Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One for Me.

Some time ago I purchased four metres of this fabric in four different colours and I have finally cut into it to make a Quilt for myself. Daisies are my favourite flowers and I have a large collection of daisy fabrics. It will be made up in pinwheels and should be quite large, so I will probably have it professionally quilted.

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Another Tea Cosy

This is my third tea cosy using tea time themed fabrics and I think this is my favourite.

 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Half Yard Investment Opportunity!

This half yard of Jennifer Paganelli fabric went for $255 last night. I have seen other auctions of this fabric go for large sums before, a yard of the fuschia pink was $356 and a half yard of the peach went for $135. If I paid that much for a piece of fabric I could never cut it up. The Jennifer Paganelli range is beautiful and the prices are usually what you would expect to pay for good quality fabric.

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Such Fun!

I was taken to the Little Bookroom recently and bought a "Rosie's Walk" board book for our Grand daughter. We still have a softcover copy from the 1980's and it was a favourite in our household, so I was very pleased to see it in a more robust format. The illustrations are wonderful and demonstrate positional words very simply and with humour.

I am having so much fun being a Granny. I get to play endlessly with little cars, trains and play dough, but the greatest privilege of all is having that small person sit beside you as we read book after book. There is a large variety of board books available nowadays, which means adults are more relaxed about children handling them.

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks"
 
Dr Seuss.
 
I wonder what Dr Suess would have thought about a recent sale of 10 of his early books going for $4000 each? (The vendor actually donated the proceeds to charity)
 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I Lost Something.

I know I put it somewhere but I just can't find it. Everything has been turned upside down and I have looked in all the odd places I put things, but it is still missing. I am sure I had it yesterday or perhaps it was last week. Maybe I left it somewhere or it was stolen when I wasn't looking, the thief only taking that one thing from me. I will just have to manage, because it was unique and can't be replaced.

 

Monday, August 11, 2014

English Paper Pieced Hexagon Flowers

Because I had run out of Paper Pieces, this project was at a standstill. My order from Koopips arrived very promptly and I have finished 7 blocks and lots more are ready to sew together . I am calling this block "Tussie Mussie" because it is all little flower prints. There will be apple green hexagons between each Tussie Mussie and I won't know what size it will be until it is finished. I may have years of work ahead of me on this one!

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Vintage Sheet Project, A Quick Finish

My old Australian Made woollen blanket has long lost its satin binding so I have sewn a new one on using some sheeting off cuts. I have a few rolls of these and they have been very useful for borders and bindings. One of the quilts I sent to New Guinea was made entirely from some of these sheeting strips.