Sunday, January 29, 2012

still raining…

 

sick of the rain…just wish the sun would shine!

 

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A little stitching… this is Willowberry Stitches BOM!!

 

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…added to the stars!

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…this beautiful flower is ipomoea horsfallae  (cardinal creeper)!

It climbs near our front door…

 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

wet Australia day...

After 2 days of constant heavy rain the Wilsons River was up...
over it's banks into the surrounding park.







Happy Australia Day...

because of the rain and overcast skies Australia Day
has been spent fairly quietly...





...interesting graffiti on the side of the bridge!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

short bush walk...

...we went to Victoria Park...simply to take pictures...
and it has wheel chair access which makes it easier for my DH!










Friday, January 20, 2012

no sewing...

...no sewing today!
A trip to Bunnings for some bags of pine bark...
then weeding the garden!
The weeds have got away with the rain and warm weather...
And I found this cute plant...
very romantic!


...the stems are plaited together!!


...and tiny flowers!


...so is the inspiraton for 365/366 pictures blog!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

dresden plates


...little pieces stitched for these blocks!


I like how bunny tales are making the blocks in spots
...I didn't have enough spots so I decided on these fabrics
I bought at the Brisbane quilt show in 2011...

I hope they have a slightly 30's look...




I rushed again to take pictures I could post
on 365/366 pictures blog...
the light was beginning to fade...I need to take
them earlier in the day!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

start new...



I had to start something new...when I should be finishing WIP!
I found an old quilters companion and there was an inspiring quilt...the points are a bit difficult...probably could be better...




Monday, January 16, 2012

pinning...


...what to do on a rainy day!
In anticipation that I will find some time to quilt...
I pinned these two quilt tops...
the plan this year is to finish some WIP...
hoping!!!




Sunday, January 15, 2012

raindrops...

...raining today!
Makes fun drops to take pics of...



...hoping the rain doesn't stay around too long!
Still want to enjoy some sunny summer...


Friday, January 13, 2012

tiny houses


...more tiny houses.  I'm happier how these turned out...
machine paper piecing takes a little practise...
I have never been pleased with how the stitches are loose
after removing the paper...maybe I should find some thinner
paper...anyway these turned out better then the first attempt.
I really like the tiny  houses in reds...


...this 1930's block is for a frienship quilt for a quilt goup friend!




Thursday, January 12, 2012

time...


OK...the dream is to learn to take better pictues!!!
So I started a 365/366 pictures blog...
the day flies by with the everyday tasks and I haven't
taken a single picture...so I hurriedly find some inspiration...
the vase I bought at the op shop for $3 and then I had to find some flowers...
these roses were half price at Coles...
so now it's day12!!

I did manage a little sewing today...I will have to come back with
pictures tomorrow...

...life is slowly returning to the usual pace!
Our two sons have now gone back to their home and work...
that just leaves us here...the lawn is mowed for the first
time in 2012...the fridge is returning to everyday food...
and maybe in 2012 I will finish some of my WIP..




Tuesday, January 10, 2012

found today…

…found this coffee table today!

It was posted on the shopping centre notice board for sale…

turned out to be a neighbour two houses down was selling it!

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even though it a bit chipped and needs some sanding and refinishing…

I love it…just what I wanted for the family room!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

tiny scrap houses…


I made my first tiny scrap house…not the best picture.
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I wasn’t sure if I was going to make them 3”, but now that I have made one…more will follow shortly.
I have 7 to catch up with one a day for the year…

Saturday, January 7, 2012

today…

…we went to the movies to see Sherlock Holmes!

when we got home this tawny frogmouth was sitting on an old tree fern trunk…

 

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Friday, January 6, 2012

just take two…

 

I fitted in a little sewing today…started the just take two blocks…lots of fun!!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

books for christmas…

…these are the books I received for Christmas!

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Jamie’s 30 minute meals

and Discovering Welsh Gardens from my son.

 

..and Treasures of Holland!

love the quilts in this book…

I want to make them all!!

 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

hexie flowers arrived today…

…these pretty flowers arrived from Lori!

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…love them they are perfect!

Monday, January 2, 2012

red and white...

...this bundle of red and white is for my just take2 blocks!
The January blocks have been posted today...


...looking forward to getting started!


...my eldest son has gone back to WA.
It was so good to have him home for Christmas...
We are just having a relaxing time...
some swimming in the pool...only wish the temperature
would warm up a little for this time of year!