(Just quietly cracking myself up over here)
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So, even though I still love the idea of this quilt and I adore the green and white idea, whenever I look at it, all I see is all the bits I fudged. I see where the batting moved away inside when I joined the sections. I see the dodgy machine quilting, I see the crookedness and the fact that even though the sections worked well perhaps it doesn't work so well as a whole.
And yes I know it is my first ever quilt that I have done all by myself , and that I started it quite a while ago and my sewing has (hopefully) improved since then, I know all the things I would say to someone else who doesn't love something they made.
but I have never been good at listening to my own advice - the jury is still out.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Jan came in for a visit on Sunday (and not because the neighbours had called her in fear) and she yo-yo'd away the day with us ,visited the local quilt show, made us coffee and was just perfectly gorgeous.
Staying at Sewjourn was the BEST fun I have had in a very long time. Jan has created a wonderful place for crafters and it was such a warm and welcoming spot, it felt like we staying at her home (which I guess in a way we were.) If you can find a spare weekend on their calendar, get some friends and get a booking. I can't guarantee flannel clad middle-aged dancing women - but I can guarantee you'll love it.
So by the end of the weekend, this is what was left of us
The Sewjourn Seven.
hmmmm ........ good name for a movie girls?
Friday, May 22, 2009
I am leaving behind five performances of Grease with the associated drop-offs, washing of costumes, and very very late pick-ups.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
and Parsley tried to bury Beet.
"Did I scare you?" asked Beet
Parsley went to the other side and Beet called out "Parsley........ Can you hear me? "
But Parsley had wandered off to jump in puddles.
Oops ! Parsley jumped a little bit too hard.
"Don't worry" said Beet.
That was enough adventure for two busy elephants who are not quite big and not quite small
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
So when things do turn to shit - as they tend to do occasionally, I recommend some hand-sewing.
because we all know that keeping your hands busy means you can't actually kill anyone.
and that has to be a good thing...
Monday, May 4, 2009
I am the one exhibiting brattish behaviour. I feel like stomping my feet, pouting and generally behaving badly. A tantrum is brewing.
This is the YUDU screenprinting machine by provo craft. I have watched the demo, seen the ads and trawled the Internet catching snippets of info from forums and blogs. I have searched and searched for any Australian suppliers. I have emailed provo craft and been told it will get to Australia, but no mention of who will be stocking it or where I can see it in action.
I found out for myself it will on display at a craft show in Brisbane (The other side of the country) in June.....
June????? (insert foot stomp here)
But I want it now!!!!! and yes I know that I could get one off Ebay (that $122 US postage is bit of a killer though) and I really want to see one in action..... (insert wild flailing of arms).
I want to talk in an annoying whiney voice but no-one is home and the cats don't care!
But I already have an idea or two or three that I want to try out and I just can't stop thinking about it and wasting time on the Internet finding out more about it and generally just being an impatient brat !