30 March 2008
These are some fabrics that arrived this week from The Stitching Post. The first two pinks are for "Ruth's Quilt" (backing and border), might use some of the third pink in the quilt (not sure) and the dark red is for sashing around the cream blocks in the 365 Challenge.
These fabrics are what Elizabeth thought Jenni would like from Material Obsession. I didn't buy as many fabrics there as I thought I might. Will have to keep looking for more fabrics to go with these and to find some for Elizabeth and Peta. Elizabeth saw some she liked but couldn't find enough co-ordinating fabrics. I'm not too sure about these fabrics - way different for me but I'm sure the whole thing will look fine when it's done.
27 March 2008
This is Leanne Beasley's "Wishes and Lilies". I received this kit as part of Honeysuckle Cottage's 2006 Christmas Club and made it up for one of the presents for a Christmas in July swap as part of the Secret Santa group I belong to.
I've been wanting to make the cushion in blues for our family room and have had the fabrics in my cupboard for quite a while. Started the stitchery this week as I felt like a change from the other things I've been doing (I have a short attention span).
Haven't done anymore quilting on "Everyday Angels" as I've been feeling a bit tired after work this week, so hopefully I'll have some time on Sunday to quilt some more. On Saturday I'm hoping to visit Material Obsession with Elizabeth - think my girls will really love the funky fabrics stocked at this shop.
Definitely autumn here on the lovely South Coast - beautiful days with just a nip in the air.
22 March 2008
20 March 2008
I'll sew sashings around the block when I've decided what colours I want to use.
19 March 2008
18 March 2008
The weather the last few days has been glorious - so much better than our so-called summer. Hope it continues over the Easter break.
16 March 2008
We've just had the most faaaaabulous night: great dinner with our children, partners and "4th child" Jared, followed by
This is the cover of the original Australian cast album (which I saw in 1974, again in 1975 and 1984, each time starring the great, great Reg Livermore). I "borrowed" this record from my brother some time after I first saw the show and will return it one day. The new show stars iOTA as Dr Frank N Furter and he is sensational - such a wonderful singer and actor. First saw iOTA late last year in Sydney Danco Co's "Berlin" (he was the angel) and was so impressed with his singing - my children already knew about him, have some of his cd's.
Three more "Vintage Valentine" blocks are finished
4 "Vintage Valentine" blocks to go.
Am still stitching "Ruth's Quilt" blocks at lunchtimes and have a few things traced and ready to stitch while watching tv or on a free Sunday afternoon.
14 March 2008
I was thrilled to bits but John is still mighty sceptical about there being any more strawberries.
07 March 2008
06 March 2008
01 March 2008
Thursday we saw the Diana exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. I came away from there feeling quite sad - Diana deserved to have a hapy life and see her boys grow up. Her childhood memorabilia is really touching and her dresses are fabulous. The wedding dress is the stuff of fairytales.
We then had the quickest visit on record to Peter's of Kensington and it was time to take Diann to the airport. Visited Michael and Peta then drove home. Aaaaaah - Diann's Christmas present has finished.