Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wheels and weaning.

 It's flipping hard to take a photo of a quilt top in the wind!

I tried patience, I tried talking to the wind....I even co-opted my youngest daughter to hold the quilt down on one side. Sorry, but this is the best I can do under the (very) trying Lilys  quilt, still waiting for me to quilt it. Ho hum.

So it's Sunday and confession the way, I was so glad to hear I wasn't the only dog chocky eater in the world. Let's see if I'm not alone this week.

Have you ever seen a slightly mad looking woman, walking quickly along the street whilst clutching a loaf of bread tightly to her chest? 
That would have been me.
It was a sunny day and I decided to walk to the shops leaving the kiddies at home with dad. All I wanted was a moment to myself out in the sunshine and some nice fresh bread.
What I ended up with was  a tee shirt dripping with milk and a soggy loaf. 
Don't ever be fooled by the term "weaned". Your child may know it but your boobs have notions of their own.
The simple act of a bit of jiggling in a looser bra plus a crying baby (not mine) in the bakers and I developed two large spreading damp patches across my front.
I had about a mile to walk home. No jumper or cardie to hide in. No car to slide inside and drive away. It was an embarassing moment in my life....did you see me?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Baby quilt.

I have been busy this week, truely! Though, if you were to pin me down and demand to know what I've been doing I could only show you this.....
It's a bit of a cheat, but fun too. Just two bits of fabric, one for the top and one for the backing, quilted along the lines, bound and hey presto....a funky little kids quilt.
I love it, all the pieces in this range (Meet the Gang) make me smile.
Here's the back peeking over the corner. Just the sort of thing to whip up in an evening for a surprise gift.

If you want to see it in "person", it's hanging in the shop .

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Confessional Sunday

So this is what I made out of the leftovers from my Sanctuary quilt....doesn't it look different!

But I'm guessing your far more interested in my confession for the week, goes......

Back when I was twenty something (technical term for young and stupid) I owned a dog and she was pampered and loved but.....on occasion....when I was desperate....I would steal and eat her doggie chocolates!

No, the laxative effects never bothered me.
Yes, my hair was lovely and shiny
No, I never felt the urge to sniff bottoms.

I am ashamed of myself, and now ensure that the pantry is NEVER bereft of chocolate.

It wont happen again.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Not....the fastest blogger in the world.

So where did all my good intentions go? I was going to be a good blogger and a better quilter/crafter.
So much for that! You didn't see how long my grass was....I've got calouses from all that mowing.

Luckily I did get a few tops done in my blogging absence so can pretend to have been productive by eeking out the pics.
This is one of my favourites, Sanctuary with some chocolate brown...mmmm....yummy!
I'll show you tomorrow what I made with the leftovers, how economical is that, using leftovers. Whatever next!
Oh, by the way....I'm making Sunday posts "Confesssional Sunday." So get your thinking caps on, I'll confess if you will....go on, you know it's good for the soul!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We have a winner!

Sorry it's taken me soooo long to post this....but finally (drum roll please)........

The winner is....Karen P. with her comment  "I'm just not that much of a risk taker & I love the heather bailey fabrics so much, so I'd pick those!:)"

I'll be sending you an email and you can give me your snail mail addy.

But did you all notice, Karen didn't choose the box! After reading your comments (some of which were hilarious!) I noticed that most of you wanted to know what was secreted away in the box, so just for you this is what wasn't chosen.......

See how the box was bulging! It contained a fat quarter of the entire range of Meet the Gang, (hehe... we got it before America) and a couple of Ink and Spindle hand printed fq's and a selection of cute Kokka's and Alexander Henry's. Oh....and a bag of bits that I'm just not going to show you cos there may be another time that I do this and it's too good a bag to spill the secret.

This is a slightly better picure...don't thinkI'll ever win awards for my photography.