Sunday 27 July 2014

Keeping Busy and Frozen Fun

Last weekend would have to have been the coldest weekend yet ... just when some of our group were going away for a weekend retreat at Gayndah. Cold or not we had a fantastic time learning, sewing, chatting with old friends and making new friendships. I thoroughly enjoyed working on my scrappy quilt with tutor Jacky Hens and have managed to complete the first 30 blocks ... next are the border blocks.

Cutting ...

Sewing ...

Finished blocks.

I am going to work on the practice of having only 3 main focus projects on the go at one time (I can only try as I like jumping from one to another).  Of course 'Little Maccas Farm' for baby Jake is my 1st project. 'Billy Goat' is the 12th and last animal block and now it's onto the centre block.

My 2nd focus project is the above scrappy quilt and my 3rd project is the crochet knee rug. Now that I have had a refresher course (thanks Mum) if I keep doing a row here and there I won't forget how the pattern goes.  It's growing .....

Happy Sunday     >^..^<

Saturday 12 July 2014

My Week in Pictures

Sunday - trimmed block #11 ... Mum and Dad arrived for a few days visit.

Monday - Mum and I went into our patchwork day. I revisited a crochet started ? years back.

 Mum made 6 cards from a kit purchased from the Brisbane Craft Fair.

Tuesday - Weeding and planting some new broms. 
DD arrived for a few days visit.

Wednesday - DD started making a shaggy quilt for her nephew.

Thursday - Shopping, visiting and introduced baby Jake to his Great Great Grandma.
My grandma (97 years young), mum, myself, DS and DIL and baby Jake ... 5 generations!

Friday - Millie thanks Junior (DD's dog) for visiting and playing with her. Come back soon!

Quilt almost finished - about 1/4 of binding to go!

Saturday - warming by the fire ... toys and all!

Later when the day warmed up ... "Will you play with me Jayne?"

Saturday 5 July 2014

FNWF Review

Friday night ... football ... and friends = a great night. Not that I pay much attention to the footy really, just glance at the score now and then.  My main focus was on ...

Hopping around some blogs today, I've seen lots of lovely projects. Thank you Cheryll for hosting a lovely night and to see more hop over here.

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Plugging Along and FNWF

Yippee! It's the first Friday of the month this Friday and I'm 2 days early!  Usually I remember on the day and do a quick scurry to get ready ... maybe this means I'll be super organized ... or not. If you click on over to our lovely host Cheryll you can sign up for a great night with friends ...

Meanwhile, I am still plugging along with my farm animal blocks for bubby's quilt ... usually finding a little time at night to add a few more blanket stitches.  "Mr Ed" is all finished and safe in his stable while "Missy Mouse" has had a last minute addition ... I forgot her whiskers.

Time for a few more blanket stitches on block number 11 ... almost there.