Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful Easter.  Mine has been just perfect...a bit of gardening, a bit of sewing, a bit of reading and a bit of chocolate.  Mmmm Mmmm.

The very sweet Easter Bunny was drawn by my younger daughter Andrea Michael especially to celebrate today...very cute isn't it.   

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Let's Celebrate Easter

This year I joined in the Let's Celebrate Swap and my partner is Noela and our first swap has been our Easter swap.  We both decided to open our gifts a little bit early, so yesterday I took my unopened parcel to my quilting day at Mrs Martin's Quiltshop to share the fun a little bit.  I have to say I was absolutely delighted with what Noela had so kindly sent to me.  Her stitching is beautiful, fabric choices inspired, and the little extras were so much fun.  Of course photos were taken, and here is one we took with Mrs Martin and me.  Diet will begin today.

I forgot to take a photo of the gifts I made for Noela, so I've borrowed this picture from her website.

Friday, March 1, 2013

It's a three-ring circus here

Tonight is Friday Night With Friends and I was SO prepared to get so much completed.  But we all know about the best laid plans.

I have 2 dogs and a cat who know better than to interrupt a very important sewing night.  But my daughter and son in law have flown to Queensland today to attend a family wedding (lucky things) and I have now to look after a menagerie of 4 dogs, 3 cats, a rat and several fish.  Okay, the rat and fish know how to behave themselves...but that leaves the rest.  And I musn't be hard on them, they are missing their favourite people.

One of my projects for tonight was to complete the clamshell block which is a part of the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt I am making.  I only needed to do the last two rows...but they took me forever with all the household disturbances.  Plus the fact that the final row was a case of 'if anything can go wrong it will'.   But here it is..done.  And so am
Thankyou Cheryll for hosting Friday Night With Friends, I really love taking part in it and then reading all the blogs by the other ladies and seeing their fabulous stitching.