Saturday, September 18, 2010

What's Been Going On This Week

I just had to share this photo of our eldest son, Christopher.  I was on Facebook the other day and clicked on him to see what he had been up to and saw this photo.  This is him playing at Falls Creek a few weeks ago.  Pretty good hey!

And of course, this is middle child Nic, getting ready to put "The Black Pearl" (his name for it, not mine), on the car trailer yesterday for 3 big days down at Winton at Performance Car Mania.  He has been working on this beast every spare minute he has had for the last couple of months in readiness for this weekend.  He put a bigger turbo in it and has had heaps of trouble - it caught on fire the other night while getting tested on the Dyno so I hope he comes back safe and sound.

And seeing as I have mentioned the two boys, I thought I had better mention our youngest, Kellie.  She has been too busy to come visit her dear old mum so here is a photo of her/ours now, cat, Milo.  Max and Milo fight over a cane basket that we keep on the pool table.  A friend of ours gave us this gorgeous basket for Milo but the only way I can get him in there is if I tempt him with food.  As you can see, Max is quite happy to sit in front and eat the food and Milo isn't game to hop out in front of Max.  It is a never ending circus in this house full of pets!

I have been doing a bit of sewing this week.  These are two blocks I have handpieced for a quilt I have started.  These are the easy ones and I am building up the courage to start the centre soon.  Will show more as I get going with it.

I have also finished border number three for Swan Lake - Yay!!!!  Above is the first three hexies I have made for border four.  The black fabric in the top right flower was given to me by Marg, isn't it gorgeous.  I still haven't got very far with the centre but at least I feel like I am on the home stretch with the borders.

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Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Sue-Anne xxx

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's Finished!

It's finally finished!!!  I have been working on this since I attended Sue's class over a week ago. 

I'm really happy with how it has turned out and even now, when I look at it, I can see areas where I could embellish just a little bit more.

We  have had some major rainfalls and flooding in our little part of the world.  We were fine here in Wodonga but my parents, who live in Benalla, were evacuated on the weekend.  Thankfully the water didn't get to their house and all is well. 

And picking my daffodils from the garden and bringing them indoors is reminding me that Spring is here and we will see some nice sunny days soon - I hope!

Sue-Anne xxx