Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Craft Show

I would have stayed longer if my feet were not hurting so much. Note to self - install inner soles before the next time I wear them. Those quilts were so amazing!!! Maybe if I lived another 50 years I may get to try the techniques and perfection shown. Some people have a gift though. I saw lots of beaut things but bought very little, more rotary blades, a pattern for the baby quilt, and a few other little things. I had a look at Gail B's stall but couldn't get near it, even on the second try. I brought home a Womens Weekly, they were freeeee! Such a lot of stuff was so dear.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New projects

Great news! Another of the young ladies in the Church is having a baby. I approached her this morning and asked for her favourite colour. She doesn't have one, loves all colours. Ah well! So I spent this afternoon going through some of my magazines trying to put together a design that would suit both girls and boys. I'll sort out fabrics tomorrow. Just as well the Craft Show is this coming week. There is craft evening this week so needing some hand sewing to take I decided to make a Teddy again. It's been so long since the last time. I've already made the pattern and cut out the pieces from white faux fur ready to sew together. I'll decide what sort of joints to use when I visit the show on Friday.

Friday, April 10, 2015

A full day

This morning I took my little pal to his "Dr" (read vet). He was looking very sad as we do when we are off-colour. It takes about 10 minutes to drive there and he cried all the way. Not a peep from him on the way home though. It seems he has arthritis in his back leg. We are having our ducted heating checked next week so he will be happy. He loves sleeping next to a duct. I didn't get to the sewing group because I found out the address too late. I was late getting to Vol job, but I stayed a little later to make up. There was a new consignment of books that had just arrived. I picked out several of Maeve Binchy's that I had not read and brought them home. I will start on them tonight.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Brrr. It's cold outside

I only spent a little time outside today. But I managed to finish another bag that has been hanging about for weeks. I was using the leftover pieces from another bag, I'll try to put a photo up soon.. Just as well the Australian Quilting Show is on in ten days time, I really need some more fat quarters for the second scrappy quilt. I think Sewing group is this week so I'll need to get some hand sewing ready. Then there is another Craft group happening, I have actually been invited to attend.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Next scrappy quilt is on the way

Last week at Sewing group one of the ladies found the scrappy quilt I had with me was her favorite. So I decided to make another in darker shades. There is also an Autumn quilt I need to start on, once I get the background fabric. A few years ago, I made an "I spy" quilt for a toddler I know. I bought some fabric with a forest, animals, tents, canoes, birds and fish on it. I used a nine-patch pattern in a book I found and gave it to him once completed. The child was meant to find as many moose, bears, etc on the quilt, and I told the older children in the family that was the idea behind it. Just yesterday,after Church, the mother came to me and told me she wanted to give it back to me. What!? Return a gift I gave her son? Apparently she didn't like the colour. This is the same mother who returned another quilt I made for her baby. It was a panel with Beatrix Potter rabbits on it. She did not believe rabbits should have clothes on. I gave it to another Mum who gave me a b-i-g- hug for it.

Friday, April 3, 2015

What to do next

Hi I have finished sewing the binding down on the quilt called Ophelia. Such a long way around. A bit of a quandary - what to do next. I have been given the phone number od a lady who organises quilts for charity. I could ring her, hoping she doesn't live too far away.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Good Friday

One of the delights of Good Friday is to eat heated hot cross buns. Scrumptious. Casey thought they smelt good too, he put his front feet on my lap and looked at me imploring me to give him some. Who can resist those big brown eyes. He knows Mum is a soft touch. This morning we weeded the bearded iris bed, which should have been done last Autumn, the roots had grown so much. I would like to buy some more colours before it's too late. There is another iris bed which Casey has claimed as his own. He has been digging in it, so far he hasn't dug any plants up. One of our boarders is leaving us next week, the surprise is that he stayed so long. We are hoping for another student like him.