Friday, January 21, 2011

Back on Track

Well the Babushka quilt is finished and patterns have been printed and packaged ready for the start of the Fabric frolic today!

This is a easy pattern for really showcasing a feature fabric, especially kids prints. Also here's a pic of our Dinosaur Quuilt that came out about two months ago, another great quilt for kids.



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Arrrgghhh Teenagers!

Well no start on the civil war blocks yet, I was going to get lots of sewing done today but...It started out well and I got the babushka quilt on the quilting frame (yep the one I started before christmas) and then couldn't find the fabric I needed to piece the backing. I spent ages looking for it and finally offered a reward for the finder which sent Meg off on an in depth hunt....still no luck. In the mean time it was lunch which returned the boys to the house where I was able to hog tie Jordan (14 yr old boy) and throw him in the shower. He had been at a friends for the last few days and his hair which is out of control at the best of times was now matted into 1 large dreadlock. It needs daily washing and brushing to keep it under control and large doses of very expensive conditioner, so two hours later I emerged the other side of the hair and Meg had now stumbled onto the fabric I had been looking for, so I sewed the backing and threw that on the frame. So something got done but I still haven't started quilting yet....maybe once they're in bed.
Here's a pic of the hair on a good day!


Civil War Quilt

I am going to try and keep up with the 2011 civil war quilt, each week is another block and a story about the civil war. It's a nice way to learn a little history and as I grew up in Australia I know absolutely nothing about american history. I've added the civil war quilt button to the sidebar, lets see how I go with keeping up. Heck I'm only three behind to start with!


Saturday, January 8, 2011

First Project for 2011

Well here's hoping the rest of the year will continue this way. I started and finished eight feeders for Tulley yesterday, they were only a quick project but they are finished! No button left to sew on or seams left to finish, they are ready for use and in the cupboard ready to go. Let's hope these wash better than all the others I have brought, I am so sick of having them stain or go out of shape in the first wash, not even soaking them in nappysan works. I made these from a pack of face washers and then added some fat 1/4's I had in the stash and a bit of ric rac to finish.

OK they're sideways, I'm sure I'll never figure this out!



Thursday, January 6, 2011


What a nice start to the new year, a few days on the beach at Phillip Island.Lovely weather and the kids had a ball playing cricket and boogie boarding in the surf. Tulley loves the water but has a little problem with the sand... she can't stand the feel of it on her feet! We had quite a few laughs at her expense watching her curl up her toes or stand on the towel and try and work out a way to get to the water with out touching the dry sand.
I got a little stitching done, block 7 of The joy of life by Rosalie Quinnlan. It's a project I started a while ago as something small I could take with me when I had a lot of waiting to do, and I have steadily been getting through it, however for the past 18 months I have had Tulley to keep me busy while waiting and so progress has slowed a little, but it was nice to get back to it seeing as I only have two blocks to go and all the bias and the backgrounds have been made already.
Here's how the garden has been growing while I was away.
Tomatoes, getting bigger

First crop of plums from this tree, ignore the pear and cherry slug on the leaves, I'll deal with them later

and asiatic lillies, they smell delightful! But they give me terrible hayfever if I bring them inside, so I'll just have to admire from afar.