Saturday, August 11, 2012

A long weekend

It's a long weekend for us as the Brisbane Show (Ekka) is on and our town gets the Monday as a public holiday.  We've headed to our block near Bundaberg and are having a nice weekend away.  Five of our children are off doing their own thing (sometimes having one with a driver's licence can have it's pluses!) so we only have three with us - pretty easy all round!

The winds have come - always does around Show time.  But that also means that spring is around the corner.  So it's still cold but the wattles have come out and here the sunflowers and grevilleas are out in flower.  The birds are coming in and it is so lovely.    Our jasmine is budding and will be a mass of flowers within the next week, filling the air with the most beautiful perfume.

I've finally photographed all my completed blocks from My Favourite Things Quilt.  Here they are:

One of the reasons I am behind in my sewing projects is that I've tried to get my scrap booking up to date - and believe me I'm years behind on this. I've joined a digital group and go almost every week - children's priorities sometimes getting in the way!

Here are some of the pages I've completed:

I've completed a few books - just doing them by year.  I'm working on 2007 at the moment.  It's been great to look back and see how much the kids have changed - and how much they haven't.  Enjoyed going through, sorting and recording our lives.  Unfortunately, time is just as limited.

We have been investigating the possibility of buying some alpacas and the craft possibilities with these animals are amazing - the fleece is so soft and beautiful and I love the earthy tones.  Possibilities of felting as well as knitting and crochet.  Will keep you posted on our endeavours.  They are the most amazing animal.  We're visiting a local alpaca farm tomorrow.

So, I've been away from my blog for most of the year, but not sitting idle.  Still read where I can, but don't get to write a lot.  Hopefully, I'll get back to regular writing soon.


1 comment:

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your quieter weekend........great progress on the SAL............