Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

Back in June I signed up to take part in the Early Bird Christmas Crafting challenge.  Well June was a bit of a failure, a few things half finished but not quite there.  But this month I have managed to make something for the challenge which was to use only 2 colors plus a background.  Well I used red and black with a white background, and I made these heart shaped potholders from a kit I bought a while back.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

1st goal finished!!

Well I have finished my first Charming Girls goal for July/August, my French Kiss quilt top is done - yay!!  I really hate sewing diamonds together, you have to offset the seam intersections which take so much more work that just butting up seams on straight seams!

I think I am going to quilt feathers in each diamond once it gets it's turn on Gertie!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Christmas BOM

I am really loving The Fat Quarter Shops Designer Mystery BOM!  My second block arrived last week and I made it up almost straight away!


I wanted my hat to stand out a bit more than it seemed to in the picture so I found I had enough of the red swirl fabric from the first block to make the hat so I used that instead of the supplied fabric.

I don't think I showed my first block so here it is too (it looks crooked in the picture but it's not really!)


Finished my Uni assignment yesterday, am pretty much up to date with everything I need to do for our Fire Brigade dinner and upcoming inspections, so today is going to be a sewing day - yay!!  I'll be back at the end of the day with an update :)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Just your average Monday night...


Yes that's me in the lovely yellow outfit :) 

Monday, 12 July 2010

It's been a while...

Wow where have the last few weeks gone?  Well our school holidays have just finished and the kids were back to school yesterday, I love my kids to bits but it was such a relief to have some time just to myself again! 

Normally we send both kids to my parents house for the school holidays, but this time around we sent just my daughter, she has been having some problems and I wanted her to be spoilt rotten and be the most important preson in the world for a couple of weeks. 

Meantime our son stayed here, and he takes a bit of entertaining let me tell you LOL!  In the 2 weeks we went ice skating 4 times, visited the museum, Scienceworks, the old Treasury Building (including the gold vaults underground), Federation Square, Burke Street Mall, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Shrine of Remembrance, and a heap of other activities.

So now I need a holiday LOL!

Anyway I have signed up to join the Charming Girl's Quilt Club.


So my goals for July and August are:
  • quilt and bind my daughters Sweet Menagerie quilt
  • finish the top of my French Kiss quilt
  • finish the top of the pink and green quilt (as yet unnamed)
  • finish the top of my red, white and blue quilt (as yet unnamed)
  • make my Dolcetto bag
  • make my Girl Friday bag
  • make my Beach House bag
OK I think that will do :)