Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Twenty One Flower Wednesday...

This week I have added another 21 flowers to my garden... I think it's time to start filling in the 'foliage' so I'm not left with a million little white hexagons at the end. After all these hexagons my thumb is a little sore. I've built up my left thumb muscle so much that I think I could beat anyone in thumb wrestling!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

26 Flowers in Bloom...

I've wanted to do a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt for quite a while now but I wasn't keen on buying the homespun as I wanted to delve into my current stash. So I think what I'm making is now called a hexagon quilt.
After realising I'd have enough 1930's repo fabrics left over from my Dear Jane, I researched my bum off while at work. Being Pregnant and stuck in the office where I feel like I'm work experience I get a lot of time to surf the net. The result is a hexagon sheet downloaded from this site and a fantastic tutorial from Sew Many Ways. Each side is a little under 1 inch.

It took me 7 days to do all these. I am having so much fun doing these while watching some Cold Case DVD's. I seem to get addicted to 1 project and go for gold. At least my Sewing Machine is getting a well deserved rest. Maybe she should be treated to a service.

I went and bought a big piece of batting and have started a design wall. A couple of stick on hooks and a spare wall later and I have this. Unfortunately the only wall suitable is in the lounge room. Every other wall is either too small or not well lit enough. (They're my excuses anyway)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Proudly introducing 'Candy the Kitchenaid'

For over a year I have lusted over the 90th anniversary Candy Apple Red Mix master... I have had various celebrations over the last year where someone had said they would get it for me, But to no avail. I was then devastated to discover it was not being made anymore. No stores had it and when I saw it in Person at a friends 30th i got a little emotional. And putting it up my top to sneak it out was not an option. Have you felt how heavy these things are? And then she informed me that the store her husband purchased it from only had 2 left in the country!!

I bit the bullet and within 2 days it was in the mail. I even spoiled myself by getting the ice cream attachment. Isn't she hot. The microwave even got banished to the laundry so that she could be the focal point of the kitchen.

I have already made Vanilla Slices, Lemon meringue pie, and Banana bread. I'm still to make any ice cream although the bowl is chilling in my freezer. I'm not ashamed to say she gets a LOT of caresses when I'm near her!!