30 Aug 2010


For the uninitiated, DQS9 is the 9th Flickr Doll Quilt Swap.

Mine's called "Wheel of Fun",

because I really enjoyed making it.

I posted it today, and it's started the journey across the sea.

I love the way the quilt backing looks with this postcard.

26 Aug 2010

My creative space

I've finished quilting my Doll Quilt , and just need to bind it now before posting it off.

When I appliqued the block down I thought it needed plenty of surrounding background, but now I'm not so sure. I think I'll sleep on it, and bind in the morning.

More creative spaces here, as always.

My excuses

I have been shamefully neglecting my craft, my blog, my house, and quite possibly my husband, because every spare moment has been taken up with this glorious cohort of cousins.

The UK branch are today flying home, so normal programming will resume shortly.

11 Aug 2010

Looking forward...

This morning, my daughter realised it's only three weeks until new toothbrush time. We work on a new season, new toothbrush system... and I'm delighted to see he end of winter coming so soon. Not that I like the burning heat of summer... but it'd be a nice change, that's for sure.

Meanwhile, once a week we have a taste of summer during swimming lessons.

More news on the quilting front shortly.

8 Aug 2010

Tossing up backgrounds

Any opinions welcome!

Doll Quilt action

It's a lovely sunny day, DH has taken the kids over to his parents place, and I'm sewing. Perfect!

I really like the way this is coming together.

7 Aug 2010

Puttering along...

Time is flying, and I'm puttering along. I'm lacking motivation, energy and enthusiasm. I've been through a period of fairly compulsive gambling, realised that my Papa would NOT think that an appropriate way of passing through a grief stage, and stopped (fortunately very quickly.)

I've given myself carpal tunnel (my doctor thinks, ultrasound to come) by completely hand quilting a queen size quilt in less than two weeks.

I visited my quilt in the exhibition, and was very pleased to see it done. Of course it didn't win a prize. And that's fine. It's a utility quilt, and I'm looking forward to it being on my bed.

While at the exhibition, I did a little shopping. These Reece Scannell shot cottons are gorgeous, and I'm looking forward to using them.

I also got a copy of the Canberra Quilters calendar, in which my friend Lily is Miss October (or her quilt is anyway!)

This weekend I'm working on my dolls quilt, due to be posted by August 15, as part of the Doll Quilt Swap 9.

Tuesday, my English sister and her children (5,3,baby) return to Canberra to stay with us again. Of course, this limits my computer time (because I'm having fun with them... and because they're all staying in my spare room where the computer lives.)

Flickr doll swap partner, I apologise for my lack of online presence over the last few weeks. It will improve, but not quite yet.