Monday, June 22, 2009

When you thought I wasnt looking.

When you thought I lwasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn 't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a goo d and productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.'
Live simply,Love generously, Care deeply,Speak kindly, Leave the rest to God.

Friday, June 5, 2009

3 of the ufos

3 of the ufo quilt tops quilted and bound.

more embroidery

Things are moving at the Green ones house.

My bug has returned. Quilting bug that is. Ive been sewing, quilting and embroidering like mad...ufo's are getting turned out....yeh, and lots of new things are happening. I have 4 partly made bags on the go and 2 table runners with matching coasters of course but I will save them for another post when they are finished. For today here is a look at my articles made with my new Janome Embroidery machine. I was so lucky to find it on ebay and won it rather cheap. The bibs and burp clothes I made myself

Friday, April 10, 2009

Three more tops finished

Another 3 of the quilt tops completed. yeah!!!!


This is my idea of trying to get organised for my holiday. Clearly it is not working. Im off to Melbourne, then over to Tasmania with my gorgeous sister and her lovely husband, then back to Melbourne for a few days, over to Adelaide, back to Alice Springs for a night with my friend Jackie and then home. Gosh Im tired already.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lots happening here.

Another lovely day doing nothing but craft. Sad I have to go to work Monday. I could easily get use to this. Finishing some ufo's and adding a couple of new baby quilts at the same time is coming along nicely. The dragon flies are now a wall hanging, which I have added some beautiful beads to. The photo does not do it justice. I have put the first border on the little blue on. Not sure where this one is going but I have some great fabric choosen ready to do what ever my hands tell me tomorrow. The red one is a little like the blue one, know idea what I am doing with it but have added the first border. This one has been floating around since early last year. i made it from the left overs of a king size quilt. The two Winnie the Poo quilts are for some friends that are having babies this year.

Friday, March 20, 2009

More finished projects

Ok, so the dragon is the top finished for my eldest son, the dragon flys I have put a border on and am not sure if it will be a place mat or bag and the purple is made totally from my scrap box, including the beautiful border. It is the off cuts from my sister in laws quilt.

Working my way through UFOs and my scrap bin

On the weekend I had the most amazing opportunity to participate in a workshop that Jinny Beyer was conducting in Alice Springs. Needless to say my creative streak has returned. Thank goodness. However before I get started on anything else I am working my way through all my half finished projects. I have got 2 Winnie the Poohs ready to applique and finished this racing car quilt (not the best photo). Say tuned because there are more to down load.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Dragon flys

My finished Dragon fly peice from Pams workshop.

Today I was lucky enough to attend a work shop with a lady named Pam. She is so talented and an amazing lady to work with. She share lots of techniques and advise with us today. Above are some of the techniques she taught us. We dyed the fabrics, stencilled with real leaves and plastic stencils, got advice on drawing and painting on fabric and also practiced some pen and wash work

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The return of my creative bug

I thought I would spend my two days off getting back into crafting. Wanting to be organised I thought I would finish the one or two UFOs and then attack my scrap fabric bin and make a scrap quilt. BAD mistake. I now have found about 8 to 10 ufo's that I started working through today. I also sorted all my scrap fabric into colour ways to make a scrap quilt, after the UFOs are finished. I finished satin stitching the dragon below.
Made the little girls quilt, pictured with some embroidery that I finished yesterday (the colour looks terrible in this photo, it is really purple and turquiose,) I finished 2 hand towels for my mum, and decided on the layout for the black and read ufo above. I have 3 embroideries that I need to decide what to do with and have about 20 coasters waiting to be pinned and sewn. I also have 3 other small quilt tops that need to be finished. No wander I am tired. I will post as I finish each UFO. Wish me luck, Im going to need it.

Friday, October 24, 2008

New quilt for my boy

This is the first stages of the dragon applique quilt I am making for my eldest son. Its all beautifully ironed down ready for the hours it is going to take to satin stitch it. I have decided to use gold thread which should hightlight the dragon. Fingers crossed. He has been warned that he wont be receiving it until his birthday next year as I am going to enter it in the local show in July. I have been very slack over the last few months and have not done any craft work. Working full time, exercises and planning the 50th birthday seemed to take every spare minute. Hopefully I can get back in the swing now.