Monday, August 24, 2009

DH and Iwere in Berrima last Sunday and saw these lovely blossoms trees while meandering around the lovely quaint shopping village - via the patchwork shop of course!

It really does feel like Spring has Sprung with the smell of jasmine in the air, the azaleas just about to break into flower, the air warming up and shedding some of the layers of winter clothing!

The following is a photo of the current BOM and in keeping with my theme of using 3Christmas fabrics I am pleased with the result. I am looking forward to the annoucement of next month's block. Before too much time gets away I am going to start putting each placemat together as I do not want to have a great rush the week before Christmas trying to finish them off.

I found this fabric a while ago which should be perfect for the backing of the sea theme quilt- also come to a standstill like the oriental quilt. Maybe next weekend I will find some time to sew.

I did however find time over the weekend to pre-wash the next lot of fabric for a quilt using muted autumn tones. It is done with 5" blocks and has 9 white blocks with the block adjoining each of the four sides of the white block forming a star. It looks very effective in the photo I have of it.

I am looking forward to finishing off the other two before I start on this one. Then of course there are the Christmas placemats somewhere in that mix and during the week one the lovely ladies from the Craft forum very kindly sent me a pattern to make the cutest mice and I can see them looking good in the scraps left over from the placemats.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

DS celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday with a party themed on "come dressed as someone you wanted to be when you grew up"

DH always wanted to be a teacher, and did, hence his outfit in the photo below and I went dressed as "I wanna be teachers pet". As you can see I am standing on my tiptoes to give "teach" a peck on the cheek and then give him an apple.

Some of the other outfits were quite amazing and fun - a transformer complete with laser gun, wrestler, Audrey Hepburn with her breakfast at Tiffanys outfit, horseriders, mad scientist, gymnasist, magician, airline pilot (birthday boy) and doctor to name but a few. A fun night was had by all.

After seeing that photo I have made a mental note to myself not to ever wear a gathered skirt again. Not very flattering around the hip area.

Sadly I have to say that not much progress was made on the sewing front again this weekend. I only managed to sew the backing together for my oriental quilt. I did put a deadline of September for completion and hopefully I will still be on track - well maybe if I extend it out to the end of September!