Monday, 19 September 2011

Paint swatch craft ideas

My Redwork quilt is in slow progress... I have been doing it in a monthly class but am a little behind, so I feel like my kids when they go to school not having completed their homework! I have a week holiday coming up though, so I think I will have caught up for the October class at least. Phew.

I'm going to campaign for more hours in a day or one more day in the week or something. There just isn't time for all the things I want to do. Balancing all the essential things with the necessary things and the nice things.

Having discovered Pinterest probably didn't help matters! But I did find this little gem today.
I feel completely inspired and when I go to Bunnings to get some seedlings for the veggie patch, I may just visit their paint swatch aisle.......

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Thoughtful Friday

"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our happiness"

- Viktor Frankl

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Thoughtful Friday

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

still here...

With the weather turning colder, my hands will be turning towards the quilts again, but for awhile there hasn't been much sewing... or photographing... mostly because I have a very fancy new camera that I am learning how to work =)
  Life has been full of good moments though, I am happy to report.
 When there are so many terrible disasters and events around the world I need to recognise and express my gratitude for our very blessed and peaceful existence.  

Here are some of the things I have done since the last post:

Indulged in some of this food of the gods

 Participated in the Warrior Dash

with this awesome group of people - Active Aussies!

back to school (don't they look excited....)

celebrated wedding anniversary by going to the Open Air Cinema in the Botanical Gardens with
this awesome backdrop

Friday, 28 January 2011

back to blogging and a raffle win


I didn't manage to get an auction off and running in time before going on holiday, but I was happy to participate in Toni and Carli's fundraising for the flood relief. I bid on auctions and donated money have a go at the raffles. What an amazing result!

Big excitement! Emma from Ballarat Patchwork emailed me to let me know I had won the raffle on her scrapblog. WOO HOO!!  Can't wait to receive my lovely fabrics. I am thinking that I should pay it forward by turning them into a quilt to auction off.