Sunday, December 10, 2006

Showcase Sunday.

Hub has headed off to car racing today so I have leisure to post. We had an absolute scorcher of a day again yesterday-40 degrees celcius which is well over 100 fahrenheit. Fortunately no fires around here, but plenty in other parts of the state. I had to help the Church Ladies with afternoon tea for a wedding and that hall sure warmed up! I ended up just running around with jug after jug of ice water-needless to say we didn't make many coffees!
I was very pleased to come home and hop straight in the pool.

The paediatrician appointment turned into a full day as we managed to get a late afternoon ultrasound. We see him again tomorrow for the results but many indicators seem to be pointing to something like irritable bowel from all the antibiotics for the giardia-you just can't win!
Anyway I am starting to feel less like it may be life threatening so I may even get in the mood to fully decorate the house for Christmas today.

I managed to work my scanner out today-(pretty much) so I have a few pre-digital photos for you. The first is from Christmas a few years ago, it is a quilted map of our farm buildings and different paddock layouts, made for my boy. As usual I would do it differently now-I think it was one of my first 5 quilts and I had to make it up but he still loves it and plays with it.

The next quilt was for baby George's sister when she was born. I absolutely love the novelty print/panel and I continually kick myself that I didn't just buy 10 metres the day I saw it as it sold out within a week. It does not look like this anymore! it was used constantly from the first day and washed most weeks-it is a pale shade of itself but was at least loved and used.

The final one is the hand dyed fabrics we did as a quilting group. This was for another of George's sisters, the hot pink sashings were added. I really liked how this turned out and so did George's trendy Mum. I think I have shown my log cabin up the top before.

Kids last few days of school this week. Class parties are tomorrow, my girl will miss hers due to her appointment but she said, "my health is more important than a party" to the receptionists! Probably very true but she sounded like a little old lady! They have rotating Christmas craft activities in the morning, I may snap a few shots for some good ideas. I'm making angels if I get organized today and cut everything out-my most hated part!

Oh, the hint from "The 15 minute organizer" for today. "Plan a weekly menu and base your shopping list on those menus and add to your staples when they're low, try to have everything on the list so you don't go back for single items." Such a good theory and I usually get all motivated in the new year and work it all out....then things start to slip!
Have a good weekend, tracey

7 comments:

Sue said...

Your quilts are lovely! Glad the news on your daughter appears to be less serious!
It's quite chilly here with rain and wind. Enjoy your weekend..
:)

joyce said...

I made a menu for the weekend when my 4 grandchildren were here. THey had a good laugh when they realized that we were never eating what was on the menu. I didn't run out of groceries though. It is a 10 mile drive over bad roads to go to the store so that was a good thing.

Libby said...

Love those early quilts -- look at you designing for yourself right from the beginning. I am just getting to where I might be brave enough to give it a try.
Hope the news is good for your girl at her next appointment . . . I'll think good thoughts.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Hi Tracey
can you email me please as I can't email you? I have the address for the hexagons for you and a few fabric sites too.
thanks Jenni

Clare said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and, no, I won't come and seek you out if you don't hand quilt it LOL.

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