Monday, March 25, 2013

From The Woman Cave.

Hello again!
I have seen this button on a blog and I thought how true.... "The Woman Cave"   aka  The Sewing Room. ( funny one.)
At the moment I am quilting my current projects and when they are finished I will be appliqueing a baby cot quilt, 39 inches -39 inches named  Wonkey Donkey.  from . I haven't sewed a cot quilt for ages so thought it would be fun. I really want to get started but I am trying to be  strong and wait till I finish my other couple of projects as they are nearly done.

My sewing friends have been productive using their creativity with finishes of some lovely quilts.

There seems to be a theme for boys and their quilts last week.
Barbara has finished a cricket quilt for a dear boy in her life.

 Val has finished for her grandson a cars and truck and roads single bed quilt.

You can see how little boys would love these quilts to snuggle in.
The fabrics are great for boys.

Sharon has made herself a block book with these wonderful ladies embroidered on the cover.
I wonder if she has named each one of them from our sewing class.

Helen's finished quilt has embroidered blocks and  some pretty embellishments over the quilt. Love the ladies on there.

I am takeing my knitting while travelling for the next 2 days while we go to Grandparent's day at  school for our granddaughter, she is 6yrs.  It is a 4hour drive one way and we are having a sleepover so should get a few rows done there and back.
On my sewing room craft cupboard I hang this sign to remind my loved one when I am in there, when he says while watching the television.  Are we going to have a cuppa!! Sometimes I say, make one for me while you're at it !!  He is thoroughly ruined I might add. haha

We get  a slight breeze rustleing the leaves on the trees but doesn't stay long and our days are still hot.
34C degrees expected tomorrow. I think everyone is sick of the heat and 3 weeks into Autumn  and no relief from the heat and humidity of Summer as yet.
Stay Happy and Well,
Jen x

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Still Here.

Autumn is here in Australia, lasting from March to May. The trees will begin changing colour and the weather will start to become a little cooler which will be lovely as I am over our Summer with the heatwave conditions we had to endure.

Autumn in Australia.

This Autumn my husband and I will be heading south touring the dramatic south east coastline at the very bottom of Australia towing our caravan. This is one of the roads we will be travelling on and camping along the way.
A trip of around 4,000 Kilometeres.

Beautiful scenery at the bottom of Australia. These huge rocks are called the Twelve Apostles. May get a chance to Whale watch also. There is beautiful walks and National Parks to explore.
We will definitely be driving to the Otway Ranges to the Rainforest Tree Top Walk  it is 2-5 hrs from Melbourne and includes the 500 Metre long 25 metre high  elevated walk  in the tree tops.
I am looking foreward to doing this.

I am keeping my sewing incorporated in my daily life though it is the amount of sewing time I would like to increase.
I have a combined love of patchwork, embroidery and applique. Also my love of knitting, a very pleasant journey it is for the knitter to enjoy the knitting rhythm. Sometimes I think I have too many projects on the go  making me slow with a finish. Still I am keeping my projects moveing .

 1-  A tablemat with a embroidery centre waiting to be quilted.
2-  The jelly roll quilt top is finished  and in the morning I am going to the patchwork shop for wadding and binding for that.
3-  A small embroidered quilt block at the same stage.
4-   My knitting project waiting for me to finish the sleeves of my jumper for Winter. I am thinking it would be good to do this while in the car travelling.

 Table Mat.

Mini Quilt.

I am sure I will be quilting and binding for a few days.
Wishing you Happy Sewing.
Your friend  Jen x