Friday, 27 January 2017

A few kitten pics...

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
Jean Cocteau

Last time I wrote I was full of excitement for the hundreds of projects I was going to finish this year. At this point, nearly a month in, the score is... um - nil

My excuse is 1 adorable kilogram of grey and white fur with blue eyes and a persuasive voice...

Meet Kipling 💗

This little boy takes part in every activity with enthusiasm

until he collapses with exhaustion. 

It's a hard life managing a human.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

2017 is a fresh year

'My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go!' 
found on Facebook 

Hello Strangers! 

Beautiful Tilda 'Bumblebee' fabric to begin the year

Don't you love the beginning of a new year, a clean slate without any of the mistakes of the past year and so much potential for great things.    Lots of New Year resolutions which are being reevaluated throughout January (and probably February...and all the way to December). 

2016 was a year of dirt and dust and razorblades(!) and sawdust and paint and curled timber shavings and recycled timber and a few (many) swear words as we renovated part of kitchen/sunroom, removing a wall or two for a beautiful practical airy space (and a dishwasher!!!!!) Renovating at our old (with not a square wall in sight) house means hubby demolishing and me rebuilding so often two very tired and cranky but satisfied people - who made it to 32 years of marriage today! 

Need a shave anyone? Found in the wall


2017 is to be a year of sewing and creating and finishing all those ongoing projects from how many years? Somehow I think I've had that resolution before but this time it's going to happen!!!! 

Scrap Challenge - Purple

Wish me luck please!


Christine xx

List One 
sewing folder
Splendid Sampler continues
Sylvia's Bridal Sampler flimsy
scrappy challenge
Postage stamp quilt
Jo Colwill Cushion
op shop sampler cushion
Grandmas garden quilt
project bag from Brenda Ryan stitchery
Memory box
Dutch Treat runner