Sunday, April 11, 2021

on a roll!

these beautiful flowers came inside 
progress is being made in the animal kingdom!
2 owls 
another bunny to join the previous one and the 4 foxes from last time

and there seems to be lots of fungi posts happening so here's mine!

well back to sewing...
it's freezing here today between 9 and 12 degrees! 
Winter has hit and its only Autumn!


Monday, April 5, 2021

finally a sewing day!

so I have a few things I would like to make and have been on my to do list for quite some time, 
first cab off the rank is a Fancy Forest quilt by Elizabeth Hartman...
my girls gave me the pattern a long time ago for my birthday, 
so I have delved into the scraps and stash and this is my effort for today.
The blocks are so easy to follow with a great cutting guide for each block, 
the foxes go together super quickly
and the rabbit wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be

here they are all together
I'm doing different backgrounds and will use the same colour sashing when finishing off I think, 
long way to go yet.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

missing in action

 didn't realise it was almost 2 months since my last post,

very slack of me!

(sorry about the blurry photo, Jack doesn't know how to sit still!)
looked after these 2 for a couple of days towards the end of Feb when my daughter went away...
decided I needed cheering up one week, so red nails it was!
and then I started my annual leave!
Headed off to visit some friends down towards Lakes Entrance, 
spent a lovely few days relaxing and doing the tourist things
then we came home and packed this up and headed up to Myrtleford for a few days....
then across to Cobram to meet up with some lovely people we had met last year and did some more touristy things like visiting this amazing place!

these flowers were huge, bigger than my hand!

picnic down on the Murray one day and looking up this little guy was right above us!
back home for a couple of days before heading off to my other most favourite spot (my sisters)
and then it was back home with the vegie haul
and time to make them into pickles!
finally spent some of the money and gift vouchers my girls have given me over the last couple of years, been looking for one of these and this one came home with me.
and the last couple of weeks spent at home has included moving these to chop into blocks (at back of photo) and then split, take up the front to the woodpile and stack!
At least we will be toasty warm in Winter!

and yes my poor thumb was a casuality again this year, plus a managed to get a big bruise of both shins and my left wrist in 3 places ( and yes it hurt, yes I did cry and yes I did swear!)

so if you managed to get through all that, 
I wish you all a very Happy Easter and hope that you are doing whatever makes you happy!