Saturday, 15 October 2016

Look at these gorgeous fabrics Chooky sent me for my birthday.

Love them. Thanks Chooky.

Have had a couple of parcels go to my old address. Went to the house and they couldn't give them to me.
They could have marked not at this address and put them in the post. So disappointed with them.

Thanks for dropping by..... Simone

Sunday, 9 October 2016

FNWF......Adding borders...

Friday night I joined into Friday night with Friends. I spent time knitting more rows on my Hitchhiker scarf. I now have 4 points to go. But I am thinking of using the second ball to make it even bigger.

Saturday and Sunday I spent time at my machine. Poor thing must be feeling neglected but gee it is good to working on this quilt top.

Natures Journey is a pattern designed by the talented Anni from Hatched and Patched. This quilt top began as part of the stitch a long run by Chooky. I completed all the appliqué and cut out the fabric towards the end of 2015.

This weekend I have added the checkerboard border and also added the appliqué border. The weekend is not over and I still have two borders to add.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get a child to leave the confines of her bedroom to hold the quilt top so the top borders folder over the clothesline.

Thanks for dropping by..... Simone

Friday, 7 October 2016

Holidays end

This is my last weekday of my holidays before I return to work.

My youngest daughter stayed home all holidays. She couldn't get to her fathers house. That caused her great distress and anger towards me. But here we are at the end of the holidays and all is well. Late nights late mornings. Loud music all part of the holiday at home.

My middle daughter is locked away in our spare room with books notes and all things school spread over the spare bed. She has been studying for the upcoming HSC exams which begin next week.

I have enjoyed my five days of leave. I have got into the garden, saw a movie, sewed with friends, listened to the music selection of Bridie - it is very good quite a broad range of music, style and era.

We watching both football grand finals and enjoyed both. Particularly the end of the NRL game. We also lived the pre game entertainment Keith Urban amazing!

I have also begun a four week online course as part of my role at work. So far I have spent five hours watching the presentation, completing the homework and assignment.

It will be great to return to work and get back to our weekly routine.

Thanks for dropping by..... Simone

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Plodding along....

Making some progress....

After a weekend away in September and stitching down my squares I haven't picked up this project.

A lot of my time has been spent making hexagon flowers for a facebook group I am in.  I think I was 'sucked' into the group with the 'rules' for the group changing as quick as the members grew.   Anyway I am over halfway and thought that this week I have off would be spent knitting a shawlette and also starting to sew together my Nature's Journey quilt top.

Here are a picture of the Hitchhikers shawlette I think I have about 80 rows to go... 

I have also begun making the nine patches for the next border for Nature's Journey as well.