Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bloggers quilt festival

It's that time of year again!
Yep, you know, where all those poor poor people have to go to quilt market and have to miss out on the Bloggers Quilt Festival held by Amy.

This quilt that I'm going to show y'all has a story. It's passport has more stamps than mine does!

Back when I started blogging, I was ( and still am) gobsmacked by how friendly and encouraging everyone is! Quilting can be such a lonely hobby at times. So the web has completely filled that void hey!?!

I started emailing back and forth with a few friends and so much has grown from that. I have met some amazing talented friends who are all so encouraging and excited about fabric and what we can make with it!

One of these friends is Angela. Yep. The one and only! This lady leaves me in complete awe of everything she does!

She has the same 24 hours in the day that I have but somehow she manages to continually deliver such amazing awesomeness in the quilts that she quilts!

I am completely jealous that this quilt has been over to the U.S. ( from Melbourne Australia) AND stayed with her for a visit!!!

When it all started, I told her to do whatever she liked on it and WOW! Never in my dreams did I expect this!

I absolutely adore this quilt and the love that has gone into it from a friend that I have never met but is so dear to me!

Thank you Angela and thanks Amy for giving me the perfect opportunity to blog about the best quilt(ing) ever!!!

Quilt pattern is Tail Feathers by Cinderberry Stitches
Fabric is panache by Sanae
Quilted by Angela.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lest We Forget.

Today in Australia and New Zealand is ANZAC day. I just want to take a moment to remember and honor every person of every nationality that we have lost to war.
Lest We Forget.

My son is part of our local Army Cadets. It is such a fantastic program and he has got to experience so much in the few years he's been doing it!

This morning, like previous years, he marched in the dawn service parade. Funny that he got up at 4 am, then wearing just his cams ( no undershirt, jumper etc), standing around waiting to march in the cold and the only thing he complained about was me wanting photos!
Pfft! He should know better than that by now ;)


Saturday, April 21, 2012

6 months!

Happy 6 month anniversary since I blogged everyone!
Yep, I'm slack!
I'm not going to say that I was bullied and pressured into blogging again but you all know who you are! ;)
So, what have you all been up to? Me? A little bit...

My spunky husband and I had a great holiday/ anniversary/ late honeymoon. It was ace! Loved the paddlesteamers!

We had a first day at school.
So cute!

I have done a bit of sewing. I can't wait to get this one finished! I love the muppets!

I have been doing a heap of painting. Which is great but it really cuts into my sewing time!

I got a new to me dresser to hold my sewing stuff and my Pyrex. Love love love!

Oh yeah, I kinda killed my family too! Aren't they the best looking dead people you've ever seen!?!
I promise I will be back soon with a proper post.
Ive gotta tell you all about the best quilt ever! Big words to live up to hey? Ok, well maybe it's just the best quilting ever? ;)


Friday, October 21, 2011


My Mum has a heap of cactus plants and at this time of the year they are stunning!
I just wanted to share a few photos with you.

And the perfume? Amazing!!!
Do you guys have any cactus plants? We have a couple but ours don't even have any buds!
I, my friends, have a black thumb for sure!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

The early bird catches the .....quilt top?

You all know that my Dad spoils me rotten right?
Well, a month or two ago when I went to visit him and my Mum he handed me a yellow envelope.
Guess what was inside???

A heap of charm packs. Not just any charm packs, these were Cosmo Cricket charm packs! They were a mix of Early Bird and Tailor Made.
How awesome is that for a pressie!?!
Yep, my Dad not only thought to get me fabric as a surprise gift but searched for one of my fav designers!!! Isn't he the bestest!!!
Why am I talking about these charms in the past tense?
They have now become a quilt top. A HUGE quilt top that I can't wait to quilt and cuddle.

Now I'll add Nick to the pic for a size reference.

( Nick is 44" tall)
I can't wait to get this one finished!!!
Thank you Dad!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow was another one.

From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. -Dr Suess

If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good. -Dr Suess

A persons a person. No matter how small. -Dr Suess

You are you, now isn't that pleasant. -Dr Suess

In my world, everyone is a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies! -Dr Suess

I LOVE IT!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Best parcel ever!

Look what the postie handed over today!!!

Yep, a whole heap of "old" Tula, some Mendocino, some Summer in the City and a charm pack of Wee Play!!
I could've kissed him!
I am loving just looking at them at the moment, I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to undo those ribbons!

How bout you? Do you hold onto bundles and precuts cause they're too pretty?
A Big Thank You to my Dad for helping with this! Love you Dad!