Tuesday, May 15, 2007

some more pics

Thought I'd better add some more pics.. this is a class I did a the quilty retreat I went to in April, not an OLD UFO by any stretch of the imagination, but I had put it aside for a whole month, all I had to do was add a button AND do some top stitching.. Lazy eh? turned out pretty good.. Very happy with kumihimo braid that I had made. Shame I haven't seen the kumihimo disc since I got home, as Missymoo has decided she likes making kumihimo too!

As promised, I have also put up some pics of the QAYG redwork I am doing. No instructions yet on how to do the QAYG bit, but I have completed 7 out of 78 hexagon embroideries so far! I plan on adding 30's fabrics with the white on white fabrics I am using. Pretty happy with the results so far!

Anyways two posts in two days?? a miracle if you ask me!


Monday, May 14, 2007

yep, Tuesday again

What have I been up to this past week? well I decided to treat myself to a POM (pattern of the month). I am doing 'Tree of Life'.. its a QAYG hexagon quilt. the pattern suggested country sort of colours, now I love 'country' look, but thought hmmm hexagons (my favourite thing), embroidery?? ok, do that in redwork cause I hate changing colours 4000times for each stitchery and I have a massive stash of 30's, I'll use those.. so its a QAYG hexagon 30's redwork thingy! I have four embroideries done already, up to no.5.. the plan is to finish one a day this week.. wish me luck!
Thought I'd post a pic (now that I can) of the gifts I made my angel and mortal for the retreat I went to in Bendigo. The bag is the easiest bag pattern in the world, the needlebook is a Mums Moment design I bought at a quilt show maybe 5 years ago now? and a teeny weeny pincushion I made, its about 2" finished. I did also make a mug bag and a address book cover for my mortal, but forgot to take pics of those.. DOH!

Hubby got smart this past mothers day, and gave me $100 to spend at Darling Harbour Quilt show next month. I got some usual treasures from the mothers day stall, and wonder every year if my kids really KNOW me.. or they just get a glazed look on their faces when they see everything they can buy me??? LOL I know the gifts are bought with love. Although Morgan gave me my $5 back and said Happy Mothers Day! LOL Lara spent every last cent.. but then again, what do you expect for $5?? apparently a frog fridge magnet, a dream catcher keyring, a miniature hair brush (shame I have a huge head of hair) and a talc!

I am having a birthday this week, so DH said you want cash again? I said OK! LOL.. so I'll be having me some fun at Darling Harbour this year!

Will put a pic up this week of the redwork stitcheries I been doing. And also the miniature block I have made for a RR I am in (a miniature one)... centre is to be no bigger than 4" and no smaller than 2".. mine worked out to be 4 1/4" finished, so I am ever hopeful that I can use that! otherwise I'll be thinking of a new plan. I made the block three times (twice on machine, last hand pieced) and it still come out 1/4" to big, so I am blaming the pattern!

till next time....

Monday, May 07, 2007


Also thought I'd add this pic of the b@$tard cat and bailey the wonder dog. Now we know they are pretending to hate one another, the cat was actually snuggling Bailey but when we took a pic he woke up. He is still pretty evil. They are sleeping on the remnants of the cubby house Miss Lara had built for herself a week ago. Is it just me, or does everyone own messy kids? I have threatened the kids if they dont 'do' their rooms soon, I am going to post a picture on the internet for the world to see! Might be a good idea for a competition???

I dont know what it is about Tuesdays, but I just dont like them. I have been flat out at work today (its a change I know) but thought I'd better add something to my blog. What have I been up to? well I did finish a raggy flannel quilt for my friend Scotty. Heres the pic, I hope it keeps his knees warm. He is in a wheelchair at the moment having rehab done, so hopefully he wont need it for too long. I finished it maybe last weekend of april? dont know awhile ago anyways.
Well thats it for me, might actually get back to work! :O)
take care possums!!!