Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am in love....

with my new Janome DC 2101 sewing machine. It's so quiet......and the 1/4" seam is so accurate.....and I love the needle up/down feature. And it comes with a quilting extension table, the walking foot and the 1/4" foot. Will take me a little while to get familiar with all the features, but so far, am loving it!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did you know....

that Marie Osmond was a quilter? No? Neither did I.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Update #1

Ok, so here's the first finished quilt for Miss R. Very pleased with the end result and I LOVE the back.....fabric from Ikea that was dirt cheap and looks great (so thanks Theresa for putting me onto it) and then I just added pieced scraps in a strip. Binding is the Ikea fabric.

Recently Read....

Yes, occasionally I do something other than quilt....when I'm waiting for Miss R to finish an activity (usually dance or drama) then I'll knit or read. Couple of books I've read recently that I thoroughly enjoyed:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer


The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne.

And I'd also like to recommend The Book Depository. Even though it's based in the UK, it offers free postage worldwide and they are usually cheaper then here, even after converting from pounds to australian dollars!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nearly there

No pics yet but a couple of quilts are on the verge of finished. I'm very pleased with how the pirate quilt has turned out, especially the binding, and the pink quilt for Miss R.

Miss R is away on camp this weekend, so I'm hoping to (a) finish the 3 'almost finished' projects; (b) start quilting the cream one for the leather couch and (c) go to the movies. Haven't even seen the new Harry Potter yet and now I'm afraid I might be too late to see it on the big screen!

So stay tuned....hoping to have some pictorial evidence by Sunday!