Wednesday, September 29, 2010

things that make gary happy

Sorry for the sideways picture but it just wont load properly!!!!  This has made Gary (hubby) very happy - here he is cutting hay (while the sun is shining) and its going to be fabulous hay - its been a long time since he's done something like this and he is quite impressed!



Friday, September 24, 2010

yay a visit from mia and aimee

Hooray - Aimee and Mia came for a visit today - I dont see them enough but when they do come its fabulous. Of course the calves had to be inspected and Mia even had a ride on one!

And she was quite impressed with the hat I knitted for her as well!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

suprise suprise Ive actually done some quilting!!!

For those of you who follow this blog - you may have noticed that I havent really done anything quiltwise since March - yes March!!!  I had to do a tidy up as we had visitors coming at Easter time and the result was that everything got shoved into huge plastic tubs, and to be honest it was too hard to unpack it.
However I had signed up at material obsession to join in their next block of the month for the Sue Ross blocks - they describe it as Twisted tradition - A quilt of traditional blocks in modern fabrics!
Pattern, fabric and templates included for a queen size quilt. I had seen a few blocks done by others on their blogs and they are fabulous.  Well.....the first block arrived about three weeks ago, I glanced at it and put it aside.  On Thursday I had an email from material obsession (sneaky, very sneaky) telling me that block 2 was due to be sent very soon!  Of course that MADE me get block one out and yes (suprise suprise) I started it today...and its tricky!!!! Here is my progress so far-  and handpieced I might add!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

my quilt in japan

Isn't this lovely?  Saeka sent me this photo of the quilt I gave her - and how she now has it hanging in her bedroom.  So nice to know it was appreciated and will be loved! BTW the pattern for this quilt was a free block of the month I got from the internet - from The Rabbit Factory if memory serves me correctly.  Different patterns for each month and for the changing seasons.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

more knitting finishes

A few more knitting finishes - airy hat using Smooshy - it was a kit from Yay for Yarn!  Gathered Pullover using the lovely and yummy Bendigo Woolen Mills Allegro and....
February Lady sweater using Debbie Bliss Cashmero - ran out of wool hence the shorter sleeves
Please note all items are for me!!!!!