Saturday, October 30, 2010


My husband plays in a band and this weekend is interstate at the Maldon Folk Festival, leaving me to hold the fort here with the kids until Monday night. I could say he is having a great time but apparently it is raining heavily so I am not sure about that.

Anyway on the trip to the festival from Melbourne he sent me an email from his phone :-

It was titled Look what we saw in Gisbourne and included this photo

Now I don't know anything about this shop and I am unlikely to either. I asked him if he went in and he replied "Of course not". Which just brings me to wonder why he even bothered to send me the photo. I am not impressed.

I also asked him today if he was going to visit the Maldon patchwork shop for me as well. He says it is raining too hard to cross the road. Hmmmm.

Disclaimer : He isn't so bad, he does let me visit all the patchwork shops I like - he just doesn't go in himself. I just might have to educate him on what to put in emails though. You know the saying if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all, well, my new saying might be - if you weren't thinking of going in and buying me a little something then don't bother telling me about it.

(He is worth keeping, he does the cooking and the grocery shopping. I guess I'll just have to overlook this.)

Saturday, October 09, 2010

A day for sewing...

Last Tuesday saw four friends get together to explore the possibilities made using x-blocks.

We met at Kayly's house and set about cutting our strips into blocks. ( sorry about the sideways shot).

Here's the plan for my first block.

And here's four different versions - taken at the end of the day. Mine is the first one with the border still being played with.

And also on the day we had a show and tell of a cute baby quilt made by D. Too cute!

Thank you Kayly for a lovely day and lunch - we need to do this more often.