Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Happy Australia Day

G'day everone, Happy Australia Day!
This is one of my favourite Aussie Icons, The Tassie Devil. Living in Tassie I've never seen them in the wild but you can hear them. Isn't he the cutest little fellow.
I'll be kicking back a bit later with some mates, having a barbie while the kids swim in the pool.
Enjoy yourselves!

Monday, 24 January 2011

Slow progress

 I'm making slow progress on Gardener's Journal, blocks D & H are now complete.

I haven't given up on this quilt yet, I'll get it finished one day!

I posted Bec's Stitching Around the Block to Kez today and before I do anymore GJ I have to complete Round 4 of Kez's block.....which means lots of Hexies!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Thank-you Rasberry Rabbits!

A lovely surprise was waiting for me yesterday from sweet Shell and her bunniful assistants Sugie and Harrington from The Rasberry Rabbits
Thank-you for all this goodness, Lavender is one of my most favourite scents and yes that's an empty chockie wrapper, delicious Peppermint Bark, gotta find me more of that Yummo! Silly me shared the second one with my hubby.

Now don't forget Shell's 12 of Hearts BOM that starts today

and the Queensland Flood Appeal continues, see the previous post for links.
Hugs to all Queenslanders affected by the flooding, I'm thinking of you and praying you all stay safe.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

1974 revisited

My beloved Queensland, or otherwise known to true blue Queenslanders as God's Country is copping an absolute drenching. I feel helpless so far away in Tasmania (second only to God's Country).
My family and friends stretch far and wide across the state and thankfully none are right in the heart of the flooding but extremely close or cut off by it.
I remember the 1974 flood and paddling around in the water aged five and I can't believe it's going to exceed that. Latest predictions are that 6500 homes will be inundated in Brisbane...Yikes! I'm following the news closely and pray that no further lives are lost.
Stay safe my fellow Queenslanders!

Ways in which we can help
 Toni from Make it Perfect in hosting the Queensland Flood Appeal Auctions

So spread the word by adding the banner to your blog, or facebook page and get ready to bid on the auctions which will go live on Monday the 24th of January 2011.

The Gum Tree Designer Girls are requesting sewing kits go here for more details.

Monday, 3 January 2011

UFO's have started landing!

I started this project back in September 2009, it was a mystery quilt marathon held by Helen and Molly to raise funds for her World Youth Challenge. Well Molly has been to Namibia and has been back now for months and it was time I completed the top.
I had stopped working on this quilt because I wasn't happy with one of the fabrics I'd used so I had to unpick it and put in the green, the rest of the fabrics are from Blessings by Moda.
Now I have two flimsies waiting to be quilted, the other is Angels Story.
My other quilts in various stages of completeness are Gardners Journal and Quilt Aid 2009 then I have many various little stitcheries completed. Not too mention kits waiting to be started. Not sure which project I'll tackle next but I'm determined to have some more finishes before I return to work.