Saturday, November 14, 2009
Introducing Flossie the Flamingo,, a Melly & Me pattern! Made for a little girl who's big sister has been telling her frightening stories at night... so Flossie will hang above her bed and look after her!!!
Has been a while since I made any sort of toy, but will admit that I did have fun doing it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I was playing the other day and decided to try to do an applique fairy based on a lead lighting pattern,,, welllll, the idea was good! Here she is all pinned up. Also tried the new 'shrinky stuff' on the gold wings.... anyway, she looks a bit better in the photo than she did in real life.. Yep, past tense -- too much mucking around, so it all got put into the too hard basket, and am thinking about trying those new colouring pencils instead. Will let you know when I get some! Cheers for now,,
Monday, November 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
And here is how the center came home to me! Isn't it glorious? It isn't a very good photo so will post another one at a later time. There are some very talented people on the forum.... for those who are aren't too sure what I am talking about, it is a round robin swap where the first person sends off a 12" center block to the next person on the list who adds a border and then sends it on to the next, great fun and I think it is great that my only own quilt is this one!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
One of my Block of the Month that I received from one of the special friends on the forum.
Part of one my "buys" from o'seas!
And here is the other half!
I knew it was a while since I had posted, but can't believe its been that long!
Not a lot has happened, I seem to sit at my machine for ages, but not a lot gets done... probably because my puter is right next to it! I find I do a lot on the puter, either reading or posting on the forum that I am a member of, or spending money on materials from overseas!!!!! I have been in hospital for a short stay (for what I call an 'old lady's operation...eheh) and got a few appliques done there, other than that, I seem to just make lots of plans for lots of quilts which don't really happen !!!! I have managed to finish Rosey's quilt (grandaughter born 25/8/09 in the front seat of the car on the way to the hospital!!!) and have done some medallion round robin quilts that I have participated in, in the forum and I think that is that.
I am still on official sick leave from work but will go back for 2 weeks from 23Nov(probably need some spending money at xmas time) and am really feeling afloat... not too sure where or how I want to work but know from past experience that I can only go for a few months without work before I feel **splat&^%%### and need to go back for a while again.
OK, some piccies of my spendings and other things!