Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

One down one to go!

Here is Jackie's lovely quilt finished.

The Interruption....

Here is the interruption, my new grandson Kalani Thomas!

Here he is about half an hour old, looking very much like his big sister Isabella looked when she was born it's really like seeing her all over again except he has blonde hair underneath the brown and has blonde eyebrows and eyelashes like his cousin Coco had. He is very very tiny only 4lb 5oz or 1.9kg.

Here is big sister Isabella getting to know him.

Kalani four days old.

with Aunty Kylie
Cousin Coco is fascinated, I think she thinks he is a doll as he isn't much bigger than her Lola!!

I was rudely interrupted

Last Sunday night I was very busy working away on this, trying to get it finished (then another one after it) for the Ballan quilt show which is on this weekend 28th and 29th March.
When I was rudely interrupted.........

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Selvage Giveaway and Wonky Stars

If you are a lover of selvage like Jodie go and have a look at ModaLissa's blog as she is having a giveaway. Also be sure to have a look at Jodie's latest creation she is just amazing!

I have joined in the making of wonky stars for the people who have been affected by the bushfires. I must say I really love making them they are so quick and easy and I am falling in love with the look of them as I am using my retro style fabrics.

I can totally understand how Julia didn't want to part with her quilt which is gorgeous. However they will be going to someone that needs quilts more than I do. I started out just making some blocks yesterday afternoon in between working but I think I will end up making up the whole quilt as they were so quick and fun to make.

If you feel that you would like to make up some blocks for this project click here they are really really quick and easy and will allow you to use up lots of scraps or any charm squares you don't know what to do with. The tutorial is here.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sharon's Quilt

Here is something I was busy working on in February. I couldn't show it as Sharon would have seen it! It was made for her BIG O birthday and the theme is girlfriends and I quilted an edge to edge pattern on it, Retro Flowers.

The back of the quilt.

I was also very lucky to win one of Nikki's new patterns and she also sent the webbing for the strap! Thanks Nikki. It's the second time I have won something from Nikki, the last time I won some pressing cloths.


Here is Sharon's reply she has trouble leaving comments so emailed it instead.

Just read your blog and as you know I am completely stumped when it comes to that, but I wanted to say and I wanted all the people on your blog to know how much I love and treasure my quilt. It is so special to me and I love the name it is, I think Bern it really describes us beautifully.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Getting a bit close for comfort.

Monday I was at the hairdressers when we heard the CFA fire siren across the road start up. Next thing someone came in to say there was a fire at Wallace, then we heard at the back of Greendale. Finally after the trucks had gone out we heard it was actually Muskvale, south of Daylesford with ember attacks current for Spargo Creek. Now that's really only a few kilometres up the road from us as we are on the North or Daylesford side of Gordon. My hairdresser who lives up the road from me left as she has mini ponies, lucky my colour was done but my curly hair looked a fright left un straightened/blow waved. This was the view on the back road (off the Ballan Daylesford Rd) on the way home. My hairdresser lives in the vicinity of the trees...scarey stuff as although it was quite a few k's away there was a northly wind blowing....and embers carry a long way in the wind.

Fortunately for us the cool change blew in not long after it started which sent it back towards the north but not fortunate for those living in that direction. I was still on edge that night however and kept the ABC radio on with the fire reports. This was the view from the bottom of my street Monday night. (you can see a bit better if you click on the photo for the larger view)

The firefighters did a great job however and it was under control or contained by Thursday before the next hot day with northerlies Friday.

I guess I was a bit more nervous as I had just returned from working at the Churchill - Jeeralang Callignee bushfires in Gippsland and that fire went a long long way in a short period of time. By the way it wasn't windy when these photos were taken the trees were left like this after the hot winds and fire had gone through.