Friday, December 30, 2011

Competitions and learning new skills..

Over at Quokka Quilts there is a Bloggers Choice Fat Quarter Bundle competition. Because it looked like fun and I always wanted to know how to make one of those picture mosaics(which is one of the requirements), I've been playing with fabric pictures from the Fat Quarter Shop site and have put together this bundle.

And in the process I updated my banner too, with all those new skills I had learnt!!

1. JuicyBlossoms-21819-Q-200, 2. Heirloom-JD52-GOLD-200, 3. OohLaLaMM-DC5200-MANG-D-200, 4. Sophie-32505-18-200, 5. PowerPop-PWJM055-AQUA-200, 6. Impressions-PWTY017_ORANG-200, 7. Mimosa-2-YELLOW%20ORANGE-200, 8. HyperrealGarden-HG-8410-200, 9. KaffeFassett-PWGP123-YELLO-200, 10. Modernology-MO-4806-200, 11. Modernology-MO-4809-200, 12. Impressions-PWTY012_GREEN-200, 13. Kona-K001-1064-200, 14. AmyButlerSolids-AB45-SLAT-200, 15. FSDesignerSolids-S46-SAFFRON-200

Ok, back to the jobs I should be doing!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Wishes

I am running a bit late (or are incredibly early!)but I hope everyone had a tremendous Christmas. Normally we travel for Christmas but this year we had to stay put because of my husband's work (but thankfully managed no call-outs on the actual day!), so it was a very relaxed day with just the kidlets, hubby and I.

Before Christmas I received these lovely ornaments in the mail...

..from the lovely Claire...

..and from the equally lovely Kay (I actually received two of lucky am I??)

In our online quilting group we participate in a Secret Santa swap (think I've mentioned that before!) and this is the goodies I received..truly spoilt by Alex.

(my favourite flowers are sweetpeas, so especially love the mug)

Lots of handmade goodies - beautiful work by Alex...

(must remember to hide those chocolates.)

So as I sit typing away, I can hear the thumps on the floor of the kids playing their new Wii game, the Boxing Day Test (cricket) playing on the radio and the TV - hubby is cleaning the shed and runs in to see the highlights and I have the washing machine running hot, cleaning clothes from last weeks holiday.Don't you love Christmas Holidays?!

Hope you have a great week!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Secret Santa Gift

In typical fashion I had left my making of my online quilting groups Secret Santa gift to the last minute. So reaching for a charm pack I received for my birthday I sat down and made this cushion..basically making it up as I went.

12 charm squares for the front..

16 for the back.. and a bit of linen and lace..
My recipient prefers country colours, so I'm hoping she will like it!.

I received three quilts back from the machine quilters today so hopefully I will be back sometime soon to show you them all bound and finished! (but maybe after the Christmas craziness!!)

Hope you're having a good week!

Friday, December 9, 2011

And more ornaments...

Still more felt flying as I get a few more bits and pieces made.

I found the ribbon in Gorgeous Girl's scrapbooking supplies. What a find!

And a partridge in a pear tree...

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and as it does my "to-do" list is becoming more urgent. I am in a Christmas ornament swap and so have been playing with my felt and some Theodora Cleave buttons.

So far I have come up with this..

Hopefully it is recognisable as a pear tree??

Anyway it's been fun to have a play after a frantic week of speech days, end of year concerts, visitors and Christmas parties.

Hope you're having a good week..