Tuesday, 28 July 2009

A Quick Trip Away

It has been a very busy weekend for us. Saturday eldest daughter and her BF came to stay and to collect the Peter Rabbit quilt that I made for them to give to friends.
It was a quilt panel and all I had to do was the quilting and binding. I used the new machine and it was quite a learning experience.

I will be glad after Friday when I've had my first lesson on operating the 'beast.' The machine is great to use but the instructions booklet is next to useless. Talk about trial and error.

As a thank you I was given these lovely iris'. The were just buds on Saturday but when we came home yesterday most of them were open.

Sunday lunchtime Himself and I packed a bag and took off to Lakes Entrance for the night. He wanted to visit Lake Tyers to see the water wheel there.
Some people would think we're crazy driving 4 hours to look at a water wheel. It was fun to get away, go out for dinner etc.

Yesterday we drove home via Yarram instead of coming straight down the highway. It was good to see some other parts of Gippsland.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Forthcoming Visitor

I am still trying to use up the fabric in my stash, it seems to be a never ending challenge. I've made a couple of autumn toned quilts, a few scrappy ones, a green one and now I am working on the blues again. This is the first block of the new project. I love HSTs, you can do so much with them.

Last week was my mother-in-laws birthday. We went to Melbourne to have lunch with her and other members of the family to celebrate her 92nd year.

On the way home we called into the Camberwell Sewing Centre and came home with this little addition to my sewing machine collection. I think it will be lovely to sew and quilt on when I've had a little more time to play with it. I hope to go back to the shop in a week or two for a lesson.

I'd like to introduce Pino. Pino belongs to our youngest daughter. The very same daughter who is going overseas for 3 months, guess who is going to look after Pino????
This is an 'inside cat' we already have a black cat who lives outside, should be interesting when they meet through the window. The 'Man of the House' hates cats, especially cats inside the house. I should be in for a fun 12 weeks.