Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Don't forget your toothbrush.......

Is what grandma and grandpa said to me when I was coming over to stay at their house for the night so mummy and daddy could go out to a nice restaurant for dinner and have a sleep in the next morning.

So mummy and I packed my bag and the first thing I put in was my toothbrush
And my swimmers because it was a very hot weekend so I could play in my wader

I helped grandma with some cleaning

Then it was time to sit up in my big girl chair and have afternoon tea
And then some quiet reading time
Next morning we went around to the Lake to feed the ducks - well grandpa did because I wanted to eat the bread.
We also saw some ducklings and grandma told me to be very careful as they are only babies and not to frighten them.

Time to come home for another cool off in my wader then do some drawing for mummy and daddy

 After lunch and a big sleep I went home to mummy and daddy.   Thank you for having me for the weekend.

P.S.    Grandma says that mummy and daddy had a lovely night out with a "little sleep in" the next morning as well as achieving lots of jobs around the house that they needed to get done.

Grandma and grandpa slept very well on Sunday night.

Grandma did not get any sewing done while I was staying with them but she said she hopes to get some done very soon and in the meantime happy sewing all.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


I joined Wendy from Sugarlane quilts and all the other ladies for the first FNSI of 2015.     During this warm spell of weather that we have been having I have only been sewing smaller items and took the opportunity to finish off my next themed table topper.      Seeing that Valentines Day is celebrated in  February I thought that something with hearts and flowers would look pretty on the dining room table.

I outlined around the hearts using my walking foot and by sewing slowly I was able to keep the curves a good shape.    I did some FMQ on the outside border.

I am pleased to say that I have been making some slow progress with all those strips of fabric that I cut up some months ago.     At this stage I am thinking that it will end up as a bed topper.   More on that later.

During the week hubs and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary.     We took ourselves off to lunch at our favourite restaurant - Limani - for a delicious lunch and shared a bottle of bubbles with some nibbles for dinner that night.
I am going to do some blog hopping to see what everyone has been up to last night.

Have a good weekend and especially enjoy Australia Day.

Back soon and happy sewing in the meantime.  

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A New Bag

For the New Year is what I decided to make yesterday.     Being a grandma and taking  bub out -  we all know that involves taking out half the house as well as lots of other bits and pieces - so a big bag was called for with lots of pockets.    Out with the pen and paper to rough up the size etc, a quick rummage through the stash  and I found this fabric which I thought was perfect for the outside.

I always like to use light fabric for the interior of my bags as I find it so much easier to locate all those items that fall to the bottom on light fabric rather than dark.   I also put in a solid bottom which can be taken out of the sleeve for washing when needed.     I put a velcro strip on the inside of the large pocket for items that need securing.     Here is a photo of the interior.  

I have packed my bag for grandma's day tomorrow with all the necessary bits and still have room to add in some shopping.

I also managed to finish off another one  of my themed table toppers.    This one is for January - a beach flavour.

I have a few more to go and will be back soon with some photos as I finish them off and in the meantime happy sewing all.