I am still here. Tired, but here! We have been terribly busy and now that it is Sunday night I am so tired! Next week? I'm not sure what next week holds. I'm hoping to baste and then quilt up a storm (four tops are waiting on my desk!) or maybe I won't get that far at all. Here's to a sewing kind of week for us all!
- I am a mother of eight and grandmother of four who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Thursday, 21 June 2012
All the days merge into one...
|Flames! As he was blowing the candles out.|
|And it even tastes good!|
Monday, 18 June 2012
Good Fortune Quilt Top
|Good Fortune by Kate Spain jelly roll race quilt top.|
Sunday, 17 June 2012
|"modern vintage" zig zags|
- Annette's pretty hexie flowers here.
- Katy's quilt from the Fat Quarterly Book here.
- Q's minature apothecary chest here. (It's so tiny and awesome!)
- Joolz's photo a days here.
- Everything Peg makes ever here. (She makes so much!)
- Shontelle's gorgeous quilts, including this one here.
- Leanne's gorgeous photography and sewing here. (Check out those seagulls!)
Saturday, 16 June 2012
These are five 12.5" blocks that I made for someone in the do. Good Stitches group who was looking for a few blocks for a quilt they were making for an ill friend. Thought I would share them with the tutorial link because they were fun, easy and scrappy! (I love scrap utilising blocks!) Link here. Now, to post them!
Friday, 15 June 2012
Favourite Things Friday
We are still having lots of fun here with our grandchildren. It's mostly all fun and games! Making tents, going to playgrounds and giggling. A lot.
It is also a birthday week here with Miss 25 finally turning the ripe old age of 116. Yes, for those in the know, that is Finn the human and Jake the dog sitting on top of her cake. She may be 116, but she is still a huge cartoon fan and her current favourite is "Adventure Time". (Embarrassingly, we couldn't find my stash of birthday cake candles. I am generally quite an organised person. The candles live in a snap lock bag in the party box which lives in the pantry. When we went to retrieve them, they weren't there. Just the number candles which are in a separate snap lock bag - of course! We decided then that Miss 25 was crazy enough to be thrilled by the 116 on top of her cake. (It's sort of 26!) So we made her be 116.)
My favourite thing this Friday is kids. Well, I guess that you could all pretty much guess that. You don't get to be the mother of eight children without liking kids. Not these days anyway. And I do like kids. Well, mostly my own. I was not one of those teenagers who carried other people's children around or even babysat other people's children. I was one of those teenagers who thought that I probably wouldn't get married, and that if I did I might have just one child. To see what it was like of course. Once I did get married and had produced Mrs 27, I quite liked the having babies thing. I liked my kids a lot. Being a mother of small children was a lot of fun. I nick-named them my entourage (yeah, closest I'll ever be to being a rock star) and we hung out 24/7. Now that they are all growing up it is quite strange. As of today, they are 27, 26, 23, 22, 20, 18, 15 and 11. I still mostly have an entourage (yeah, still rock star!) and am about to leave right now with some of them. Hope you have a great Friday!!!
Thursday, 14 June 2012
A knitted dinosaur (and a hat!)
Miss 15 has been having exams. She has enjoyed her exams a lot, because all her exams were in the first few days which has meant she has had time to knit. Yesterday she produced a dinosaur, which is very cute.
And the day before she finished this hat. It's for a little head, so she couldn't model it. Fortunately we have models on tap here at the moment.
Here is the hat on a model. She looks like she thinks she needs to raise her hand to model the hat (Like Miss 15), but she is really telling me to go away. She quite likes my sewing room and there is a takeover looming I believe!
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
|On my new bed, the front,|
|hanging over the end of the bed.|
|A red scarf.|
blog. This exact book. Pip was the third blogger to read it and she has sent it to me to read. I will be offering to send it on to another blogger once I finish it. Thanks Pip!
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Care at do. Good Stitches Swap
|Note the selvedge action on the pocket, how great is that?|
|More selvedge action on this side!|
|My Bradley holds it so you can see just how roomy it is.|
Saturday, 9 June 2012
A day of it.
This was on it's way to us today too! Mrs 27, her bloke and all three gorgeous grandchildren spent today driving to our house. (We have them for a couple of weeks or so!) After their arrival (much excitement, hugs and kisses) and some dinner, this is what is happening at my house. Knitting! Mrs 27 is knitting a cardigan for that baby in the sling on her front, Miss 25 is knitting another cardigan for that same baby, and Miss 15 is knitting a hat for granddaughter. All in all a day of wonderfulness.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
I did manage to quickly piece this starflower. I think I will piece this quilt by stealth. This is the third block. These blocks are really big, 16.5" square, so I won't need too many to make a decent sized quilt. But that's the question. What is a "decent sized" quilt? What is your favourite size?
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
I managed to sew a little today.
This was the result. They will look like this eventually.
Starflowers. Eventually. Not anytime soon. I have secret sewing to do tomorrow.
Monday, 4 June 2012
Making at our house
We like to make things at our house. We think it helps you stay cheerful AND it's quite useful.
Miss 25 has been playing with this Sculpy.
Whilst Miss 15 has been making this from Sculpy.
And this. All for jewellery so they are quite small. They are so clever at tiny things!
Sunday, 3 June 2012
A Baking Kind of Day
Cookies were promised, so Saturday was a baking kind of day.
My Bradley and I baked last night. It was so much fun. The choc chip cookies are a favourite here, the other two recipes were new ones. I managed to burn the last tray of cookies. I guess I was "finished" before the cookies were!
Friday, 1 June 2012
There hasn't been much sewing here lately. There has been a little of this though.
I say "yardage" quite loosely here because I actually purchased metreage, but it just doesn't roll off the tongue in the same way. What's not to love about bunting? That's one of the reasons why I had to have some Reunion.
And some of this too.
Yes, some Summersville. I love the Milly Molly Mandyness of this range! I'm not sure what I am going to do with either of them yet. For the last week I have been carrying them from flat surface to flat surface in my house. Just displaying them. Looking at them. You know the drill! Right now I am tidying up the sewing desk (where they have ended up) ready for another flurry of activity. I have three quilt tops finished that need basting. That's next, as soon as I finish tidying.