Sunday, April 27, 2014

Racey Ladies bus trip

The spoils of a wonderful day out.At 7.20 yesterday morning I was picking up my shopper in arms and setting off for Kilmore. We arrived to a goodie bag with munchies, a raffle ticket, a beautiful scissor keep (which I forgot to photograph) some post it notes and a bottle of water. All set we boarded the bus and set off for Bendigo. Two shops in Bendigo and then on to Maldon where there were thousands of motorbikes and their riders in the main street!!!!! We had a lovely lunch at the pub and then on to the patchwork shop. Leaving Maldon behind we got to Castlemaine and hit the last shop on the list. As I am not a lover of reproduction fabric I refrained from opening my purse. Do love the patterns that she has in that shop though. 
So first buy, a floss holder and one skein of DMC 816 ( wonder what that could be for?)
Second stop, the butterfly fat quarters. DMC 3051 and a huge bag of scraps that were not little scraps but big scraps!!
Maldon saw me get the last 3 fabrics ( under the butterflies) for the Peek-a-boo bunny quilt.Very happy little bunny came home tired but pleased with the purchases. Can't wait for the next bus trip. M & V did a great job on the organisation and I think that everyone had a ball.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I got inventive..

..and found some almost Christmassy green fabric (knew that was in the drawer) and then.. yes I found some red stripey fabric so now my Christmas Tail just needs to be quilted and that is something else finished. I am really happy with the way Michelle's naughty little mouse has turned out.

Wednesday night saw me at Kilmore and the next lot of the Honour quilt blocks. This is Michael Joseph Meagher who died in Egypt aged about 26. I really like this block.

William Laughin Looney He went missing and was found after 3 days on the side of the road with a fractured skull. He died in hospital a few days later. He was only 20 yrs old.

Dominick John Burgess died at age 44 after contracting measles and was buried at sea. A disease we now see as no threat certainly was in 1917. 

Richard Thomas Cooke, had a few punishments in his short career, wounded in action and then sent back to his unit. He died at Flers in France aged 20.While I am enjoying making the blocks it saddens me thinking of the young lives that were so tragically lost.

Having made two bunny quilts exactly the same(twin girls due late May) I saw this pattern for Peek a boo bunnies( Natalie Bird pattern) and was so tempted to buy it but hummed and hawed for a while. A couple of days later I was told that a nephew of DH is going to be a dad again in September. What a  good excuse and as you can see I have the bunnies and the 9 patches sewn. The stripey fabric is where the pink stripes go so now I just have to decide on the fabrics that in the pattern are floral. As I don't know the gender of said baby I don't want to put in pink. Thinking along the lines of gold green and cream. Will see what jumps out at me when I am on a bus trip next Saturday. 

Have a safe Easter.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some stitching to while away the hours

...sitting in hospital. I have been stitching Michelle's Christmas Tail for a while but managed to finish the last one on Sunday as DD2 slept after surgery. Of course I am out of sync with the seasons so there will be no Christmas fabric around for me to be able to finish this off. Ah well I will just have to get inventive.

Some more of the beginner AHHH's with the last advanced one that I still have to tackle. I had these ones ready to sew for when DD went to hospital but I got to a stage where I just wanted them finished so I did them and then it was off to hospital.

Yesterday I got a lovely parcel from Annette for the QBSA 12" . She also added some lovely buttons, teddy bears, butterfly heart and flower. Lucky me. My silly camera and Picassa managed to not download a picture of the butterfly that I also sewed in hospital. Ah well maybe next time.