Tuesday, January 30, 2007

(Posting my chooks with the idea I may use this as my profile pic)

I'm still standing...
Well, the computer has managed to stay on so I thought I would attempt a quick post before it goes in for a going over.
Lucky I got the phone back on yesterday afternoon because I could start to go a bit nutty here if there wasn't a phone or computer and my two little mates are back to school tomorrow! Life would have been very quiet.
I have had an extremely hectic last few days-a cabbage patch doll afternoon tea party that we had to cook cakes for and my Christmas cabbage patch attended with my DD's and my SS's beanie kids; a few good games of star wars Monopoly (that I won); a few hits of cricket (that my 6yo with a good eye for the ball won) and a day out in town shopping and lunching with my girl yesterday while her Dad and brother went up north for fertilizer...So not a lot of sewing time but "everything has a season" and tomorrow they go back to school and a nice proportion of my time will be my own. Kinda happy about that, kinda not. I would imagine by tomorrow afternoon I will be well over the separation and enjoying getting stuck into things.

Some of my new little "I've found good fabric websites!!" material purchases. Nice to have a few "real" fabrics in the stash, I'm hoping to do a few purses, bags, and little wall-hangings for some sewing money, so these should help with that! some is also for summer dresses for my girl-I think the pink floral in the bottom left and some of sonnet's teal bluey colour will be great for dresses. There's some Nell's flower shop, blackbird village and cornucopia there as well. A good range for a year filled with quilting1

It's a sad thing when you buy fabric for your children's clothes only after giving full thought to how you can sew with it later! DH was telling someone the other day that he is constantly having to retrieve shirts that he still thinks are fine from the shirts 4 quilts pile! Speaking of that, I'll have to show you the shirts4quilts stash because I'm thinking it is about time to chop into them!!

Hopefully back online very soon (at least it's got an extended warranty!!)LOL Tracey

7 comments:

Carol said...

Hmmm, the shirts4quilts stash has me intrigued. What do you do with them? What fun getting material in the mail, they're the best type of packages!

joyce said...

My friend bought a lot of silk shirts that were in style here a few years ago for $1 or less at thrift shops and made the most gorgeous quilt. It was hard to sew though. She used spray starch to stablize the fabric but it was still quite a challeng. What an oppulent quilt though.

Lois R. said...

Can't wait to see the shirts4quilts stash. I have some of those too, but my husband's big fear is that one of his favorite silk neckties will wind up in the ties4quilts stash!

Owens Family Adventures said...

I absolutely love the chooks!!!! Have a great day!
dawn

Libby said...

Hubby has had a few things from his closet 'mysteriously' disappear around here. Shhhhh, I'll never tell *s*

Susie said...

The chicken (chook) quilt is absolutely one of the cutest I've ever seen!
:)

Ruth's Place said...

My husband has a number of really lovely shirts that I keep threatening to cut up for my quilts.