Sunday, May 31, 2009

I am at it again!

Yup blocks three to five are done.

Miss Sherri arrives from Sydney this morning to spend a few days with me. She is one of those special friends and I am so touched she is coming down to keep me company while we wait for the birth of this little man.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Packed and ready to go...

Simone and I have been swapping gifts. This swap was a flower swap and look what Simone made for me! As you can see she is all ready to go scrapping with me tonight with my girl friends. I just love this bag and the amazing work Simone has put into her.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Another new project started

I know I must be mad to start something new when I am expecting a baby in two days. But he could be another week and I need some distracting.

I started doing the blocks for Leanne's House 'Journey of a Quilter' quilt. I have been meticulously slow and accurate as possible because there is many small pieces but some how it is still not perfect - grrrr. I have altered a couple of things for those of you who are familiar with block one and two.

Monday, May 25, 2009

May Breast Check Reminder

Please don't go by this day with out checking your breast thoroughly...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Project continues - Stage one complete!

Can you believe it but I have some how managed to finish making ALL THE BLOCKS. Now better go face the things I have failed to attend to the last few days....

Friday, May 22, 2009

New Project continues - pinwheels

All pin wheels sewn together - I have surprised myself - they have turned out better than I thought. But lets not keep the hopes up - it will all show up when the blocks are put together!

Goal - possibly achievable...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Project - continues

'Snowball Season' by Kerry Gillespie continues - s.l.o.w.l.y

All fabric cut, marked, sewn and cut into triangle squares. To be ironed flat and sewn together to make bigger squares and rectangles.

Goal - not sure if it is achieveable now (gulp)

Just keep plodding along...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Baby Shower

I don't have any actual photos of the party as my 'official photographer' will send me the piccys soon.

Claire made these most amazing invite cards

Andrea kindly opened up her house to welcome my friends and family. She organised really fun games to play and prizes. My first two boys did not have a baby shower and having a third child it is so nice to have some fuss made over him. Andrea as well as many friends made a glorious spread of food for us to enjoy half way. Then our little man was very spoilt with gifts from everyone. I was so overwhelmed and touched at my friends and families generosity and thought they had put into these gifts. It was also nice to have some new things for this little man. We have been so lucky with friends handing over their clothes etc. we have not had to buy anything.

When people left I handed them a party bag to say thank you for coming - because I really wanted to contribute to the party and let people know how much it meant to me they came and showed their support and love for this new one to be.

Here is the bags all done up...

I put x4 jelly babies, a 'dummy' (made using a minties biscuit with a life saver and marshmallow in each side to represent a dummy) and also a bulb for them to plant. There was a note with the bulb which said 'please plant this bulb and watch it bloom just like our baby boy who will be here soon.'

From the bottom of my heart Thank you Andrea, Claire and all other secret contributors to the party organisation and to friends and family who came bearing smiles, laughter and gifts.

Friday, May 15, 2009

New project - all cut up

Starting a new project - "Snowball Season" by Kerry Gillespie.

Here is all the light colours all cut up.

Goal - to have all blocks made with in two weeks.

Stitching - after baby is born - when I can - no time factor.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Deirdre's Bag

Deirdre designed this bag as one of the new patterns for the recent gathering. I altered it for a boy version, for the little man to be. See here for the beautiful girl version.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gail Pan's BOM

If any of you are watching Gail Pans Christmas free BOM... here is this months I have finished.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Play rug

I won these fabrics - samples from a distributor. Perfect I can make a play rug for the little man to be (three weeks left!) for when we are out. I am even happier that I finished it. Simple + easy = satisfying finish.

I also took a jelly roll top to my local favourite quilt shop to have quilted. Wont be done till after the little man is born - but that is alright - all I need to do is then bind it and you all know how much I 'like' binding!

I have had request for belly pictures. I will do a belly post - I promise! Soon!

Monday, May 4, 2009

What a weekend!

On Saturday I was at The Quilted Crow Gathering. Where the lovely Helen Stubbings from Hugs and Kisses and Natalie Ross show cased their beautiful work and techniques. A few bloggers were there - check their blogs out for a more through insight and pictures! Cathy, Sarah, Leanne, Jo, Fiona, Marina and Isabella.

Isabella was so kind and bought "sheppie" for our little boy we are expecting in four weeks...

Then on Sunday my sister and I attended a screen printing class. I have been wanting to do this for a while. I quickly picked up the technique and had a great time doing what I wanted to achieve. I printed a violin silutette on my sons violin bag and screen printed on all my calico shopping bags (to make them more interesting) then I was given these flags to print and I went crazy with this bird. Not sure what I will do with them! I found the whole process so easy. One day when I get an idea I hope to do it again.