Candlelight

Candlelight
HI ‘Nice people and nice friends’
I have just had a lovely night in Melbourne with DH. We had a lovely albeit quick meal in the exciting and happening Federation square before attending Priscilla – the show. Wow, magnificent costumes – the colours and fabrics used were just to die for – I think I should have been costume designer – they get to be so creative, out there, have any fabric they want to play with – just imagine the fun?
these were some of my favourites –
Paintbrushes  » Click to zoom ->   Cupcakes  » Click to zoom ->  Gumby  » Click to zoom ->
Anyway, our dinner wasn’t by candlelight – actually it was right as Earth Hour began so could have been if we’d waited another few minutes but it was in celebration of our 17th Wedding anniversary! Did you turn off for Earth hour somewhere in the world?
hugs, Helen
Published in: on March 31, 2008 at 11:47 am  Comments (2)  
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Home

Home

look, I am on time! Had a big weekend at the most beautiful scenic spot at Lake Barrington in Tasmania for Miss M’s rowing regatta. It was our first time there and although it was a little unnerving driving down 3.5km of steep windy roads ‘into the jungle’ as Miss Tilly announced once the lake was in view it was worth it.

We camped in our camper trailer which was great but as always its nice to be home. So thats our block of the week this week. I am sure that no matter how much of a travel bug you are you are always glad to be home to your own bed, your own family and friends and your own kitchen. I know I am. Now I am not going to write much more as I am about to put a free easter design for you all on the Hugs blog – pop over and download it as a gift from me.

hugs, Helen

Published in: on March 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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Daisy Daisy, give me your answer do….

Jeepers, we had a cold snap here on the weekend and had snow in our garden….. I know thats not unusual for some of you and you are probably thinking so what! But it is the middle of summer here and even in the coldest of winter we may get snow once every 2-3 years only.  So I chose Daisy for this weeks block to try and keep summer and my garden around a little longer….

I have put two pics here. One from the quilt and one I colourque’d which you may have noticed in the putting it together tutorial…

Daisy Block of the week

Daisy coloured
To do the colouring use any quality coloured pencil. You need to colour before you stitch if you are using the iron on pellon or you will get little dots on your colouring. Then seal the colour in with a small round paintbrush and some textile medium. Leave to dry, fuse on your pellon and stitch away. Adds another dimension doesnt it? Make sure you get the medium over every bit you want to keep but not on the background fabric or it will stain. See the little spot on the petal I misses which is now rubbing off?
have fun,
Helen
footnote: I have just had a customer who had a double up of cards in their pack – and therefore some missing. That means that there is probably another pack out there somewhere who has the missing ones…. If its you, I am terribly sorry, please let me know and I’ll send a replacement.  ooooh, I hate it when I get it wrong but as you can imagine printing, cutting and packing these packs are very time consuming and at this stage I am still doing it all myself…. that is about to change..
Published in: on February 26, 2008 at 10:07 am  Comments (3)  
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Honey Bee block

Honey Bee

the weather has been so nice down here this last week (well except for an unusual 37 degrees yesterday where we all nearly died!). I could not resist spending time in my garden over the weekend, weeding, deadheading, fertilising and some late spring pruning (I know its summer). Here in Hobart we have the biggest furiest Bumble bees I have ever seen and of course Tasmania is also famous for its leatherwood honey…. so I thought it timely to feature our Honey Bee block.

I have included some pics of my beautiful roses – can you tell they are my favourite flower. I am sure they are international favourites… I will do my best to get a photo of a bumble bee also, but not today, unfortunately we have returned to overcast showers…

 

What do you suppose?
A bee sat on my nose.
Then what do you think?
He gave me a wink
And said, “I beg your pardon,
I thought you were the garden.”
~English Rhyme
 

hope you are all forging ahead and keeping up with your block a week. Love to see some pics.

hugs, Helen

Published in: on February 20, 2008 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Lollipops

Remember this song?

Lollipops

 Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop…..

Call my baby lollipop
Tell you why
His kiss is sweeter than an apple pie
And when he does his shaky rockin’ dance
Man, I haven’t got a chance

I call him
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop…..

Sweeter than candy on a stick
Huckleberry, chimry or lime
If you had a choice
He’d be your pick
But lollipop is mine

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop…..

Crazy way he thrills me
Tell you why
Just like a lightning from the sky
He loves to kiss me till I can’t see straight
GEE, MY LOLLIPOP IS GREAT

I call him
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop…

One of those ‘Nice Things’ in life or maybe a ‘Nice’ memory.

hugs, Helen

Published in: on January 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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