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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blocks for Bee and Swap and a little more

I have joined The block swap adventure and Bee in Oz quilting Bee. I have finished both and put them in the post today.
Linda was my block swap partner and wanted red, white and blue
Emma was the January Bee in Oz block and she sent me a selection of black, grey and red and white - I forgot to take a photo of just the fabric but here is the block.
Yes I know they are the same block spinning different directions thats the way it worked out.


What else has been happening!!!!!
Jaclyn's and my pincushions
Christmas came and went, we decided as a family to only spend $10 on everyone - 8 adults meant you only spent $70. Lily was the only exception however she did paintings for everyone. Handmade was encouraged and fun. I made Kate (no photo but I used this tutorial) and Jaclyn pincushions, a dress for Lily. The big pincushion was a class at the Sydney quilt show put on by Material Obsession with fabric from Cloth. I finished mine - it's huge and used the leftovers to make Jac's one.
Lily in her Christmas dress
DD2 Elizabeth who lives and works in Melbourne came home after Christmas as she had tickets to the cricket for Boxing day at the MCG, so we did Christmas dinner on the 29th December, roast pork, baked veggies and plum pudding with custard,cream and icecream for dessert. She flew home on Tuesday. DS1 Joshua and DDL Jaclyn came up from Mildura (western Victoria on the Murray River) where he is an English teacher at a Catholic High School. They also went earlier this week. I then got rearrange the home again so that my sewing has gone into the 4th bedroom, leaving a space is basically a TV room a space for Chris to set up his Wii etc and not have to pack it up when he has finished.
Next up is getting some more sewing done now that we have been at our new address for a month and everything is settling into routine.

1 comment:

Stray Stitches said...

I love the block you made for me and for Emma too (but I like mine better - lol!). The pincushions are adorable and the dress you made for Lily is darling!