Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It’s Amazing what you can do


with one hand. I managed to plant 6 more lettuce plants today – Mind you, I still can’t do the dishes! LOL!

Vege Garden April 2011 003 Vege Garden April 2011 002 All that lovely Perpetual Spinach. It seems to go on growing through most of the Winter here.

And my Rocket and Basil which I love.Vege Garden April 2011 001


I have made 2 more of my Barbara Brackman Civil War Blocks.

Block 14 – Fox and Geese

Civil War # 14 Fox and Geese


Block 15 – Fort Sumter

Civil War # 15 Fort Sumter

I am not very true to the fabrics of the era, but I am using Reproductions.I love some of the fabrics the others are using, but I need to use the 3 draw full’s that I have on hand. After all the quilt is for me, and I must have liked what I bought in the first place. :-)

Now to tackle the Basket Block, but as I want to applique a handle, I might have to leave that until my cast is off.

Thanks for dropping by

best signature

Monday, April 11, 2011

Posting the Old with the New

I started this post about 3 weeks ago, but never got it finished, so I will carry on from here.

I am nearly 3 weeks into recovery and have been told it will take at least another 4/5 weeks.March April 2011 032

In the meantime, I have been able to sew a little and have managed another couple of Water Bottle Carriers. I am heading down to Queenstown at the end of the week, for our National Quilt Symposium, so I’m thinking these will come in very handy.

March April 2011 029 March April 2011 028

I also managed some Barbara Brackman Civil War Blocks

Block 11 - London Square

This was a nice easy block to make.

Civil War # 11 London Square

Another easy one!

Block 12 – Louisiana

Civil War # 12 Louisiana 

MARCH 19th

Just arrived home from Brisbane, Australia from hot humid weather to rain. Still can’t complain as we needed it.

I have so missed my sewing time, but now I’m due to have an operation on the base of my thumb to remove an arthritic joint, so I will probably be out of action for a week or so. Maybe I’ll still be able to sew on the machine, if I get my ‘stuff’ organised.

Before I left I had to make a couple of birthday gifts and a ‘happy to see you gift’ for my friend in Brisbane Julie.

It’s a wonder she’s still my friend, as I was supposed to meet her at her club day on the 18th but somehow got it into my brain that it was on the 19th. I arrived only to find no-one there, and on ringing Julie was asked “where were you yesterday?” DUH!! I was so disappointed as I had been really looking forward to catching up and meeting the “girls” Julie managed to organise her work day a couple of days later and we had OUR catch-up and gossip!!

Bottle carrier 003 

This is the photo of one of the Water Bottle Carriers  I made as a gift. The pattern was in Homespun No.92 Vol. 12.1

Thanks for dropping by

best signature