Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Muddy Weather

DH has been home a bit recently and time seems to fly even more when he is about.
I have finished piecing Floral Bouquet in Sunkissed, though it isn't basted yet as I am out of pins! LOL, Lynda had a fabulous idea for me to baste a quilt as soon as I finish it to help me get them quilted. This IS a great idea however I have basted two quilts but not finished quilting them yet so Sunkissed Floral Bouquet will have to be a flimsy a bit longer....LOL.
Very pretty though....

 DH has been home putting in our verandah posts, so we can put in the front and laundry doors. It has been rainy miserable weather here for a few days now; this is our track from the house (three bedrooms, small study and one loungeroom at present) to the former car shed that now houses a tiny kitchen and a bathroom. When you get seven pairs of feet tramping back and forth for the toilet, a drink, a snack, to transfer washing etc etc it creates a lovely track in the wet weather! I can tell you, living like this for nearly five years now I will be VERY appreciative to have an INSIDE kitchen and toilet!

 In the photo above you can see our solar panels in the background, just above the ute dh bought in Tamworth a few years back that he wants to do up one day. His passion is HG Holden utes....having previously owned and done one up, he regrets selling it. We have his old mags sitting in the shearing shed ready for when he has one registered!
Mr Busy owns the succulants in the pot at the bottom of the stairs, he is gaining quite a collection of these and cactuses.
LOL, and you can see how much the younger children love to sit IN THE MIDDLE of my shrubs, the rosemary near the ladder is looking a little 'parted'....
The photo below shows the mess that gets tramped up onto the verandah....not point cleaning it till the ground has dried out.

X-Rated schnibbles quilt for my newest nephew. My Busy picked this quilt, he said make something you haven't made before. It is small, 30" by 30" - gorgeous though!
When I was piecing this quilt it was imperitive that I had it all laid out as I worked. This was done on the floor and after CAREFULLY arranging the colours and patterns I commenced stitching. The stitching took me over a week, working in dribs and drabs. Three times the boys raced throught he house and scattered my unpieced pieces, driving me to distraction. Suffice to say, the colours and patterns aren't in the original placement! LOL, boys....

 Love the green pin stripe binding and the red alphabet backing.....

This is Penelope, a doll I made back in MARCH for Miss Busy's birthday.....
She is a Katkins design; gorgeous. Miss Busy sleeps with her every night, loves anything mum makes for her, definately puts a smile on face to see/hear this!


 She has gorgeous ceremic buttons on her dress and shoes.

I have also finished a bassinet quilt for a work colleague's first grandchild; forgot to take a picture of it though....however I made an identical one back here.

Happy Birthday to Kerry from Cottage on the Hill, who is part of the online Friends in Stitching group I am part of. I was the one out of the group to make and send her a present. As I am not sure if she has opened it yet or not I can't show you yet. Though I can tell you that it had to be something starting with M, the first letter of the town nearest to me.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Love your Schnibbles...nothing like a bit of unintentional randomisation!

shez said...

Bec what a lovely post i enjoyed reading it.I hope you get your inside kitchen and toilet soon.

thea said...

love the schnibbles ..

Anita said...

Love the scnibbles!!! I bet you can't wait to get your house finished, especially when it is raining. I only have to go outside to my laundry and that drives me nuts LOL

Lynda said...

The schnibbles looks great Bec, and so does the doll. No wonder Miss Busy loves it. I think we'll all be happy when the rain eases a bit.

Kerri said...

Love your sun kissed quilt. So glad you got good use out of the jelly roll. Its a great pattern

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW Bec, more happening around the house. Must be a great feeling. Love all the quilts and the dolly is divine :)