Making

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Cushions and picnic quilts with rock pockets.


On the floor

Friday, February 22, 2013

We're hosting Mr Duyvken's sister's engagement party here in a couple of weeks. The house doesn't look so appealing from the front but if we can whisk everyone quickly through to the back everything will be fine.
In preparation for this I should be tidying up the front yard,
Pride of the neighbourhood. 
painting the new front doors, finishing the painting of the back fence or figuring out how to stop the dust from swirling up through that big gap and resting on everything in the house.


Instead I am making picnic quilts and bunting and outdoor cushions. I'm doing laundry and browsing garden design sites while the radio is on and Sweetie is sleeping. These simple square quilts come together so quickly, I think I'll have a couple of tops finished today and they will be ready for sandwiching and simple quilting next week.


It's not as productive but infinitely more fun.

Blogging sisters

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dear Eleanor is slowly and quietly returning to blogging. Even though she has only posted once I am trying to  gently bully her into posting again by talking about her return in the present tense. I will also proclaim, once again, my presidency of the Jen Sullivan Fan Club - Australian Chapter because that usually gets a response. Is that bait enough, Eleanor?
I think of Eleanor as one of my bloggy sisters. I have made a few very dear friends since starting this (rather self-indulgent) blog 7 years ago and E is definitely one of them and now one of my actual sisters has started a blog. My sister-in-law has just written her first post over at Irish Girl, Australian Heart. I am sure she will enjoy blogging as much as I have.
I still have hopes that Aunty S will start a blog about her life as a children's book publisher and the object of Neil Gaiman's affections. No-one knows kid's books like Aunty S and she'll be in Bologna and Paris later at Easter and we all want to hear about that, don't we?

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