Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back to the customer quilts after a much needed break.
This colourwash heart needed extra rows in the centre and the borders added to finish it, which I did last week. Then it was loaded on Millhouse and custom quilted with allover feathers. I had great fun with it, just going where I pleased.
The fabrics in this were beatiful, it must be fun to collect them over time.
Of course more feathers in the border....In my sewing room I returned to these blocks (must see if they have a proper name) and now have twenty sewn.
They were good fun to piece, but now I don't know how to set them.

Straight, with sashing....
or on point, with setting squares?I'm going to have to have an audition session, with fabrics and different settings and probably graph paper involved at some point. I just hope the final decision doesn't involve me making more blocks, because I'm ready to go on to something else.


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Back again, after a ten day stay with Rob and Elisa in New South Wales.
It was lovely spending so much time with them and getting to know Logan properly. He's a good baby, and very cuddly, which suited me fine. He wasn't in the least bit shy of me, he's such a friendly little chap. It's hard to believe he'll be a year old in less than a month, that time seems to have flown so quickly.

Curtis has had a hair cut and looked very well groomed. He doesn't forget me and he needed his share of attention too.
Unfortuneately it rained most of the time, so we didn't get to sightsee as much as we could have. We went to some wineries and a cheese factory and the markets, but even there we were rained out. I'll have to go in summer next time.

I didn't get much sewing done, in fact this is all I accomplished; part of a Carpenter's Star.
(I bought this little case at the cheap shop, and it was perfect to pack all my sewing stuff in.)
I knitted nearly a whole sock, and made an art smock for Logan to wear at daycare, but I was quite content to just spend time playing with him and not doing handwork. I can do that now that I'm home again.

Rob and Elisa's house is in a new development and there was lots of building going on. This view was at the top of their hill, wouldn't it be nice to see this from the lounge room window? It was very nice countryside, lots of horse studs, wineries, and of course coal mines.
Very pretty, and I liked watching the rain storms roll across the hills like this.


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