Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
The table mat has 16 Dresden plate segments topped with an appliqued circle. It really was very easy to make as Pellon was the only batting and it was bagged rather than bound. If anyone is thinking of trying it I would suggest that you applique the circle after the mat has been turned outside in - much easier to get it flat, I think.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
First of all, a happy ending to the Missing Milly story. Believe it or not, she had taken up residence just down around the corner! A young girl who did not know about microchipping found her and took her in. She did advertise in the Canberra Times but DD Belinda did not see the ad. Finally, Belinda stuck a poster to a box and left it at a set of traffic lights nearby and the girl saw it and realised it was Milly she'd been looking after! She rang Belinda and Dale and within minutes (probably!) there was a happy reunion. The girl was rather sad at having to relinquish Milly and asked whether there was a possibility of getting a dog like her (Cav/Shihtzu/Maltese) but no, there wasn't. Milly herself was an 'accident'.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Instead, this week I am showing you the very first quilt I ever made. It has a secondary tessellating pattern formed by the Bright Hopes block. So easy and yet so effective. It's a very good quilt for beginners with no triangles to contend with and so I taught this quilt as a first one for newbies at an evening college class a few years ago. I have to confess that the way I went about it originally wasn't so clever though because I did it without instructions, sewing it completely from squares! Also, one of the fabrics (dark green) I am sure is not cotton!!! I still love it though.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Happily, Rex was found just three doors away, having followed a child home from school. Normally both dogs have stayed together during their wanderings. However, most search avenues (any many have been tried) are turning up little or nothing in the way of sightings. As it's now five days since Milly was last seen, we are very worried for her safety. She's a friendly dog so it's just possible she's just followed someone home. Oh, and she is microchipped. If you have seen her please phone 0409 379 659.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Ooh, I am getting clever - I managed to put a link in - I think....
Anyway, the bag is of a heavy Indian cotton and lined with a tangerine-coloured fabric. I embroidered a design on it before cutting it out. It's OK as a small handbag but to be really useful, I think I need to enlarge the pattern a bit more - had a few difficulties with that and my printer. Guess I could simply draw it, couldn't I?
Below is a close up of the embroidery:
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Unfortunately the some of the tulips were a little past their best but what an overall spectacular sight - whites, yellows, scarlets, pinks, blacks (really maroon), oranges and variegated. Some of the pictures below will show the splendor of the display. Another very pretty display was the coloured and lit lanterns which criss-crossed one of the walkways.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
After an enjoyable lunch at Palate Pleasures, we adjourned to the local park where Bowral's
famous tulips were on display, with the Tulip Festival beginning on the 24th September. The tulips were a multitude of colours, along with violas, bluebells and daisies. Jenna (almost 8 year old step-GD) was quite fascinated with the ladybirds and other bugs on some of the flowers. She told us the flowers she'd seen were much prettier. "Why?" we asked. "Because they had bugs on them," was the reply. Children do see things differently, don't they?
Friday, September 18, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009