This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Next Deadline

One more self-imposed deadline to meet.  This is the beginning of the quilt I am making for my Father-in-Law for Christmas.  This is the easy bit - drawing, cutting and ironing the shapes.  Now I have to make a start on appliqueing the shapes on or I end up with a pile at the end and it becomes just a little monotonous.

Today is one of my kid-free days.  I planted tomato, lettuce, silverbeet, cabbage and onion seedlings in my garden and seeds of salsify, onions, yarrow and dandelions (great chook and rabbit fodder).  I manged to climb to the summit of Mt. Washmore and do a load or two and the weather obliged by being sunny and drying it for me.  I can see my lounge floor again.  I finally feel like I'm catching up after my week on non-housework.  Funny how these little things are so fulfilling.


  1. I have a project or three round here too and a day of teens tomorrow thanks to the teachers strike :)

    I also attempted Mt Washmore but rain gave it an extra rinse and its still on the line :(

    viv in dunedin

  2. I am somehow staying on top of Mt Washmore, I think 'cos it's the machine is on ALL THE TIME it seems. No kid free days here though, and what I get done reflects that. My choice for now. Though I do sometimes look back wistfully...:)

  3. Do you hand or machine quilt after appliquing? I always feel very virtuous after doing some house work too.

  4. Congratulations on the housework achievements!! I like the start of your new quilt; good luck with meeting your new deadline :-)


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