Sunday, July 3, 2011

Righto - try something different...

I hate having to do things differently - doesn't really matter what the subject is, but I don't like clicking on new buttons, after all, what will they do??  As a consequence, I follow the same old pattern to do things and it is usually because the tried and tested doesn't work for some reason, that I attempt new technology.

What I am getting at, is that I am now uploading my photos dirrectly into Picasso - thanks Rona - and had to click on lots of buttons that I didn't know what was going to happen, and viola - I have photos!!  This has taken up the better part of my weekend - and I must also thank Katney who answered my Blogger help question and is currently trying to work out what the heck was going on.  She is BTW a fellow quilter - aren't we just a great wonderful bunch of people??

Now - back to the projects:

I purchased an online download of a workshop by "The Rebel Quilter" - which is lots of fun and inspired a "just have to have a play with this" moment.  Basically you freeform cut fabric with fusible on the back and fuse onto a felt backing.  Freemotion quilt to your hearts content and add any embelishments then follow her steps to complete your abstract piece - without batting or binding.  Great Fun!

I have started fusing, need to decide if I want to add more, and
then quilt with black thread.

I was trying to get a nice photo of my monsters kids - they just went

This is my round robin row... in all it's glory.  I love it.
 Now, what has been happening in my world.  Well, Nadia had her school trip on Wednesday, so her and hubby departed on the bus to Auckland to go and see Walking with dinosaurs on Wednesday night.  They had a wonderful time - and came home on Thursday very exhausted.  Dylan and me went to McDonald's for dinner on the Wednesday so we had a special treat too.  It is quite a different household having half of it away.  Good on the school for organising a trip for 60 odd five and six year olds.

Then yesterday I had a good old clean at home, so I can now see most of my bench in the kitchen and our floor is clean.  Whew!  What a mission.  We had a lovely day most of the day and jobs got done outside too, we have let the chickens start roaming while the vege garden is in such a state - nothing really that they can destroy and they are enjoying all the bugs and new adventures outside "the pen".

Today it was Dylan's turn to have a surprise - as we had bought more tickets to Walking with the Dinosaurs for him as well - after all, it is a 7yr old boys dream.  So hubby is off again on the 3 hour drive to Auckland to see them again.  Aren't dad's just neat?

So today, I have spent an enormous amount of time on this blogger thing - and folded about half a basket of washing.  Nadia is still in her jamies - we've just had lunch - and it has once again started raining.  Must be winter.

I'm sure I have much more to share - but after all this hoohaa - I can't remember it all.  But we are still all alive and well - and I just need to get a bit more housework done to enable me to return to my normal crafting self. (Did I really just say that...)


  1. I love the round robin row.I like how you did the applique over the pieced blocks.

  2. I like the look of your rebel quilt - what felt did you end up using as the base? That's one technique I could see repeated and repeated!!

  3. Wish I had known about Dylan. I would have volunteered for that trip...I SOOO love dinosaurs! Love the new work!