Monday, December 30, 2013

Some Things to Follow

For the 52 Week Word Photo Challenge:

  1. The word for the week will be posted on Monday evenings (AEST NOT AEDT - I live in Queensland after all, we don't agree with daylight saving, even though it makes little difference!)
  2. The Linky for that week will be up on the following Sunday evening at 6.00pm (AEST!) for you to add your blog and show your photo, with a few words if you like to
  3. You could do more than  one photo if you like, for words that have multiple meanings!
  4. The 52 weeks will start on Monday 6th January 2014 and go through to the Sunday 4th January 2015. (Unfortunately the weeks do not coincide with the dates)
  5. Some weeks, I might ask someone else to put a word up - wouldn't that be fun?

It doesn't matter where in the world you live, just join in and have some fun with me.

Well I can't think of any more things to follow, so I hope you will all enjoy this as much as I will!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A 52 Week Word Photo Challenge

You know how people do these 52 week challenges on line, where they put up their photographs each week and say a few words about them?

Well, I might just like to host one of them, if anyone will join me.

Mine would be a bit different though, because each week I would give you a word for you to take your photograph of your understanding of that word.  Does that make sense?? I do hope it does!

Please let me know if you are interested in this challenge, before the new year starts. I'm madly writing the words down, which I will give you on the Monday evening (Australian time) and then you would need to show your photographs on the following Sunday evening (Australian Time).

I would put a linky up for challenge doers each Sunday.

Now how does that sound to you all? Please join me, I would love it if you did, and one photograph each week should be easy and fun.

So like I said previously, please leave me a comment  if you're going to join in.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

From My House To Yours

Our very best wishes to all of our on line and not on line friends, for Christmas, and we hope that you all have a wonderful New Year!

We willl see you back here in a few weeks time, it is time to break for the festive season.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturdays Scraps

Remember this cute little house quilt I showed you Here  ?  Well, today I have been madly sewing the parts to finish it! You can see the vertical strip row to the right, and each strip is around 6 1/2" wide, the quilt needed it!

So I am sewing strips together, and blocks

more strips and squares

Star blocks

little square blocks

some post and rail blocks

and tons and tons of scraps to cut apart and make 6 1/2" strips from.

Nothing done on the little girl quilt

For something a little different, this star was sent to me by a lady named Ank, from the Netherlands, to go on my star quilt.  It is beautiful as she has done it all by hand.

Okay, that's it for now, it is time for you to add your lovely scrappy stuff, so here goes:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Another look at the Garden

I know I posted pictures of the frangipanis previously, here, but I thought you might like to see how they are going, and the others that have flowered.

Here is the Double White - you can see the 10 petals even though the flower is so small still.  This plant is growing in a pot and this is the first time it has flowered, so the flowers should get much bigger as the years go by. It is a real curiosity this one!

Here is the pink that I showed you before it flowered, and I said we didn't know what colour it is. Well, it's pink! Very pretty  though I haven't smelt any perfume from it yet.

Well, here is the golden/pinky one, flowering non stop - the flowers have faded to a different colour and the spider on the leaf is enjoying himself! So cute!

And here is our Darwin Pink - very faded, but still beautiful.

Hope you enjoyed that catch up!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Down Under Doll Quilt Swap 4 for 2013

I received my little quilt from my partner yesterday.

It is gorgeous:

Leanne, from New South Wales, also sent me a cute little notebook and pen, and also some sticky spots to place on the back of templates to keep them still whilst cutting.

This is a close up of the front - isn't the pattern unusual? 

 and here is the back, an over sized in brights also! I am very happy with it, and it is already hanging on my sewing room wall.

#reverb13 Day 11: Boldly go

What challenges lie ahead in 2014? How might you meet them boldly?

Well, this may sound awfully trite, but the challenge that will be greatest on my books, will be to finish up using all my scraps.  Being the mad quilter, I must use everything I have before I buy anymore (except for the odd one or two solids, of course). 

I will face this challenge head on, with rotary cutter in hand, and the sewing machine on standby.

I must apologise for not doing all the reverb13 questions, as some of them I am answering in private. But there are those I will share.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturdays Scraps

Hi everyone, glad to see you back!

I need some help from you all today, I have no photographs of what I have been sewing - to tell you the truth, I haven't sewn much but that is no excuse!! I do have a horrid picture of my sewing room - out of focus and blurry - it was meant to show you what a mess I am in!

But never mind - everything will work out!

So here is your chance to shine this week - get those thumbnails in and show me up!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Doll Quilters Monthly

This week I sent off my first little quilt with the Doll Quilts monthly Group.  It was the December quilt and left last Tuesday for England, hurrying to Margaret, who is giving it to her friend's daughter, Lilly.

The month was to make a quilt for, or with, children.  So I am hoping that Lilly likes what I have done for her:

You didn't really think I would show you the quilt did you??
So hopefully it will reach it's destination by Christmas!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Reverb 13 Day !

So here we are at the end of another year.

As said on Kat's site :
Reverb is a reflective writing challenge held in December every year. It provides a sacred space for participants to celebrate the successes and honour the challenges of the year that’s passing, as well as plant the seeds for a rich and rewarding new year.

Reverb was started by Gwen Bell in 2009 as a writing challenge for bloggers to consider the reverberations they sent out into the universe. Gwen passed the challenge on to individuals to host in 2011 and a number of bloggers around the world have since taken up the baton. This makes for a pretty exciting and festive time, and it’s not unusual for bloggers to participate in multiple Reverbs at once!

The question for today is - "How do you feel, on this first day, in your mind? In your body? In your heart? In your soul?"

Well today is the first day of Summer here in Queensland, Australia.  Summer is the month I have always loved,time on the beach with the hot sun beating into you, laughter and fun and extended family time.

Though as I age, I am finding the heat a little too hot and the days a little too long. The extended family have all gone on the four winds and what is left is the remains of what was, but we try to carry on the tradition, if just a little slower.

Enough waxing lyrical, though truthful. 

I am tired and glad the new year is almost here. I wish for more time with family and friends. and  more time to just  be me.

If you would like to join in with us, fell free to drop by Kat's blog, "I Saw You Dancing" and just sign up.