Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I have also cut out the next 7 months worth so hopefully I will have less chance of falling behind :))
I can't wait to see what Gail has planned for February.
My valentine package is almost ready to send to Shannon. I hope she likes everything that I have chosen. Shannon is a lovely lady and has a gorgeous web site and blog spot. She adores pink !!!!!
My mission this week is to begin Helen's Great Summer Holiday Mystery quilt blocks. I am already behind on this one but will hopefully catch up in the next week or two.
Have a great week !!
Monday, January 19, 2009
I have promised the girls at work a bottle as it is an old recipe apparently? So I hope it tastes as good as it smelt. I am not a great fan of apricot jams but I will try some on toast in the morning before I take it to work.
I have also been shopping for Heart themed items for The Vintage Heart Swap as well as making a couple of Heart items for my partner Shannon. Below is a little peek at one of the gifts I have made for her - I can't show too much as she may peek :))
This swap is a lot of fun and I can't wait to pack everything up and send off to Shann.
I hope you are all having a lovely week.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I planted a few seedlings in the vegie patch yesterday some broccoli, cabbages and spring onions which look dwarfed amongst the silverbeet, rhubarb, tomatoes and raspberries.
But hopefully they will survive and grow well. Along with thousands of other people we are doing our very best to try and grow somethings ourselves and to recycle and re-use as much as possible. I started off some compost yesterday and Rod (hubby) has promised to build me some new raised beds over the next few weeks because he starts holidays on Friday. We also have 6 hens coming to live with us on the weekend so we need to build them some accomodation this week.
I received my partner for Dolly's Vintage Heart Swap and I have had a ball checking out her blog, ebay auctions and web site. Shannon is my partner and she is a very talented artist. I think I have decided what to make and send her and have been shopping for lots of goodies. I am going to start the bag to contain all of the goodies tonight.
Thanks for the kind words about my angel story blocks. I am afraid that I can't take the credit for the fabric choices as I purchased the full kit from Honeysuckle Cottage. I saw the fully made quilt at the Quilted Crow's Christmas gathering and fell in love with it.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I have worked all day today but managed to plant out 8 containers tonight with Mint, Basil, Chives, Coriander & Lettuce. I have promised myself that I will try to get 1 job done in the garden each day after work whilst the weather is half decent.
Here are my new pots.
You can see in the background that it is very dry here at Brighton. Most of our gardens are mulched so have survived okay but the lawns are dead. Can you see my favourite garden ornament? My concrete kangaroo?
I am taking Amy (10 Year Old) & Kaitlin (14) to the market in the morning to look fo treasure and then off to work for 4 hours. My older daughter - Sam and her 1 year old Thomas are then coming up for the afternoon so tomorrow will be a No Sew Day but hopefully if the sun shines we will have some ripe apricots to pick in the orchard.
I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend and are all sewing your little hearts out.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I have finished 3 of my angel story blocks which I will photograph and post this week. I have also finished my little christmas stitchery wallhanging and have almost finished a little bag with a stitchery on front. So I am getting there - slowly but surely.
My oldest and youngest daughters with their cousin have spent the evening making "banana" things to use up some banana's. The house smells divine and I have been told that I have to take samples to work tomorrow in my lunch. I have been shown banana muffins, banana spice cake and also a banana cake. They have done a wonderful job - Sam is 19 and Amy is 9.
Toby has settled in well and has slept on my bed both nights without wanting to get off which I think is pretty good for a 7 week old puppy. His toilet training is also going well with only 1 little accident which I blame myself for. He is the sweetest little fellow and seems to have a gentle little soul.
Anyway Iam off to get some beauty sleep (I need heaps) and will hopefully be able to pick up the needle and thread again after work tomorrow.
Have a great day tomorrow everyone and thanks so much for all of your comments - I am having a ball looking at all of your blogs.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I have also today started off 3 blocks of My Angel Story Quilt :- Hettie At The Hat Shop, Millicent the Magnificent Mum & Becky The Bookworm. I hope to have the applique and stitching done on these 3 blocks by the end of the weekend....... fingers crossed.
I am back to work tomorrow so we are having a movie afternoon - Catch you in the next day or two....
FEE (aka Fiona)