Sunday, August 31, 2008

Getting back on track

What an exhausting two weeks we have had here. After our lovely relaxing weekend away we have all been unwell, there have been many days off work and school and lots of laying on the couches!!! The kids and I are much better than we were, it seems to take awhile to get over it completely. Therefor there has not been much happening in the sewing department.

We have our school concert this week. The children in my grade are so excited. I have spent a lot of time this weekend sewing costumes.

I have displayed a quilt which has finally been finished. I began this applique quilt before I had the children. It is nice to now have it hanging above my sewing machine.

Spring is definitely on its way. The flowers are blooming and the tree ferns are showing new life!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Relaxing Weekend

The kids and I have had a lovely weekend relaxing in Geelong. It was nice to get away and spend some quality time together. A girl friend and her children joined us for one night also. We had a good catch up and the children entertained themselves quite well
I did manage a little stitching time and did some work on this Sanctuary block. This is one of nine which will form a lovely patchwork quilt.

I recently joined a Block of the month, for "Girls Day Out". This too, will be a lovely stitchery and patchwork quilt once complete. I couldn't help myself, I just had to get started!!! I will have to get busy and divide my time between the two.

Then there is also the New York Beauties, and some quilting to do and some binding to complete and, and, and ....!!!!! The list goes on. Hopefully extra sewing time this week as we have a meeting free week at school.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A cold winters day at home

What a cold day we have had today!!! Kids have been unwell so it was a good day to be at home in front of the heater.

The kids decided to "Experiment" in the kitchen. Fortunately the 10 year old had done this before. What great effects, just had to take some pics.
He poured some milk into a saucer, added some drops of food dye and then dipped a tooth pick into some detergent before dipping into the milk. Of course we didn't escape without some spilt milk!!!! They had a lovely time.

I managed to do some sewing today too. A few more New York beauties!!

At the end of a cold day in Ballarat - it snowed, the kids were sooo excited!!!!!! ( I was just a little excited too) Just beautiful.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Craft Show

We had a lovely time at the recent craft show. Here are some of my purchases! I bought the black and whites and reds for the New York Beauties I have been working on. The fabric squares because I liked them and the floral fabric will be a major part of a stitchery quilt I am working on. Hopefully I will have some sewing time this weekend.

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