Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What I've been doing this weekend

No wildly exciting Australia Day events here (although we did have a BBQ with good friends on Sunday!) I took the long weekend as a good chance to catch up on crafty projects. I finally finished David's Christmas socks (100% wool should be just right for the 41 degree heatwave we are expecting for the next three days!) I have also been working on this:

which goes with this:

made for this sweet but probably unappreciative wee girl:

I started this at a "gathering in the hills" run by my local quilt shop The Patchwork Apple. It was a class by Helen Stubbings (her blog is "hugs and kisses" - you can see the whole quilt there) The fabric is called Flirt by Robyn Pandolph (who is one of my favourite fabric designers) This is one project that I intend to finish this year!

I have also been sewing two more giraffes for expectant friends (babies due March and August) My friend Nic has a photo of the giraffe I am talking about on her blog "Through My Eyes" These giraffes are by Melly and Me and I have to say I have made way too many of them!

Also wanted to show you what we do on any given Sunday at our house?!? Hannah saw egg and spoon races on a Hi Five video and wanted to give it a try. At times we can't keep up with our 4 chickens so James agreed. Would have loved to show you an action shot but the condition to this blog is that his Highness not be referred to or photographed for it so you didn't hear it from me that James had as much fun as the kids did. Surprisingly, only two eggs were lost out of several races (which hopefully means our children inherited coordination from their Father!)

Have a wonderful week and stay cool!
Keep smiling,


Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Brave New World

Hello from this technophobe! Hard to believe that I have embarked apon this blogging process but I guess the excess amount of time I spend drooling over other people's blogs, and the fact that I don't keep a diary anymore but still have this strange need to be accountable have led me here.

Apologies if you are hoping for enlightenment. This will be an odd assortment of crafty things, scrapbooking, perhaps a spot of gardening, favourite quotes, celebrations of milestones, and what I like to term "domestic fiction" (although perhaps not quite so fictional sometimes!) I know I will have to learn to upload photos so that will be a new challenge LOL.

And why Nellie Bligh? Because when I was a wee girl that is what my grandfather called me : "Nellie Bligh caught a fly, tied it on a string, fly died, Nellie cried, poor wee thing!" He kind of started the whole "Nell" thing. "Nellie Bligh Creations" is also the label I used when I sold things at the Spinners and Weavers Open Day last year so it just all fits.

So I guess now all that remains to be done is to find something to say (and preferrably some pretty pictures to look at!)
Keep smiling,