Saturday, September 12, 2009

A full on week!!!

Well i don,t quite know where to start with this post!!!
I suppose i will rewind to Friday 4th Sept when i was lucky enough to be able to attend one of my bosses quilting retreat weekends up in Toodyay, wow, what a great experience:) Myself and around 15 other ladies took over an entire homestead and sewed, ate and drank all weekend!!! I got heaps of sewing done, caught up on my class project ( a cool new bag which i will post pics of later) and manged to actually relax just for a little bit:) If you ever get the chance, go do it, they are just awesome.
Monday saw my darling little Ebonee having heart surgery:( She is a trooper and pulled through well, hopefully when we go back in a month it will still be in the right place and the doctors will be happy not to see us again. Still its a trying time and brought back many memories of when we were there on a not so positive note 3 years ago.
Tuesday my dear hubby has to go back to work, (much to my disgust, he was away for nearly 3 months and only home just over a week!!!) however i consoled myself with my new sewing machine, a beautiful Topaz 30, a sewing and embroidery machine that i have had my eye on for a while:)
So now i have so many projects on the go and nothing for myself, what is it with this quilting lark??
Oh and Wednesday my teenage son returned home after doing some serious time out and fingers crossed he seems to have reformed, well for now he has, he is off back to NZ for a while at the end of the month, so fingers crossed he can behave until then and they let him back in the country!!

In other areas, oh the garden, mmmm, well broccoli and snow peas and silverbeet in abundance, bullants still doing my head in!! Have brussel sprouts the size of houses but no sprouts as yet, same with Cauli and broad beans, oh well i live in hope, it looks pretty good atm, so lets hope they produce the goods:)

Magical herbology course is going well and actually nearly finished, i have a big paper to do before the end of the month and then thats it, i really loved it and if anyone is interested let me know and i will send you the link.
Talking of herbs, yesterday i scored some very lovely patchouli leaves, mmmm, just wondering what i am going to make with them now:)
I also met with a dear friend yesterday who reads coffee cups, soooo interesting and how she can tell a spider from a xmas tree in the bottom of a mug of used coffee grinds is beyond me but she can and she is very good at it too.

Ok will sign off now, throat is killing me so i must be coming down wth dreaded lurgy:(

Much love and blessings

Nik xxx

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Eye Spy quilt

So here it is!!
My dear daughters 1st quilt, she was very pleased with the result and i was happy at last to have finished making it so she could sleep with an actual quilt and not just the fabric anymore!!
So now on to the next project, i am off on a quilting retreat this weekend and hope to get a bit further along with my other daughters puppydog quilt, i am also making bags using a great technique called curved, layered, piecing, love it and love the left edge topstitch foot i am using to make it, i will of course blog my pics as soon as they are finished, one is in purple/blue Batiks, the other is in Autumn colours and both are stunning:) Well i think they are anyways!!
So other news, the garden is overflowing with silverbeet, broccoli and herbs of all kinds, i am loving having such gorgeous fresh produce and loving the fact me and the girls grew it ourselves!!!
Plenty of lemons so have made a wonderful cordial recipe and from the same great blogger a fantastic homemade ice cream recipe which got me extra brownie points from my family:)
Hubby alway again next week, Ebz has heart surgery Monday:( Not looking forward to that one so send some loving and healing vibes our way guys:)
Then its back to on our own for a while and perhaps more time to read and post in blogs:)
Full moon tonight so off to give thanks for all i have in my life and perhaps to bathe some crystals in the mothers silver light:)
Blessed be
Nikki xx