Wednesday, August 29, 2012

HST BOM - caught up!

I have managed to catch up on the HST BOM and am ready for September's block - YAY!!!

July Block
HST BOM - Block #7 - July

August Block
HST BOM - Block #8 - August


All blocks so far
HST BOM - Blocks #1-#8

The fabric I am using is Sassy, by Sandy Gervais




Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spring Fling - Give away

Over on Quilt Block Swap Australia, the lovely Sue is having a give away.

I quote from the QBSA blog:



The give away is open to
ALL MEMBERS
and
ALL FOLLOWERS
of Quilting Block swaps Australia
  
This is the new range - Cameo by Amy Butler
 I chose this as it is modern and fresh and should brush the cobwebs of winter away.
To enter simply pop a comment on this post and let Sue know what your favourite Spring cleaning job is and why. For two entries Blog about it and link your blog back to the post.



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, August 24, 2012

August has been very busy ;-)

Hi everyone

Well August certainly has been a busy month for me ;-)

from Susan
for Block Swap Adventure for July


block from Jan 
for QBSA

AND a very cute Mug Rug which is being put to good use ;-)



this is what I sent Jan


these lovely two blocks from Holly for 
for Block Swap Adventure for August



this is what I have sent to Holly


I was a bit late making up my CraftMad Family quilt blocks for July,
so I included them with the August blocks ;-)

Fat Quarters Sent
August Fat Quarter Swap

August Fat Quarter Swap

Birthday Club - August

Fat Quarters Received (so far)
From Sandra - thank you so much, they are GORGEOUS!


Christmas block from Chris for May
thank you Chris - for keeping me informed of the delay
and for such a beautiful block ;-)

Christmas Block From Diane for August 
I have already had the hot chocolate - YUMMO! 
Thanks Diane - this block will go so well with all my other Christmas Blocks

this is what I have sent Diane ;-)

I also received the last of my Mug Rugs for the Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap
From AnnaB

From Michele-Marie

Along with some extra stress thrown in for good measure with an unexpected stay in hospital for my Dad, and a few electrical appliances failing (see post HERE), I am looking forward to September!


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

FNSI show and tell and .....

............ scream!

I was so looking forward to my FNSI - I had several tasks in mind ;-)

However, I only completed one ;-(

I spent a large part of my time picking fabric and cutting ready for my Block Swap Adventure partner's block - the Lattice Square

you know what's coming don't you .......... measure twice, cut once!


first lot of fabrics, I realised half way that I didn't have enough for what I wanted to do, then I don't know what happened, but I mucked up and cut all of the squares 1/4" smaller than needed!


I eventually finished the block with my third choices of fabric ;-(

Something did make me happy though  ................ 
I received some more goodies for my Santa Sack from Fiona
 

This morning we have had a new television delivered, so I am currently on 'apprentice' duty with the husband  setting up the stand and putting it on the lowline entertainment unit - glad I had my Weetbix for breakfast.
EDITED:  See post HERE for update on what happened with the television :(


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

35 years ago ......

I was a sewing machinist in a Jeans Factory here in Adelaide.  K.J. Jarvis & Co Pty Ltd - my boss was the most wonderful first boss anyone could ask for, Kevin Jarvis.

On this day, 35 years ago, the factory went quiet with the news on the radio that Elvis Presley was dead.

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?

My sister gave me this book for my 14th birthday in 1974


I even did the cross-word



Whilst I don't consider myself a serious fan anymore, I still love most of his songs, and I just can't bear to throw it away ;-)


I also realised while I was sitting at my sewing machine just recently, making up the cardholders for an ETSY customer, I seem to have come full circle ;-)

Here I was sitting at a sewing machine, earning some money sewing .... not a lot of money, but it doesn't matter, I was enjoying myself, and I was making something very pretty.

I am sure if I did a comparison of the wages at the time, it just might work out the same hourly rate ;-)  here goes..........

My pay back then was a whopping $56.60 for a 36 1/2 hour week - we worked an 8 hour day Monday to Thursday, then a 4 1/2 hour day on Fridays (payday)  that makes it a whole $1.55 per hour!



Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Block Swap Adventure for July

Here is what I made for Susan - this was my first time making a pinwheel block and I must admit, I enjoyed it very much.

Pinwheel Block

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I have the best ......

Sister-in-law ;-)

Sharon has come back to Adelaide for a short visit, while waiting on a new placement with her work.  She is an OT and volunteers overseas doing rehabilitation work. 

Look at what she surprised me with from Bali!




We are in discussions as to what she can bring back next time ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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