Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lush Uptown fabric

I have enjoyed viewing all the new  fabric range releases in recent weeks. None more so than the rerelease of the Lush and Uptown  fabric range by  Erin Michael for Moda  - a mixture of two previous popular ranges. I did not buy any of this fabric in previous years, but decided I would this time round --before it all sells out!
Love the paint by number prints
Some retail therapy in my pyjamas, enabled me to purchase the above FQ bundle of this luscious range. Jennifer was quick with the emails, and together we were able to choose and fill the prepaid satchel, with some extra fabrics for the sashing and backing.  I now await the delivery of this special parcel!

 Scrolling through Camille's  latest book, I found the perfect quilt pattern, that will show off the large scale prints well.

The quilt pattern is "Sweet Life" on page 74 of Camille's latest book.
'Sweet Life'
Looking forward to utilising the fabric into a quilt, and hoping that younger children should not feel the need to complete the 'colour by number' spaces on the fabric. I best hide the colouring pencils and textas!

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Appliance

It was only 12 months ago, that the element went kaput in the old oven for what seemed the millionth time.  "Chasing good money after bad" - was soon to be heard being muttered in our house.  We "bit the bullet", and ordered a new oven and cooktop.  The local electrician was very busy, but after being enticed with the promise of an evening meal, he was able to arrive very late in the evening, work his magic; and install the new oven.
Pumpkin soup for dinner --courtesy of the slow cooker!
Ready to be utilized!

New cutting board
The 5BN children love their pears, so were pleased with these two new recent purchases for the kitchen.
 Miss 5BN and myself have been busy utilizing the new oven, first up for Miss 5BN was choc chip muffins. Delicious.  All are fascinated to visualize the food being cooked -- a clear oven door is a marvel!
Yum Yum

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back on board

Where has the time flown by, we have been busy traisping the countryside  with the children's sporting events, today is my first Saturday home in many months.  What a lovely relaxing pyjama day myself and Miss 5BN have had.

Mr 5BN and the two male 5BN children left at 5.30am to go to Melbourne this morning--to watch AFL Footy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.  Even better, their beloved team won today. 

Winners are Grinners
Luckily for them, the day stayed dry in Melbourne, whilst we endured bitterly cold weather and so much rain here at home.

A new baby in our community ensured I turned on the sewing machine today to make another Initial Book bag

Miss M has a new baby brother, Master P.  Yet again, I try to add a book with the name of the child.

Pete the Sheep was a favourite of our children, as I hope it will be this new baby. Welcome to the world Master P!

P is for  Peter, pear, perfection!

Nothing is more irritating than fabric cut off the grain.  So frustrating!

Another favourite book will be included with the gift as well.

Master P  will soon be over the paddock with his Dad, on the farm equipment, and savouring the seasons.