Wednesday, April 25, 2007

WIP Wednesday week 15 – Anzac Day

Anzac day today. A day to remember those who didn’t come home from any war that Australia has been involved in. A day to be thankful that I haven’t had to wave my husband or sons (not that I have any!) off to fight. A day to be thankful of what a wonderful country we live in and how those who fought for us to have what we have today. A day just to remember.

On a personal note, it was 5 years ago today that Daz was actually in Gallipoli. We meet in August 2000, were living together by December that year. In April 2001 he went away for a 7 week trip around Europe and the UK and Turkey, my only condition was that he had to be home for my birthday in late May, and he was! He went to Gallipoli with Matt, his youngest brother. He wore Grandad’s war medals over for the day, said later although he was deeply honoured to wear them and touched that Nan leant them to him, he was so scared he was going to loose them! Grandad served during WW2 in Papua New Guinea and Nan was in the Air Force based in Darwin.


And on the sewing front.... plodding along with the stippling on the blue crazy patch quilt. The tension is just perfect now, not too sure what it was but it looks good! Hopefully this time next week it will be all finished! Which leads me to my next project. I was hit the other day with an urge to sew a bag! Haven't sewed any bags except Grace's kindy bag earlier this year so not oo sure where the urge even came from! But this is what I am thinking of making. Am going to be strong though and not start it till this blue crazy patch quilt is finshed!


9 comments:

atet said...

Oooh, fun bag pattern! I've been looking at that designer's little doll patterns, but can't find them in the US.

Flippytale Quilter said...

Glad your machine's tension is back IN whack! So you will feel less tension -- haha!

Cass said...

Helen love those fabrics for the bag

novy said...

Those fabrics for the bag are gorgeous! Glad to know your quilt is making progess too :)

Debby said...

What'a nice post. I look forward to seeing the bag made. Think it would be nice to make something small after a big project....

Leah said...

Ooh Helen, gorgeous Icecreamy colours for the bag. Can't wait to see it. You might even start me on the latest trend! Gone are the tiered skirts - Bags are IN!

Corrie said...

hi there
I've got that pattern and it is very cute!!! I bought it at a craft show I think with fabric too! your fabrics are gorgeous!
Corrie:)

Helen said...

Thanks girls! LOL at bags being the new tiered skirts Leah! :)

ingrid said...

How lovely about Daz wearing his Gandads medals. That is such a nice story.
And I can't wait to see the finished bag. I love the fabrics you have chosen.