Wash the dishes, dry the dishes…

turn the dishes over! I had a little helper this morning as I was trying to get the kitchen tidy. “Mummy, washing?” the plea would come, as a ball, or a car came flying across the bench to land in the sink. “I help washing?” a little voice pleaded. I wanted to get the dishes done, and do something fun, […]

Spreading the blog header love.

After my post yesterday for Ruth’s blog header, a few of my other quilting girls have requested I have a play for them, so be prepared to be inundated with blgo headers.   This one is for Tracey. I hope you like it, I won’t be offended if you don’t!   Just click on the image to see it at full […]

Sunday Sewing…

I was all inspired to do some sewing on Sunday, so I dug out the fabric I scored at the op-shop a couple of weeks ago, and whipped up a little apron for myself, for crafty things. I often come home from wherever I’ve been, and am reluctant to do five minutes here or there, because I don’t want to […]

Climbing the Ladder

The Jacob’s Ladder quilt I have been working on for what seems like ages is finished! A few flaws, but good enough to keep a small boy warm. And what a great good it did of that! The last few nights have been too many degrees below zero for my liking, so this quilt came just in time. I even […]

Life’s certainties

The only certainties in life, the saying goes, are death & taxes. Whoever said this obviously had never had a child, and so I would respectfully suggest an alteration:   “The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and newborn poo when out & about!”   When my sister-in-law recently announced she was expecting, my mind went into overdrive trying […]

Scrap happy…

Finally, a chance to try out my lovely Lime Tart kit! I have been itching to a) dive into this kit, and b) scrap this photo, but I’ve been a good girl, and worked towards finishing my WIP’s first. But now, the binding is on the Jacob’s Ladder quilt, and halfway hand sewn, and the changemat is awaiting a delivery […]

6 things!

So, I’ve been tagged by Shannon! Here are the rules … 1. Link to the person who “tagged” you. 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Write six random things about yourself. 4. Tag six people at the end of your post. 5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. […]

Aprons, knitting and Mother In Laws

I am a bit behind in blogging, as we went to visit my mother in law over the weekend. I finished the apron as DH packed the car, so the photo is a bit dodgy:   I was reasonably happy with how it turned out. It was my first go at making my own pattern, and there are a few […]

Thrift shopping

I popped into the Salvo’s op-shop on my way to the library this morning, and spent the huge amount of $5! I grabbed two vintage pillowcases, a bag of buttons, and two books, destined to be part of a collage. My haul:   the fabric:   I’m not 100% sure what these will become yet, I am thinking maybe a […]