Saturday, August 27, 2016

Finished block 14 Willa

No wonder our granddaughter is so keen on visiting us.  She always has so much fun and Oupa allows her to invent new ways to do old things.  Needless to say this pre-summer swim (in winter) had her out for the count and asleep before 10 pm last night.

Then her godmother (my youngest) came to visit in the morning and entertained her for a while giving me time to do the final touches on Block 14 of the “Katja Marek’s Quilt with me” project.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Clue 2

After receiving my parcel from I got the second clue from my Hillbilly Space Journey mystery and these are my 4 Meteoroids (not as if I know much about space but pretend I can do well)

We are having the big kids over for supper and then dear granddaughter will obviously sleep over and we were informed to switch on the Jacuzzi as she has every intention to swim.  Winter has been way too long for her.  So I am off to cook or on kitchen duty, whichever you prefer.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A parcel in the post

I had a good nights’ sleep, didn’t work my butt off at the office but as I drove home after work, I was dead tired and decided to take an afternoon nap.  That was until I got to the post boxes, my stop on my way home, and found a notice informing me about a package waiting for me at the post office. Needless to say I couldn’t wait for the parrot to take her afternoon nap so that I could quietly disappear to the post office. And this was my welcome surprise!

I ordered these from on the 24th of July, so exactly one month.  I am just extremely grateful that my parcel made it safely through the South African postal service.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rosette 1 –third round

Phew!.... done with this.  This is no mean feat, seriously and I admire those participants who post about their completed rosettes as if it was just another afternoon accomplishment.  Some even talk about another.  Definitely not, this will truly be one of those quilts where I’d say, been there, done that, no more!

With hubby out of town for one evening I rounded up a couple of friends for a ladies’ night and it was so much fun with a girl’s only dinner table.  Thanks to you all.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

O crap

I thought I was making good progress on my Millefiori when I started sewing round 3 of Rosette 1 to the body but then just as I put the rosette on a flat surface to add the next piece, I noticed that I’ve turned the one hexagon the wrong way.  The green should have been against the second row like the first hexagon in this colour.

Unpicking, here I come!  I am however glad that I saw it when I did as I can recall a couple of quilts completely finished before I noted the mistake.