Friday, 28 December 2007
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Sunday, 2 December 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Nite Nite and hope you have had a wonderful relaxing weekend.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
My Thursday stitching girlfriends (Kwilting Katz) gave me a beautiful "O" birthday quilt - it is lovely and snuggly and has beautiful embrodiered butterflies appliqued on... Licorice loves it too and hogs it during the day...
Module 5 - Communication & Coaching Conversations - has arrived this week - still awaiting my results from Module 4 - so will need to get cracking and get this module finished before Christmas so I am back on track with the timeline to get it all completed (still have 11 modules to go... to complete the double diploma).
Have been making one of my Thursday girls a lovely green needle holder as is her birthday this Sunday so will wrap in green fabric for her - can you guess what her favourite colour might be?
Last club day on Saturday for the year for Quilt Club - so is a shared Christmas lunch, a few fun games, show and tell (yes I have to take my "O" quilt to show, so the girls can keep rubbing salt into the wound - and also my lovely "40 christmas' quilt hanging" my MumS made for my birthday).
Well had better go finish the needle holder and have a cup of milo before heading to bed.
Nite Nite and sweet dreams
Hugs J xox
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Had yummy steak on the BBQ tonight for tea, for a grey cold day it got warmer and even blue skys shone again - so nice to have a crunchy salad, fresh potatoes and juicy steak - yum.
Well am off now to tidy up the kitchen and then get the sewing machine whirring again.
Hope you've had a great day.
Saturday, 10 November 2007
And here are the completed 9 blocks, now to work out how to put them together and grow the quilt so it is big enough to use...
Now had better head away and do some housework, so I can work on Chris' quilt this afternoon, the weather is turning, getting windy and cold, so it will be a great way to spend the afternoon :)
Chat with you later
Luv J x
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Amongst the number of sad things that have occured during October, our dear Amber dog was diagnosed with cancer on Friday, 26th October (we made the hard call not to go through all the medical treatments as we didn't want her to suffer any pain or see the inevitable changes that would begin to occur) - she came home with us for the weekend so we could say goodbye and Amber was then put to rest on the Monday amongst many tears and sorrow. It is very sad for us all not to have her around, even her continual barking at nothing is missed. She was 13 years old, and had gone deaf in the past year - a loyal companion to my husband and a great playmate to our daughters. It is weird though I am sure I hear her bark often late at night before I turn the last of the house lights off before I head to bed...
As we head into November, am looking forward to a month that is filled with laughter, rather than tears...
May your days be filled with love and joy
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Saturday, 6 October 2007
Here's our young visitor mid-quack...
Today caught up with Steph, who I don't get to see that often, had a lovely lunch at Palmers Garden Centre, an awesome long gossip, browsed through their plants and ferreted amongst their gift items - they had Christmas decorations out for sale already - aargh - I've still got Christmas crafts that I haven't completed yet for the tree...
Tomorrow morning heading off with Sandra and Shirley to SusanClaire @ Toad Hall as is the last day of Susan's quilting fabric sale - ooh temptation, though I'm on a mission to get the fat 1/4's for our club monthly raffles well that is my excuse :)
Though it has been very windy today - it was SO NICE to finally see blue sky and feel some warmth in the sun, after having a week of rain and cold weather.
Better rescue the chicken am cooking for dinner and make the salad.
Hugs J x
Sunday, 30 September 2007
I seem only to get to my blog on a Sunday night lately... yesterday was quilt club meeting - and it was our annual garage sale, where members can hire a table and bring in all their no longer needed crafty bits and pieces to sell as treasures to others...
The following photo from club day are a few of the quilts brought along for show and tell - the one on the right hand side "autumn leaves" is the club quilt that is being raffled for our Exhibition in March 2008... really gorgeous - note to self : buy lots of tickets - as would love to win this one :)
Today, Sunday have had a lovely day of having sister, Big Witch and nephew for lunch, made pikelets - yummo haven't made these for such a long time - and they turned out delish...
Grandad, Aunty Leigh and niece Nikita brought Rebekah home late afternoon (from staying overnight in Masterton for Niki's birthday) and stayed for a cuppa and last of Big Witch's sticky bun and the pikelets... then got stuck into finishing the top of husband's quilt - yeah its finished... then pieced together a backing, sandwiched and pinned it - it is now ready for the next challege - quilting....
Well, is the first day of daylight saving and feeling like have just run out of steam... hope you have all had a lovely weekend, the weather turned tonight to howling winds and rain - arrgh - who would believe it is spring...
Nite for now