Wednesday, January 27, 2021

on the home straight for the end of January...

well I don't know about you, but this first month of 2021 has flown!
I didn't think I had done a lot between the last post and this, but it seems I have been quite busy!
my tigerlilies are amazing this year...
so many blooms on each stem
this rose just looked amazing with the raindrops on it after we had had a 40 degree day the day before!
waffles in my new stove top waffle maker, 

so easy and it might just go into the camper with us
I made this bag about 6 or 7 years ago ( i think) and it had coffee spilled on it at work and was in need of a wash, after it finished drying I realised the front had frayed in a number of places, so decided a repair job was in order.

Found this FQ in my stash from hmmmm years ago! Replaced the front and rebound and reattached...

all good for another few years (although upon inspection, there are a few wear marks in the denim) but I think a couple more years won't hurt?

and #modablockheads3 is coming to an end, there are only 2 more blocks to go...

and I am actually all caught up awaiting the new blocks! A M A Z I N G !!!
I have my layout ready to go, just need to decide where each block will go
(the photo I took a couple of weeks ago was to see how many of each block I needed and to replace any that didn't suit)

this scrap box got a bit of a sort on the weekend as I couldn't find what I was looking for, but boy did I find some thing I had forgotten were in some quite large pieces that shouldn't of been in there either!

And I managed to get a big bag of tiny scraps for a friend who is a kinder teacher, her kidlets will use these in their paintings and glueing sessions

and these next blocks are a FB sewalong group I'm in called Hugs and Stitches sew along...the quilt is called Joyful and each block is hosted by a different person (12 blocks) and represents what brings us Joy.
My turn is in November (the second last block) so it will be interesting to see what everyone else brings to the quilt...
this is another scrappy quilt for me, just to add to the pile of scraps!

 hope you all enjoyed your Australia Day..

mine was spent making heavy duty hand cleaner for DH...

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

over half way through January!

some pretties followed me home from LQS in Wandin North and from Spotlight

some pretty blooms on my succulents, 
but these ones coming from the centre are called death blooms, 
yes it means the end of this plant, but fortunatley they throw lots of "pups"!

4 more blocks for my #modablockheads3 quilt...
only a few more to go..
I actually have enough for the top now, 
the rest will go on the back, 
found a lovely TOT cream for the setting triangles,
just need something for the border around the centre

the blocks right at the bottom are leftovers...
there will be a few more...
there will be lots of rearranging as these were just pulled out to see how I was going with sizing.

found this cute little green bug on one of my plants

looks like a ladybug but totally green!

 and the bees have been enjoying my orange gum blossoms!

Monday, January 11, 2021

a finish!

this is going to be my camping quilt...its lap size so perfect for my camp chair...

blocks were from a FB group I'm in (all freebies from the internet) 

needed 16, so added 4 from to quilt it!

 my orange flowering gum is putting on a show again too!