Wednesday, December 23, 2009

...and a partridge in a pine tree!!

This is my belated toy society toy for the Christmas 2009 Drop Off. Isn't she just too cute? I have to say I was a little hesitant to say goodbye, but I think a little one might have picked her up already as she was not there this morning. That is my mum and Brigi in the background, playing on the swings at Copacabana beach.
I am not sure I will be posting anymore until the new year, so I would like to finish 2009 off by saying a huge THANK YOU to all my blog readers, some of you I know and many from all over the world. I have really enjoyed reading your comments and hopefully I have provided some entertainment to you all. This year has been a busy one and this blog has provided a creative outlet and kept me connected with the world. It is my 32nd birthday tomorrow, so the chaos starts a day early in our household. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year and everything in between!! Bec xoxo

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Stash #16

So I wonder what on earth I am going to put up for my next Sunday Stash and lo and behold there are still piles of fabric to see me through at least another month! This stash is going towards what will be my quilt for The Beehive- it's to be a beachy one for my parents-in-law who have a house on the South Australian coastline (Goolwa). If you are freezing cold in the northern hemisphere you may be wondering why such cool colours for such a festive time of year?? To tell you the truth, it's pretty hot in Australia right now and so for me a beach inspired quilt sounds entirely normal! Goolwa can be 35-40 degrees (100 degrees farenheit) in the shade and freezing cold in the water, they get the southern swell from Antarctica. There is some Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt and Jennifer Paganelli in that little bundle.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Stash #15

These delicious fabrics were purchased from the sale at The Remnant Warehouse during the week. I LOVE colour against a grey background. I have no idea what they will be used for but just couldn't resist!

And below is Mr Samson on some cute little pants that were made using Lecien fabric- very Japanese, little cats and sheep and lambs and ducks all dressed up!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A birthday worth mentioning & December Beehive

So, I hit home with a crashing thud and what do I do to relieve the everydayness of not being on holidays?? Buy HEAPS of fabric and start sewing in a frenzied manner. But first, I forgot to let y'all kow that Brigi turned 3 last week, clever chicken. This is her at Taronga Zoo in awe of a giant sized koala. Amy, you know how EXHAUSTED we were, but it was heaps of fun and a very memorable day!
And THIS amazing creation has been what I have spent my afternoon assembling. It is for Jo for the December Beehive , not just flying geese but a circle of geese! I have to say I thought she was crazy whe I first saw the pattern, and that if I cut into her gorgeous linen I might live to regret it, but the final product is spectacular, and I have learnt alot.

That's all until Sunday, I have a mountain of stash to make up for! x

Friday, December 4, 2009

Beehive block for November

This is a close up of the 15.5"x10.5" block I completed for Meg for November's Beehive. I have to say I was initially skeptical of enjoying abstract piecing and I loved doing it!! If I made a mistake it didn't matter, I just made it work and I was pretty happy with the outcome. It also helped that Meg chose some gorgeous fabrics, especially the Joel Dewberry floral silhouette- my fave. I might have to get some for my Beehive!!
Under Meg's instructions I managed to iron most seams open- no small feat for so much small piecing.
Meg I hope you enjoy this quilt, I loved doing your block and it taught me alot that I had never tried before!!