"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

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Friday, September 30, 2011

update on all things Crafty

well, the first update is of course on my best creations (awwwwwwwwwwww) the cuties!

 this is the little human (now 2 and 1/2) in his big boy pj's - thomas the tank of course. he was very proud to wear them (coz thats what big boys wear when they sleep in big boy beds apparently), but after a few minutes in bed there was much carry on. when i went in, he complained that he couldn't get comfy because of the buttons down the front ;) so back into his tshirt he went! but the boxers stayed!

and this is the puglet, now 4 months, DESPERATELY trying to roll over.  i remember this stage with the little human - they get SO frustrated that they can't do it.  she can get herself onto her side, and has managed all the way to the front once, but thats all - other than a lot of grunting, and then crying!

now onto my blocks that i received in the swap for September - lucky me!

this is my beautiful wonky star for the Christmas Block Swap from Janet

and this is my shooting star block from Terry for the Quilting Block Swap.  im not sure if she did it on purpose, but the red star in the middle is great!

and finally, i finished the Cat in the Hat quilt for the little human a couple weeks ago.  he loves it!  he insists on sleeping with it so that the label is up near his face.  i just wrote the normal details on it, but he says that i wrote that 'mummy made this quilt for me because she loves me'.  im happy with that

pugs and kisses always

Saturday, September 10, 2011

block swaps for Sept done!

here is the black, pink and grey block requested by Terry in the Quilting Block Swaps Australia Group

and here is the Christmas colours and snow block as requested by Janet in the Christmas Quilting Block Swaps Australia Group

i hope they like them!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

crikey! where does the time go?

wow - the last date in this blog is last month!

i have been crafting, but haven't been blogging - sorry!

here is what i have been working on in the evenings - the stitchery parts for my mother in laws 60th quilt. it is coming together nicely! one is her fave bible verse, and the other is the centre square for the quilt. i have also ordered the photos on fabric so hopefully they will be ready this week and i can piece it all together!

this is a photo of a quilt in use!! my mum always says 'but what do you do with all these quilts' and 'how many do you need!' etc, but she was happy to see how much little human loved having this one on his new big boy bed.  there is something very special (and a bit emotional!) about seeing a little one that you love snuggled under something you have made especially for them with your own hands

and this is my final Pay It Forward gift - a tablerunner - on its way to Lana in the US.  I hope it gets there safe and sound!

my projects for this week are to iron all the backing fabric for two quilts i have ready to go.  the little human's cat in the hat quilt - which he is now begging for!  and a jungle quilt for the puglet's bed.

also, now that i have finished the stitching for my mum in laws quilt, i am back onto the butterfly garden quilt - and really enjoying it!

a couple of quick photos of my cuties to finish with - somehow, puglet is now over 3 months old!  she had her vaccinations yesterday and had a huge sleep last night and is still asleep for her morning nap now.  this is very unusual for her - she is a catnapper because of her reflux.  but i am happy to take it for today!!! i think i will go and make a cuppa and sit and watch the little human with his play dough :)

pugs and kisses always