Sunday, August 2, 2015

Velvet antique broach lessons

Jane has once again given us some beautiful items. Then taught us how to assemble a velvet with antique looking broach pin to make a sumptuous broach.

A treat

Just before I left for my quilting retreat my lovely friends came around after school with an afternoon treat. I am so blessed to know this family. Thanks heaps girls I really appreciate your baking and surprise.

The boys tried to photo bomb this

Blowing out the candles. They suggested I have a candle in each, which was 19. Pretty happy with that birthday number!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sunrise on the first day

On my quilting retreat and this was sunrise this morning.

Finished, another quilt for charity

First finished item at retreat. Completed the star last year as a paper piecing experiment and lived it. But was stuck with what to do. Now really pleased to have made it into a quilt for an orphan at Hope Homes International.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I am on my way

It has taken me a week to pack and be organised. I have added projects, removed projects, tried to be realistic and failed. The car is FULL. I am over two hours late leaving...but here I go. Off to my five day retreat for sewing, gorgeous food, rest and recreation. There is no more room in my car!!!
The sewing machine even had to go in the footwell of the passenger seat. I am sure I have missed a project or two!!
I call this part of the car my shop. I have two drawers of a selection of fabric and when I need something I pop out there to have a look.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Giant cupcake as a birthday cake

Eli is 10! He wanted a giant cupcake birthday cake and a lolly bar. Whew that was a lot of sugar. Tip to self... Never have 6 x 10year old boys to sleep over (I honestly think it is called a wake over).

Thursday, July 23, 2015

First garden bed in.. veges on their way!!

The first garden bed was finished on the weekend. A mighty job by Aaron and the boys. Slowly making the new house feel like our own.
Looking good. Paving for the path started on the lefthand side.
The reality of the mess!!
This is what it looked like just as we started to remove beds that for some reason were plonked in the middle of the lawn. Weird.

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