Sunday, 10 August 2014

Up, Down and Round About

Hubby and I enjoyed a lovely visit with DS, DIL and GS last Sunday. He's blossoming after his early arrival and they make such a gorgeous little family.  Lots of cuddle time too!

Monday was Patchwork day for our little group so I finally packed the sewing machine up and took it in with me to continue with the border blocks on the scrappy quilt from the workshop. Usually I do handwork because it's less to pack and unpack.

Yesterday I made the trip into town, picked up Mum and went to view all the stunning quilts at the Bundaberg Quilters Biannual Quilt Exhibition. A lovely morning out ... caught up with some of the other girls from our Patchwork group ... yummy lunch and of course a purchase or two from the great stalls.

Found the perfect fabric for the backing of Little Maccas Farm quilt for bubby and a couple of reels of thread. This little light will clip nicely onto my embroidery hoop and the sweet tins are just because.

During the week I'm driving over rough dirt roads to and from town work or helping hubby on the property. We're back feeding cows again as the little bit of grass quickly disappears. Poor things ... when they hear the tractor at the shed, they start making their way across the paddock and up the lane to meet it. You can hear them calling to each other ... "he's coming, he's coming".  Then this morning I didn't even finish filling the kitchen sink to do the breakfast dishes when the water stopped flowing ... empty rainwater tank! Lucky we have another tank on the car shed with some water but how long will it last?

To top it off I had to walk 2 km home this afternoon ... hubby's vehicle wouldn't start when we were working up the paddock so I needed to take my car back up to jump start it. Just glad we weren't right over in the back corner and kept thinking of the positive side ... all the calories I was burning.

Well it's time for some dinner followed by some more blanket stitching and then time for some zzzzzzzz's ready for whatever the new week will bring.

Keep the needle threaded and keep smiling.     >^..^<


  1. Your grandson is very cute. Hope you get some rain soon.

  2. Gorgeous'll get lots of lovely cuddles from here on I'm sure. Nice work in the sewing room too!

  3. Beautiful picture of your GS. Hope some rain comes your way soon. Your quilt is looking great. Hugs.....

  4. An adorable little boy. The quilt looks lovely. Hugs, xx

  5. Sounds like challenging times.....but lots of happiness with your new little man too. Hope it rains for us all again soon.

  6. Your little lad is just gorgeous and looking so healthy and strong.... please rain... positive signs for later this week so hopefully..... xx and I just love that 9 patch you are working on and perfect backing....

  7. Sending rain vibes your way...hope you get a good steady soaking soon...your scrappy stars are looking good, I'm the same way with taking hand sewing, packing the machine and all the associated paraphenalia just seems like such hard work! Great backing fabric for the farm quilt...

  8. baby Jack is adorable, he looks like he is thriving.
    beautiful scrappy quilt!