Sunday, March 16, 2014


I reposted instagram photos for the 52 project, thinking I hadn't had my "real" camera out, when in fact I had, on the recent long weekend.

We went down to Barwon Heads for 3 nights and as per every other time we've been away my response was, we must do this more often.  I don't think I'm a materialistic person, I can do without stuff, although it's nice, but I would spend more money on getting away if I could.  I'm not sure I'd want a holiday house, although again I wouldn't say no, because we like to try different places, but relaxing, somewhere fresh, with my guys, is one of the things I love most.


"A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Ella & Leila at Barwon Heads on the long weekend.  The only photos I'm taking right now are on my phone and I don't like to share twice.  Just don't seem to get the camera out like I used to, but must try harder.

Thursday, March 06, 2014


I'm amazed that I remembered my password into blogger, considering how little I'm around these parts.  I've had an interesting conversation with a few blogs who I've read for many years, Ella being one, about how things have changed for some of us.

This space represents my children and a huge part of who I've become over the past 10 years, so I'm not prepared to let it go, but it is less at the forefront of my mind.

It's always been lovely to share my craft projects with this space, so I can remember in years to come what went to whom in acknowledgement of big moments in their lives.

Friends of ours are expecting twin boys with their second pregnancy.  When their daughter was born a couple of years ago I made a lovely quilt for Sienna and now will do the same for these little boys with the two fabric combinations above.

This selection of fabrics, all from Spotlight, I bought a few years ago with a baby boy quilt in mind for no-one in particular.  I love the softness of this grouping, including some soft blue linen in the centre, and will use these for a quilt for my niece Hazel's second baby due next month, this time a little boy to join my great niece Aurelia.

I also have to finish a family tree quilt for my parents, queen sized, begun last year (or the one before?) and really just need time to deal with a lot of mitered corners, which are really not my favourites - but they must have it for this winter, they just must.

So, away with me, quilting season has begun.