Friday, July 10, 2009

Why I love Fridays

Hi everyone,

This is going to be a mammoth post - so settle in. Greg and Scarlett have the flu and we have been quarrantined so by now I am a little stir crazy (even though I did sneak out yesterday to buy and iPhone - but that is for another post). We have to stay in lock-down until next Wednesday. Lucky for me I am imprisoned with this:

I treated myself last week to this gorgeous ecclectic mix of fabrics and can't wait to do something with them but as usual I have about 100 projects on the go so will just have to pace myself.

One project that I can tick of the list however is this:

It is a quilt that I pieced for my Nana - she is a big fan of the crinoline ladies and she did all of these stitcheries over the Summer while she was nursing my Mum after an operation. She isn't that confident with piecing so I put it together for her. I fussy cut the border fabric for the sashings and the border from Maywood's gorgeous 'Willowberry Winter' line. So now it just needs to be quilted. I think that Nana did a lovely job and once mum has worked her magic on it it will be stunning. So the finished product will be the work of 3 generations of women - now that Scarlett has mastered a fork perhaps we could get her to do the binding on it and it will be the work of 4. Here's a close up of one of the ladies.

So it is Friday night, and in another life I used to go dancing with my best friend or to the pub with her and my cousins - but as Dylan says, times they are a changin' and although I used to have a great time in that former life I have to say that I wouldn't trade them for my current Friday night routine. After I put Scarlett to bed I set up this little oasis on my kitchen table (who am I kidding I never put it away!)

At about 4pm I begin to get excited at the prospect of sitting down in this blissful little corner. It's not very clear, but on the other side of my machine is one of my favourite little devices - it is a portable DVD player - Mum bought it for me for Christmas and I wouldn't be without it. I play my favourite TV shows, movies and mini-series and it is fantastic company as I chain piece hundreds of flying geese (which I am obsessed with). My other essential, as seen in the photo, is the large mug of tea - I think I have a problem...there are scuff marks on the floorboards that mark my passage from the sewing machine to the kettle.

Ok, season 8 of Seinfeld and a Patisserie honey bun are calling me - time to go. I hope everyone has a great weekend.



  1. The quilt for your Nana looks beautiful Shon and you gotta love a Friday night in doing craft!

  2. Thos fabrics are delightful and your blackwork is divine.

  3. Things that make me do!!! I miss you and can't wait for the quarantine period to end. I miss Scarlett too! I'm so glad you were taught an early age to enjoy your own company!!!! Mum XOX

  4. Hey Shonnie, I can see mum(Sharon) is not coping. Poor you I hope Scarlett is OK. I am sure she could master binding with such clever mummy and grandmother. Hope to see you soon.


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