Thursday, 5 June 2008

Was thinking what to write...


...and then I remembered that I was so keen to get my new fabrics washed, dried and ironed that I had forgotten to take a photo of them all... so I've quickly laid them out to show you the most recent purchases - a few when I start thinking about it...

First off there were the purchases from CherryPie... loved the angel fabric, the blue squares couldn't resist, the red-brown squares were also too much temptation and then the buttons - so cute and perfect for a stitchery, quilt or even some scrapbooking ...LOL



The butterfly fabric (below) I brought from Sawmillers Quiltery, the DMC threads are for another project that I had brought from Thimbles and Threads, though when I placed the fat quarter next to it I thought...hmmm this will be a good addition to the project !! Now I also brought from Yvonne a "Ruby Beholder" - do you know what they are?? Well I think you should visit Yvonne's site to ask her.... very cool tool to add to your quilting bits and bobs :) I'll add a photo in a later post...


Then the Keepsake Quilting package arrived... ooh I'd been waiting for this - the two fabric ranges are to be used for the Butterfly Garden quilt (from Leanne Beasley's patterns), I am awaiting the BOM patterns to arrived from Jen at The Stitchery, which is a lovely quilt shop in Dunedin which I was lucky enough to visit earlier in the year...



Sorry the photo's aren't that great really, now that I've loaded them - my camera isn't too good with the flash and taking photo's inside...
So that's all the quilting goodies for the moment.

Husband finally has a date with the surgeon for his knee operation - its next Wednesday - crickey - we have to be at the hospital for 6.45am - is going to be a long day - so have arranged for the neighbour up the road to make sure the girls are ready for school and to drive them there for me... Chris will overnight at the hospital - ah bliss I can hog all the blankets and read all night with the big light on :) Poor boy though has had a tooth pulled today as was giving him lots of grief and now has a mouth of stitches that don't get removed until next Tuesday - there's a saying that things come in three's ... positive thoughts, postive thoughts...

Did some secret shopping today for the girls - Beck's birthday in a couple of weeks and then Kait's a month later - can't write what I've brought them as the sneaky things read my blog from time to time...

We are going to Laser Strike on Sunday with a couple of Beck's friends - she wanted to go before Chris has his op (as he'll be out of action for 6-8 weeks) - so that she can shoot him up with the laser gun - I'm playing too - will be a bit of a hoot running around a blacked out room trying to get each other out... have no idea what it will be like though the kids can't wait - have a feeling its going to be 4 kids against 2 slow coach parents...

Hope you are all keeping warm, it is so chilly now and the days are so grey, have brought quite a few merino tops through cheap means, they are so lovely and warm to wear to work and so less bulky than a jumper... anyway am rambling away so must be time to sign off and get a cuppa.
Nite to all. Hugs J xox

4 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope your husbands surgery goes smoothly! You will love the lazer place - my son loves going to the one near us with his friends and he had a great birthday party there one year. I love all your new fabrics - browns and blues are my favourite colours.

Ali Honey said...

Hi Julz,
Just found your blog in the list of bloggers which was new to me. From one Kiwi quilter to another - "Greetings." I've spent some time reading your blog from the beginning, so feel I know a little about you and your family now.I'll call back and read from time to time,
Cheers Ali.

Auntywitch said...

Your Marino - I know where you have been. Did the same thing this Sunday just gone...
Hope all goes well on the 11th..Hugs..

Ruth said...

Ooh... nice fabric... you'll have some fun with that lot!