Sunday, May 23, 2010

A few weeks ago I commented on a the start of Chookyblue's A garden's journal by Hatch and Patch. I loved how she was hers in a blue colour scheme and commented that I had made the same quilt a few years ago. Chookyblue asked to see my quilt, so here it is. I enjoyed making this quilt and putting the fabrics together for it.

This is my favourite block in the whole quilt , my next door neighbour at the time use to say it was a good likeness to her when she was in the garden.
Here is a little sweet treat bag I got to finish today, its from a Moda Honey bun pack that I had in the cupboard. Sorry the photo is a bit dark it looks like a storm is coming to visit outside.

Hope you all have had a great weekend and happy sewing
Big Hugs Bec

Monday, May 17, 2010

It has been a very mad house kind of week this week, I guess I better start at the beginning. At the end of last week poor John had to have his toe nail removed as it was ingrown, all was looking good until the second bandage change where I noticed he had a slight temp and the toe was looking red and big. So of to the Doctors again to discovered the John had a Staph infection required more antibiotic's. So after lots of trips to the Doctors, I am pleased to say both John and toe are well and on the road to recovery.
For those of you how read my blog often, know that I have been going to the gym to try and loss some weight. Well the other day I was given some size 12 pants as I am running out of clothes ( very expensive this losing weight), I thought there is no way that I would be a size 12 but shock horror I was. So on doing a happy dance around the bed room went to show DH my new size. Now the next thing I am going to tell you left me a bit dazed. The lovely DH said your bum looks saggy in those pants, not wow you look great no your bum looks saggy. Talk about leaving me deflated. I was not sure how to answer this one as I am sure gravity has something to do with it. Sometimes I do have to remember why I love him..........

Any way today has been a great day as I received a parcel of fabric that I had ordered from America. In it was some more Civil war fabric for the quilt I am wanting to make. I like the blue strip fabric the most, I might just have to order a bit more.
I also got to quilt my Lone Star the other day. I am happy with the way it came out and am looking forward to making my big one soon.

I am looking forward to a better week this week and hope you all have a good one. Happy sewing
Big Hugs Bec

Sunday, May 9, 2010

It's not often that you get told to go nut's on a quilt but that is what the lovely Julie said with this beauty of a quilt. So after some thinking, drawing and then the quilting and of course waiting for Julie, it's finished and she was over the moon with it ( love my job). Sorry I got the photos around the wrong way and as it was such a big quilt and I was unable to put it outside for the photo, this was the best I could do.

Julie always take the time to make a good quilt and her colours are always bright and happy.
I hope all the Mother's out there have had a great mothers day, as I have with apple pancakes and coffee in bed with flowers and lots of cuddles with my boys ( I make the most of this day as the cuddles are hard to come by now a days, not cool I think).
Happy Mother Day and have a great week.
Big Hugs Bec

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I have discover today that 3 year olds are a hand full, I would love to show you a picture of the little cutie ( monster) but I was to busy making sure she didn't get into trouble. I thought boys could get into trouble at the drop of a hat, but I have a new understanding of little girls. I have had to vacuum out the washing machine as it doesn't like kitty litter, my dog has not moved since 3 this afternoon ( so tired) and I have had to hunt for the cats as they have both gone into hiding. But all this aside I have had a great day with my little niece, we made muffins, built a castle for the princess and played in the garden .

I think the hi-light of the day was when she discovered the mud, you never quite grow out of squelching your toes through the mud what ever the age. Hope you all having a great week I know I am and I might get in the mud again tomorrow.
Big Hugs Bec