Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ending December with a Bang!

Well the school year finishes tomorrow and 2014 has ended rather well for us. Grace graduated from year 6 last week, bring on high school next year! She had a dance on graduation night, so we all got dressed up for that. Then the morning after that was the final whole school assembly for 2014 and Milly scooped up the Citizenship Award for her class as well as an award for music. She did extremely well, we are very proud of both of the girls for a fantastic year.

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Finished Table Runner.

Nothing like a friends birthday to inspire you to finish the binding so you can give them a table runner for their present! Happy birthday Mandy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday - A Finished Quilt Top.

I think my sewing mojo may be returning. Fingers crossed.... I have finished the quilt top of the blue and orange squares started back in. I have some blue scraps left over for the backing. It measures about 36 inches square, perfect for the lap of a baby boy due just before Christmas.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Holiday Sewing - A Cuzco Runner.

I managed some sewing in the school holidays just passed. I had already sewn these mini charm squares (Cuzco by Kate Spain) into rows, after cutting them in half. All I had to do was add the sashing, sandwich it and then quilt it. Tick, tick, tick! Then add the binding, another tick. And now it has been sitting ready to hand sew down for over a week. At this rate it will sit there until the next school holidays!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Bargello Finish!

I finished the binding on this runner just in time to enter it in the local Ag Show last month. It picked up a second place for "Quilted Other Item".

I pebbled quilted it, leaving every sixth row of colour not quilted so it would pop out.

Mum admired it when she was visiting, I think I will send it down for her birthday in October. Wow, my first finished item for 2014!!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Sunday Sewing

I did some sewing today. Don't fall off your chair! Just some simple square in squares. Going to do nine of them to make up a simple baby quilt. And of course I realized how much I have missed sewing once I got started, so I am going to try and do just a little bit every few days. Try to anyway....

Sunday, May 11, 2014


There is not very much sewing going on here at the moment but there has been a bit of fishing..... On the last week of the school holidays we had an overnight fishing trip with friends to a top secret destination. All destinations are top secret when it involves catching barramundi! We drove through a few water crossings like the one above.

It was a long drive and Grace much preferred a nap in the shade of the car to doing any fishing!

Milly however was on fire and caught this cat fish which she wasn't impressed with. "Gross Mum!"

She persisted and then later her line went off and she reeled in a barra all by herself. Daz was giving instructions, "wind in, pull up, pause, wind in, pull up, pause" and Mr D had the net ready, we were not letting him get away.

Here is the end result, a beautiful 59cm barra and a smile that says it all. Well done Milly!

Three Fishermen. This photo shows their interest, Milly is still looking at her fish and Daz and Mr D are looking down river at where the rods are thinking they heard another one go off.

And I am saving the best photo for last. After the sun went down and the kids had gone to bed in the tent, my rod went off and look what was on the end! How big is that barra? 80cms long to be exact. It was very heavy, my arms from reeling it in and then holding it up for the photo. It was the best feeling though, I caught an 80cm barra. Not a bad end to the school holidays despite there being no sewing!