Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I blame Moda.

Yup. I do.
I blame Moda for my lack of money. It's all their fault.

They shouldn't keep making 'to die for' fabrics.
Fabrics that I 'must' have.

Yup, it's all Moda's fault.

And it has nothing to do with my lack of will power at all.

Good news? I think I may have found my sewing mojo again! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I am so clucky right now.

Between having a fabulous new niece, and the gorgeous little daughter of the boss at work - I am seriously feeling a wee bit clucky lately. There are babies everywhere - and they are oh, so cute!!
I finally had a hold of Alecia, and she is just darling. Mum and bubs are doing well, and Alecia is quite happy to sit still and watch the world go by, whilst blowing bubbles. Apparently she is quite long, with big feet. Which is not suprising to me at all - as my brother is 6'7" and my sister in law is around 6' herself. I think Alecia is going to be one tall miss!

As soon as I found out she was a girl, I bought some lovely pink waffle fabric from work, and last weekend I made a little blanket for her. Of course, a special touch was added with her name.

I'm so wrapt with how it turned out - and my brother and sister in law love it. Which is even better.
Ok, I hear you. I'm rambling on long enough about my little niece.

So, how are all the Homespun 'Stitch-a-long-ers' going?? It's great recieving emails from those who are participating - I hope you are enjoying it! Please feel free to email me through some photos to share on my blog. I'd love to see them. :)

Also, just a note. Homespun have added the finished sizes of each stitchery panel to the General Instructions page on their website. So, check it out here. This should hopefully save some confusion over the correct size of each stitchery. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Some exciting news!

I am thrilled and delighted to announce that I now am an Aunty!! My dear brother and sister in law have welcomed a little girl into the world on Friday the 11th of June - Alecia Lily. Born by c-section due to a breach at 9:01am, weighing in at 8lbs3oz.

And I know I am probably biased, but she is so adorably cute. I'm not normally a 'mushy' newborn sort of girl - but hey. She's cute. Really cute. I am yet to have a cuddle of her yet (so can't wait!!) but so far mum and bubs (and dad!) are doing well!

Sorry for my lack of blog posts (once again.) But I've actually been sewing! Hurrah! Of course, I've been doing some sewing for my new little neice, but I am yet to take some pics yet.

My latest finish is this quilt, which I made for a lady from my church. This lady, Janice, was a particular great help and encouragement to me with making clothes for the kids in Indonesia. So I have been wanting to find a way to thank her, and what better way than a quilt.

It's a simple design, measuring about 45" square (forgot to measure it before I gave it!) I'm really happy with how it turned out - and I love the back of it. And the quilting.

Thankfully, Janice loves it too!