Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spoonflower fabric

I've bought some material from http://www.spoonflower.com/ and I can't bear to cut it up so I'm going to embellish it with sequins and beads and quilt it.


Orange and black beads

Monday, September 26, 2011


Such an exciting weekend. Andrew's team played in the preliminary finals on Friday and won. Then on Sunday went on as the southside winners against the northside winners - and won again! He's very proud of his gold medal.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Basketball final

Tonight Andrew plays in a final with his basketball team. It's the first time one of our kids has played in a final. We parents say we can't wait for the end, it's been so heart-pumpingly stressful!! Here's Ben sitting on Mark's lap watching the semi final last week.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ben's homework

Ben's homework this week was to bring in something from home that makes a sound. He put together some old bits of electronics. It beeped and there was a bonus flashing light!

Ben's cubby house

Gorgeous construction that he and his mates have been working on at school.

Cubby house

Love, love, the cubby house that Ben and his friends made at school over winter. Now I can see why he was pinching mulch from the garden - good insulation!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cat story

Every day on my way to work I'd pass a stray kitten. It was living in an air vent - had been there for months right through winter. People were tying to lure it with bits of bacon tied to a string and leaving little tins of cat food. What I was worried about too is it was learning to hunt. In the park there are gorgeous budgies and parrots. So I'm thrilled someone finally managed to nab it give it a home.

Cat in the hat

I went to a quilt show. Love the cat in the hat quilting on this cat in the hat quilt.

Photos before bed time

Andrew and me, having a catch up cuddle and muck about. He's 14 next month, where has the time gone?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ben at the gala concert

Love the sheer joy of this photo. Ben is the boy in purple with dark hair bending the lowest - of course! This was taken at last week's 30th birthday school concert.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Two quilts at once

I couldn't decide which quilt to make, so I'm doing both - the extended nine-patch plus the string quilt from all the scraps. I think I'll run out of room for scraps very soon.

String quilt in progress.

Cup o' scraps

Downunder Doll Quilt Swap #2

Yet another quilt to add to my white and brights wish list. Love anything by Red Pepper Quilts.

Freaky book moment

I had a freaky moment yesteday, reading a book in bed before lights out. The book I was reading, 'Then Came You' by Jennifer Weiner suddenly turned into a review of the second book I'm reading!

This second book (I'm listening to it on CD while I drive to and from work) is 'Never let me go' by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Tried, tried, tried not to read the plot, but I did... lucky I'm about three-quarters through anyway, and it hasn't spoilt it for me. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

New quilt

I started my own version of this quilt yesterday - using my collection of pinks and greens. And I'm saving all the offcuts to make a string-quilt version in the same fabrics. It's a good feeling to start a new quilt because I have one actually finished and ready to take to the quilter.


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