Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Hello Everybody,
I have been getting some order back in this house now Christmas is over  and the New Year is here.We still have school holidays and some babysitting  happening but have been getting my projects organised and will be starting back to my weekly quilting class tomorrow. I am happy as long as there is a new project on the horizon.
I am thinking I will start with a quilt for one of my grandaughters and because I like haveing a few projects going at once I am planning some Christmas embroideries for a wall hanging and a knitting project that I can pull some Alpaca wool from my stash and work on an 8ply cardigan.
My word for 2014, " Discipline" (to keep myself in check for what I want to accomplish)
I have some quilt blocks that the sewing ladies had started before Christmas and I am sure when I go tomorrow I will see the full quilts all finished.


Hubby and I have been figureing out the 2nd hand Inspira Quilting frame we bought and he has made some alterations to it and we had a practise with it on the weekend. What came with it was the Husqvarna Viking Quilter machine .In the package was some pantographs and laser and I have the basic set of  groovey boards to have a play with. DH stores it in our big double garage and winches it up next to our high ceiling and presses a button that lets it down onto its legs when I want to use it. He backs the car out as the other side of the garage our caravan is stored so all the room is taken up on the other side.

 Up high out of the way.
Lowered down by pressing a button.

View to the bush from the garage while I will be quilting.

 It has been very hot here and we have spent some days sailing on the Lake 3 mins from our place enjoying some cool breezes. A cool dip in the lake but not for very long as there is sharkes in  the lake that come in from the sea entrance.
We have been in heatwave conditions reaching well into the 40C's and Adelaide reaching 46.6C for two days.

Lake Macquarie. Australias largest coastal salt water lake  stretches 24km. 4 times bigger than Sydney Harbour.
Where it says Marks Point is near where I live.
Happy sewing ,embrace each day.
Jen x