Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa 2010.

There is no Santa Photo Booth at the shops here in down town Kununurra. Hard to believe but true! There was a small ad in the local paper the other week saying sorry no Santa photos this year due to an impending birth. So what is a Mum to do? I have to have my Santa photo, have had one every year since 2004. During my recent whirl wind trip to Darwin while wandering around Kmart, I found a Santa Suit for $7! $7???!!!! So I brought it just for this photo shot. The girls weren't fooled at all about it being their Dad. "When is the real Santa coming Mummy?" Milly asked, soon sweetheart soon.

We will be going here on boxing day for 2 weeks so I'll be taking a blogging break while we are away. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, looking forward to sharing 2011 with you all.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


We have had a lazy start to the week, sleep in's, not getting changed out of our PJ's till lunch time, dancing with friends on the Wii, drinking champagne with my dinner. But amongst all that I have been designing and cutting out a new project that I want to take away with me to hand stitch on our holidays. Inspired by the ones I have sewn in the past. Just a sneak peak as I am hoping it will be published next year..... We shall see. Pantone has declared the colour of the 2011 to be Honeysuckle! Which is fitting as there is a bit of pink here!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tablerunner Finished!

Thanks for the welcome back girls. Nice to know I was a little bit missed. I finished something last night, gee it has been awhile since I wrote that! This runner that had accuracy issues last seen here, all I had to do was join up the binding and sew it down which was completed last night while watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

This runner is a gift, all I have to do now is sew the label on but I couldn't resist putting it on the table with our gingerbread house.

I have never made a gingerbread house before and will confess I didn't actually make the house, just assembled it and decorated it. Looks almost too good to eat!

With Grace's help. The spearmint leaves on top where her idea!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kate C's Blocks.

Hi my name is Helen and I used to blog and quilt. I feel I have fallen off the wagon. This month has just been crazy. It just seems like yesterday that Daz graduated and we arrived here. And now the school year is over, we all survived! The last few weeks have been full of graduations, celebrations and goodbyes of new friends made. Plus a quick trip up to Darwin solo for me for some medical stuff. School finished yesterday to a sigh of relief. We have 6 weeks stretched in front of us all! 6 glorious weeks. So seeing as though I haven't sewn anything for awhile, thought I'd throw myself back into it today and did these two blocks for Kate for Around the Block 2.

I followed this tutorial here. Hope you like them Kate, they were great to sew. Nice to warm up to after being away for what seems like awhile. I can turn my attention to a few projects that have been stewing in the back of my mind. Let the quilting begin!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Pink Squares Finished.

Well not 100% finished, the top is finished at least. I have some Amy Butler Midwest Modern in the floral pink and white left over for the backing. Now to find time in the week to sandwich it.....

Friday, December 03, 2010

Grace's Art Exhibition.

We went to the school's art exhibition last night. Grace had a few pieces on display. Despite being less than impressed on the first day here, I am proud of how well she has settled in. She does enjoy her art classes!