Category Archives: quilting

Skinflint Sunday: revisit old passions.

“Gidday babe. Come here often?” Well, these couches are now GONE! My new leather lounge suites have arrived. I’ve got a cream coloured one for the lounge room, because I love to live dangerously, and a dark grey one for … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Another project finished.

On Friday the painter came back and finished the fence. I’m absolutely loving the look. The next step is to get the front garden landscaped. In December I had Karen from Edible Eden¬†¬†come and design a suburban food forest for … Continue reading

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Perspective.

I had an interesting conversation today. I was talking with a friend over the phone. She was a tad hungover from a Christmas breakup the night before, while I was hiding from the hot day by staying inside, reading Tony … Continue reading

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Widget’s Quilt.

Last year my friend Widget had a pretty ordinary year. And by ordinary I mean pretty awful. The sort of year that makes you glad that New Years comes and you can shut the door on the pretty ordinary year … Continue reading

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A memory like an elephant. No wonder she makes them.

Yesterday I received a parcel. Any ‘crafty’ blogger worth her salt would recognise at a glance who it was from, just by looking at the picture. Last year (was it last year? Or the year before?) I took the boys … Continue reading

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The Teddy Bear Quilt.

The last time I was at Craft Camp I started sewing 2.5″ squares together. Completely at random… the only rule was that I couldn’t have 2 of the same fabric side by side. Then I sewed them together in bigger … Continue reading

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The Inverloch quilt.

My goodness this one took a long time! It’s huge too… 90″ X 90″ (229cm X 229cm) I bought a couple of sets of assorted hand-dyed batik charm squares from Malka back in 2008 because I love the way she … Continue reading

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Two jobs finished on the one day.

The August blocks for the quilting bee. (Let’s forget about the fact that they were due back on the 15th…. let’s just focus on the fact that it’s still August, shall we?) But by far the most important even of … Continue reading

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I just asked myself the question…

…. what can I get done over the last week of holidays? It’s an intriguing thought…

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