Monday, 26 January 2015

Another Friend. Another Birthday. Another Pouch.

The orders keep coming in for pouches in this household. This time it was Helen for one of her friends. The colours requested were pink and grey. Not a light grey, mind you. Nor a dark grey. A medium grey, please and thank you. 

Of course I had to add a little extra, with some perle cotton. 

The green thread in the photo is an optional extra. There are always thread ends willing to join any available project around here. 

The pouch has received full fledged approval from the eldest child. Job well done then, thank goodness. 


Sunday, 25 January 2015

It Took Me A Ridiculously Long Time...

... To cut out these Heather Ross, and linen fussy cuts.

And that's all I have to show for the weekend. Or that all I'm allowed to show I should say. 

Today was a sad day as we went to say good bye to my step(ish)sister and her family as they head off to a life in Washington DC in a few days time. I hate saying good bye to people. Especially people who are as sarcastic, irreverent and fun to be with as my step(ish)sister. I'm going to bury my head in a vat of Lindt chocolates now. The only solution when I feel like this. 


Thursday, 22 January 2015

And the iPad Blogging Posts Continue

I'm trying not to let this computer free state get me down. Helen is getting a new computer for her birthday. Seeing as how I've put up with my computer being borrowed for just about forever, maybe it's time the tables were turned. Now there's a thought. 

Meanwhile, I sit and I sew. Obviously not all the time, as I also make pie, and eat pie, and do the school run. I'm sure there's more I do but that's all that comes immediately to mind. (It's been a long day.)

Oh Lordy I do miss editing my photos! But this is better than nothing. The epp progresses. I think there is one more round to come, but I've yet to plan it. I may feel the need to go the my lqs. Because I can. Just to find the perfect purple. If it exists.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Feeling Rebellious...

... I decided to piece all HSTs, QSTs, and the resulting block without using one pin today.

Seriously, not all the points were this good but I can honestly say that they were no worse than if I had diligently pinned. Pure luck or years of wasted time pinning? That is the question. 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

I Am So Lucky!

The mini quilt from my partner in the #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap on IG arrived today. Let's just say I'm happy; very, very happy. Look at it. Wouldn't you be thrilled? 

It is gorgeous. Beautiful made and beautifully quilted. And the really lovely thing about this feathered star is that I would most likely never make one myself. But I really like having one just for me. All the joy. None of the effort. 

My secret partner is called Susan - obviously the name alone means she has to be lovely. She is on IG as @mothabearpaw but I don't see a link to a blog in her profile. It was her very first swap. Impressive! So glad I was lucky enough to be her rookie swap partner. A huge thank you goes out to her, and all the mamas for organising the groups, etc. It was a fun swap to participate it and I'm glad I signed up.