Sunday, June 12, 2011

Long weekend

It's a long weekend here in Canberra and there has been a fair amount of sewing activity to match. First though, a big thick book wrapped in shiny plastic was delivered. I am very much looking forward to delving into this one .... but I haven't taken the plastic off yet. I'm savouring it. Excuse the quality of the photos - our camera is on the blink so this is from the phone.

I'm also enjoying quilting the bowtie quilt. I'm doing parallel lines in the border area - I always thought they would be a pain to do, because of having to mark them. I know from experience that if parallel straight lines aren't parallel (or straight, or lines) they look terrible. BUT then I realised what that strange bit of metal in the bits and bobs drawer was for! It attaches to my walking foot and lines up with the line you just did! What a wonderful invention, I can't believe I didn't cotton on to this before. I'm going to be doing way more parallel lines now.

Sometimes I wish I was the kind of mother that uses the long weekend to take their children on long bushwalks with organic wholemeal snacks and educational flower-spotting. But I'm not. Saturday afternoon we all went to the mall, bought some lego and had afternoon tea at donut king. It was great.


  1. Ooh your new book looks like a goodie, how fun to delve into that one! Aren't those little metal thingys great? Love your Saturday! xo

  2. I will bet that in the future your son will remember a great afternoon spent with Mum buying lego and eating a cream donut just as much as walking through the bush eating a sunflower bar!! Happy stitching.