Friday, March 23, 2012

The local show

We headed off to the local show. Our first stop was the Pavillion with the kid's art and handicraft. Gorgeous Girl got two Seconds for the bag and pillow she made and a First for a drawing. Boo's class came second with these really cute bees..

Another "must visit" is the animal pavillions.

And only at a country show could you get a sign like this! ;-)

Hubby is currently building a new work building so every waking moment seems to be taken up with choosing lino/carpet/cupboards. Seven more weeks until completion and then maybe life will be more normal?? Sorry if I'm not around much for the next while...

Friday, March 9, 2012


For February the block for our Travelling Circles bee was a Flying Geese Circle block...that's right, paper pieced.

Now I had tried paper-piecing once before with a completely disastrous result, so when I saw this block I just sighed..and put it on top of the piano (my dumping ground for current sewing projects). And every couple of days, I would pull it out, look at it..then quietly put it back in the bag and ignore it again. (To be afraid of material seems a little irrational but it's been a really crap month!)

This continued until I was way late. Now I'm a fairly punctual person and so now I was no longer just afraid of the block, I was letting other people down. It was driving me crazy.

So finally, with some good advice from the lovely blogger at Gone Aussie Quilting(who doesn't know me but who I begged advice from), I set out and made a test quarter block. It went..ok...

Then with a little bit more confidence I finally made my block. Yes, I did a lot of unpicking and yes I made a few mistakes that the other poor quilter will just have to live with (ie not trimming back two seams and noticing it after I had pieced all the quarters!)

But it's done and that's the main thing. Yay! And I'm sure there's a metaphor for life in there somewhere but my brain is too full of school fetes, kid's activities, and work to figure it out.

So have a good week.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The week that was..

This week I have made/created/assembled....

One rasperry and white chocolate slice. Yes, it is necessary for the cook to sample the dish! (and Jay's stuffed giraffe apparently ate all his, so he had to have two pieces!) basketball hoop (created in the near dark, being eaten by mossies and with no real knowledge about nuts, bolts, stays etc.)

..and 840 tags for the over 800 gifts being created for our school's Mother's Day Stall. First 400 were pretty fun...last 400 +, not so much...

Have a good week!