Wednesday, February 25, 2009


There is a special group of ladies and gents that get together on a Sunday evening to row in this dragon boat. They are either breast cancer survivors themselves or family and friends of survivors or those who lost their battle.Their own blood, sweat and many tears built this boat, as some of their dear friends did not survive to see it completed. I am so grateful that my Mum was one of the survivors and I still get to tell her I love her and give her big hugs .....That is Mum seated last on this side...
Pink is my favourite represents my Mum's gives me hope.......

A quilt for my nephew.

My brother and his wife recently welcomed their beautiful boy, Jackson ,to their family.
So what does a doting Aunty do when a new baby arrives? Makes a quilt of course!
This is my version of Simple Modern Baby Quilt, from Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson. I quilted in the ditch rather than stipple all over . I like a baby quilt to be snuggly and I find that an all over stipple can make a quilt rather stiff. I was quite pleased with the final result.
I am off to meet a dear friend and her girls for a playdate at an indoor play centre..must remember my ear plugs.....the squeals of delight can be quite deafening !

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Take a deep breath !!!!!

I have done it ! I have finally made the plunge into blogland...and it feels great !!
I have been lurking on everyone else's blogs too long...I felt it was time...hey..I want to feel a part of this wonderful blog community too !!

I signed up for a fat quarter swap over at sewmamasew and what a lovely surprise when I received my first ever swap fabric in the mail today.
Not only was it an Amy Butler print ...but OMG it was pink and favourite.
My swap buddy Nova had it beautifully wrapped and accompanied by a lovely note.
Thanks Nova ! Check out Nova's blog, she is on a mission to send smiles and hugs with cards !