Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time not on my side

I think I say the same thing at the beginning of every New Year. Just where do the days go. January was a very busy month. Went away for a few weeks one week spent at Gooberagandra a very happy and fun holiday with wonderful family and great friends. Then a week caravaning up through central NSW. The heat was almost unbearable this time or is it that I am just getting a little older and less tolerant.

I have been doing a bit of crafting and stitching though, never let it be said that I sit idle. This time of the year is cricket time which I love to sit and watch and this is when I can get a lot of handstitching done.

I have been making yo-yo's for quite some time getting ready for my teapot creation. I will be teaching this to my Patchwork group this year so it was a project I was happy to complete.

There are about 65+ medium yo-yos and lots and lota of smaller ones for fillers.

This is the second one I have made and because I don't write anything down I just go by the seat of my pants this one took me a bit longer to sort out how I had made the first. I am pleased that it did work out especially for the girls I will be teaching.
Another little 2 hour Tulip Bag. These are such fun to make and really do take only 2 hours to complete. My GD has claimed this one as it is her favourite colours.

Made a few pincushions from a tutorial on Polkadot Pineapples blog. They were so easy to make, her tutorials are well written with pictures and instructions making them easy to follow.

Over January I was determined to get a few UFO's at least put together ready for quilting.
For about 3 years I have been meeting with 3 friends and we were all doing dresden plates. I of course decided to do a quilt the other 2 wall hangings so my quilt took a bit longer but now it is all together and I love how it looks now it is complete....

The other quilt top I have finished just only need the borders put on I started this one sometime
last year and it sat without borders seemed like forever but now is complete. I am going to quilt this on myself. Well that's the plan

Also during the January school holidays our GD Ryan came to stay with us for a week. I had been talking about a pegboard for my craft room no sooner did I mention it again they Ryan and DH had the old wall pulled out and the start of my pegboard began

Helping Gregdad cut up the pegboard.

Putting the pegboard in place. Many hands make light work.

It was fun to use the drill. Luckily it had run out of power. He looks like the real tradesman

My pegboard all finished and I am very happy with the work my 2 best guys have done.

Took the 2 GD's Kaitlyn and Ryan to the beach for a days outing. The surf was very rough but they still enjoyed the day. Little Aussies.

Ryan got dumped so many times. I love this photo all covered in sand.

A Christmas gift for my middle daughter Sheree. A Janelle Wind pattern.

The tablerunner I made for my eldest daughter Danielle before Christmas displayed on her dining table. She loves blues and white.