Thursday, February 19, 2009

In the thick of things.......

It has been some time since my last entry. I have been very busy with my day job, designing houses for people and drawing plans. Our son has gone back to school for the year and is enjoying himself there with new subjects and new sports. I thought I would have more time for quilting but alas, every spare moment is either drawing or something else.

The other day I received a parce
l with two books that I ordered from America, they are Jennifer Chiaverini novels about quilters and quilting for those of you who are not familiar with her. I have started reading them during the night when the insomnia sets in.

Our local quilt group is getting together to make quilts for the bushfire victims in Victoria, we are all making blocks and will have a fund raising lunch for that as well. Its a good thing that we can all do something to help

The Truly Scrumptious BOM that I have been doing for some time has now gathered momentum. I received all of my remaining blocks at once (at my request). It is beautiful and I cant wait to see it done.

The Breast of Friends quilt in the Homespun magazine is also coming along with Blocks 3 and 4 in motion. Maybe some pictures of that next time.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

After the heatwave

Hello everybody out there in blog land.  It has been a very unusual week with temperatures here in Tasmania higher than they probably have ever been.  It has been very difficult to do anyhting except sit infront of the fan.  All of you in Victoria and South Australia would know what I mean.

The other day (Sunday), I invited a couple of friends over and we had a very nice sewing day here at my house.  Leanne (Lizzie's Page, in the blog list below), came over and showed all of her projects and Tina brought along her projects as well, we ate, sewed and looked at fabric.  It was really fun.

I have had one of my older quilts returned from being machine quilted.  It is shown below.  The quilt top was made for our son in 2005, the design came from a book called "Take away Applique" .  I have altered some of the animal designs and made them my own and also the block design is different.

My American block of the month arrived the other day and I have been slowly finishing them. They are also shown below.

There have been several other things that I have been working on including the Homespun Breast of friends quilt and some knitting.  Winter is coming and knitting projects are in the pipeline as well.  I will be knitting my husband a jumper.

Signing off for know
Happy Stitching