance on me" (Sing out loud kind of music!)
2. Crowded House "How will you go?" (one of my favourite bands - can't beat the Chocolate Cake song, though!)
3. Jann Arden - "Good mother" (I bought this album in Venice Beach, California... lots of associations)
4. Delibes - "Flower Duet" from Lakme (was ruined for me forever after British Airways started using it for their ad campaign...)
5. Neil Young " Change your mind" (One of my favourite ever artists!)
6. Mike Oldfield- "Sunset door" (chill out music - the music video for Tubular Bells is amazing too!)
7. Massive Attack - "Eurochild" (this one is one of the darker elements in the collection)
8. Sheryl Crow - "The Na Na Song" (1994 - The Year of Living Dangerously (not) in Hertfordshire)
9. Steely Dan "The Fez" (Steely Dan takes me back to high school .... a few short years ago obviously)
10. Us3 - "Cantaloop" (very funky remix of Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock... good song for housework....)
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
No children or animals were harmed in the making of this movie...
Saturday, 13 October 2007
Leanne Beasley has just completed another design which will be released as a BOM from Honeysuckle Cottage in November - just a few short weeks away (from the glass-half-full perspective)! I calculate that I will be able to complete my next WIP/UFo by then, so I will be ready!!
Friday, 12 October 2007
A rare photo opportunity where all 3 kids were in the same place at the same time in the park...
Thursday, 11 October 2007
This is Tommy Rex, T-Rex for short. He arrived in the household as Turtle's birthday present specially chosen by Peter. He had been very drawn to the Lego kit with the USB interfacing at first (he is a geek after all) but settled on this kit with a squillion Lego pieces including some high tech motor/gears/soundbox pieces and remote control. TRex was lovingly assembled over 3 hours today by some excellent family teamwork... (i.e. Peter and myself with a little help from the boys and running commentary by Little Possum). Now we have a moving, grooving, roaring, glow in the dark lego dinosaur. Cool.
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Now you don't........
Every once in a while Peter surprises me with a special treat, like these chocolates from Jeff de Bruges that appeared from out of his daypack yesterday evening.... There were originally more chocs than in the photo above, but I naturally had to have a little taster last night! Of course the obvious question arises - how come there were any left over this morning? The answer is simple... The chocolates appeared after I had already had a dessert of chocolate mud cake and vanilla icecream..
Along with the chocolates came an endlessly useful little leaflet containing photos of the whole JdB range, as well as
"Jeff de Bruges' 7 good reasons for eating chocolate":
1.It's good for your health
2.It brings you back to your youth
3.It helps fight the blues
4.It's a source of energy
5 It fights stress
6 It's a symbol of sensual pleasure
7.Just for the sheer pleasure
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
The Turtle and I made a chocolate mud cake today. He takes after his mother and is a chocolate fiend.
So is Little Possum as well, actually.... So the two of them were blissed out by this creation, and I have to make a strawberry cake tomorrow (ah, it's such a hard life....) for Snugglepot who, by the way, is outgrowing his nickname and is requesting a new one.
I found this on "Hildes strikkeri-hekleri-hurra" blog (here). Hilde used this movie to design her own quiz "How addicted to knitting are you?". There are 6 levels of addiction depending on how long you watch this movie before switching off (ranging from ("I'd rather watch paint dry" to those who watch the entire 2 1/2 min). It is otherwise an excellent demonstration of the continental method of knitting using 5 double point knitting needles (used for socks or other projects where there aren't enough stitches to fit on the shortest round needle).
Monday, 8 October 2007
So far we have visited the local outdoor swimming pool (still a bit on the chilly side) and several of our favourite parks/playgrounds as well as having friends over for a visit.
There has been ample opportunity for me to do some quilting and reading this week as well. I have almost finished my "Leanne's House" quilt - yay! The UFO pile is shrinking...
Friday, 5 October 2007
Thursday, 4 October 2007
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
I found this link on Stacy's blog. This movie is hilarious!! I was laughing out loud while watching it and Little Possum couldn't work out what was so funny.....
We found the camera, and there was not a nostril in sight. What we did find was a self-portrait of Jake