Sunday, January 22, 2012

Finishing the Unfinished...

These 5 lovely quilts are all off at the Long Arm Quilter! From bottom to top... Gus' Swoon Quilt, I Spy Chain Reaction quilt, ButterCup Sweet 16 quilt, Sherbet Pips DNP baby quilt and Wonderland Jelly Filled quilt. Most were started and made last year (except the Wonderland quilt which was started in January 2010!).

I will be pleased to have these all finished! Now to finish the Bliss quilt and a few others that have been lurking around for much too long to!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Swoon - Complete!

Block 9

Block 8

Block 7

Block 6

Quick trial run on our bed

I really *should* iron my quilts before I take photos!

Oh yeah! Quilt top finished!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Finish-A-Long Quarter 1

I quite like the idea of a finish-a-long. Any motivation and encouragement to finish up some works in progress is always greatly needed and appreciated. So I am linking up with the Finish-A-Long hosted by a new to me blogger Rhonda of 'quilter in the gap'.

This quarter I *need* to finish up Gus' Children at Play Swoon quilt... His third birthday is on the 1st April so it would be good to have this finished by then!

And I'd like to finish the Bliss in Patches quilt too... This quilt will have a nice flannel backing and I'd like it to be ready in time for the cooler weather.

So that's my two projects I'd really like to finish this quarter. I am only posting two (although there are many more that need finishing) so that I can keep this achievable!

Stay tuned for progress!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hello 2012!

In the course of a year, many things can change. Some good, some bad, much indifferent. I am hoping that this will be a year for mainly good changes. This year we *will* buy our first home (positive thinking!), Gus will turn 3 and graduate to the 'big kids side' at Daycare and Oliver will start school in September. All big changes. Good changes. Bittersweet changes.

Almost a year to the day (366 days in fact) we took the boys to Staglands and today we took the boys again... Here's a quick snapshot of how much the boys have grown over the year. Unintentionally most of the photos taken just happened to be the same as the year prior...

Gus - 2011

Gus - 2012

Donkey Cart Ride 2011

Donkey Cart Ride 2012 - Gus and Ollie (exact same seats as last year!!)

River crossing - 2011


River crossing - 2012

DH & Gus 2011

Gus and DH 2012 - no need to carry him anymore!

Oliver 2011

Oliver - 2012

Here's to a great year ahead!