Here's the second block for my house quilt. Next I'll be doing the hammock that Jodi suggested - and making it all tropical! Good thing to do when it's winter outside.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Excuse the photo - it's a gorgeous sunny winter afternoon. I have sewn on the binding, just need to turn and handstitch it down.
And the beauty is - I didn't buy any new fabric for this. Discovered that I had enough spotty fabric already (shows the kind of stash I have!)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A real milestone today. Ten people have now marked this as a favourite on flickr.
I loaded this (pretty bad) photo to flickr about 15 months ago.
I really need to take another shot, which 1) shows the whole quilt (!) and 2) doesn't have bumps all over (husband's knees and elbows, I think).
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
We're mad about a game called spotto. The rules are simple, just say "spotto" first whenever you see a yellow car. The boys and I play it most days driving to school. Then when I've dropped them off, I catch myself still playing the game.
We often come up with all sorts of complicating rules - my husband has tried bringing in negative spotto if you cheat.
Does anyone else play it? The kids have started to say that I'm obsessed!
(This is obviously not my photo - but isn't it a gorgeous one.)
There - that got your attention... I baked a chocolate cake for Ben last night (this is obviously not mine). He's learning about money in his class right now, and all the kids had to bring something along to their market day, they're using fake money.
I loved Ben's attention to detail. He suggested packing food-handling gloves, drew a big poster, which set out the ingredients. He also did a small cardboard sign, saying that slices were $1.50 each. The sign could be flipped to the other side ($1 each) if sales weren't going so well!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
I came up with some ideas while I was sitting in a very boring meeting this week! Did the notes in (very bad) shorthand so no one would be able to read my notes, and realise I was thinking about quilts!
This will be block number one - a clothesline. And I'm thinking about having the trees in these pots. I've had these buttons for ever.
I'm thinking of making a chook shed, bush block with a water tank, a solar house, a Victorian house with ornate trellising, a push bike in front of a house (make it obvious that kids live there), a house with a thriving vege patch, a hippy house with a peace sign. One block will be just a tree - can't have houses everywhere.
Does anyone else have some bright ideas that I could add?