Sunday, November 28, 2010

A new skirt is headed my way

Just a soon as I get my sewing machine back from the service man. 

My machine had a little meltdown this past week and miss her. Please come home soon.

In the meantime, this skirt needs two contrasting fabrics - any suggestions as to what I can add to this gorgeous Amy Butler Love fabric???

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fabric on Fridays

This darling bundle arrived in the post from Sew Mama Sew this week:

It is soft, cuddly flannel - rather inappropriate for this time of year in our climate - but for a bubba who is due to arrive in April it will be a snug surprise...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pillow Talk 4 - work in progress

My partner asked for scrappy and her mosaic indicates a preference for blues and greens - what do you think of this so far? Any suggestions for quilting thread colour? I'm thinking orange but have really have no idea so I'd love your thoughts...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Scrappy Hoops...

Woot Woot! This one went in the post last week - I hope you like it partner... does it hit the grey and yellow mark???

I'm a big fan of Winnie the Pooh. Not the Disney version, but the books that were written by one Mr A. A. Milne.  House at Pooh Corner is the first book I can remember reading by myself and to this day, it remains a favourite in these parts.

The quote here "he can even spell Tuesday" is a reference to Owl in the stories who is purported to be full of wisdom - personally, I'm not convinced that he who is said to be wise always is...

The drawing that the embroidery is based on comes from Lauren Reeser.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We ate this:
 Sitting outside on deck looking at this:
While our children played games on the grass.
Perfect way to spend an afternoon...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pics from Portugal

Hi there
We're off on a little family road trip for five days so I'll be away from here until next week - I'll be posting some pics of a recent trip to Portugal and Spain - just because I loved it and wish that this road trip was actually a flight back there...
Have a great weekend

Crossing the Duoro River on the most amazing bridge I've ever seen - looking ahead I see my girl groovin to her own beat:
 And looking down, I see houses overgrown by ivy:

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bee Blocks

I loved making these for Miss Nova in the Australasian Bee - the fabrics were fun and wonky stars are right up my no-pattern, no-precision alley!

If you haven't already, you really should check out Nova's blog - she's one talented chica.