Mary Poppins is one of my favourite musicals. There is so much to love about this show - the dancing is so fantastic, great singing. T was very excited for "Step in Time" and the tap dancing was brilliant. Everyone is the show was outstanding.
28 June 2022
22 June 2022
Time flies when you're busy.
Lots happening at home and work. Haven't turned on the sewing machine for well over a week. The backing for "All Stacked Up" arrived last week and I should make that up so the quilt can be sent away for quilting.
The Aran jumper for little H was finished 10 days ago. Really happy with how it looks.
The sub-contractor (Mum) and I are knitting a cardigan for Elizabeth - Mum is knitting the back and sleeves and I'm knitting the fronts. It's a long cardigan and it feels like it's taking forever but the end is in sight.
Since that photo was taken, one front is finished and the other should be finished tonight or tomorrow night.
A gyprocker came last week to tear out all the old plaster and install new gyprock - the room looks great (and so much lighter).
A carpenter is coming tomorrow to replace the architraves and install new skirting boards then I can organise painting and floor sanding/polishing. Amazing how quickly things can happen sometimes.
Last Sunday was Gulliver's 7th birthday. The gorgeous boy had a wonderful time with his friends at Timezone and then another party at home with more of the family.
06 June 2022
Spare time on Friday was spent cutting out Churn Dash blocks.
03 June 2022
Chookyblue is hosting a Churn Dash-Along for bloggers (now closed) and the goal for June is to choose fabrics and make 8 blocks. During last Saturday's zoom chat Chooky was cutting out and sewing up Double Churn Dash blocks - these look fabulous but the block is too big for this quilt design.
I had a look online to find instructions for a tiny 3" finished churn dash block that can sit inside the pattern's 9" finished block and made a sample block last night. It's not perfect but is good enough to show me that this idea will work. The pretty dot white-on-white flower Bonnie and Camille fabric will be the background.
30 May 2022
Not much to show for the last week - I've been knitting H's jumper and am hoping to finish it in the next couple of weeks. Halfway up the first sleeve now.
Three rows of "All Stacked Up" are together and hoping to spend a bit more time on it over the next week or so.
This year's Stash Buster Group SAL quilt is Tula Pink's "Butterfly Quilt". Once again I'll be using my Alison Glass stash with a couple of solids added. I think this will be a fun quilt to make and I'm looking forward to starting later next month.
Went to Sydney on Saturday to have lunch with the family. The little ones were in fine form and enjoyed the playground at the club where we met up. We also had a lovely afternoon tea at Jenni and Kurt's place.
After I arrived home, I picked up my knitting and joined Chookyblue's 10th Birthday celebrations for the Chookshed. Was lovely listening to the chat and taking part.
Sunday was a big housework day - washing, cleaning bedrooms and The Pink Room etc. Such a cold day and the chill is going to last for a while.
23 May 2022
Seems that I am sewing with lots of beautiful colours at the moment. I belong to an online Scrap Busters Group. The first year we made Jen Kingwell's "Gypsy Wife" quilt and "Boho Heart" was last year's quilt. I've used mostly Alison Glass fabrics with loads of low volumes for the backgrounds and the long background strips.
16 May 2022
Four more "Stitchery Sampler" blocks.