Monday, 1 October 2018

Life’s so very hard…..

Made you look, didn’t I?

It’s not hard at all really, but as you may have guessed I’m struggling a little with time management (oh again, I hear you say?) and the blog has fallen over a little (oh again, I hear you say?)

Bear with me, lovely readers.  I’m trying my hardest to set up a system where blogging (and creative endeavours in general) take more of a front foot rather than the thing I do when all else is done.  I truly believe for my mental health, I need to be creative.

But bear with me, and here is a picture of my house and a sunset. 

See you as soon as I can! 

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

knitting show and tell

Photo 13-7-18, 4 09 26 pmSometimes when I am sick of the ballet project hexagons, I like to do something mindless, like knitting.

I’ve got so many odd balls of wool, and I’ve found that two 50 gram balls will make a matinee jacket. 

So that’s what I’ve been doing, at night or in the car while waiting and waiting and waiting for ballet to end.

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I’ve got an enormous pile of matinee jacket packets from my years as a wool shop owner, and some I’ve made more than once, like the orange one on the top photo, to the one down the bottom here. 

As I knit them, I add them to the bag that will be donated to someone.  I hope someone likes them.  We do these things for ‘charity’ and who knows if ‘charity’ wants them?

Hope you’re having a good day.  Things are fine, I have one sick child home yesterday and today but the good news is NETBALL IS FINISHED!! So I have one less place that I need to sit and wait. 

See you soon!

Monday, 20 August 2018

Grampians Road Trip Part Four

It’s silly season here at the moment (August/September is dance concert month and all a bit crazy) so bear with me while I share some of my older posts, until I can show you some wonderful new stuff I’ve been working on.

I know some of you like my travel posts, I always like to see the other places people live so enjoy!  This is the Grampians again, in Victoria Australia.





































That’s it for now!  Enjoy and see you soon!

Monday, 30 July 2018

Finishing up some loose ends

I got a bit bored with the blah Carolina Chain and dug out an old UFO (oh Lordy there are so many).

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I found this pattern online somewhere, but for the life of me I can’t find it.

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took no fabric at all.  Still has to be pieced and bordered and a whole lot more but it looks pretty, yes?

Hope you’re all doing well.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Carolina Chain

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Spent my last few days sewing together the Carolina Chain blocks I’ve previously mentioned.  It’s coming along, but do I love it?  Nup.  Chalk it down to experience, I guess.

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

foxy roxy

On the last day of school holidays, my youngest daughter was sooooooo borrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed. 

She’s not too into fabric craft just yet but she knows her way around my sewing room and she decided she wanted to make a cushion.  I told her to pick a picture on the internet, and we’d cut it out of vliesofix and go from there.

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She did all of it apart from the ironing.  I think she did a stellar job.  I still have to stitch it and make a pillow of it, but it kept her busy for a few hours.  I said she should do a quilt but she was not keen. 

Hope you’re doing well, I found another photo of Adelaide that I forgot to share so I’ll leave you with it.

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I don’t know the details of the statue, it was at Ayres House, and the words at the bottom were broken, as if the statue had been moved sometime in its life.  I’ll try and find out what its’ story is, but I found it delightful.

Happy quilting!