Friday 23 February 2018

Catching Up

So I finally have a good week where I’m home most of the time and I can sew and update my blog and do all the fun things, and my computer is playing up.


It’s working but it’s certainly telling me that it’s time to get another laptop.  We only have one currently and as Eldest Girl is now in highschool, if we lost this one (and I know it’s on it’s way out) we’d BOTH be stuck!

I have been sewing:

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It’s not real big – I don’t have enough of these lovely little florals to do much more, but I think I’m going to hand quilt it and it’ll be a nice table centre for one of my Singer machines.

I also finished this:

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Which is displayed so lovely over the ironing board, but I need to get it pressed properly before I can hang it up to take a better photo.  It’s going to be quilted straight away and used for our bedroom – not anytime soon as temps are still way over 35 right now (and I’m finding myself in ‘that’ time of life where heating and warmth is not needed!).

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And I’ve pulled out a UFO from the cupboard.  So it’s been a productive week!

Wednesday 14 February 2018

An update, it’s cooler, and life goes on

Hi lovely readers.

In the week (and a bit) that it’s been since I last updated you, the temperature has been STUPID and HOT and everyone is very much at the end of their tether.  Summer in South Australia really isn’t the best time, let me tell you.

But it’s back to a lovely 30 degrees again, and nights have been cooler so at least we can all get some sleep.

I’ve been working hard when I can on this:

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Which has quickly turned into this:

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And I must admit, I’m really rather liking it.  It’s turned into an unusually light quilt for reproductions.  I’ve already decided that it’ll replace the 20 year old quilt on my bed when it cools down.

In other news – not much to report.  Highschool has started with a bang for our eldest, and she seems remarkably well adjusted to it considering how much a wreck her mother was.  The youngest has slipped back into routines very well, and now wakes herself up with her own alarm and showers herself and dresses herself, all before I even crawl out of bed.  So we are at the very least organised in the mornings!

I’m fairly exhausted though, which I know will pass when I have a little time to myself, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I’ve neglected myself a little during the school holidays and now it’s time for all the checkups (you know, all the fun girly medical ones) and then maybe I can put my feet up a bit.

Hope all is well, and I will post again soon!

Thursday 1 February 2018

Back to normal

So it’s not 45 degrees anymore, it’s a lovely 25 degrees and we are all enjoying it.  Let’s hope it hangs around for awhile (though it’s summer and I guess it’s meant to be hot).

Both girls are back at school now, and we are trying hard to get into our new routine.  My first baby started high-school this week which means an earlier start all round.  She’s very disciplined, she gets up early and is ready to go on time but I really struggle with the whole early morning thing.  Already my week seems to be booking up, but as I keep reminding myself, the day will come when they don’t need me to fetch and carry, and I suspect I shall miss that, so I fetch and carry for now, and mostly do it without complaint.

I’ve had some time to sew, mostly hand quilting which seems to be exceptionally slow-going at the moment with very little to show.  I have been sewing my star quilt:

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I’ve decided I need to add more to the outer edge so that I don’t have the points of a star on the edge of the border – which means I will need to cut more squares. 

I’ve also been doing some handpiecing after dinner:

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I was in a Millenium swap years ago (duh, Suzie – 18 years ago) and I’ve got lots of these concord prints left over, and this is the way I chose to put them together.  I am enjoying it, it’s mindless sewing which is sometimes all I need after a busy day.  I’ve enough to make a small lap quilt, hopefully.

Hope you are all well, and enjoying some quilting time!