Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Currently reading...

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs. This is the memoir of John Elder Robison who wrote Look Me in the Eye.

I'm still reading The Orchard as well, but find I can't read it at night as I need to really concentrate and by that stage I'm lucky if I can manage half a page! So The Orchard stays in my handbag for ferry trips and timing wasting on the mainland.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Thank you

To Jenny, Emma and AJ who have all given me ideas on what to do with the back. I'm going to map out all the ideas on graph paper and then try and choose whose brilliant idea to use! Thanks girls.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Design help needed!!

I'm putting out a call to fellow bloggers and quilters - I need help!! Due to some disastrous cutting errors and fabric being out of stock problems, I have the following the fabric to make a back for this quilt.

OK, this is what I have available to use.

Dragonflies - one piece 43 x 76 inch. (includes selvage in the 43)
one piece 43 x 27.5 inch (includes selvage in the 43.)
Ribbit - one piece 43 x 13.5
nine pieces all 3 inches wide with lengths of 43, 18 (four pieces), 7 (four pieces)

Lillipads - one piece 43.5 x 35 inches. Unfortunately with this piece, half way along the 43.5 side the fabric is cut approx 5 inches on one side and about 3 on the other so using it as a whole piece would require trimming.

Back needs to be around 60 x 75 inches. this gives me a few inches each side.

My original plan was to use the dragonflies as the back, but I just don't have enough! Any brilliant ideas?? Feel free to email any designs to me at kylie(dot)purdie(at)gmail(dot)com
All help gratefully accepted!! Please!!!!

Friday, 25 September 2009

10 Years Ago Today...

I married the man of my dreams, the love of my life.

My, but we look young! I was 28, he a spring chicken of 26. I can easily say it was one of the happiest days of my life.

People tell me we still look at each other like this. I laugh and say "God, how sickening!" but inside I glow with pride and happiness that ten years on it's still the case.

I can truly say we have never had to weather stormy seas in our marriage. We have always stood shoulder to shoulder and faced what was coming. I can think of no one else I would rather do it with.

Happy Anniversary babe. Here's to another 10.

And the winner is...

ME! A little while ago I entered a giveaway over at Carrose Creations and was lucky enough to be one of the winners. This lovely little bundle arrived in the mail last week.

I haven't had a chance to look at the handmade yet, but am looking forward to it as it's a magazine I don't buy for myself. The card purse has already been pressed into service as has the bookmark. I don't expect the chocolate to last long either!

Thanks Car, it's all gorgeous!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Currently reading...

No 1. Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

The book that starts the whole series! I'm now reading three (3!!!) books at once. I need to read this by Sunday, actually sooner as I have a friend who is in the same book group as me who needs to read it by then as well. I've managed 172 of the 250 pages today. I have read it before so that helps. Should be able to polish it off tomorrow and hand over to my friend. Thank goodness for school holidays! Also still reading The Orchard (which is the next book club book) and Dexter of course. My question about Dexter, however, is this: it's an omnibus of 3 books. Do I record it as one book or as three?? I'm on the last one so I need to know soon. What do you think?

Monday, 21 September 2009

Finally - Finished Frogs!

Much to Luke's great excitement, I have finally finished frog quilt!! There was much happiness and rejoicing. Good timing too. With the weather warming up here, it's getting too hot for a doona, but it's still too cold for just a sheet. A nice quilt is perfect!

Kira was feeling left out, so she stole the quilt from the back of the couch and put it on her bed.
Think I know what I am doing with what was suppose to be the back of Luke's quilt!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Currently reading...

The Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska.

I haven't finished Dexter yet, but am also reading this. The Dexter book is too big too put in my handbag so have put this in to while away the ferry trip to and from the island.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Currently reading...

Dexter: An Omnibus by Jeff Lindsay

Loved the series, thought I would try the book.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Once again this year I am taking part in a birthday swap. I love this. I send everyone on the list a FQ for their birthday and in return, on mine, I get lovely squishy mail! This is what I have received this year.

This lovely lot was from Caryn






Finally some lovely reds from my mother in law. Got to love a MIL who feeds your habit! :)

Thanks girls, they are all scrumptious and really made my day.

Currently reading...

Dragon's Lair by Sharon Kay Penman The more I read of the Justin De Quincy books, the more I like them!

I've also read
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith