Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Have you kissed your dog today?

Not that I encourage dog kissing, (especially not our dog who pongs!) but this fabric is just too cute to be sitting in my stash! Made into a bag for Cate, it hangs perfectly off the end of her bed. Called a Grab Bag, it's reversible and doesn't need a clasp to keep closed as one handle is longer than the other and threads though keeping everything inside. The pattern is from All People Quilt and can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bauble Decorating

Cate and I went to our neighbours house for some crafting. Santa kindly bought her a pack of 24 coloured glitter glue pens, perfect for bauble decorating. Armed with 30 matte baubles, we had great time making Christmas tree decorations for next year. Baubles for all our pets! Muffin, Little Cat, Squeak, Lottie and shhhh, I hope to introduce a ginger bundle of joy into our home come December.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Flying Geese

HOT HOT HOT, 4 day heat wave here, sadly it's back to work for me tomorrow. Too hot to take the kids to the beach or pool, so were spending another day home under the aircon untill the sea breeze kicks in. First quilt for the new year, I have been tracing out flying gueese foundation pieces for Oliver's new quilt.
I saw this pattern by Fig Tree Quilts on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting and thought it would be the perfect quilt for the nautical Hampton Jelly Roll I have.Using flying gueese foundation prints from Quilters Cashe, I resized the template to make the most of my 2.5" wide fabric. The plan is to use white prints as the centre, and sew alternate rows of red or blue. 30 triangles down, another 150 to trace out onto tear away paper, I have tracked down another Jelly Roll from QLD, best get back to it!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 2009! Nevermind that it was too hot to take the kids to the foreshore to see the fireworks at 9pm and I slept through waking at 2am to let Little Cat outside :-(
I have been so lazy in my blog writing (seriously, where has the last month gone??). Will try and play catch up over the next few weeks, promise! Here's the kids Santa pic taken on Christmas Eve, our local Santa came for a visit, although according to Cate "he's not the real Santa 'cos he's hot brown boots on"!! For a New Years challenge, I have seen this quiz on several blogs, I managed to scrape together 29 out of 99 so not to bad, I will have to work at it over the next year and repost it NYD 2010! Join me, bold the things that you've done and post on your blog now and in 2010.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii and danced on a lava cliff with the roar of the Pacific below.
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee