I've been a little quiet lately - I've been busy organising my new computer. I consider it housework and de-cluttering as I needed to do a lot of consolidating and getting rid of old documents and junk photos. But now it's up and running and in it's proper place on my desk - so it will be back to the paper junk soon.
Yesterday I was at a little Saturday Stitch and Chat that we organised with our quilting club. It was an attempt to get people along who can't come to our weekday meetings and perhaps interest some new members. We had a couple of people who had never quilted before come along and they were so enthusiastic! There was a 10 year old girl who I think I've converted to english paper piecing - she's going to come back next month and hopefully bring along a project. How cool!
Anyway, I want to show what I've finished recently. It's not particularly beautiful or complex but I'm hoping it will grow to be special. My kids picked out these Christmas fabrics and this is a Christmas picnic blanket I've made out of them.
Now isn't this pretty? Totally fits my rustic shed/house. I always check the specials when I'm in a garden centre - they often have flower punnets that are a bit overgrown. These pansies and calendulas were $1 each and they've taken off and filled my blue fish-bin with green, little white pansy flowers peeking and hopefully lots of calendula flowers soon. The nasturtiums are self-seeded.
And just for fun! I was trying to take a pic of the backing I pieced for my turquoise and blue quilt - but gave up in the bright sun. So you get a silly shot instead! Have a great Sunday.
(oh, and if anyone can tell me how to resize photos on a Mac I'd be very grateful!)