Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holiday memories

Holiday snaps - so busy now that it seems like a dream - but still a place I love- Fraser Island that is

Broken Free

I have always been one for finishing something before starting on the next - not a good trait for a quilter. But I have broken free - last night I abandoned Lazy Katie and cut and sewed the first two blocks of a proper log cabin - my first  hence I am now working on My First Log Cabin - inspiring name hey!! but lots of fun pulling fabrics from my stash and scraps.
All my strips ready to go
My first three blocks - 13 to go!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lazy Katie

Last Friday I found myself after weeks of finishing off projects for birthday gifts with time on my hands and a chance to sew. But  there were 10  - 13 year old girls in the house I was not able to be in the room where my cutting usually takes place so had to find something in my stash cut but not sewn. I chanced upon a jelly roll that had been given to me by Theresa last year when we went to see French and Saunders and it was Katie Jumps Rope - the same material that Theresa had been sewing at our Sew and Sews meeting the night before. ( Here we are breathing the same air again!).

Anyway I had been given a lesson in log cabin that night as well and figured that the Katie Jumps Rope jelly roll might be a good place to start. I had a nicely drawn pattern and strict instructions to iron as I went for the best results. But I got muddled at the first corner and I hate ironing as my ironing board is in another room and not easy to slip away to - so I just got sewing and with a bit of cream, fabric  to stretch my lovely stash a bit further ) I think I invented Lazy Katie - the not log cabin that was not ironed - but I think it is really cool and will be my new snuggle quilt for when the weather drops below 34 degrees!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday

Did I mention that the lovely G turned 13 last week - I can hardly believe it - I know it is SUCH a cliche but how did tthat happen!!! Here she is at Womad with Poh - Happy Happy Birthday darling

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Too much

I was wondering if I wrote down everthing I have done in the past three weeks whether  I would ever look back and wonder how I fitted it all in - which of course I did - So here goes
  • 8 shows - Austen the Musical, Be Yourself, The Boy With Tape on His Face, A Little More Light, Food Court, Based on a True Story, Man Covets Bird, The Saphires
  • 3 big things - the Ausralian Performing Arts Market, Australian International Documentary Conference, 35 hours at Womadelaide,
  • 2 events - 10th birthday party (H) 13th birthday party (G)
  and ten people sleeping over last Saturday night!!.Phew I think I need a rest.....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Autumn musings

Three days into March - so looking forward to cool nights - wet windy weekends and a chance to sew more-does anyone agree with me??

Monday, March 1, 2010

Busy Busy

I know I wanted to sew more this year, but it has not worked out that way. Adelaide in February and March is festival time and it is when I am very busy with work - so no sewing - but I did finish my Duck Duck quilt for my friend Cate's birthday. ( annoyingly cant get the photo up - !!)
PS looked at this post - it is the second for 2010 and with 48 in 2009 that makes me 50!!. well done Clare