Friday, 18 July 2014


Okay, now I am going to disappear good and proper. It is summertime, family time, relax time, leaving the wifi zone time. As of 3:05pm this afternoon all members of this family are on holiday.

Tucked into the packing is this wee quilt I made a long time ago, which has been waiting for just the right baby to give it to.

Sherbert Pips was the first fabric line I ever obsessed about. This was way back about the time I started blogging, over three years ago. I made baby quilts because I could. I knew the right purpose for them would come along eventually.

Well, there is a wee baby in Sweden who has joined our family (the Scandinavian in-law side of the family) and she has had a tough old start to it. She has already had three major surgeries linked to a hole in the heart. Not sure whether there are more surgeries to come but I want her and her parents to know she is loved and welcomed into the world.

Scooter girl, and girl on a swing, and puppies - it's got to be a good way of saying this without too many words.

As wifi will be intermittent at the best while we are away, I'll be back in August. See you on the other side. You may catch glimpses of me on IG but they will probably be fleeting at the best.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Remember Me?

Oh it's been a busy few days. Sorry for disappearing like that. Whilst gone I've done a whole lot of sewing that I can't show you, and a little bit of sewing I can. Bee blocks for Katy.

I am forever grateful that she asked for the easiest blocks imaginable. Though I know Katy so I know she is going to do something that will take these blocks and make them extra special.

I also had a little update of my look, long overdue.

Forgive the bright shiny face and admire the smooth, colourful hair please. It only ever looks this good the day I get it cut. Wish it wasn't so, but it is what it is.


Monday, 14 July 2014

Cutting, Piecing, and Repeating The Process

A small result of all this work is almost 300 HST cut offs from this project.

My cup runneth over.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

My Weekend

It's been a busy weekend.

There was horse riding and walks through fields of ripening wheat and along canals (for us non-horse riders) on Friday evening. Saturday I got to hang out with the inimitable Terri.

No, the red shirt thing was pure coincidence.
Helen (though) not in the photo had a red shirt on too.
 This was followed by cake making. A Cinnamon Roll Cake. Too good for words.

The recipe can be found here. 
The evening was taken up barbecuing and with silly antics.

Just practising her water entry for scuba diving.
Then today, all day, was spent with the nicest bunch of kids while they ventured out into the fields of battle and shot their opponents.

It was Emily's early birthday celebration.
She took a number of shots to her head.
The other team wasn't so good at fair play,
but my lot had a great time anyway.
Now I am knackered and about to go pick up an Indian takeaway. Hope your weekend was equally as good.


Friday, 11 July 2014

I Would Piece 500 Bits...

... of fabric; And I would piece 500 more.

If you are not a fan of The Proclaimers then this blog post title means nothing to you.

Sorry, I've been a bit AWOL but I've not been sitting twiddling my thumbs. Honest. More stuff to be revealed in the future going on here, but after weeks of quilters block and having no idea what to do my brain kicked in yesterday morning early and I came up with a design I actually liked. It's been all go here since then. Lots and lots of chain piecing happening. It's all good fun. Well, it is if you like this sewing lark.