Strawberries, spiders and more!

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Well these lovelies were picked yesterday from the garden strawberry patch, the smell of fresh strawberries are just so alluring, I fact there were a few that made it into my mouth before they could go into the container. These were used with my chocolate cake which I made for my daughters 21 birthday. She came home for dinner and we had a lovely lamb roast also.

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These are my lovelies for one of my next quilts to be started on. This is a quilt along by Michelle Foster and it is called delightful stars. I am hoping to be able to start this in the coming week, I have two blocks to make to catch up with the others. I will let you see the blocks and the mock up as I go along.

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This piece was cut up today and has been placed in my Celtic solstice mystery by Bonnie K Hunter of quiltville. I now have all of these pieces cut and plan on being able to sew some of these pieces this week at my craft groups on Tues morning and Wednesday afternoon. It will be good to get back to these groups and back into a normal routine.

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This is all of the Celtic Solstice cut and in its box ready to sew. The colours remind me of a sunset sitting there in the box, I almost can’t wait to see it come together.

The spider fabric reminded me of our wonderful comic relief from aiming for accuracy fb group so I just had to take a photo of it and post it on the wall. She had an encounter with a spider whilst in her sewing room this week. I don’t have a fear of spiders, in fact I love watching a spider spins it’s web, they are just so precise and amazing. Well this go me thinking of my favourite spider, this spider I have seen since my childhood and I always love going for a walk in the paddock and see them with their webs between. The trees and bushes.

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This is a very colourful spider with a very hard shell. It has spikes on it and is also known as the Christmas spider. Most people think of spiders as ugly and scary but this one especially this one.

Well preparations are well under way for my daughters birthday celebration next week. We are having family and friends to our home to help us celebrate. This week I will be cooking a few extra things and some will be bought. But the most important thing to make will be the birthday cake. I think I will try and make this on Monday morning and freeze it so that it can be cut into the shape and iced ready for the party on Saturday night.

This weekend will see the final stage of my kitchen change before the party. We have changed refrigerators and now have a larger one so hubby is building a little cupboard in the old cavity and it is looking good. I have a couple of shelves with my canisters fitted already along with my whiteboard to write any notes, shopping list or messages on. I just need the lower shelf I to put the coffee tea etc on plus the bread box and the toaster the I think we are all set.

So until my next check in with all of you I hope you have a fabulous weekend wherever you are in the world and that you stay safe, warm or cool whichever is appropriate to you.

Happy days,

Wendy

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Strawberries, spiders and more!

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20140131-213009.jpg

Well these lovelies were picked yesterday from the garden strawberry patch, the smell of fresh strawberries are just so alluring, I fact there were a few that made it into my mouth before they could go into the container. These were used with my chocolate cake which I made for my daughters 21 birthday. She came home for dinner and we had a lovely lamb roast also.

20140131-213446.jpg

These are my lovelies for one of my next quilts to be started on. This is a quilt along by Michelle Foster and it is called delightful stars. I am hoping to be able to start this in the coming week, I have two blocks to make to catch up with the others. I will let you see the blocks and the mock up as I go along.

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This piece was cut up today and has been placed in my Celtic solstice mystery…

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Australia Day 2014

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A big G’day to all my mates out there!

Well another January 26 has come around! We have had a great day although I didn’t make it to any celebrations with friends or family. It was good to know that my mum was at her home and well rather than in hospital. I have been playing catchup with the housework and the reorganisation of the house today.

As my daughters are sharing in a house in the city we have given them some of our furniture leaving gaps all over the place which I am figuring out how to store some of my things, we did buy a new larger refrigerator and gave them our old one. This has meant that hubby has been busy putting shelves and my whiteboard in my old cavity where my fridge once stood. I did have a shelf with all of my canisters on above my bench-no more it has gone. I will have to wait until tomorrow for the remainder of the cavity to be finished. I am glad I have a wonderful man who can do all of these bits and pieces for me.

I am looking forward to going to the airport in the middle of the night to collect my daughter and her boyfriend, they have been holidaying with his family in Bali for the last 12 days. Although we speak over internet it doesn’t replace having her here with us. She enjoyed her flight over there and I am sure she will on the way back, she has always wanted to fly into the city at night.

If all goes well tomorrow I will return to my sewing if storm at sea. I really am looking forward to having this quilt pieced all together by Friday. I know it was our special day so. I did enjoy my vegemite on toast for breakfast, with a tomato and onion roll for lunch and a lamb with rice meal for dinner. You can’t get much more Aussie than that.

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Comic relief is helpful

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Well, this post has been a long time in the making, Christmas and new year have come and gone. Hubby has returned to work. So why haven’t I got more of my quilting done? I ask myself again as I ponder with my coffee.

Let me see, firstly we had an extremely hot week with record temperatures in our state, was a bit hard to do anything without an air conditioner. My daughters signed a lease to a house which they will be sharing, are helping them furnish it so we have been doing ute loads to the house and lots of shopping. Due to the hot weather hubby was home early every day. I was then getting into things when my mum became unwell and I needed to help her a bit more until she has been placed in hospital to recover.

I continually visit my Facebook groups to do with quilting and sewing, it is with great delight I read the posts and look at all of the quilts everyone is making. This encourages me and then of course I read a post from Alex Gee which always brings a laugh and often a huge belly laugh will occur. In the middle of her wonderful comment there will be assurance that no bourbon was involved. She is our wonderful comic relief, so when the stresses of life are happening I always have a look at this page to bring a smile to my face.

Although I haven’t met a lot of you, your personalities ring home with the comments and most of my groups make you feel like you are in a community with like minded people. This gives lots of opportunities to share in a love of what we have.

What I have done is have my storm at sea quilt top at about 3/4 finished. I will complete the top by next Friday and hoping to have a good go on a few of my other projects.

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I have also enjoyed having to be able to pick veggies from my patch, I have included a photo of my storm at sea, the photo with all of the fabrics will be used in a quilt I am hoping to start next week.

Until next time keep on quilting and enjoying life,

Wendy