Sunday, April 20, 2014

The top is finished

 So as promised here is the nearly completed quilt for my friend.
 I picked the colours that are bright, loud, cheery and uplifting as this is the type of person that is going to receive the quilt.
 I enjoyed making this quilt and this is the second one of the same design as it was simple and quick to construct.
 I was also able to make it either using a precut jelly roll, which would be faster than cutting up 2.5" strips from fat quarters or other cuts of fabric.  This time I had all the fabric in my stash so had to cut all the strips.  However it still didn't take me too long once I began.
 So this is the top completed on Good Friday, just needing a boarder, then I will take it to my next guild meeting and baste it on the table that we have available.
I do apologise for my last 3 posts as I didn't check what I had done before I did the next post.  I wont show you my missing lawn mower or dog again as the lawn has in fact been mown (its needing another one!) and the dog was unharmed durning the mowing of said lawn.
I will show you though my lime tree that is growing some nice little limes and we also got rain.... I was rained on Saturday morning whilst riding my beast, wasn't the first time and wont be the last!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

the quilt continues

 But first I had to find my lawn mower.....
 The I had to find my dog in the long grass so I didn't mow her!
Who doesn't love little piles of colour?
 The four patches now had their tops and bottoms and sides attached.  I hung up my trusty plastic table cloth to make a design wall as Milly likes to walk across the fabric when I put it on the floor.  I have in fact finished the top and now need to find a boarder fabric.  Shall post the next installment soon!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

4 patches

 So today I did a little more sewing and now my camera is working I took some more photos.
 So I turned my little 2.5" blocks into nice little 4 patches.  I'm quite happy with how they look so far.
 I was matching them up with the next part and of course I don't have enough of the strips cut, I have either cut too many 4 patches OR I haven't enough strips.  Not unusual for me to miscalculate I'm not the best with maths (or techy pc shite).

The fisherman decided to mow the back lawn.  He almost had to send out a search party for the lawn mower......

Saturday, April 5, 2014

new quilt and camera sorted!

 A friend of mine is turning 50 so I decided to make her a quilt, I know she loves butterflies and dragonflies and I know she likes the other colours that I have chosen, I know she will love the brightness and loudness of the colours, just like her personality.
 I am making the same design as I did for the froglets boyfriends quilt as it turned out really well and came together quickly and easily.
 Oh I bought a new SD card for the camera and now I am able to take pictures again!  I am very sad though as there are photos on the SD card that I cant retrieve, but I have someone who is going to have a look at it and see what they can do.
 The grass is just a little on the long side in the back yard...

 My laptop problems continue, but I am learning how to use windows 8 and will be calling my carrier to get them to sort out the Internet issue that I have... I'm not very good with PC talk so they will have to be very patient with me.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

camera failing now

Sorry about the photo in my last post...  I have no idea what happened.

Told you i have a weird laptop.

No cycling this weekend, I went horse riding instead with the noisy one for her 16th birthday.  Had a great ride but I did miss riding my beastie.

 Until I get a new SD card for the camera I am now without photos.... here is one of cookie.... he is a beautiful cat as i have said before but boy does his fur get everywhere!!
Milly sat nice and still for a microsecond and I was able to capture a photo of her.... the black and white chicken fabric is the back of my country sampler that I have been hand quilting for several years.... I think I should try to get it finished this winter!

How many UFO's do you have?!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

computer woes and bragging rights

So i get this new computer, it seems great at first but now its giving me problems.  I open websites and it tells me that they cant be opened, or the Internet isn't connected... poppycock.

then the photos!  I get a little icon that looks like a little green hill with blue sky and a corner cut off.  sometimes I can click on them and they open, sometimes they don't.

Its running windows 8 so its all different and no one else in the house knows anything about this system.  

I spent good money on a new laptop and now I am having different issues to what I was having on the old laptop.  Anyone with any ideas?  who should I see or should I contact the Asus helpline?

On a good note though I rode from Mansfield to the top of Mt Buller on Saturday morning.  The climb itself took me 1hr 50min.  I was very pleased with my time as I had hoped to get under 2 hours.  The descent only took me 30mins.  This is a 15km continuous climb with the last 3km being rather nasty.

Then the icing on the cake.... it wasn't a race but there was placings for the top women and men in various categories,  I came under the over 45 women and I placed 10th!!!!  so my name was up there in lights for all to see. Think I earned a few bragging rights.

New quilt to be made.  My friend Donna is turning 50 in May so I decided to make her a quilt, thinking of going with the design I used for the boyfriends quilt, in purples with some butterfly fabrics... need to pull out some boxes and see what I need to go shopping for!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Random stuff

 This was the tattoo' I gave the noisy one a few weekends ago when she had a birthday party to attend which was dress as your favourite  character, so she chose Abbie from NCIS. She studied her character and through the technology of google we got great pictures of her tattoos which I was able to reproduce onto her flesh using a good old sharpie.
 The cats decided to sit on the ironing board while I was sewing the other day, Lil has the evil glowing eyes and Cookie looks a little startled for some reason.
 I have now made 3 cushions, only 2 pictured here.... the froglet has stolen the camera for the weekend as she is celebrating her first anniversary with her boyfriend.. solider boy.
 We had a bit of a heat wave here a few weeks ago and I decided that enough was enough we needed a pool.  There was of course none left that I really wanted so it was this or nothing...  I took it :)
 The girls thought it was hilarious, but soon realised how great it was to lie in, they then jumped on board with decorating the pool area with a pool side bar, DJ, a lifeguard (a drawn stick figure!) and slide.
 The fisherman thought it was a hoot when he came home from work and found us lounging in the new pool.
 I received for Christmas a lovely diary in a cover that was made by one of the girls from the gym, she has a business making bags and bits and pieces.  Her bags are mostly baby tote bags, beautiful bags!
And for those who think I am super healthy with all my riding, swimming, running and gym workouts.... this is what I eat when i ride!  or something like this.  I'm off to ride up to Kinglake in the morning.  I have 3 weeks to go until I ride up Mt Buller.... I'm getting a little excited.  The new laptop/notebook is going well, I now have my photos on my external hard drive and Im starting to get the hang of windows 8.  Im sure there is loads more for me to learn... who else is a bit of a technophobe?