Sunday, May 20, 2012

My May Finish and a spot of Quilting!

YAY! My sewing machine is finally fixed and I got a chance to play with my new extension table for the first time today.  I've done all the stabilising/boring quilting now and just need to decide what to do from here.

It also felt good to get the binding done on this - the last of our Quilts For Queensland.  I can't take any credit for the beautiful quilting done by Emma over at  This was the third and last quilt using these "It's a Hoot" fabrics and I think this fabric range truly changed me into a bit of a modern, brights girl!  Luckily I have a contact that works in ministry in the Toowoomba/St George area and will still be able to get the quilts to where they are needed.

Much as I would LOVE to keep quilting I now need to go cook tea and get back to planet reality planning for a busy week ahead!
Hope you had a crafty weekend too!
Keep smiling,

New product layouts for June

Finally I have had a chance to play with my box of new product for June!  Love the two new border maker punches!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

All Work and No Play

All work and no play makes Nell an incredibly dull girl (hence no recent blog posts!)  I am LOVING being back at kindy and working with my own (not so little) group.  I love the funny things kids say, and the infectious enthusiasm they have for life and learning.

In lots of ways it is like I have never been away (even though it has been 8 years!!!!) Where it does feel totally different is at home.  In my pre-children life it didn't matter how late I stayed at work, or how much work I took home.  This is a learning curve.  Maddie is getting used to not having Mummy around as much.  Mummy is getting used to washing on the weekend, and planning ahead for 4 or 5 people's worth of lunches each day!  Next week starts my first week of serious menu planning (something I have never done but now have to unless we are to be eating scrambled eggs at least one night a week!)  I get the feeling our crock pot is going to get a work out this Winter.

NO sewing happening as Janome needs to go back to the repairman (3rd time now - sigh!)
I have been scrapping in preparation for our big CM event of the year, Memoranza (which will happen next weekend)

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and getting enough "me" time!
Keep smiling,