Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Three finished

Over the past few weeks I have been working on Isaac's stitcheries for his Boy's Story quilt. I had traced out a few and have now finished them. I finished these three over the last couple of days. Now on to more tracing. I like to get a few done at once so I always have stitching to do. While I'm at it today I'm going to trace out the new Homespun BOM blocks and try to get up to date with them so I can do it as a month to month like it is supposed to be!!!
I also need to do all the Sashiko stitching on this for my Mum.
Rhiannon is the little model !
And finally a finish!!! I made this little quilt
for Rhiannons doll Petal. Rhiannon has told me Petal loves her quilt but it's to small can she have another one bit bigger!!! Some people are are never happy.

Now I am off to trace, then take Rhiannon to school, Isaac to the clinic and hopefully back to trace some more before cooking dinner, bathing the kids and going to work!!! Yep back to work tonight 8pm till Midnight!!!!
Till next time Geniene xxx

Monday, March 22, 2010


I didn't get to do any sewing this weekend so i fail at the Friday night sew-in. See my excuse is that my best friend on nearly 18 years and her family have left me and are on their journey to start their new life in Cairns. I said I didn't care, I said I wouldn't cry but I do care and I did cry. It hurts.
Friday night we spent with Them and some of our other wonderful friends eating homemade pizza's at Kane and Jo's. We all had a lovely and long night.
Saturday night Geoff, My Dad, Rhiannon, Isaac and my self went to Skyfire which is a big annual fireworks show which is by our Lake Burley Griffin. We took a chook and some bread rolls and had a picnic by the lake. Another great night.
Sunday was spent relaxing as I have the flu. I didn't even have the energy to hand sew.
Tomorrow night I am back at work so I have made myself a promise that every Friday will be my sew-in night.

Till next time Geniene XX

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baseco Bag

I just purchased my bag pattern from Dawn. Dawn is trying to sell 1000 bag patterns for $4.00 to raise money for the Baseco people.

I borrowed these words from Dawn

The people of Baseco have no choice
They have no food.
They are starving.
Their children cry themselves to sleep with hunger.

Please if you havn't bought a pattern yet go over to Dawn's and get one. It's only a cup of coffe to us but it's the world to someone less fortunate.

Till next time

Geniene XX

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Sewing Space

A little while ago Leanne (Lucky) showed us her sewing room. So here is my Slaundry thats sewing room/laundry!!! Now it's been cleaned up a little since these pics but still it's a mess!! So bad that my sewing machine is on the dining table in the dining room we don't use, I cut out in the kitchen/family room and most of the time that is where I sew. I am constantly lugging the machine from room to room. Just depends on what mod my Hubby is in as to if I pack up properly!!! Here is my space
So I also do my iorning in here. That's what is hanging on the door. On the left (on the floor) I have my boxes of machine embroidery cottons, then a basket with material. At the end is my sewing cabinet minus the sewing machine. The laundry tub is in the back righthand corner full of Rhiannon's craft stuff and the buckets. Then the washing machine,bin, Ironing board and finally a cupboard which has all the laundry stuff, more material and all the other junk or crap as hubby calls it!!!!
(the blue and white garbage bag has hand-me-down clothes for Rhiannon that I had to wash. Got to love hand me downs)

Geoff put up the shelf for me to put my magazines on. Last week I spent a couple of days going through all my Australian Country Threads, Patchwork and Stitching, all those special ones they do ETC and cut out all the projects I liked/wanted/thought I may oneday do and put then into those floders with the plastic sleeves. I have reduced may magazine collection down from 8 mag boxes and two draws to 5 Mag boxes and 1 mag box of folders. It is amazing how many ads and junk is in one of those magazines.
so until next time take care
Geniene XX