26 December 2007
Luckily it was a pretty slow day in the household, the kids were in the pool and we just lounged around. I looked over one of my Christmas presents which was Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth and it is absolutely fantastic. After reading through most of it I have searched the Internet for supplies and have pulled out a box of family photo's many of which date back to my great grandfather and mother and have found some ephemera and lots of old style photo's that will make great collage subjects. My other Christmas pressie was a Beadie Bag which I wanted to try and organise my beading supplies which are growing by the minute.
20 December 2007
18 December 2007
I promised the forum girls a close up look at the quilting I think you will be able to see it from this picture and the other is the quilt before the binding has been put on. The blocks were 24" square and I thought it would be a quick quilt to make up... yeah right... better not go back into project administration because my job estimating skills are way off. Just glad I didn't leave it to the last minute to make it like I did with the Christmas Stockings I made for my friends for Christmas. I had given my self one afternoon to do these but they took a bit longer than that but I think they were worth the effort.
The Cat was for Kay because she just love cats and at one of our Sparkle meetings she said that she wanted a Cat on a stick (not this one but this pattern was heaps better) and Sue and Sally got the Santa ones. Hopefully they weren't tooo prim for them. Will have to make a Santa for me one day too but for now I might just have a rest for a few days. Have nothing that has to be done until Christmas Day food shopping so I will be having a quiet week.
17 December 2007
04 December 2007
Last night was the big concert for my son's school and the dog costumes were unveiled. They held up well and kids looked pretty dog like.
All the mum's in the class said that we had the best costumes so they must have been ok but they were probably bias. I got to the concert early thinking that we had a lot of kids to do face paint on, only the Mum with the face paint was late but we made it in plenty of time. 19 kids with painted faces in 20 minutes (might even be a world record. I think I was more nervous than the kids. Well glad that is over with now I have to start thinking of making christmas presents ugh... is it ever going to end.
01 December 2007
I have just finished a stitchery by Leanne Beasley, Wishes and Lilies, it was one of the patterns I purchaed while at Loxton earlier this year. I think I will have it framed as Leanne has this as one of the options in the pattern and I think it will look stunning. Just got to find somewhere to get it done or maybe I should have a go myself. I was lucky enough to have a piece of fabric that matched my favourite red thread DMC 902 to use as the border.