I purchased my copy today for when I finish my big list of to-do's. I have the background fabric for the stitcheries and am waiting for my favourite quilt shop to receive two different red collections into their store.
Auction begins NOW and finishes Sunday 31st January 2010 at 1200 AEST.
Place your highest Australian dollars bid by leaving a comment (and a reply email). The person with the highest bid will be able to choose ONE of the limited edition taggy balls/squares as shown in the photo. The winner then donates directly to UNICEF Haiti and emails me the proof of payment (which is tax deductible) and their snail mail address. If payment proof is not received with in 48 hours the second highest bidder wins. This is open to Australian residences only (sorry).
The taggy ball/squares are made using 100% high quality quilt cotton. All sewn using triple stitches for durability and safety. An ideal toy for a baby or parents/aunts and uncles/grandparents who are expecting a baby. It is designed to catch the infants attention and encourages play. It promotes the development of eye tracking, vision acuity and gross & fine motor coordination. Movement of tags attracts the attention of the very young baby. When the baby has developed its grasping skill - it is easy to grip and maintain hold. Eventually they can learn to catch the taggy ball - the loops/tags make it easier.
PLEASE tell your friends about the fund raising efforts - it is for a good cause...
Again Thank you to Leonie who was very supportive and offered oodles of advise...
Harvested from the garden - you just cannot beat home grown fruit. The tree is only two years old and has so far produced the yummiest apricots. All snuffled up quickly. Shop apricots still sitting in the fruit bowl.
The auction is happening - I just want to finish the items for viewing - had hoped to have them finished by today. Will happen ASAP.
Sewn April/May 2009 Quilted by Quiled Crow July/August 2009 Binded Jan 2010
Actually what I am working on now is a taggy ball for auction. Leonie from Raglan Guld is running an auction to raise money for the World Vision Haiti. I wanted to donate it to Craft Hope for Haiti, but the freight cost to America would be better donated to the cause... So with Leonies warm encouragement I will run an auction here on this blog to raise money for UNICEF Haiti. Give me a day or two. I hope you will help me spread the word...
Do you have many 'functional' piles in your home? They deserve the name 'functional'.
Here is my book pile. A pretty light hearted collection at the moment - except for the book about Aspergers (Mst 11 has Aspergers). Usually there are educational or membership/work related journals/magazines.
I have a pile on my desk - things I need to attend to or people chase up (again).
A pile on the kitchen bench - you know things to return or children to put away (edit:that was to read 'things for the children to put away').
and a pile on my craft table - items to do/make in order so I stop procrastinating!
Like most parts of Australia it has been hot. We have been putting meals together that avoid much cooking. Thanks to Kelly from Taurus Rising who inspired me to have a go at making tortillas. You know one less piece of plastic, no additives etc and they are yummy. I might have cooked them a little tad long but the whole family raved and asked for them again.
I have been spending lots (and lots) of time trying to give the blog a new look. You know a bit here and there for a fresher look. Nothing really took my fancy - nothing. I kinda want to take this blog on a detoured path to what I originally planned. You know a bit more of me. Yes, I have been warned that I am up for criticism. One thing I have learned about life is you will never please everyone no matter how hard you try. If you do try, the people who were pleased with just the way you are, wont be pleased. Nor will the people you are trying to please because you will never be able to please them anyway!
So here is a new banner. All I want to do is add an extra column to the left of this blog - but if I cannot keep this minimalistic look then so be it. I don't really have the time I have already wasted looking for one!
Time for me is precious at the moment. Big boys are on school holidays and there is little man to factor into the equation. It has been a testy holiday to say the least. I am determined to let it get better for the last month of it.