Sunday, 23 November 2008

Sewing and Nature

Well I had the most lovely day yesterday when my best friend and her beautiful daugther came for a sewing day. Sometimes you just need these days, no planning, it just happens. I finished my November Postcard but photos of that when it has arrived. Then made a good start on another Christmas Table Topper ... see previous post for similar item and giveaway. As DH and DS are out all day, I get another sewing day. The dishes are done, the house is tidy, so I have the whole day ahead of me. What a wonderful feeling.

I can breath again now, my ALQS2 has arrived safetly to the home of Barb. It's always worrying, waiting for them to make their journey far across the seas. Thanks to Kate for organising, it must be such a mammoth task keeping it all running as smoothly as possible.

When the October issue of AP&Q arrived I had a quick thumb through and as soon as I saw this little quilt I thought it would be perfect for my parnter. It was designed by Ruth Buchanan to celebrate Australia's floral emblem the wattle and has lovely yellow Suffolk Puffs. I exchanged the yellow for a burgundy to suit my partners preferences and now I'd like to make another for myself with the yellow this time. Another project for my 'wish list'.

My thoughts have been with those families who have suffered much damage from the raging storms this past week. While we still wait for some good rain to fill the dams and creeks and freshen the grass, we don't want the destructive winds. Nature can be harsh but it can also be beautiful.

I truly admire the photography of some of the girls' blogs I visit and attempt to be better with my own pictures but I have a long way to go. Yesterday afternoon I noticed this view through my kitchen window so grabbed the camera and ran up the back. This is to the South West of us.

This was taken earlier in the week looking to the North East.

My computer is on a 'go slow' this morning so I'll show more photos next post. Time to get sewing.

Quilting Wishes


  1. Wow, what a lovely view you have from your kitchen window!!! I don't think I'd mind doing the dishes if I had that to look at ;o)!!

  2. nice quilt and pics........I love sunsets.......

  3. Thanks for the additional information about my little quilt, Narelle! I had forgotten that Aussies, like the Brits, call those little things Suffolk Puffs...a much cuter name than 'yo yo'! I will have to look up the flower and the designer! Thanks again for a wonderful addition to my home!

  4. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the fabrics that you used!

    Your photos are breathtaking! Lvoe them!

  5. can't go wrong with a sunset pic...they are great!! I posted my ALQS2 quilt two weeks ago and it still hasn't reached its new home....the card I sent two days later has though! so fingers crossed it hasn't gone astray.....