Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hello Mr Happy Jack!

Mum's Happy Jack Quilting Frame has finally arrived! And today I finally got to see it set up in her front room. Took Grace to school, did reading duty, popped into Spotlight to get some more thread (20% off all thread at the moment Australian readers!) and then headed up the hill. I was hoping to be child free totally but I had my trusty assistant with me, Miss Milly who woke up this morning and declared she didn't want to go to school today. Her normal teacher has been away the last 2 weeks and the relief teacher is a child herself at 22, and I'm getting snippetts from Milly about Charlie not playing with her on the bikes, Tyler knocked over her block castle, Spencer kicked her during quiet time..... I think she is over it all. She only goes two days a week, I want them to be good days! She usually loves going, so something is up. Last week of term next week so I think I'll let it go till then. That was bit of an off topic ramble, sorry!

So anyway, I kept Milly away from school and took her quilting for the day! She's a natural! Look at her go, maybe when I finish her quilt top, she can actually quilt it!

It's actually going to take awhile to get used to it. It took Mum and I a few hours to get the rods set up and the top and backing pinned on ready to go. That's the long part. Quilting will take practise, lots of practise. The lady made it look so easy on the DVD. And then Mum had tension issues. By the time it was sorted, time to go back down the hill and get Grace from school. I'd like to try my machine on it......hmm, it is school holiday's soon!


AJ said...

Miss Milly is a natural!
Love her curls!

Cass said...

Looks like you and your mum won't get a look in with Milly on the job.

Kelly said...

That looks like so much fun, Your daughter looks so cute, teach 'em young! lol

Cylie said...

Well hello Mr Happy Jack, you could visit my house any time :)