Thursday, July 9, 2009

Did you see kangaruby in Homespun?

Look what arrived in the mail yesterday

And look who is on the mailbag page!!

I recieved an email a little while ago telling me that Kangaruby and my platypi would be appearing on the mailbag page of Australian Homespun magazine! It is so exciting to see my name and my homemade gifts in my favourite magazine! Today I went to the post office to pick up my prize. Seeing as though it was a Christmas in July issue of the magazine, my prize had a Christmas theme - 2 beautiful books full of Christmas patterns, a Christmas pattern from the Rivendale Collection and 2 packs of gorgeous glittery threads! Lucky I LOVE Christmas!

The book Comfort and Joy is exactly the type of book I love and has some gorgeous projects in it - I can't wait to start on some!

Arn't these angels cute!

Lately however, my sewing has been very very frustrating. It seems I have forgotten how to quilt! I have quilted ok before - never great, but always passable, but this is just awful. I am so frustrated and dissapointed -and it wasn't just this one that was bad. I think I will start looking for a quilting service in Inner Sydney (any suggestions?)... Or maybe I finally need to give in and do some classes to figure out what I am doing wrong.

Apart from my attrocious quilting, I have just finished a new bag to take on my holiday . I am so proud of myself - this is completely designed by ME! Even I can't believe it turned out ok! I even put a zip closure on the top - my first ever zip.

Speaking of our trip, our plane leaves in 24 hours and I haven't even started packing! I hope everyone has a wonderful month and I'll be back in August with lots of photos and stories to share.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Almost ready!

I got my 'holiday' blocks together yesterday (4 days to go!)

I just need to trace on my stitcheries and iron on my pellon and I am ready to go!

I got some other things finished also, but it was too dark to take pictures, so I will share those later this week. And I am hoping I will have something else exciting to show before I go away too!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gosh work can be tough...

My workmate is a Masterchef fan, as am I. So have a look here to see what I had to deal with on Monday for morning tea...

It was sooo good - she did a fantastic job! Gosh work can be tough sometimes!