Wednesday 26 February 2014

Thank God for Grandma!

Today we head to Sydney to settle our eldest daughter into Uni. Thankfully Grandma arrived last night:

... to take up pyjama pants ...

... to sew hanging loops to towels ...

... to make last minute adjustments to tops that are too big ...

... and to get the bind on the farewell quilt.

Meanwhile, I'm fluffing about, wondering where the last 18 years have gone and how I'm going to get through the next 18 hours!

Thursday 20 February 2014

Tool of the week

Behold, my favourite gadget right now:

Any clues? Its footprint is barely bigger than my phone, making it compact and lightweight.

It unfolds to reveal a handy portable light! For a whopping outlay of $11.25 at Officeworks, it has thirty LEDs, three brightness levels and recharges via a USB cable.

While it won't compete with a dedicated craft lamp, it wins on portability and ease of use. Perfect to throw in your bag for sewing group.

I use it on its brightest setting, and it is certainly adequate for a short stint of stitching. Nifty, huh?!

Thursday 13 February 2014

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date

In true White Rabbit style, I'm late to the tea party. 

Sarah Fielke of The Last Piece put out a call (some time ago!) for anyone willing to make her a tea cup block or two to contribute to a special version her 'All That and the Hatter' quilt for her birthday. Astonishingly, no-one (other than her Mum) has ever made her a quilt. Perhaps her wonderful talent leaves everyone too intimidated to think of quilting for her?!

Sarah designed 'All That and the Hatter' for her most recent book, Hand Quilted with Love. Latest news has it that she has another book waiting in the wings, cowritten with Amy Lobsiger - can't wait for that one.  Sarah has been inundated with tea cup blocks from ladies the world over, and is on a feeble promise from me! At last, I have found some sewing time and can be true to my word. Blocks are on the way Sarah :)

To the Post Office for me.

No time to say "Hello, Goodbye"
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.


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