Saturday, 28 July 2012

No Sewing Happening Here....But

Congratulations to Melanie
who graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Nursing last Wednesday (25 July).

From where we managed to get tickets it was quite dificult to find her amongst the 300 graduates from the School of Health awarded on the night! 

We did help her celebrate after the ceremony.  

 Chris and Melanie, most unco-operative subjects, thanks for letting me take one reasonable photo.

Monday, 9 July 2012


Rarely do I get a chance to just go to the cupboard, pull out fabrics, give myself permission to not worry what goes with what and get into it.  My turn came around last Sunday, home with nothing else I was going to do, I started work on this quilt, a gift for a special person.
No work today meant I’ve been able to put the final borders on this morning!  I’ve used the pattern before, it’s from one of my favourite patchwork books - Geometric Gems by Cathy Wierzbicki.  Unfortunately it’s too wet and cold to go outside to try for better photos and these certainly don’t show it well, but it measures 57” by 76” so it’s a useful size.  I like it!
Just to celebrate, I might just go raid the stash and cut out another.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012


You know how it goes...misguided, feeling so pleased with myself last week for almost finishing a quilt I started back in 2009 (it's now back in the pile), I grabbed yet another of those UFO boxes (from 2010 this time) from the cupboard and thought I'd get into it...started back here  as a Mystery Quilt. 

It surely would have been kinder if one of you had simply hit me over the head.

Shall I say that after many, many hours of cutting half square triangles, carefully, carefully, carefully pinning and then stitching to get all those points and seams to match this is where I'm at...

I'm slow, but it's taken me until now to really read the instructions properly and realize that I've got green where there should have been blue and vice versaa.  My choices now include:
  1. Continue and make it up as I go
  2. Spend a lot of quality time with Mr Unpicker
  3. Put it back in the box it came from and hide it at the bottom of the cupboard
Help! These two friends are no help at all...(although Sara Lee is doing her part)