Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When you go down to the woods today...

 This lovely little knitted bear arrived in the mail yesterday for my youngest son. A lovely surprise from my Nan.

My Nan is a lovely quilter but is now finding it hard to sit at the machine for long periods of time. She is also a bit partial to knitting and for Christmas I bought her this book. It was a hit!

I think this bear is the fourth one she has made so far. Very special.

In my chat with her during the week she told me that during the war, she went with a lady to a group where they knitted the camouflage nets for the soldiers. That was something that I had never really thought about before.....amazing, and very humbling.

Apparently there is a girl bear on its way soon for my youngest cherub...will have to share that one with you too.

 Over the last few weeks I have also stitched a few more hexies...

and the garden now has 11 blooms. I am loving how bright and cheery they are. Will soon have to start on some stitched centres to put some together.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


During the school holidays I cut out some squares to make a couple of baby quilts for the local hospital.

I've been looking forward to putting them together. I finished the tops in January, and February has been so full it has just flown by.

They are not the most glamorous looking quilt tops, but am glad I could get something out of what I had on hand. It seems I have a lot more florals than boys prints. Must do something about that!
I was determined last night for a bit of progress on the quilts. I was so pleased to at least get them sandwiched together.

An all-nighter was definitely not on the agenda, so I took myself off to bed for some good rest. A panadol to dull the pain from a couple of troublesome teeth, that don't seem to be getting better on their own, and all was good.

This morning, before heading off to work I mixed up some scrumptious chocolate banana muffins. Found the recipe here a couple of weeks ago. They have been a real hit with the kids....even for the non-banana eater!

I like to have some home baked goodies in the kids lunchboxes and have been improving on achieving that this year.

I ended up arriving home from work later than I had hoped so my 'sandwiched' baby quilts are still sitting on the machine ready for some action.

So there has been a small amount of sewing progress here, but some is better than none at all. I am reminded to have a little perseverance.....

Will report back shortly, hopefully with the finished products!
(and yes, I am going to the dentist - so glad for the cancellation in tomorrow's appointments)