Friday, 27 May 2011

Bucket List

I am really behind with my 52 week bucket list. I put up the list last October and there are only 21 weeks left in my 'year', but I still have 38 things left on my list. It has been interesting to note the types of things I have 'avoided' doing. The list of Experience Goals has been basically untouched but the household chores are being done (several of them are nearly finished - but just not quite sufficiently for me to mark them off as done). Why is it that I am prepared to do housework without rewarding myself with some fun, personal experiences? Is it that 'female' thing of putting others first and being the responsible one in the family. Nobody else notices if there is dirt in the bottom of the wardrobe. Why does that matter so much? Interesting.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Laurel Burch Christmas Cats quilt

Here is my completed Laurel Burch Christmas Cats quilt. It did not take long to put together, and because the fabrics made me happy, it was a lot of fun to make. I don't know when I will have it quilted, as there are a few other quilt tops still to catch up with.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New quilt started

I've been a naughty girl and started another quilt. I saw the pattern in a couple of magazines and knew it was perfect for the Laurel Burch fabrics I bought about 7 years ago. I was able to cut my 21" x 10" pieces without wasting anything at all and the pattern allows the fabric to do all the work. My red design wall (flannelette sheet) doesn't help much but at least I have a design wall. Now all I need is the time to put in the sashing. Maybe Thursday.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Marmalade Quilt

It was a dull day for taking photos but here it is nonetheless - my Marmalade Quilt that I finished binding a couple of nights ago. I love binding. It means the project is nearly complete. I still have to put a label on it, but am busy binding another quilt today in order to finish it and take it to Geelong to show my Mum tomorrow. She loves seeing my quilts finished and I have two for her to enjoy.
Bliss is the name of the fabric range by Moda, and I love it. It makes me feel very happy.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Guest Speaker at Latrobe Valley Quilters

On Saturday my family and I drove to Morwell where I was a guest speaker for Latrobe Valley Quilters. In appreciation they gave me these beautiful flowers. Everyone was very warm and welcoming and made me feel at ease. It was nice to share my story with them.
It  also made me happy to be with my family in the car for a few hours, where we could talk and catch up with each other. I was grateful for their company on the journey.