Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Camping, sewing and fabrics.

I've just spent the past two hours sewing together my first BOM. Given my third arrived the other day, I figured it was time I got started! It's a Designer Mystery BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop and I must say I was kinda impressed with myself! There was a lot of seam matching, which is not my strong point, and while it isn't perfect, it is good enough!
I've also bought my fabric for the EB Doll Quilt swap. I figured there were enough people in the swap who mentioned brights that I could post a teaser without giving too much away!

I had a great time choosing these fabrics and actually changed my mind about three times before I settle on this combination. One of the fabrics actually isn't for the quilt, but I've left it in anyway.

Several of the EB girls have asked to see pics of our Stradbroke camping trip, so just for them...
The view from the top of our camp. We could sit up on the sand dunes and watch the kids although more often than not we would be down on the beach as it was protected from the wind and warmer!

One of the friendly locals. This guy would scare us regularly by flying through the middle of the camp, under the tarp. He would then sit in a tree and laugh at us. He thought it was a great joke.

Breakfast around the fire. We would go from being dressed like this... swimming in the space of about 2 hours! My gorgeous boy having a ball boogie boarding.
The friends we went with bought their beagle, Olly. Kira loved him and spent most of the camping following her around. She is possibly the most placid dog in the world!!

And one last picture. We've bought a block of land which we are planning to build our house. We are still waiting for the plans to come back, which is just a well, as we discovered this Curlew nesting on there the other day.
Leigh got some bait fish last night that he took down for her. No building until her babies hatch.


Emma said...

The (quilt) block looks great, the sorbet colours for your EBDQS are beautiful, and I love your consideration for the curlew on the (house) block!

Louise said...

I adore bright colours, lucky person who gets that quilt!

I love that you're holding off your house building for the curlew babies, I think you'll enjoy your house more knowing that it had such a good start :)

brazen's crafts said...

i can't get over how big kira is!!!!