Monday, 20 April 2009

Time Flies

Goodness 3 weeks since my last post! Time flies when you have a puppy to keep you busy. Molly has doubled in size in that time & is just at the point where she can jump on the lounge. We are still working on toilet training & she is teething so everything needs to be chewed including us, ouch! Between toilet mishaps & nips she is a sweetie & provides us with lots of laughs at her antics. The poodle side comes out when she dances on her back legs. We have timber floors throughout & they are a little slippery for her, especially when sitting, her bum tends to slide away from her front legs so she ends up lying on the floor a lot.

Molly even has her own facebook page, ‘Molly Spoodle.’

I tried to take some pics of her for the blog but because of the time delay with the camera they are all blurred!!!! It’s so much easier to photograph fabric. I’ll try to get some shots for next time.

I have been doing some sewing. I’ve made a few birthday atc’s for swaps, some birthday swap blocks & I’m working on a gift at the moment that I can’t show because the recipient looks at my blog. I’ve also been working on the Red Delicious blocks in redwork.

cake cat

Cat ATC, the purple fabric down the side is organza & quite glitzy, it doesn't show well in the pic.

christa's birthday block

Christa’s purple penguins. They are really quite a pinky, purple but the purples always seem to come out looking more blue.

pinky's birthday block

Pinky’s 4 patch marbles.

I have another surprise gift to make after that then I’ll start work on a quilt for my Mum’s 80th in October. I have it all planned & can’t wait to get started. I bought the book “Gardener’s Journal’ by Anni  Downs last week & it will form the basis of the quilt. I need it to be for a double bed so I will add extra panels & some stitchery blocks of my own & some from Bronwyn Hayes ‘Flowerbed’ book. I have a Moda jelly roll of Sanctuary fabrics plus a bundle of fq’s from the range to work with. It is all soft pinks, greens, mauves with hydrangeas.



bright flannels

I’d hoped to make a queen size bright flannel quilt this year but I think it will be next year’s project for me. They are all washed & ironed & just waiting!!!!