Monday, August 31, 2009

Friday Flaunt

This is my first Friday Flaunt. I’ve been fiddling about with Log Cabin blocks and scraps. These two turned into a new pincushion. The old one bit the dust when all my pins became rusty – a hazard from the tropics.

Pincushionand the back…


Now I’ve seen something really bizarre about my pincushion.  Does anyone else have obsessive traits in their sewing rooms??

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Quilting At Last

There has been slim pickings around here for a while, as far as quilting goes, so I thought I’d better post a pic of something I’ve been working on….for a very long time.  The Quilt is called 99 Treasures and is a design by Susan Briscoe which I found in a UK magazine (quite) a few years ago now.  I collected all the Japanese fabrics and my quilting buddies in Melbourne very kindly helped out.  The hand applique has travelled all over the world with me on holidays over the past 4 years and I’ve finally pieced it together.  The border will be different as I couldn’t find any fabric like the one in the original.  I’m now doing the sashiko quilting using red and white Perle 8 thread.




Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Welcome Mat & Happy Birthday!

One thing I love about living in Asia is everyone removing their shoes before coming in to your home.  This pic was early on Saturday before Miss14’s Big Party.  I think they are all girls’ shoes, boy are they big!004
Another thing I love is that it’s always hot (well, I don’t love it all the time) and guaranteed great weather for a Pool Party. Miss 14 turned 15 and the party was great fun, apart from the complaints about the noise!  I’ve Photoshopped some pics of the party.


We had a tower of cupcakes for the birthday cake, which was a great idea – it all got eaten for a change.
Mr Milo was exhausted afterwards!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

“Bonzer” the Koala

We are pleased to introduce “Bonzer”.   During our recent trip to Victoria and the Quilt Show, Miss14 found the pattern for Bonzer and his mate Beaut by Melly and Me.  She spent ages at the show choosing just the right fabrics and has now put the finishing stitches in.  For someone who has sewn probably twice on a sewing machine, I think she’s done an amazing job!  Machine stitched, machine applique, hand applique and embroidery.

058Looks like we may have another stitcher in the family!