Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Favourite Day of the Week

A frosty morning meant a lovely day for gardening
I am lucky enough to be able to stay home each Wednesday and do as I please
Today I spent it in my Garden
There's some beautiful things out there even though we've been having so much drizzle lately
I noticed tonight that the days are getting longer
Spring must be on it's way

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Love a good Y A R N . . .

My sister gave me this gorgeous yarn for my birthday and I thought hmmmm ....
I'll make myself a new crotchet caddy case! Just beautiful colours.
My teaching partner turns 30 tomorrow, so I have made her a birthday cushion

. . . and so another weekend endeth

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This was the view from my front yard when I got home from feeding baby lambs the other day. I couldn't help but capture the moment. Lucky I had my iPod handy.

They were sooooooo cute!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A little bit of garden, but mainly sewing

Beautiful cyclamen at my back door
More scraps!
A little bit of my "Kelly" seasons quilts
. . . and a little Nikki Bag for a young friend

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

More Scrap Playing

. . . do you think I may have a "thing" for RED?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cleaning Up . . .

Mum's been helping me have a clean up of all my (many) piles in my sewing room. She's been very encouraging, and I can hardly believe how good it looks. While going through said piles, I did come across all these wonderful bright scraps - far too good to put in the "round file". In order to de-stress from all the tidying, I quietly started making some blocks while mum was having her afternoon nap. Don't look too closely at the uneven bits, but I really like it. Much better than in a pile in a snap lock bag.
. . . and thanks for all the lovely comments about my blocks inside blocks. It wasn't 'till I looked closely that I realised that I was showing it to you upside down, so here it is again.
. . . time for bed

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Melting Moments

This was what was left of the yummy biscuits at our Quilt Class the other day
This blue quilt belonged to one of the other ladies - just stunning in the strong colours and contrast.
Mine with the stripes is a bit harder to see, but gives you lots of sneaky illusions of different angels for the boxes. I'm thrilled with how it is turning out. I'll take some more pictures tomorrow in the light, as I've put a couple of boarders on now.
Bleak and cold, but I can't help LOVING these trees, silhouetted on the setting sun landscape across our wonderfully FULL Lake Wendouree.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Quilt Walk

I made some gloves for my sister's birthday - I hope she likes them. I got help from my friend with A House in the Country - thanks Lizzy. And just for the record, how could anyone think these little guys with the eggs are scary? I guess one of them could have been having a bad day . . .

A few posts back I was raving about this wonderful woman who made quilts and was brave enough to "put herself out there" and have a solo exhibition. She has made a little film about it, and if you'd like to see it, click above and have a little glimpse of A Pieceful Life. With just a "little" bit of encouragement, she has started her own blog, and I'm pleased to say, that she is "hooked" and is loving it. Go over and say "hi" and welcome her to Blogland. I've started a class with her to make one of the lovely quilts, and have used the Kaffe Fasset Shot Cottons with stripes to build my blocks. The advice was "no stripes" - I didn't know that before my decision, and thought . . . "hmmm, typical me!" Anyway, it's looking great so far. Maria has a picture of it in progress here.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Break in Transmission

Thanks for all your help with the photo space dilemma. I have just been and purchased some more space and will be back to posting some more pics tomorrow. This was a view on my way home from school one night last week. I just HAD to stop and take a picture.