22 April 2014

Easter Weekend

The Easter Weekend has come and gone too quickly.  We've had 4 beautiful days and the lovely weather will continue for a few more days.

Friday the troops came over and spent the day painting the house - I painted poles and top rails for the lattice fence.  Great niece and great nephew had an Easter egg hunt in the garden - that was a lot of fun.

The next section of the fence has been put back in place and the last section should go in today.  My niece has painted all of this lattice and spent yesterday painting the last piece, while I painted a new little piece to go on top of the gate.

A bit of sewing Friday night to put together the first few "Pathways and Crossroads" rows.  Might do some more next weekend.

Saturday Jenni and I went shopping in Sydney- didn't buy much at all, so will keep looking for some new work clothes.  Met up with all the kids and Matt's Mum for dinner - great food at a new creperie in Randwick.

Very lazy Easter Sunday - faffed around in the morning then decided to make a Sew Together Bag.  I bought this gorgeous fabric when I visited Ballarat Patchwork last July with Helen, Jenny and Norreen.

It's 85% cotton/15% linen blend and looks like 100% linen.  I decided not to use the green scallop on this bag but will on the next Sew Together Bag I make.

Really pleased with how this turned out although wasn't too keen on sewing through so many thicknesses to attach the side bindings - broke quite a few needles.  Jenni came over for dinner on Sunday night and was very happy to take this home.

A few errands yesterday morning then more painting and the long weekend was over.


marina said...

still a hive of activity at your place! Looking good.
lovely little zipper purse and the fabrics are so cute.
another lovely quilt in the making..

Anonymous said...

Hi lynda your garden and yard is coming along nicely and gee that bag is awesome,well done my clever friend.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Big weekend....looking good outside and that zipper purse looks great so does the quilt.,,,

Sue W ♥ said...

your place is going to look amazing when finished, one busy lady, even managed to fit some sewing in as well...well done

Susan said...

Lots of work still happening at your place, it will be like new soon. Great use of the fabric for your purse, it's a very professional looking finish.

Vicki said...

You have done well, Lynda! took me the best part of a week to make my first sew together bag - but was thrilled at the end result - pity it was a gift and now I have to make myself another one!

Maria said...

It was very busy at your place this weekend.. Yard is looking good and the purse is great. Worth the broken needles..

Bev C said...

Hello Linda,

Your garden update is amazing, so many workers at your place. Painting lattice is fiddly work.
Love the bag, I wonder if a Denim needle would be useful sewing through so many fabrics.

Happy days.

Leanne said...

Sewing and garden renos makes for a great weekend.

Lorraine said...

Have seen a few of these little bags in blogland...I won't be attempting one anytime soon though.....way too many zips for a zipaphobe like me! Yours looks amazing though...cute fabric!


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