Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Confessions of a Novice Blogger

The previous blog, posted yesterday, was in fact written on the last day of last term. I was intending to take just one more photo and then post it...
Then the  school holidays struck with force. Everyone was sick. Princess E, the introvert saw too much of us all, The boy, an extrovert, didn’t see enough of his friends, and  I was a grumpy sick Mummy (and didn’t feel better until end of the second week).

We did have some fun times – went swimming, maxed out all our cards as the library (20 books X four cards!),  everyone had some time with Grandma and Granda and plenty of games with Dad.

I got my assignment finished enough to relax about that at least and it’s handed in now.

Here’s a picture of the last day of school –Pyjama day for preschool  and a opposite Mufti day for the school kids.


Monday, 1 August 2011

Work Completed

My Man ran away with my computer on Wednesday (That was part of the deal... I get a mini machine and he uses it for work trips!). But... I couldn't write my assignment. So...  I wrote my self a list of things today and settled into finishing Princess E's duvet cover...it took me all day.

I finished it in time to throw it over her as she came in the door from school. She promptly grabbed a "fairy book" and read on her bed under it until tea time. She loves the soft backing, a random furnishing fabric I found for $4/m from Morelands Fabric Outlet, in Palmy.

I started by pin basting it, which turned into to red thread basting when I ran out of pins.
(210cm x140cm x 1 pin/ 10cm = lots of pins!)

As for the quilting. I tried free hand quilting around the hearts but wasn't happy with the results, let along the process! (Did I mention I don't like wrestling big quilts?) I'm attempting to give up the fantasies of free hand quilting on large items but the dream isn't dying easily...

So I got out the walking foot and with the 'roll up the sides' method, quilted wavy lines, roughly parallel, (that's why I made them wavy - so they could be 'roughly' and it not matter!)

Project completed - except for a wash which isn't going to happen soon with ran and storms for two weeks straight at least.

Although, the sun is attempting to show this morning!
Yay - I need the boost - feeling a bit fluy and am planning to write my assignment all morning - it's due after the school holiday, so I'm trying to get it done before, only today left...