Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quiet Australia Day, Getting back on track.

Yesterday was Australia Day, a day when we celebrate our beautiful country and our way of life. We had a very quiet one with a swim and a B-B-Q lunch with my eldest son and grandson. Lamb , steak and salad was on the menu followed by watermelon for dessert. Trying to be a bit more healthy this year, but will have to see how long that lasts.
January has passed very quickly with lots of time spent with grandchildren and very little sewing done. Got Jake, settled into school this week so hope now I can get back into my quilting room a bit more often and actually finish some things off.
I have joined OPAM again this year in the hope it will encourage me to finish the numerous UFO's I have in my cupboards. Kris from Tagalong Teddies and Peg from Happy in Quilting are again running it. I have added the button to my side bar and put my finishes list there as well.
Well, off to put another Gardeners Journal block together and trace out some more stitcheries. Still have quite a few of them to go. Will have a few photos of things I'm working on in my next post.
Until then, take care all..........

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year , Birthday Fat 1/4 Swap

Well, here we are : January 1, 2011. I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year and have all made your New Year resolutions. My wish for my family this year is that any problems they have been facing will be resolved so they can move forward with their lives. Only time will tell but I think 2011 will be a better one for them. As for me I want to catch up on all the things I didn't get done last year. I have a list of UFO's that is quite long so I guess that is where I will have to start.
This year I joined Maree's Birthday Fat 1/4 Swap. The idea of the swap was that we were to send 2 fat quarters as each member of the group had their birthday. Below are the fat 1/4's that I received from Jenny, Christine, Barb and Natalie. Some extras goodies were also sent with the fabric. They included a Christmas ornament, a fabric tissue holder, some buttons and a pattern. Ladies, thank-you so much for these lovely gifts and thank-you to Maree for organizing it.
I already have a some ideas for using the fabrics so am looking forward to seeing what I can come up with.
Well, till next time............