Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sew what's happening?

Sew what's been happening in my life? Some things quilty….and some things life….Loads of things….I have been to Singapore to see Eric Clapton perform live….hubby is a big fan. It is a four hour flight to Singapore from Darwin. It takes that long to fly to Sydney!

The Mer-lion with a view of Marina Bay Sands…the platform at the top of the hotel (56 floors) is party central, with cool cocktail bars and an infinity edge pool, we went for a sticky beak, but I think we may have been the oldest people there!!

We wandered around Little India and came across this fantastic house, I think it used to belong to a rich business man…but check out those colours.

We had a great time in Singapore…food was fantastic…happy to go back just to enjoy all those fantastic restaurants.

I made myself a promise this year to try and get quilts finished! So I plugged away at getting this quilt quilted….

I used my favourite King Tut variegated thread, No. 914, it goes from fushia pink to orange to a candy pink…very pretty...

It's already left the house…by coincidence I had it finished for the baby's christening…the quilt was already 4 months overdue….so it worked out really well!!

My quilt group had a "Quilt-in-a-nightie" night….a twelve hour sewing marathon, from 12pm to 12 am, it was a hoot, at 6 pm we all got changed into our "nighties", had a glass of champers and dinner.

I  had sewn all but seven of the blocks for this quilt last May, but hadn't progressed it since then, but with a twelve hour uninterrupted sewing stint, I got it done...All Amy Butler fabrics…. It is a big quilt 85"x85", I have already pieced the back and sent it to the quilters….yipee...

Last but not least, I watched a baby being born, my sister had a baby girl, and I had the privilege of being present at the birth….welcome to Stevie….

Phew….what a busy couple of months it has been…and now it is almost May….yikes :)