Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blocks galore!

Hi all,

I have been busy catching up on bee blocks. I had September and October to do and now I am up to date!

September bee block 1

Block 1 for September

September bee block 2

Block 2 for September. These are both 16” blocks so nice and big!

October bee blocks

The blocks for October.

I am really enjoying this bee, it is the Ausmod Bee. Every month is different – I wonder what next month holds!

And I have some more Afternoon Delight blocks to share.

Afternoon Delight block 9

Afternoon Delight block 11 and 12    
Now I have a couple of swap projects to work on as well as the star burst quilt to finish!

Bye for now, Jess :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Celebrating 13 years!

Hi guys,

I have had the most wonderful weekend! I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen with me still on antibiotics and my littlest fella getting tonsillitis. But we rolled with it and left the boys with my parents for 2 nights while hubs and I hit the Sunshine Coast for our anniversary.

There are two things that I love to do when I go to the Sunny Coast….

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If I am going anywhere near Forest Glen I have to stop in and see Penny at The Patchwork Angel. I love this store! They stock Tula Pink – need I say more!

The other must do is the Eumundi Markets. Which I didn’t take any photos of but it was lovely to wonder around without kids dragging me here and there. I got some fantastic smelling Lavender massage oil to try on the boys at bedtime to see if it helps them sleep. And we discovered an aussie artist, Michelle Pike, her work is really fun and so Australian! We only bought a puzzle this time but I am thinking about buying her calendar for next year…if only we could afford one of her canvases!

The unit we stayed in was across the road from the beach and had fabulous views.

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We could walk to restaurants for dinner, which was so great!

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The first night we had Indian food at Hathi Restaurant which was right next door. We both chose Chicken Tikka Masala except different heat strengths, I think next time we will get different curries so we can mix and match a bit more.

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The second night we had pizza at Capone’s Pizza and Pasta, it was delish!

When we got home yesterday I couldn’t resist playing matchmaker with some of my new fabric -

MO collage

This is what I am thinking for my Midnight at the Oasis quilt which I hope to start soon!

And since today was our actual anniversary we took the boys out for dinner to a local restaurant The Roadhouse Grill which was great too. Fantastic atmosphere and the food was beautiful!  

So now 13 years has passed since we said our vows…I wonder what the next 13 will hold? I hope for good things!

Bye for now, Jess

Friday, October 11, 2013

Q4 Finish Along Goals

Hi guys,

The first few things I would like to finish are carry-overs from last quarter…

American Beauty top

My American Beauty quilt, which actually stands a good chance of being finished this time. She is in Jane’s hands now waiting to be quilted.

Convergence top

This convergence mini quilt needs the quilting finished.

Pure Mini top

And this one needs some quilting love too.
  Star Burst progress 
A new one to the list this time – I call this the Star Burst quilt, it is for my youngest son. I hope to have this finished to reveal it for the “For the boys” blog hop in November.

I guess the other things I want to finish this quarter don’t qualify to be entered in the FAL because technically they haven’t been started yet. A mini quilt for the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, a lot of thinking is happening but no fabric has been cut yet. Some tops for summer, patterns and fabrics have been selected but not cut into. I guess I will be making teacher presents for the end of the school year too but I only just thought of that!

Linking to

FAL 2013

Bye for now, Jess 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Finish Along Q3 Wrap Up

Hi all,

It is the time to look back over the last 3 months and see what I finished…I had 8 things on my list, which in reflection was pretty ambitious. I finished 3 things, better than nothing though.

Mini Ipad cover side open

First up was the Ipad cover, which was needed urgently at the time and ironically doesn’t get used now since we bought a survivor case for the Ipad.

Skirt 1

Next was the skirt. I wear this a lot and I really would like to make another one soon!

Scrap challenge quilt

And finally, there is the mini quilt for the scrap quilt challenge. Which had a deadline so there was a need to finish it. I am noticing that I finish things that have a use or a deadline. Maybe I should create deadlines for all my projects LOL.

I also started and finished things that weren’t on my list – a pair of hot pads, 3 pouches and a pincushion.

BTW, thanks to everyone who sent their well wishes I am feeling much better. I still have a bit of a cough but I am hoping it doesn’t get worse again.

Bye for now, Jess :)