25 January 2012

Lots of sewing

Orca Bay - not quite a finish, but I have stitched the centre blocks together, stitched the outer borders together, and stitched the inner border into one long piece.  Four evenings straight!  I found myself itching to leave work so I could go home and sew!  And I like being at work, most of the time.  Need to press all the sections before the finale.   But "have" to go out for dinner tomorrow, it's my weekly quilt group's annual "end-of-year" party... but Cape Town being so hectic during December because of summer and Christmas we have it in January!  Actually, I am really looking forward to a fun evening.

Very glad that the heat wave that we had for five days has abated,  the summer's howling south-easter is back, cooling things down a bit. 

16 January 2012

Generation Q

Go and look and Megan's humour - just what is needed to lighten the seriousness of life.

03 January 2012

Welcome to the New Year!

Happy New Year, ok, ok, so its two days late, but have been very busy.   Have managed to finish sewing all the pieces of Orca Bay (pressing, well that's still ahead) .... and yet there are others out there who have put the whole thing together!   (Busy, as in busman's holiday, finishing off accounts for my daughter's ill-fated coffee-shop, and my sister's gem of a Montessori school.)

As I snapped this picture, Eep (yes, that's the sound she makes, so name has stuck) jumped up.. so one more...

Please go and look at the linky-thing  at Quiltville, to catch up with the other Orcadians

After much mind-changing, have settled on purples and off-whites for the Just Takes 2 mystery (and if they go together nicely and reasonably quickly, will do some in red and green (go Wales!):

The first blocks have been released, but I need to wait a week or so before starting that!