Monday, April 20, 2015

Stripology Ruler

So I took the plunge and bought one of the Stripology Rulers I had seen on various blogs. It's no small investment (around $80) but boy, it makes cutting strips faster!

For those who haven't seen them, here's some photos...

So, basically you can line it up on a piece of fabric and do multiple cuts at a time..which is great!

I decided to give it a trial run and I cut the sashing and borders for the cat blocks I started earlier.

And now I have a finished quilt top. It's pretty bright, but since it's for my 8 year old niece, hopefully she will think it's ok!

Now to piece some backing and off it goes to the quilter.

Hope you're having a good week.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Easter etc..


Well, hope you had a lovely Easter, and got to have a bit of a breather...even if it was only for a couple of days.

We did the obligatory family trip to The Gold Coast and the theme parks over Easter. Thankfully we had beautiful weather and enjoyed all there was to see and do, except some of the ultra scary roller coasters.


Then the kids and I went to my parents farm to catch up with family. Bit greener than out our way!


Here are the kids enjoying the big pile of round hay bales at Pop's farm. 

My Dad also had a new litter of Pup's from his kelpie,Shan,for the kids to play with.


Whilst at Mum's I took a quick snap of the Road to St Louis quilt I made her a couple of years ago. Fabric was from Cottage on the Hill. 
Sorry for the dodgy photo but didn't dare mess up Mum's bed after she'd just made it. ��

Anyway must run. The kids have been entertaining friends on the last couple of days of school holidays, so I am on food supply duty. How many hamburgers can four (rapidly growing) boys eat???

Have a great week.



Monday, March 2, 2015

1718 Coverlet

About a month ago I was looking at quilt books, and I came across this book..
And I thought it was amazing....and completely out of my league....like Bradley Cooper.

But I bought the book anyway.

Well a couple of weeks ago I saw on Sarah Fielke's blog that she was having a sew along! Of this quilt!

So a little inspired I pulled out some fabric....

And got all excited!

And then realized I couldn't find the book, now matter how much I looked! And am now already behind!! *grin* First month!

So unlike me...... Cough, cough....

Monday, February 2, 2015

Food...

It's been a week of food...
1. The joys of living in the country. Excess nectarines from a lovely neighbour are now nectarine jam...

2. One basketball birthday cake for Boo. We were supposed to be having an easy pool party for 8 of his friends but three hours of pouring rain (can't remember rain that consistent in many years!) meant that we had to use some creativity to keep them amused! 

Didn't mention to a certain parent that we didn't notice their child hadn't been "found" during three rounds of Hide and Seek, and nobody had noticed!! Haha...

3. Obligatory cupcakes for school class..decorated by Boo....

I found the candy eyes at Spotlight. Let's just say that you could eat chalk, and it would pretty much taste the same! Looked cute though.

Hope you're having a good week!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Back to school..

Well, we have one confused puppy dog today as the kids have all headed back to school. Ruby can't figure out where all the noise and chaos has gone...she keeps wandering to Boo's room and back again...

Last year my lovely friend Alex, of Aunty Lily's Vintage Wares, needed some vintage sheets. I had a lovely time scouring the local op-shops for her and to say thanks she made me this beautiful pincushion. It was a wonderful surprise to get in the mail!

Beautiful lace!

Hoping to put it to good use sometime soon.

And under the category "things that amuse my weird sense of humour ", this is a headstone at our local cemetery. Every get that feeling that your family are just waiting for you to die??

Or alternatively, they may have buried him alive???!! ��

And with that thought..hope you have a good week!

Cheers!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Christmas Swaps - Part 2

I love participating in my online groups Christmas Swaps!

For the ornament swap, I received not one ornament but four! These lovelies came from Vanessa at Piecing and Patching..

And Claire sent me these lovely items for the Secret Santa Swap....plus some chocolates which seem to have miraculously disappeared!


Aren't I a lucky duck!

Sorry I'm a bit late with this post - four kids and visitors , doesn't allow much spare time!

Have a great week!



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas swaps

Each year my online quilting group have a Christmas ornament swap and a Secret Santa swap.

I thought I'd show you what I made for my partners.

First off, I made a little felt bird...
And sent it off with some other goodies..

For my Secret Santa gift I made a pincushion..

I got to use some gorgeous variegated threads that I was given for Christmas.

So along with something "handmade",I needed to put something "yummy", something in her favourite colour and something Christmassy.

And here's it all before it was wrapped and sent off...

Hope Bennie likes it!

Have a great day tomorrow!