Monday, August 27, 2007
Textile Traders still have their amazing special on fabric at the moment. I am suprised they have any stock left! I popped in today to pick up some more prints. Didn't buy anything the same as the other week! I thought the pink strippey one would be a perfect border for Caitlins quilt and the white background with small rainbow dots as an outside border for Grace's Log Cabin quilt, when I get around to sewing the blocks together.
Notice the top print? The cowboy Micheal Miller print? Looks like the odd one out doesn't it? Ad and I have been thinking about setting up a little fabric shop, maybe, just maybe. I brought it in preparation for that. Stay tuned....
Now we are off to Rottnest for the rest of the week, so no blogging from me! No WIP Wednesday or Flashback Friday. I am taking Mum's old Elna sewing machine though and all my 3.5 inch squares to whip up my Dissappearing 9 Patch. So there will be some sewing to share when I come back. :) Have a great week everyone.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Had an interesting day at work today. One of the ladies in the department next to mine, she had a stroke in the tea room yesterday afternoon at work, was rushed to hospital by ambulance and is now on life support and the outlook is not good for her. Her family was rushed to her side so they could say their goodbyes, she has two sons, 11 and 17 but the scarey thing is, she's only 4 years older than I am, she's not even 40 yet. Its so sad, all of work today, there was just a gloom in the air, lots of staff went home as they were too upset to work. Just a bit reality check that life is so precious and you just don't know when your time is up.
Friday, August 24, 2007
So here we are with Mum in one of those classic Pixie Photo shots. No idea where Dad is, working?? 1981 apparantly, I am 10, so Scott would be 8 and Ad would be 5. Please note I have not included Ad's ankles in the shot this week!
When Mum went to pick up this photo the sales person said to her "Oh you can tell which children are from your first marriage and which are from your second marriage, can't you?" Mum was so angry she said she nearly decked the lady, and if she hadn't of already paid for it she would have torn it up and walked out the shop. Go Jules! We all have the same father, just Scott and I were blessed with red hair!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Work In Progress Wednesday, again! Nice to have it back this week on the proper day, last week on a Thursday was just weird. Wednesdays are lovely as I get to see Baby Caitlin as she is known in this house and have a lovely cuddle, she is now 9 weeks old and at that cute baby stage, makes you want to have another!
Okay, quilting chit chat! I have blanket stitched the A, L, N and T. The rest are still sitting on the ironing board! There are a total of 54 blocks, minus 7 that make up her name so that is 47. I thought I was doing well as I have done 24 but then I stopped to do the maths and realized I have 23 to go! So only half way there! I'm going to run out of design wall!
I have been bold too, and dipped into my squares recieved from the recent EB Quilters 3.5 inch square swap. At first I just took 1, now the tally is up too 8!! They are supposed to be for another dissappearing 9 patch block quilt! I just want to use them now!!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Its a pretty straight foward pattern, just squares made up in different arrangements. One of the sizes needed is 3.5 inches and it has been so hard not to dig into the beautiful collection of squares recently recieved from my EB Quilting buddies. I have only caved once so far, the bottom right centre square in that block! Recognize it?
The pattern is for 54 blocks, 7 of them are just a letter though, so really only 47. 8 done here and I have fabric cut for another 4 there abouts, so only 35 to go! Jo, if you are reading, what do you think???!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Then, that afternoon, I was doing some sewing, the girls were hanging in the lounge room, Grace comes up to me, "Mummy, I have a stone in my nose" and I thought she meant just a hard boggie so didn't take much notice. Then I realized she did mean a stone! My Aunt made her this extremely tacky hanging out of aquarium pebbles and other bits and it was spent the last 3 years hiding on a shelf behind some books and Grace found it on the weekend and has been carrying it around since and as a result it has started to fall apart. So Grace popped one of those blue stones up her nose and it got stuck! When I asked her why did she do it, her answer? "Because I wanted a good hiding spot for it."
So, off we go to our local A & E department at the local hospital to wait 4 hours to be told its really stuck and they don't have quite the right hook thing to get it out (one small enough) and so they wrote us a referal to the children's hospital for the next morning. That was this morning. Mum takes Milly for the day and off Grace and I go. We arrive at 9.30 to be told that the Ear, Nose and Throat clinic doesn't open till 1.30 that afternoon! Okkkkkkkkkay! Home is an hours drive away so not much point driving back again, instead we go to Kings Park and hang there for awhile. Come 1.20 we are back at the clinic doors, waiting to get in. We are seen first thank goodness. the doctor gives Grace's nose some puffs of local antisetic to numb it and then he goes in with a long tube camera for a look. And guess what?? He can't see the stone! It is not there! I can't believe it, I almost ask him if he's sure?! *sigh* So it seems after all our running around that it dislodged itself. I felt relieved, thank goodness.
And as a result of all that, no WIP Wednesday post today. How does WIP Thursday sound AJ?!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
We are excitied in our house. Finally, after about 2 (or is it 3?) years of dreaming, hoping and lots of hard work, Daz has done it or we have done it. The first of four Gracie Lou DVD and CD packs have hit the ABC shop! We went in on Saturday to have a look for ourselves, just to believe it. And yes, its true! We are on the shelf next to Hairy Maclary! Third row from the top, second DVD from the right, there we are! Grace was more interested in the Fireman Sam stuff in the store, but Milly was pointing to the DVD going "Gracie Lou! Gracie Lou! Hey thats me!" as she pointed to the Matilda character.
The first of the songs go to air this Tuesday at 8.25am. We'll be watching and hope you do to! Its going to feel so surreal! My aim with this project was just to have it on ABC Kids, thats what I thought would be fantastic. Daz agrees but he's already got the wheels in motion for series 2. The man is amazing, I am so proud of him and happy for him too, Tuesday is going to be fantastic!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I finished this quilt a few days after doing the simple line quilting in the border as blogged about here. But was waiting for it to arrive at its new home before showing finished picts, a you do! :) It was a delight to sew this one, I loved how quickly the design fell into place. I now have 162 pink and purple 3.5 inch squares from a swap with the Quilting girls on EB, so think I might whip one of these up for Milly.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
The brown teddy between my knee's is "Ted" and the rabbit sitting on the right if my knee is "Rabbit" and I still have these two stuffed toys today in the girls rooms, they sometimes come down when we need numbers for a teddy bears picnic.
The ride on horse at the back was called Tigger and he was around for a few years as I have some shots of me at about 4 still riding him. Dad actually emailed me this picture as he is currently going through the old slides, scanning them and putting them onto CD. He mumbled that I nearly got killed on Tigger on day as our driveway was on a slope and one day I got on Tigger at the top of the driveway and just flew down the bottom and crashed. :)
I can see absolutely no resemblance in my face here to that of my girls. *sigh* They seem to have all of Daz's gene's.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
All started here, when we meet Elliott, so 2 months this one has taken. Embarrassingly enough we have not seen the little man since this day. Last time we visited he was asleep, now the quilt is done, we'll have to visit when he is awake!
Not too sure about the white binding, but too late now to change that and no other colour would go. Just nice to have finished it. You can't see the swirly quilting in the boarders in these shots though, but it is there! Better shot in this post here.