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Archive for October, 2011


Friday, October 28th, 2011

Yeehaa! Guess where I’m going tomorrow? I’ll give you a clue No? Here’s another one Still no? OK I’ll tell you. It is a little unexpected, but I’m going somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a very long time… The Houston Quilt Festival!!! Can you believe it? I can’t. The state of my packing conforms […]

Tadaaa….Rachel’s Simple City Quilt

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

    Simple City by Carrie L. Nelson (in A Touch of Rosie Quilts) using Beach House fabrics. It’s quite incredible how quick quilting with the Bernina is when she’s happy and co-operating. I now know to stick to good old fashioned basic 100% cotton threads and then….blissful quilting….no other words for it. I had […]

A very frustrating afternoon

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

This is what I spent yesterday afternoon doing…. Yup. You’re right. It is what it looks like. I managed to set aside some time yesterday afternoon to get on with the quilting on Rachel’s quilt. Up till now I’ve had really positive experiences quilting with my Bernina 820, but I had heard that these machines […]


Monday, October 24th, 2011

There’s something about Mondays…. You either love ’em or hate ’em. I fell into the hate camp when I was still working in an accounting. Quite why it took me 10 years to realize that this was a clue that I might just have been in the wrong job is still a bit of a […]

How to keep your children away from the PC and TV and strengthen father / children relationships….

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

It’s this easy…. Not my cup of tea at all, but I promise you that this is all it takes. One of the best investments we’ve made in a long while. Helen