Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Who needs rubber duckies....

When you have the real thing....
I brought the ducklings in for a swim in the bathtub so my grandson could see them playing and swimming...I don't know who had the most fun - the ducklings or my grandson...


















Then he thought the shower was a great place to play hide and seek....can you see all the water on the
shower trim....it was a contest to see who (Hudson or the ducklings) could splash the most - the floor was water logged - but who cares - it was fun and it will dry...lol

My husband and his sister took out first place in a golf tournament on the weekend...36 holes of golf in one day.  The only way I can relate to this is by imagining that they were stitching for 12 hours straight....lol
Now for some stitchin blogging...I haven't been doing much stitching this week, mostly prep work for the Retreat to Glenrose Patchwork next week, so I am hoping to have heaps for finished projects
to show you all next week...I plan on taking some lollies with me too so I may even have some funny photos of Helen when she has had a fix....
Speaking of Helen, on Tuesdays gathering I finally remembered to take a photo of Helen's new quilt..
It is beautiful and the colours are absolutely gorgeous (the photo does not do it justice)... I won't mind at all if she leaves this one to me one day...wishful thinking maybe...lol   Maybe I need more lollies...























Well that will probably be it for me until I return from retreat....I will take lots of photos for you all..
Cya


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A Tuesday Girl's House Warming

One of the Tuesday Girls, Norreen, has moved and yesterday she was the host for The Tuesday Girls get-together.  This was so we could all have a sticky beak at her new home...and get some stitching done and get some eating done...we will use any excuse to eat cake....
Some of the girls put in for a little pressy for her home...


















Isn't it the most cutest clock you have ever seen...it was sooo cute in fact that I had to get one for my sewing room too...
We offered to put holes in her walls to hang it up but in the end we left that job for her hubby..
Now I am not sure why Helen (in the back ground) is laughing because I - for the life of me - can not remember anyone standing behind Norreen...something in that direction must have been funny to her.
Maybe it is time to hide the sugar from her again...


















Now as mentioned in my previous post, Helen has been having trouble with a little pincushion..
today she tried to finish this previously mentioned pincushion....
 
She has vowed to never do one of these ever again....poor little innocent pincushion - it did nothing to her but look cute...Maybe we should ban sugar on Tuesdays....
Now Helen is refusing to smile for the camera....who would have thought that such a cute little adorable pincushion could get the better of Helen....lol  It was very funny to watch....
At one stage we had six hands holding onto it to get it together....I'm glad her hubby didn't walk in on us while doing this because it would have been hard to explain...
























Anyway this above mentioned pincushion is probably now sitting in one very dark draw somewhere out of site and out of mind (but I have the photos to prove of its existence...lol).
We had a lovely day, Norreens house is beautiful, we even got to stroll around the garden (sorry no photos) and then take a peek at her hubby's collectables.  He has some of the most amazing memorabilia - Helen and myself were in awe as his collection...We have chosen where we will sit next time we come - a lovely sunny spot on her patio near a hedge of mock orange - when in flower the smell will be devine... Thanks Norreen for a wonderful day, we are looking forward to our next visit already....cheers...

Sunday, 16 June 2013

12 Months of Christmas Finishes and some other things....

Well I have finally caught up with the stitch-a-long I am involved in...
I have finished the two Reindeer Table runners...



















And the Christmas Tree Skirt is finally quilted.


















I have free-motioned stars all over the skirt to quilt it...


















My grandson had other ideas about what it was for....























And still wearing it...


















And there it goes.....I think it is time I make him a super hero cape, don't you..























Now for some non stitching stuff....On the weekend my daughter, hubby and myself visited Hervey Bay and while there we tried our hand at some fishing...try being the ultimate word for it...lol
Anyhow hubby put new fishing line on Amelia's and my fishing rods...can you see what colour it is...
Yep that's right - its pink...while I was in the local fabric shop - Dew Drop In (great shop by the way), hubby was across the road buying pink fishing line to surprise us with.  Maybe he has been hanging around too many quilt shops with me...lol


















Yesterday we bought some little ducklings to entertain the kids and us old folk too..
Hudson thought they were great..
























Now for the Tuesday Girls...we have been a little small in number lately.  One of the girls is jet setting overseas (I think she could have still made it back for Tuesdays sewing), and the other two have had appointments they couldn't get out of, that leaves only three of us - Myself, Norreen and Helen. 
 Helen was working on a pincushion that she bought at the show earlier this year...if you listen closely you will hear the words coming out of her mouth while making this little project, I know it looks like she is blowing it a kiss but the opposite would be more accurate...It was giving her problems and she was not impressed...lol


















Norreen pretended not to hear Helen's colourful language and just smiled and got on with her sewing...


















I wonder if it has been finished yet..
Alright that's all for today....catchya all later...

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Some finished blocks and projects....

I have been stitching some more of the - A Christmas Story - project that I have been slowly working on....
Block 5..























Block 6...



















Block 7...
 

















Block 8...



















Block 9...
























And now for some finished projects....the first one is a doll I had planned on making before Christmas - yes you are right it did end up on my TO DO LIST, and yes I can now take if off.
She is called - Heavenly Shabby...























 I couldn't find a suitable button (amongst thousands) for her collar and found this sitting on my shelf..not your usual type of button but I think it works...


















Now without thinking, which happens quite regularly, I ended up with a doll to finish that was not on my TO DO LIST...You see one of the Tuesday Girls, Norreen, very sneakily passed it on to me and before I knew what was happening I started to work on it. You see most people wouldn't think twice about being passed a project but then when you think about it - Norreen passed me something from her TO DO LIST which meant it had to be added to my list....verrryyy sneakkyy indeed.
Don't get me wrong - I loved making her and  am very greatful that she thought of me but it just goes to show how easy it is for ones list to get bigger and bigger...
Her name is Bridie-Louise...I did change her hair but I don't think anyone gets surprised these days when I alter a pattern...after all, as Johnny Depp said "they are just guidelines"....










































Well that's it for the sewing pics, now for the cooking pics...
On the weekend I actually got into the kitchen to do some baking - shock - horror - I know but it does happen now and then.
We have been harvesting some pumpkins from the back yard so what does one make with pumpkins - Pumpkin Scones of course...























Perfect for tea for two...Hubby and I thought we would take a moment or two to ourselves.  As you can see in the photo there is a jar of Lemon Butter.  My eldest son decided when you have a glut of lemons then you need to make Lemon Butter...I didn't even know he knew how to do that...yum...
If I could purr I would...


















I also made this fruit cake - it is one of my hubbys favourites and it is low GI so we can eat it without guilt.. It is from one of the Symply To Good To Be True books.


















It also taste great heated with custard (low fat of course)..lol
Well that's it for now. Catchya all later...