This world, it is not safe, We must make plans to leave this place.
We’ll build a colony on nearby planets known to me.
Good bye to all the ones I’ll miss…
Quilt by me:
Lyrics by these clever boys:
Yesterday it rained. Torrential rain fell for twelve straight hours. Over 200mm (eight inches) of rain was recorded during that time.
Naturally it started raining about 3:15pm, just as Pip was a quarter of the way home from school – on his bike.
What was I to do? I couldn’t pick him up in the car because he had his bike and I didn’t know exactly where he was.
So I stood out the front with my camera…
and waited for him to ride down the street.
I am, after all, mother of the year.
Cyclone Ului made landfall about 200km south of here in the middle of the night last night. I went to bed well after 1am because I had to be sure that it had crossed the coast before I could sleep. We experienced little more than a strong breeze here, but are thinking about those who were in the path of the storm.
The other thing that has been keeping me up at night – in a good way – is a new quilt design.
Last week I received some beautiful Verna fabrics designed by Kate Spain.
I just love these, but they have to be made into a quilt and returned to Quilters Companion Magazine for publication in less than a month.
I spent all week looking at them. Organising them into colours, re-organising them into other groups then grouping them again.
Finally I came up with a design which pleases me, found my trusty coloured pencils and wrote up my cutting instructions.
Now it’s time to get sewing. Although… I might just need to take a quick kip first.
We’re on a cyclone watch.
It could be an interesting few days…
PS WHY, oh why do these things always happen on a weekend and mess with sewing time??
I finished a quilt.
A quilt for those who like adventure.
A quilt for those who may have led an accident prone life.
A quilt for anyone who loves treasures and riches.
A quilt for those willing to stand beneath the skull and cross-bones…
and sail the seven seas.
and I am astounded by his talent.
Self-Portrait by Philip.
I made a new header.
It goes with a new quilt, but it’s too rainy to have enough light to take a proper photo.
Maybe tomorrow, or the next day…
I love it when I stitch the binding onto a quilt.
It signals that a project is almost finished.
It gives me a sense of pride knowing that I stuck to something long enough to complete it. I feel smug in the knowledge that I am totally justified in starting a new project.
Even when I know…
that the next one has already begun.
Crikey, I’ve been busy!
Lots of work, lots of quilting, lots of sewing – not much cleaning, not much washing, not much ironing. The balance seems juuuusssst right.
The amazing Kirsty made a beautiful quilt and allowed me to quilt it for her.
Then she said I was in the top ten quilters in the universe.
She knows this to be true because the quilts brought to her by alien quilters are absolute rubbish.