Sunday, March 23, 2008

Dont you Just LOVE Long Weekends???

Due to Easter

its a long weekend in Australia, a WHOLE four days off... But I guess you are thinking 'hey, Lissa doesn't work, isn't every weekend a long weekend?'...

Well this is true, I only work about 6 hours a week.. BUT public holidays mean
1. no school
2. no dancing
3. no mums taxi service
4. fanging out in my PJ's all day if I want!

So I have been a tad productive this weekend, apart from the gifts I made to myself the other day I have made...


Yesterday I thought I'd better get working on some gifties... Not quite finished, but I am happy with it so far.. the fabrics are civil war repros and william morris wallpaper reproductions, which are a similar time frame.. but if they arent? well I dont really care, the quilt police do not visit here, so I call them 'would be if they could be's'..

The pin cushion I embroidered that Saturday night, and I just have to sew the opening closed, I am pretty happy with how that turned out.. I have been thinking, it would be nice to make a little collection of stitcheries this size in a bowl... but it is tricking gifting someone that, cause what I'd like decorating wise is not necessarily what someone else would like..

I went to a local chain store (Big W Aussie's) and was surprised to find the following fabrics in those Leuttenegger rolls they have at the back for $3.40.. some 30's and a cheddar reproduction print.. The 30's are mostly from the Storybook range that was available early last year..



So of course they had to come home with me.. They aren't the brightest, shiniest or newest ranges out, but as they are reproductions it dont matter! I love them! I did have a couple already in the stash, but I am always on the look out for more!

I have been suffering from headaches for months now, since mum died, but I have found out it is something to do with the shingles I had twice in the past four months! I am off to the optomestrist and hopefully the eye specialist real soon.. its been a bit debilitating, painful and making sewing a um, little wonky! LOL when my eye is good I look at what I sewed earlier and I think hmmmmm... I have been using the 'galloping past on horseback theory' a LOT!!!


Well I am off to do some tidying up, have my dad and brother coming for dinner.. they are cooking (well the local chinese restaurant is)



take care

'til next time...


Lissa
PS Not sure what the pattern is called.. it was a pre printed stitchery I got at a show a LONG time ago, I made it no pattern included with the stitchery (which I wont buy now unless it has a pattern, a big IRK for me) but it is a Busy Bee's Project! no contact details though...

14 comments:

Vickie said...

gawd I wish our big w had them fabrics nope all they have is piddly fat q's..those americana ones( not that there is anything wrong with them) you get from spotlight and that's it or they have rolled up remnants of crap...great projects you got going there....I best get back too my little gifty Item i started making this am...
cheers Vickie

Sandy said...

G'day Lissa, my you have been productive!!!!
Hope your headaches end soon, they are so totally debilitating.

The other day on one of the blogs I visited from your site noticed someone was pleased to get some selvedges, so thought hmmm... I have some and I have no plans to use them.
No idea whose blog it was and the long, long weekend means absolutely no help available here so I have less time to *play* than normal so if anyone wants some selvedges, visit my blog and leave a message.
Thank you possum.
Sandy

Kate said...

I'm with Vickie, our Big Woop doesn't do rolls of fabric either. I'm quite jealous. LOL

Was it Lucy that received the selvedges? Can't remember either.

Have a great rest of your weekend. :)

Trudi said...

I have these stitcheries finished somewhere, I had planned to do something similar to what you have done. I should dig them up, but trying to find something in my crafty stash usually just ends up with a big mess!

Sharon-NZ said...

Love the quilt, gorgeous colours, wish my shops had bargains like that as well.......

hope the headache eases this week for you

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow - what a lot of work! Hope the headaches give you a break this weekend! Lucy x

Marlene said...

Yes, I love long weekends with all my heart and soul.

Love your cute redwork items. They will make great gifts.

Congrats on finding all the lovely 1930’s and cheddar fabric at such a great price!

Hope you find a cure for your headaches very soon.

Idaho Quilter said...

I love the galloping horse theory, I use it all the time. I enjoy your blog.

Phyl said...

Long weekends ARE the best and it looks like you made good use of yours:).

Hugs...

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love long weekends, and school holidays and kids that can make their own breakfast so night owl mum's can finally work their body clock how they like it! I will enjoy the next 13 days!
The blue stitchery quilt looks great, I am headacher, mine are all neck and back related, i know yours may be from shingles but have you tried chiro/massage, only thing that gets my eyes open when they hit! Have a good day, Tracey

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love the 30's you bought. Great find.

Jelly Wares said...

Gorgeous fabric find and to think, they all came from good old big W... Hope you can finally now get to the bottom of those horrible headaches...

Jodie

Lyn said...

I made that little house quilt as well. It comes preprinted and I think you can still get it from www.countrylanedesigns.com.
I like the colours you are using. I really like the fabric you bought from Big W - must check it out next time I go.

Ribbonwiz said...

Lissa,
Our Big W never has fabric like you found, good pick up!
Love your stitchery quilt.
I can't decide on what fabrics for the OC either.
I am going to be way behind on it...