Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Spotted in the top bunk this evening.......

I came home from my shift this evening and found this bundle of boys, blankets, doonas, pillows and cuddly toys in the top bunk. Times like this I wish that time would stand still. No...not just because they are asleep and therefore not up to their usual mischief (but that's a good reason too!). They still have a bit of "little boys" left in them..... and much as I look forward to a little maturity (oh, how I look forward to that!), I know I will miss this stage of their life.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Thoughtful Friday

"From there to here and here to there,
funny things are everywhere"
- dr Seuss

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Once Upon a Time

Here's the first block of "Once Upon a Time", a BOM by Melly & Me. This is the Hansel and Gretel block completed and I am now working on Jack and the beanstalk. I love the candy colours and the combination of patchwork and embroidery... I get 2 fixes in one project!

I am getting the blocks from Under the Mulberry Tree this time and they are far more reliable than The Other Online Shop I have been getting Butterly Garden from.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Thoughtful Friday

"If nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart.
And though there may be times when your hands are empty,
your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that"
- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Thursday, 2 April 2009

nighttime reading

Doodlebug has discovered the joy of reading by torchlight in bed. Last week for a evening bushwalk with the cubscouts, he was given this headlamp and it's perfect.... both hands are left free to hold the book, turn pages etc.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

March Finishes

March was a busy month with work, and the urge or energy to blog was not there..... however, the creative drive was, and quilting was done. Here are my March finishes:

Kaffe Fassett's Garden Rainbow quilt is now complete and it makes me feel cheerful just to look at it. This is the first time I have sent a quilt off to be done professionally quilted, and Adri with her long arm quilter did a fantastic job on it. The original pattern recommended quilting in the ditch with crosshatching of the squares, but I think this pattern of big swirls/curls worked beautifully.

The backing fabric was fun to choose..... although it would have been cheaper to get a backing fabric, I thought that something this vibrant on the front deserved something more to complement it even if that backing will be largely unseen..

The other finish was this cushion to go with the I Spy quilt finished last month. I am feeling incredibly guilty for still not organising the Silent Auction I have planned. Of course, as "luck" would have it, the quilt had something spilled on it while sitting around waiting to be auctioned off..... I'll have to see if the little splodge of red comes off before I decide what to do. But..... the pencil rolls will be up for sale/auctioning by the end of this week. Still interested?
After all, the bushfire appeal is still needing funds and the rebuilding will be going on for a long time!