Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Peer Group Pressure

It is another dull and dreary day in Adelaide - and I can't get out and exercise on my one child free day. ho hum the door bell rings - it has arrived a little bundle of evil from Quilt Fabric Delight including Rosies new book. It is very nice but i do feel a little guilty and like I bought it just because everybody else did in blog land the power of peer group pressure. Still it was a nice read while I had a nice coffee and now half the day has gone with nothing to show for it.
Here are some work in progress photos. A dress for a friends 18 month old daughter all soft and pink. And some blurry secret stitching for another angel almost ready for the post. Now I just need to make sure Leannes Merry and Bright doesn't distract me (or Rosies Redwork Christmas Block 4 which I have also just started!) Or the little idea of making Rosies little baskets for my daughters next birthday party bags.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sir TP Turned 7

It is not possible that I have a bouncing 7 year old baby but it is true this is him and his cousin celebrating with the tip truck cake as ordered. He had a great day but I sometimes feel like he never left the terrible 2's hmmm. Blog land is abuzz with the gumnut blog and all the beautiful giveaways as soon as I can remember how to I will post the button and hopefully get a chance to win a beautiful prize. My friend Dawn has the one I want the most I have wanted that Janelle Wind bag pattern since she showed it to me at Inspired Stitches. Good luck to all Adelaide bloggers it would be nice ot keep it local. PS my Secret stitching Angel has been teasing me with sneaky peek pictures of my gift.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Christmas progress

Please excuse the shocking photos but I wanted to show progress to date on a few long term projects. Above is Gail Pans Christmas BOM one more block to go and below is Rosalie Quinlans Redwork Christmas(this won,t be finished in time for christmas but its a start for next year?) I just started This one in July so I think I have made pretty good progress but I am worried with smocking projects and Angels and Secret Santas etc it may becom a UFO. Heres hoping it won't.

Tomorrow is Sir TP's 7th birthday - I can't believe it although if he keeeps being so mean to his sister we may have to cancel it. Have made a start today on some secret sewing practicing my needleturn - not sure if I am happy with it as I am sewing for a professional - how daunting. Will post some sneaky pics soon