Friday, 26 December 2008

Early Sunday Stash

For Christmas, Kira gave me (or I bought, gave to hubby to wrap)a bunch of Prints Charming fabrics. Added to a couple I already had, and I've got a nice little collection.

They really are very pretty.

Monday, 22 December 2008

What have I done with my life!!

I've seen this floating around a few blogs, but I stole this one from here.

Things you've already done: bold

Things you want to do: italicize

Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower (does Smallville Count???)
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to disneyland/world
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited paris

13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the mona lisa in france
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen niagara falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an amish community

36. taught yourself a new language

37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing (gotta love taking kids on outdoor adventure camps!)
40. seen michelangelo's david in person
41. sung karaoke
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the sistene chapel in person
50. been to the top of the eiffel tower in paris

51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud

54. gone to a drive-in theatre
55. been in a movie
56. visited the great wall of china
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited russia
60. served at a soup kitchen

61. sold girl scout cookies.
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a cheque
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in london
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby

95. seen the alamo in person.
96. swum in the great salt lake.

97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Stitchery Success

Luke's poor teacher has yet to receive her Christmas gift! Yes, school finished a week ago, but she will be at the school again next year, so I have promised her she will have it on the first day back.

I've known for awhile what I wanted to do for her, but motivation plus a little bit of fear, held me back. You see, what I chose has not only applique, but also stitchery - two things I have not ventured very far with. So I took a deep breath and did the stitchery part. And you know what, it wasn't that scary!!! I'm even kinda pleased with the result.Please excuse the poor photography, it is so windy here today that every time I tried to take a photo outside I found myself chasing it across the deck!

I'm now off to sit on the couch, watch the Amazing Race and attempt the applique bit. Wish me luck!

Stash Sunday - triple treat!

So, I've missed a few Sunday's. My 2 regular readers will not be surprised by this at all! However, to make up, you get three looks at my stash this week.

First off is a bunch of florals. I have a loose idea in mind for these. Something for my mum, but if they get used for other stuff in the meantime, it's no biggy.

Second is a bunch of space fabrics. I have no idea what I will do with them, I just like them! From memory they were bought as envelope stuffers once when I bought some fabric online and needed to make up the postage.

Thirdly, in the spirit of the season, is my very measly collection of Christmas fabric. I'm not a huge fan of Christmas fabric, and most of this is from a swap I entered last year. Personal favourite is most probably the gold stars and swirls.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


I've been a bit slack of late - I plead the silly season defence! Anyway, thanks to my wonderful MIL who is currently staying with us, I got some sewing time today! So I cut and sewed my sixth BOM.
This lovely block is called Sunrise Star and as designed by Margot Languedoc. It was definitely the most challenging block so far, but I had great fun doing it and even more impressive, I didn't have to unpick anything!
One of the things I am really enjoying with this block of the month thing is the opportunity to discover a whole bunch of new designers and websites. The variety out there is amazing! I'm not sure my husband is so thrilled with my new found discoveries.
Promise I'll try and get back on Sunday for a stash post.