Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A baby is born....

....and how cute is it?! I would like to introduce "William" to blogland. For those of you who might remember, my friend Angela lost her little friend Winston along with her house and belongings earlier this year in a fire. Little William is Winstons half brother and was born last week, so we were able to go and pay the first visit to see the little fellow. I love cats and it was very tempting not to come home with one or two of the little fellows - I don't think my two would like it though. Here is William with his three brothers :) Sooooo cute Another of the Thursday ladies has completed her quilt, and here is the pic to prove it :) Well done Norma. Norma has already started on her next project, which I cant show on here as I think it might be a bit of a secret?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Almost hump day....

nearly the middle of the week! The weekend came and went again - very quickly as usual - however, I managed to get a visit to one of the local Antique Shows that are doing the rounds here in SA. You will never believe what I bought???? Out of all the china, silverware, crystal, old jewellery etc........yes!!! a quilt pack....LOL. It was the only one there and the lady that sold it to me said she would never get to do it so decided to sell it on, lucky for me - it was less than half the original price!!! woo hoo - another item to put in the cupboard for posterity.An update on father-in-law...he is doing really well and very much on the way to being back to himself again. Thank goodness :))

Friday, September 11, 2009


warm weather at last!! But alas..along came some very strong winds too!!! Was nice to be able to wear a short sleeve top again today.
Contrary to some beliefs - I am not a freak!!LOL Just to prove it ..... I haven't finished anything this week, other than frame the cross stitches that appeared on my blog last week!!!!
However, I do have another 'star' to add to the growing pictures of finished quilts. This lady is one of my group that has been learning to do stitcheries and quilting. This is her first quilt!! She adapted some of the embroideries to suit her needs, added a bit and took a bit off and then did a wonderful job of putting it together. So well done Lorraine!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Its still cold here.....

but as long as you stay inside - you can stay warm! This weekend saw Father-in-law come out of hospital :) Still quite fragile, but coming along nicely - so thanks for all your kind thoughts this last week. We also had Fathers Day here in Australia - so I cooked lunch and trotted off to spend the afternoon with the Fossils.

Last Thursday I was given a little cross-stitch beading kit as a very early birthday present. It was a delight to make up - just got to get a frame for it now. Mill Hill do the kits and are just lovely to say the least. The stitching area is about 5" x 5" so it is not too big a project to tackle. I was very happy with the finished item as you can see! Last Friday was Snobs and Slobs day again (or the bi-weekly de-briefing session as I sometimes call it) One of the Snobs found this lovely apron in an op-shop recently. We all agreed that perhaps someone did not realise the age of the apron - it is embroidered with the Royal Crown and GR - which means it was probably embroidered during the reign of George who was crowned in 1937!! So we now look forward to the Snobs and Slobs day at said Snobs house and be served upon by a Royal looking tea lady!!! LOL This is the current state of my sewing (???) table. Things have been piling up a bit saying that I have been here and there of late. So the goal for the week is to have the items finished (they are cross stitches that need framing) hung on the walls and ready for the next bout of work to be done. You may of seen this book that Quilty Gal bought recently...well.....it was the Puffins that did it! I just had to have one, so mine arrived on Wednesday, so have been looking and looking and reading (mainly in the littlest room in the house) to see what project I will do first.....got to be the Puffins really!!!