Thursday, 24 October 2013

All ready.....

I have finished my items for my chrissie swaps. They are wrapped and ready to be posted.

I have also finished my flower mini. I came across the fabric on our recent trip. No sneakies. I hope the recipient likes it.

I have a secret Santa pressie to make for a workmate. I'm enjoying making totes/bags at the moment so I plan on making another.

I also need to make up a few Christmas kits I bought while in Geraldton. Then a runner for the table.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Highs and lows....

Nature is certainly throwing curve balls at the moment. Thank goodness for the RFS!

We had a lovely 10 days with friends and our granddaughter in Tuncurry and Nelsons Bay.
Whales and dolphins were spotted, copious amounts of food (cake, mmmm) and lots of laughter.

Then hot, extremely windy weather began on our last day away. With it came the bush fires. We are lucky to have got home after the fire was contained on Monday.
Thursday brought the hot,windy conditions again which resulted in my son and his family being evacuated from their home and thankfully they had us to come to. Poor Pregnant DIL was caught up in a bush fire emergency on her way home from work which scared the you know what out of her. They have returned home but are still on alert and thankfully with no damage to their home.
Unfortunately the same cant be said for many families and  my best wishes go to them.

View from the front of sons' home. Too close for comfort!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

What a week.......

We have had a weird weather week. Sunny and hot, like today and well I'll let the photos do the talking...
Looked like snow after the event

The day has started out as a typical autumn day, lovely and mild. The grandie and I had been to the movies and had just arrived home when down it came. Two minutes of rain, then 10 minutes of hail. OMG!!
If it wasn't for our 4year old my vocabulary would have included alot of ##@@**, not because of the damage it was doing to our garden but the potential damage to my newest addition, the little red car you can just see in the driveway!
BUT.... after very close inspection by all and sundry there isnt a dint to be seen, phew. Never see anything like it in the 18years of living here and I hope never to again.

On the sewing front, I have been busy. Made some bibs and did some applique on them. I machine sewed around them. Of course I bought the wrong type of heat and bond. Is this what everyone uses??

Also sandwiched and machine quilted my table topper. I made a couple of placemats that kinda match.

I watched a machine binding tutorial and it has turned out ok but the corners are a disaster, I'll have to watch a few more tuts.

We are heading off for 10 days with friends to hopefully sunny Tuncurry. Will take some hand stitching with me. By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed the Smurf 2 movie as did our grandie.

Enjoy your week.