Karen (a friend from work and brand new blogger) and I are heading off to Sydney on Friday night to attend a workshop on Saturday and Sunday with Kellie of Don't Look Now fame. I've been looking forward to this weekend for so long and have been assured by many (including the Lovely Loz) that the workshop will be fabulous. Both of us have new sewing machines, so this will be a great opportunity to test them out.
Working on Butterfly Garden block 4 at the moment - seems to be slow going (lots of backstitch in those "patchwork" blocks). No Sylvia's Bridal Sampler block this week.
27 July 2010
18 July 2010
14 July 2010
Block 3 of "Butterfly Garden"
Needleturn still isn't great although there is some improvement. Haven't made up my mind yet whether I'm a fan or not.
The three blocks sewn together.
Diann has decided that we need to make a second SBS block this week and she's chosen another doozy ("Tennessee" - more set in seams, foundation pieced diamonds). I think it's a job for the weekend as it's too much for my brain to cope with after a day at work. I'm also thinking it's time Miss Diann found an alternative method of choosing blocks - close your eyes and point is no longer working for me. I prefer a system that chooses easy blocks and then slowly brings in the more difficult blocks (being the chicken that I am).
11 July 2010
09 July 2010
A few strips have been added to the Hexagon Quilt
and this is a filly version of Giddy Up - hopefully John will have some time on the weekend to cut and drill the dowel so I can finish putting it together to give to a little tot when her new baby sister comes home from hospital early next week.
I've been to the pictures twice this week - last Sunday with our family to see "The A Team" (great characters, funny one-liners and as much action as would be expected) and on Wednesday night Jenni and I went to see "Toy Story 3" - as much as I enjoyed this movie, there's no way I'd take small children to see it. There were children crying in the theatre, which I found upsetting. Buzz Lightyear's Spanish dancing is sensational.
03 July 2010
02 July 2010
... Batman's 28th birthday. This photo was taken when Michael was 2 - we were having a big wedding anniversary party for Mum and Dad and he wouldn't wear anything but his Batman outfit.
A few years later - asleep on the top bunk.
I've shown the photo before of Michael dressed in his 'A-Team' outfit - he didn't see much of the show when he was little but he loved Mr T and the rest of the guys. On Sunday we're all going to see the new movie - I hope it lives up to Michael's expectations.
This week's Sylvia's Bridal Sampler block - Contrary Wife or "Lynda's self portrait" as John calls it. Think we should make "Contrary Husband" next - it is in the SBS book.