Monday, July 30, 2012

Houston, I have a problem

Dearest Mom,
So there I was, wasting time on eBay and placed very low bids on some silver pincushions. Unfortunately, I won FOUR of them!!!! Oh dear!
But this one arrived in the post - a heart shaped one c1850 - it still has the animal hair stuffing in the cushion part.
It's a little box as well - the top lifts up.
I love it!
Xxxxx
Jenny
Ps I hope the other two are as lovely as the elephant and this one.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gareth, Button and some opshop finds ..

Dearest Mom and Dad
Gareth told me he was off to some rugby function and that they had to dress up ........... Well, I thought he meant a doggy tropical shirt - but no that all went to a huge amount of effort !!!! Maybe there is little else to do in Canberra !!!!!
I found two little gems at an op shop - a coleport brooch and a Carlton ware jug!!!
Being single obviously suites Button!
Sorry about the photos being all over the shop but I am using my iPad to blog and I don't think I have the hang of it yet.
Xxxxxx

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little elephant .........

Dearest mom
Look what I bought - the cutest silver pincushion - I love the wrinkles on his legs !
Xxxxx
Jenny

Monday, July 23, 2012

I think I can, I think I can............

Dearest Mom and Dad
So, as you noticed I have not posted in a while. Basically, I have no life at the moment - so I had nothing to post about!!!!!
Oh, Mom, Vaughn found the photos that you sent me - and I see what you mean - it's a lovely photo of Georgie, Bok and Nunu..............


I also would not mind this in my front garden - but I don't think the neighbours would be too happy!!!


 My life at the moment ............... a computer covered with "post its" ..............

 Vaughn has been amazing - he sends me little motivational things - but, honestly I could not have done this without him.  He spends the whole weekend on the computer for me after HUGE weeks at work!!!!


 While I slave away - there are some people out there churning quilts out!!!! Jane is whipping up a storm.......


 Close up..............


She loves fiddling with stuff in her sewing room........ stroking her fabric, putting them into little piles - quite odd...............only joking!!!!


 Her beautiful Topsy is always with her - reminds me of Seventy Five - the way she followed you around.


 Tilt your head to the side for this photo, Mom. I tried for to get it right - but then thought %%$ that.....Isn't it lovely though............


 I did start this quilt for Button - I am hand piecing it - I am using 1930's reproduction fabric - but it has to wait for a few months ................I do see the end in sight now (book wise)...........


 Even watching the rugby with wine I have been working on the book................


 Tilt your head again - I did manage to have a lovely lunch with lovely Marie....................


 ................which involved some cake which both of us could not finish!!!...............


Ok, back to the grindstone for me!!
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Jenny

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Oh happy days......

Dearest Mom and Dad
Gareth is home for the weekend -yay!!! That meant feeding the masses, boys in onesies, hugs and happy George !!!!
Xxxxx

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Moving Button......................

Dearest Mom and Dad
Firstly, Mom, I did manage to find out what happened to those missing photos that you sent me a while ago.  You know how Vaughn likes to have everything in its place - well, he put the photos into a file - now all I have to do is find the file!!!  I am looking forward to seeing the photo of Georgie and Bok that you mentioned.
I packed some hand piecing to do at the airport - I left on Thursday - as you know to help Button move.


It wasn't too bad actually - the removal company that I found on line were amazing - so quick............


 As there were no males around to help us - we had to improvise - we did not have a screw driver - but Button made do with a fork............


 The door on the left of her study area is the bathroom and the area to the right is her little kitchen.  She has moved into a studio apartment in Paddington - so basically it's just one room............


 So, you can see the kitchen counter on the left of her little dressing table...............


 It does look much smaller in the photos than in the flesh .....................because she does not have a couch I made her these Marilyn cushions for her bed.............


Close up - she loved them...................


 Tired Button - all made upfor the filming............

 When she came home that night - her little home was all sorted and ready for her..................I had such sore knees and hips from going up and down 50million flights of stairs!!!!!!


 Next morning we woke up and had breakfast in bed...............


 I managed to get quite a bit of sewing done at the airport and in the plane................

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Jenny

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Caloundra crazy.....

Dearest mom,
I need to borrow your blog!!!! My posts from my iPad are not very good to www.sewsocrazy.blogspot.com.
To the Caloundra group - here are a few ideas for your feather stitch "homework". There will be more photos soon. Have fun!!!!!
Xxx
Jenny

The week that was............

Dearest Mom and Dad
The thimble that Granny gave me was lost during our move here - I did manage to find one just like it at an antique shop -  and it is a Dorcas thimble as well!!!!

 Gwen, from Crazy Tuesday has made this amazing apllique quilt.  She has asked me to teach her how to hand quilt - I am pleased that it will be hand quilted as apposed to machine - it deserves to be hand quilted!!!!!

 It was Debs and Jane's birthday - so off we went for dinner.......................


Debs and Letitia seemed to amazed by something!!!!


The four of us.................... "Friendship," said Christopher Robin, "is a very comforting thing to have."
A.A. Milne - I quite agree.............


My dinner - seafood rissoto.............


I made these little bottletop pincushions for the birthday girls............


 After the rain the last week, the weather over the weekend was glorious and the my favourite spot looked clean and sparkly................
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Jenny