Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
even when they are only a couple of feet from each other. :)
I almost died from heat exhaustion from my walk today , I wonder if it is worth it when i am too drained to do anything else all day? Seriously I was so tired with a weariness that wouldnt go away that all I thought I could do was sew. But even that was too much. Summer! Gotta love it! At least tomorrow the school starts swimming, so the kids will love that.Here is our new school web site. My kids are third generation there by the way.
I found a bundle of year old American mags in a going cheap basket at the quilters a while ago. Every one of them was full of at least one future project for me. The one above is the one Ive ear marked for my reproduction fabrics quilt. Ill just have to keep growing my windham stash and find some pinks similar to the above. Im looking forward to seeing it come together in 2009!!
Sunny skies from Cherry
Yesterday i lost a lot of time watching Georgia and her cat, Sarah play..A simple thing that made me giggle. Sarah the terror of the local pigeons and one of the best hunters we know can still spend a lot of time playing whats under the duvet..
At this crazy time of year its been really good to set the sewing machine aside and do some gentle handsewing. I am still quietly and in my own time piecing together these flyboy pieces. I am also making a Christmas tree from scraps that will hang as a small wallhanging, from scraps of Christmas fabric. Unfortunately I dont have enough green Christmas off cuts to use so I will wait til the just before Christmas sales and buy the Christmas material then.
We dont have a vege garden here, so we plant bits and bobs through out the garden. Our peas are loving the weather obviously and have taken off. Gorgeous hubby said that the peas he planted directly are doing better than the seedlings. Well let me tell you they have certainly had the hot weather. It has been hot and humid and very very windy. But no matter how the wind blows the heat stays. We are all looking bleary eyed from humid nights trying to sleep in the heat.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
tab stitcher but with this quilt and my subsequent others i am determied to handquilt ! When I was at the Quilt Show and was wtching keenly as a quilter was handquilting the raffle prize, her advice was to "perserve" So i am. I couldnt tell you how many stitches there are to the inch (maybe two!!!) But underneath the bottom looks lovely! I stayed up quilting this while watching Breaking Bad a black hunour tragic tale, then the Daily SHow from America which always has me in fits of laughter.
NOw on a much more sombre note. I have been following the blog here of wee Kyah who will be three at the end of this month. SHe was diagnosed from the age of 18 months with a virulent neuroblastoma cancer and the journal has been following her progress, the dreams of success from the parents and finally tragically the return of the cancer and the last few months, weeks, days and now it seems hours of her life. It is one blog I read with a certain amount of trepidation wondering what will be the update each day. Yesterday there was a comment to say that her Mum and Dad will be with her permanantly as the life is leaving her for its next journey, so the next post will be then one that I have dreaded. I cant tell you the sadness I feel when I read this blog even though I know Kyah is on her way to a place we cant even imagine the joy of, but as humans you can not help but be extremely moved.
Love from Cherry
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Its been a very busy few days and very late nights working behind the scenes of Alexandras ballet recital. This year I spent the time looking after Alexs pre primary grade class and the pre school class (which are two three and four year olds) It was a mission there were thirty children to prepare and get on a stage successfully. After some very terse days of this I swore Id never do it again (tho of course I will as I always volunteer for all my kids activities!) but next year Alex goes up a grade to Primary grade ballet and their will be only be seven or eight in her group. Plus they will be six and seven and I wont be faced with hysterical three year olds refusing to take off their tights etc! Alex is proving she is older now refusing to pose properly for photos , turning to face the wall etc while all her friends faced up to the camera (i got lovely shots of them!!) We were also at the theatre til very late because i volunteered to do door duty in the evening run thru of the show and had to wait til the seniors were finished. Lucky for me I have night owls for children.!