30 November, 2015

Play Time

How cute huh?  5 little squares all in a row.  Not quite finished but nearly.  This is a sample for at work.  All 3 of us at work are doing it, all a bit differently... this is in preparation for the Block of the Day 2016 quilt project.  Yes!  A day!  All.  Year.  Long...  This is just a taste of 5 squares from them all.  It should be lots of fun.

My work is the only supplier currently of fabric in Australia for the backgrounds & we will have other coloured packs available too for those that want to keep in with the batik fabrics if you don't have a scrap stash of those.  I don't!  I don't normally go for batik fabrics.   If you want to know more about it or check out a picture of the whole quilt look here at gourmetquilter.   You will be dumbfounded by the size of this & the cuteness of it...

I'd better go & sew a few more bits on.  I am missing the roof of the birdhouse still.  He got lost at work last week.  So he will look better next time.

29 November, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Much excitement on tree decorating day!  Soooooo  much excitement!  

28 November, 2015

Chilly Penguin

Another mug rug...  I really like this penguin.  He was the one I started first but had to wait until Friday to pick some binding for him.  Not happy with it entirely but it's on now.

Anyway, a gift for another swim teacher...  she HATES it here in the cold.  So ummm...  this kind of stuck as being suitable for her complete with the name on the flag.  Couldn't help myself.

I was silly when I started this & only copied out one pattern on the fusible webbing so now I still have to make one for me.  I love him.

27 November, 2015

First Mug Rug!

I recently bought a couple of patterns off Craftsy for mug rugs.  Needed a couple of little gifts for Christmas.

This is the first one.  Well to be honest I did 2 the same.  I love it too, so I really wanted one for me as well.  This is the one for the boys swim teacher.  She is involved in surf club & all sorts of swimming related things so it seems appropriate.  Hope she likes it as much as I do.

26 November, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Catching up with old friends.
  • Seeing the end of the Christmas list.  
  • Another awesome doctor.  
  • A brave boy.
  • An injury that wasn't really so bad, could have been a whole lot worse.  So lucky.
  • New things at work that give us new enthusiasm.
  • A husband that is doing an awesome job in our garden!
  • Beautiful rain in the last 24 hours.
  • A boy that is devouring books!!!  

25 November, 2015

Trendy Vans

Caravans are trendy these days it seems...  Not as trendy as these are!  I've been having fun playing with these...

Slightly different than my first experiment, but they look better.  Not finished, just the tops are done.

Struggling to decide what to bind them in.  But having just written that right then, I have had an ah-ha moment...  I can just bag them without binding!  Doh!!!  Winning!!!

22 November, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - hanging out with Dad a lot this weekend while comprehending accidents & doctor visits.  A bit out of sorts & needing reassurance.
DJ - impressive bandages to cover a bandage underneath that refuses to stick to the palm.  A very brave boy with a hole in his hand but requiring X-rays & medicine but no stitches.  

52 project is here...