Saturday, February 16, 2013

Love quilt

I recently heard of the tragic death of young mum and fellow Madeit Seller Tammy Boorer. 
Her husband is still in a coma from the same accident. Her two young children and mum were also injured in the accident. 
Some of the lovely Madeit ladies organised a fundraiser night to try and help raise a bit more money to help with the bills etc for Tammy's family. I decided to contribute this LOVE quilt.

I used Amy Butler Love fabrics, Tula Pinks LOVE pattern and quilted it with random hearts in the stippling to continue the theme. I've wanted to try the pattern for a long time and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

It was listed in my Madeit store on the 13th of Feb and sold the next day. It is a crib/lap size quilt and I'm glad I got to contribute to the fund raising for the Boorer family. They have a long long road of recovery ahead of them and I am sure every little bit helps. 

Friday, February 8, 2013


I am embarrassed to say that this is the state of my vegie garden at the moment. 

Completely over grown with grass and weeds.

There are remnants of vegetables still visible. The super hardy Asparagus and Rhubarb.

Though the Asparagus is struggling I'd say!

One lone pumpkin that we tried to make into the Worlds Biggest - failed dismally there! Hubby tried spraying the paths for me so we could find the garden beds back! The sunflowers were about the only things that thrived. Oh, that's besides the weeds!

There are some tomatoes, but they aren't very nice. They seem to have some sort of insect eggs inside them. 
So, in a bid to try to regain some sort of self sufficiency, the boys and I are spending an hour after dinner every night cleaning out the beds. We have 2 so far! One we have put in a punnet of lettuce seedlings and heirloom beetroot seeds. The other half full of bean seeds. I've been bitterly disappointed with the beans from the supermarket so hopefully we will get some before the winter comes. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This week

School started back this week. Big Preprimary kid now.  He's been looking forward to getting back to school for weeks. Now it's here though, he's been a bit disappointed with it.  

Tuesday night he told me he was feeling sad that they hadn't learned anything yet. I explained that maybe as it was only the second day of school maybe the teachers were still letting everyone settle in. Fair enough.
Last night after picking him up from school, on the way home he told me:
 "Actually mum, I'm still trying to work this preprimary thing out"
" Oh really? What do you mean?" my reply.
"Well, is preprimary for learning or just playing, coz we still haven't learned anything yet".
Oh the eagerness of young minds! Bless him!

I only hope that he continues his enthusiasm for learning for the many daunting years of school left!
Samuel didn't want to be in any photos with his big brother! And yes the dolphin has been going to school too. He stays in his school bag and at lunch William says hello and zips him back in. Dolphin misses him too much otherwise.

So, while I am one child less now I have been doing a small amount of catch up sewing. This Ruby disappearing nine patch is for our farm worker and his wife. They had a baby girl last week (a bit early but nice and healthy). All new babies need a baby quilt! 

I've wanted to make a disappearing nine patch for a while now and I'm so glad I did! Easy peasy blocks to put together in no time, and  a bit more interesting than just a patchwork.

Backed with AMH flannel (I'm trying to collect as much as I can before it's all gone). LOVE to work with it and it really is lovely on the back of a baby quilt. 

This is not even a full charm pack, maybe 5 squares left over? A little white border to make it a little bit bigger and now we can finally deliver it and meet the new baby. 
Meanwhile, only 8 weeks till we meet our new baby. AHHH!