Another reason for my great day, is my latest craft challeng with Ric Rac, who I am lucky to say works at my school. We are going to do some embroidery squares, "Craft at Work Challenge" but will post more about that on Friday. After a lot of work on the weekend, I'm pleased to report that my . . . reports are on the way to being done. I had a little bit of sewing time on Sunday and made these baby ribbon rugs and finished my Mini Quilts for the Locket Pocket swap.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I'd also like to add the finishing touches to this Friendship Quilt that I got back in January, that needs a final boarder and then some backing and quilting.
...oh, and I've started some knitting that I'm enjoying and that is a peaceful way to sit and watch a DVD and be productive at the same time . . .
...and when all else fails, some colouring or drawing would be fun too. Oh the things we can think of when there is something that HAS to be done!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
I get children from school to bring me in bags and bags of leaves. I stop on the way home from school with my rake, and my garden gloves and I clean up the gutters. I no longer get embarrassed as this is my 3rd year of doing this. As my children are getting older however, they hide in the car. They will certainly remember their mum as the resident "leaf thief"
I feed my compost bins and reap the bennefits with luscious compost for my garden. Gee it's a wonderful life. I just LOVE gardening.
Just a little teaser for Miss Locket to finish up on, for as much as I love gardening,
I love sewing too!
Don't mention school reports . . . that's what I'm supposed to be doing!!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I love going to Emma's shop to see all the fresh, bright fabrics and all the great projects she has just lying about...
Last weekend I cut up a lot of chenille that I had hand dyed. I cut it into 6 and a half inch squares and I had some left over bits that were too good to throw out, so I cut up a little pile of 4 inch squares. My little Peter found them, and thought he might like a quilt out of them ... hmmm. I told him to dream about it a bit, and all week he kept telling me that he was dreaming about it, so I finally relented and said I would think about it on Saturday.
. . . so after a little outing to the Patchwork shop and choosing some more fabrics to go with, we started laying it out. One very excited little boy was helping me and passing me each piece to sew, so it went together very quickly.
Now just thinking about the boarders. The photos are a bit dark, so I will take some more tomorrow in the light. What a happy Saturday.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
A trip out on Saturday and I found these two georgous fabrics that I had to bring home with me. The brown one is to finish off my Shangrala Quilt that I started after the Quilt Fair and just needs a final boarder, and the pink one is a flannel, and when it comes to flannel, and I get to feel it, it just speaks to me, and I NEED it. It just felt so soft and yummy and had my favourite flowers on it, so I will have to invent something to make with it, and I'm sure that won't be too hard.The dried up flowers on my succulents are really captivating me at the moment. Their form is amazing and they make me think of dinosaurs, or really really old people with wrinkly skin. They are just beautiful to me.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Below is just a little experiment with an idea I had, but I'm not sure it is working out the way I thought it would. Don't you hate that!! I will persevere just to see if I'm wrong.
And look what turned up this week . . . a box of Guide Biscuits! I remember those when I was a Guide, and I remember they were really yummy. Imagine my excitement when I have discovered in this day and age, they have choc coated ones. I don't think Miss Flowergarden is going to have any trouble selling her box full.