Sunday, March 29, 2009

Seeking Trish!

Trish from Chesterfield VA, you have left a question on my last blog post and Im sorry I cant answer you as you are a "no reply" commentor!! Could you please email me at and I can help with your enquiry!!

To make it easier, I have added an email link in my right sidebar. Hopefully it will help anyone with a question and I will be able to answer you more efficentley!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter Fun

In an attempt to make a little more effort this Easter, i joined up to the Martha Stewarts Easter Workshop. We dont usually decorate the house but this year we decided to have a go!! The kids had a Student Free Day at school today, so it was a good as time as any to get started.
First we made an Easter Tree for the table:
Our decorations are store brought but it was great to watch the kids have fun with it. I love the way that even though Maddi is 14, she still loves to do these things!!! She had to make a little nest for one of the chickens!!!
Only thing we didnt think of is that when your sitting at the table it blocks the TV, aw well!!
Next on the list was a "practise run" of some cupcakes to take to the grandparents on Good Friday. Now the kids loved doing these:
Inside each cupcake is a solid chocolate egg "surprise". Id brought them a few different sprinkle toppings to decorate them........of course what would a child do?? Yep mix them up and use them all together!!! And of course, since these are only practice ones.......they get to eat them!!!
Last but not least, we hung a Paper Egg Lantern just outside the back door:
Its meant to go over a globe but we couldnt do that because of how are light is positioned!! Still have a few more activities planned for them over the coming days, some fridge magnets and photo frames. The house feels like Easter is approaching and the kids just love it!!
Off to try a cupcake!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Sea of Pink!!

This morning, Maddi, my mum and myself participated in the 5km Walk/Run to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Despite the drizzle the event attracted over 2000 women of all ages and fitness levels!
TV personalities, Rebecca Gibney and Jessica Marais from "Packed to the Rafters" participated as well, both sharing stories of how breast cancer has affected the lives of peple they know and hold dear.
The streets of Launceston were a "sea of pink" for a little over an hour. It was a fun, easy walk (no we didnt run!!) and a great way to raise some money for a good cause.
Some people went to that little extra effort and co-ordinated head gear with their bright pink shirts. Still on the subject of pink:
A little sneak peek of a new design. Just the pattern writing to finalise, so pop back soon for a reveal and a giveaway!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Seeking Margaret

Margaret- Wodonga, you have left a comment on my blog regarding the Family Values BOM. I am unable to contact you because you are a "no reply" commentor. Can you please email me at
and I will be able to help you out!! Thanks!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Postcard and A Little Visitor

Still working on my new BOM, so not alot to share but I did finish a little block for Leanne for her postcard quilt. She has asked a few people to stitch one for her, sign it and leave a personal message. I was honoured to be asked to contribute a block for her quilt:

Thanks Leanne and I cant wait to see your finished quilt. It will be treasured Im sure!!

We also had a little visitor this week. Cohen's class is working on "writing to recount", so they all get a turn at bringing home the class puppy "Scruffy" for a few days and keep a journal of his adventures while he is there. This week was Cohens turn and he so excited.......that smile when I picked him up from school, priceless!!!

Cohen and Scruffy were inseperable, so he had lots to write and draw about. This is Cohens favorite picture, Scruffy trying on his glasses.

He really became one of the family, joining in on meal time conversations, watching TV with the family and helping out with the homework...............there was one very sad little boy yesterday when Scruffy had to go back to school!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Winners and New Projects!

Remember that bundle of solid fabrics I brought a few weeks ago, well work has began on the new quilt. As soon as I saw Traceys quilt, I knew I had to make one. The original was made by Barbara Snyder Stoner in 1895 for her daughter and I just love it!!!

The quilt is called Philadephia Pavement and I have changed the colours a little from the original. Instead of the bright red I have chosen a burgundy and Ive used black instead of the deep purple. Its been fun watching this come together but progress has been slow.

Ive also been madly stitching away on a new BOM and Im really loving how this is going:

Just a little sneak peek for now but hopefully some full shots of the blocks in the coming weeks!! This is a little different from my other 2, its a little look into wonderful childhood memories!!

So its on to the winners of my Seasonal Sampler giveaway.........the RNG has chosen Tracey in CT and Fiona. Congratulations girls, an email is on its way to you both and a big thank you to everyone who entered!!

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