Sunday, 30 August 2009
I turned up to Luke's parade the other day and was completely surprised when he received a You Can Do It Award for Confidence. Specifically for demonstrating leadership in maths investigations. YCDI is a social/ emotional programme they run at the school focusing on confidence, organisation, getting along, persistence and resilience. I was so proud!
Sorry for the blurred faces, I don't know the kids or their parents so won't publish their faces.
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Lovely isn't it!!
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Sandwiched and pinned!
fabric! This is the fabric I will be using to finish my two frog quilt tops. The dark blue on the right was chosen by Luke as the backing for his original top. The lily pads next to it may be the backing of the other one, or maybe the blue with yellow dragon flies next to it. The green on the end will be used as a sashing on the back that is now a front! The green and the dark frogs came from one of my favourite online fabric shops - Bug Fabric!
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Head over to Grosgrain and check out these amazing felt creations. And she gets to give one away!!!
Seriously, what little girl wouldn't love one of them?? I know mine would.
The last time I read a book from the No 1 Ladies Detective Series, I mentioned that I thought I had missed one. I did. This is it.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
The photo was taken with my phone, from the back of the ferry. It was chockers, but everyone was happy and in a good mood.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
We went for a lovely walk around Peel Island and came across some wonderful mangroves.
Some times I find it hard to believe I live in a place so beautiful.
Saturday, 8 August 2009
We needed some ground cover for the front garden. We've planted a fair amount of stuff, but we needed to put some stuff lower to the ground. This was a haul.
Our garden is made up completely of Australian natives. Best thing about natives is once they are established, they pretty much look after themselves - perfect for Leigh and I who are lazy gardeners. We were very fortunate to have Leigh's parents give us money for the garden and they have pretty much funded our front yard! That and the generosity of some of our neighbours who have donated plants as well means we will hopefully have one kick arse garden in twelve months!
Yesterday we took the boat out (which is why the photo is a day late!) and ended up pumping for nippers at a place called Blakesleys on Stradbroke Island. Leigh and the kids pumped nippers
and I took photos. I found this little guy on the edge of the sand.
I'm off paddling the out riggers this morning. Taking the camera and hoping for some dolphins!
Friday, 7 August 2009
Completed projects July - two! The Eye Spy quilt and G's quilt. I also finished the last of the mystery designer blocks.
Projects started -None. Concentrating on getting stuff finished!
Books read -6.. (Last counted Look me in the Eye)
So, current projects as listed at the side of my blog.
Blackboard Quilts - No progress.
Sampler Quilt -No progress!
Luke's Frog Quilt -Backing done, but won't be used as a backing. (See previous post!) I now need to buy some new backing and batting to finish this off.
G's quilt –finished, labelled and ready to go!
I Spy quilt – finished – needs labelling - waiting on a friend to do some stuff around this before I can label it.
Designer Mystery Block quilt – all blocks made. Next to do sashing and complete the top.
Other things I really need to get onto this month are:
Luke's Quilt - need to finish off. I want this on my completed list this month
- End of year presents - I want to make a start on my end of year presents for teachers and carers. Thinking more eye spy quilts. Most probably 3 made in conjunction with each other.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
This is the only photo (well this and two similar ones!) I've taken today. Despite the fact my son has been home from school with conjunctivitis since Tuesday, I have still made him do his spelling homework and reading. One of his spelling activities was to make his words out of clay or playdoh. We made the playdoh yesterday and did the words today.
Yep, I completely forgot why I chose a D9P (randomness) and made a very organised, non random backing! There are now three options.
1. Unpick the back completely and make the D9P random. (BTW, this option will not happen!!)
2. Use the back and just accept it may look silly, but know it will only be on Luke's bed.
3. Turn the back into another front and find some plain backing fabric for both.
I'm leaning towards 3, as are the lovely quilters I talk with over at EB. What do you think??
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
This is Coochiemudlo Island from the mainland. This is where we live - a 7 minute ferry ride from the mainland.
The other end of the island - closest to the mainland.
This is red rock. Coochiemudlo is a local aboriginal work for red rock. Most of the island is made up of this and it gets every where!
Sun on the water. Taken from the ferry.
A flower and a staghorn I encountered on my walk down the hill to the ferry.
Monday, 3 August 2009
in about 2.5 hours chain piecing.
On the left if a pile to be sewn together, behind the machine the pile already done! Chain piece the lot, cut the threads between and voila! 48 Disappearing 9 patch blocks which are currently being sewn together to form the back of Luke's frog quilt! If you click on that link, you will realise I finished the top over 12 months ago. My poor boy - he has been so patient. I promise no other sewing until this is finished!
Sunday, 2 August 2009
Saturday, 1 August 2009
So, what to photograph today? I cleaned upstairs today and afterwards finally took photos to put up on facebook for everyone to admire my new house! Nothing really worth posting here, but then I went into Kira's room and she was sitting at her desk drawing. Perfect.
Now, I am by no means a great photographer, but I like this. The desk she is sitting up use to belong to Leigh's mother. When they were up here to help us move, they bought it with them and Nanny painted it pink, just for Kira. It fits perfectly under her window and she loves sitting there and colouring. It happens at least once a day. The lid of the desk lifts up, storing all her pencils and papers. I'm hoping she inherits her great grandmother's artistic talents.