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posted by on books, quilts

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Tweet I saw one over here, and it looks so sweet.  So, I plonked myself down on the back porch and began adding 1 inch strips.  And how they did sing!  Every strip added was full of cheerful colour and energy. Even looking at it laid out with pins upon the quilting machine made me [...]

the lightly tote

Apr
2009
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posted by on embroidery, sewing

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Tweet Before I launch into another self-absorbed ramble, I must thank you all for the lovely, friendly and thoughtful comments you leave for me each day.  I’m not very good at replying lately, but I do love hearing from you, so thank you :-) Reveling in the company and exquisite stitchery of Sue Spargo for [...]

sharing the sun

Apr
2009
18

posted by on sewing

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Tweet The leaves are tumbling from the frangipani tree – each day we see a little more of our neighbours – and yet it is so warm – that’s right, I’m talking sleeveless shirt with the fan blowing right on me. Yep, the weather here is still so summery, the American girls are taking a [...]

love that …

Apr
2009
17

posted by on books, family, sewing

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Tweet …  Heather Ross’s Head Scarf! A very sweet friend sent me Ross’s marvellous new book “Weekend Sewing” for my birthday and this morning I just had to have a stitch.  This wonderful folky look is just my style – and Kaffe’s riotous flowers were perfect for the occasion. Oooh very nice.  :-) It’s been [...]

felicity

Apr
2009
16

posted by on family, homely, quilts

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Tweet :: felicity :: an attitude of mind, a disposition of the heart which manifests itself in cheerfulness, good humour, joy, happiness, hope, optimism, friendliness, courtesy, positive thinking, inner peace, self-acceptance and courage. We have been hopping with felicity here in Kangaroo Point.  :-) [ the newly-beloved border for a new pair of pillowcases whose [...]

posted by on quilts

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Tweet Oh yes I have!  :-) This is the first quilt top I have finished since … I’m not sure … the Kaffe quilt last September?   Thus, tonight I am truly excited.  To paraphrase a remarkable man, this is not the end, nor even the beginning of the end, but it may in fact [...]

mum’s painting

Apr
2009
14

posted by on family, homely

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Tweet Mmm … mum is painting (i.e. me!) and this painting is for mum (mine). Isn’t language amazing. My mum has loved the painting on the cover of Country Home’s February edition since it landed here in Kangaroo Point a few weeks ago.  The original is a truly beautiful painting entitled “Chidea” by Song Hanseok. [...]

posted by on family, sewing

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Tweet The Sprites of Tilbrook are visiting.  Five glorious metres of them.  :-)  And I might even return to the patchwork store to finish off the bolt. Abigail has a birthday party to attend this afternoon.  We’ve bought the birthday girl a novel – Cornelia Funke’s Thief Lord – and I’m sewing up a Sprite [...]

posted by on sewing

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Tweet Huh!  I bought the pattern 10 days ago.  The fabric 7 days ago.  Nothing has happened.  This morning I’m determined it will – between delivering Abigail to school, and meeting Emma – a bloggy friend – for morning tea at Riverbend. Pin, pin. I forgot about the leftovers you have when dressmaking – off [...]

posted by on family, knitting

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Tweet The day has drummed with much longed for rain.  Now we are damp and cold and pleased to scurry home to our burrow, where it is at least a little drier. We add the warmth and fragrance of freshly baked cookies. We snuggle up on the sofa with a wonderful film that reminds me [...]

posted by on quilts

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Tweet With the onset of autumn, the sun has lowered her rays and now pours onto the back verandah with almost the same heat as that in summer.  And after enduring many a hot, sunny morning sewing on the porch, it finally occurred to me to LOWER THE BLIND! What a difference :-)  Not only [...]

posted by on quilts

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Tweet The sunny back porch beckons. So do the piles of pretty fabric – I pull it from drawers and bags – some of this, and some of this … oh that!  That was bought for the Brown Bear, Brown Bear quilt that still hasn’t made it out of my head – so it can [...]