In a week that has been very busy and hectic, I don't feel like I have much to show! This is how it went....
Monday, I turned 38. 38!!!!!! Do you ever say your age out loud and follow it with an expletive? I do.... Anyway, in what could have been a rather depressing week, I made the most of it and here are some photos to show you!
|Andrew had Uni Monday night (he's on the home straight of finishing his MBA!), so the kids and I travelled 45 minutes to his work and went out to the local shopping centre for my birthday lunch. They're so cheeky!|
|Nothing like a birthday photo in the food court!|
|One of my birthday presents. Yep. An iron. Normally I would not care for this type of birthday present, however after the "rust spots on the paper pieced cushion" fiasco, I was quite chuffed with my gift.|
|I managed to finish this baby for a showcase over at Hollipop Lane. Have had this fabric on my shelf for a couple of years now. Perfect for a Black theme!|
|I came home from work on Wednesday to find this little package of cuteness waiting for me! I won a little giveaway from Jenna on IG.|
|I whipped this up one day this week.....I can't remember when? It's the March Riley Blake BOM. I'm still trying to figure out the settings on my iron.....|
|I felt the sudden urge to sew yesterday afternoon. So grabbed the gorgeous Kokka LRRH fabric and whipped up a simple skirt. Then offered it for $20 on Ms Midge! I'm glad it's heading to a new home.|
|And finally, today, amidst getting my blooms all started for the Bloom Bloom Pow! QAL, I quickly made this self covered big mumma buttons. They are for some of the ladies going to the Australasian Quilt Convention next week. I'm going on Thursday as are a few others from QCA, so we wanted a way to try and recognise eachother amongst the thousands of others. Let's hope one of these pinned on our chests helps!|
Oh, and I also spruced up the blog a little. Thanks for the handy tips Gemma!
Phew. I'm tired. What a week.
On a final note. I got some sad news this morning. My Aunty passed away. I just want to acknowledge her, as she was a voracious and passionate quilter, whom I unfortunately did not get to learn from, as the quilting bug only got me recently. I can remember when we first moved to Melbourne, visiting her house and thinking "what a mess!" It's only now that I can appreciate that the mess was actually her quilting love covering her home. She mostly hand pieced and quilted, and had chests, drawers and beds covered in quilts. I wish I had spent more time with her.
R.I.P. Aunty Lorna xxx
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