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

"Do something today that doesn't have to be done again tomorrow."
- Author unknown

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I am alive!

Just in case you were wondering ;)

and i have been crafting - but not blogging.
I am working one something a little bit big and exciting at the moment  - not quite ready to share....but will let you know :)

That has been taking up some of my time.....along with general crafting, looking after the kids and hubby (and the house - why does it demand so much attention!?!? we can put a man on the moon, but we haven't invented the self-cleaning floor?!), and getting my teaching registration back up to date.

The plan is to go back one day a week next year, with hubby staying home that day to look after the kids.  I am looking forward to getting back out there :)

crafty-wise i have been finishing off my mother-in-laws quilt, working on puglet's quilt (all the blocks are sewn, just have to join it up!) and some hand stitching

here are my blocks for this months swaps - this one for the regular swap with Larain

and this for the Christmas swap with Sue

and some of the kids!  the little human on his fave ride at the shops (he doesn't know that money can go in them yet when he is with mummy!)

and then a lovely trip to hubby's uncle's farm - here is puglet on her first tractor ride!

the little human got into the swing of it a bit more...

and to finish with a trip to the local play cafe - puglet having her first time in a bouncer-thingo...

and the little human was moving so fast, this was the clearest picture i could get of him!

much love to all, and i hope you have found time to do crafting, and tell those around you that you love them
pugs and kisses

Saturday, October 1, 2011

a few more projects....

my mother in law's 60th quilt top is finished!  windy day, so little human is holding it steady for me :)

if you click to enlarge, you should be able to make out the drawing blocks from the grandkids (she has 5 - our 2, plus my hubby's brother's 3), plus the piccies of our kids and theirs, plus the stitcheries - the middle block, and the bottom block with her favourite bible verses.

just have to quilt it now.....

and these are the block for the puglets new quilt for her wall - still piecing them together from a charm pack and a jelly roll.....

and some pin wheel blocks - i LOVE pinwheels in all their various guises - but did these using Sue's tutorial that promised super-easy perfect pinwheels every time - sounds like a good promise to me!

so i had a go and followed her advice - and she was right!!! head over and try it yourself!

and one of my puglet to finish with - she has just worked out how to hold things and start to put them in her mouth - this is her current fave toy - a flat doggie with teether paws and a crinkly tummy

whatever takes your fancy!

pugs and kisses