I have finished the first of the five S.I.T. swap items, I hope the girls like them ! I had so much fun making them. This is the only thing I have made lately. I have been applying for a job and going on school camps so I have had no free days off. I have been madly making these in between the rest of my committments. I love owls and made this one a bit quirkier than in the pattern. His chest feathers are going sideways, the eyes are a bit more "dizzy". Robyn
Friday, February 18, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I have been quiet on my blog lately because I have been organising my mothers 80th birthday. It was a lot of hard work and preparation but I have to say it was worth all the effort. The day for my mum's birthday, and party, was yesterday (12th February). It was one of the most uplifting and enjoyable days I have had in a very long time. Many of mum's friends have known her longer than we have been alive and it was a pleasure to speak to every one of them. From all different walks of life and all with so much experience in life it was wonderful to sit and listen to their memories of their lives. I also had the chance to catch up with cousins and second cousins that I haven't seen for a while. It was like we had only spoken yesterday, the years we had not seen each other just dropped away and laughed and joked together for what seemed like hours. Anyway, now I get to concentrate on making a name tag and some sample swaps for S.I.T. in March - I just have to get my sewing room back together!!! Robyn
Monday, January 31, 2011
I work as a special education teacher and today I loved watching the complete joy of some of my students as they painted with some beautiful bright colours using a stencil they had made. The teacher was so good with them and rejoiced wuth them in their complete excitement as they painted. Sometimes I am so apathetic about the beautiful choices we have in fabric these days. Today changed my perspective towards the choices of colours available out there.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Hi guys, thanks for following my blog - to my first three blog friends. I was going to add some more of my work tonight but have just spent the last hour getting lost in everyone elses blogs. The work out there is fantastic - I spent so much money on patterns too! I'll add some more of my work in the next two days, keep up those wonderful stitcheries and quilts. I'll endeavour to find out how to leave comments on other blogs (am a little technologically challenged!). Will blog again soon!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I have added a lot of my quilts in this one blog already. I think I will give it a rest now and come back in a few days and show you some more. I have a lot of UFO's lying around that I can show you as well. I aim to finish a lot of them this year. I have been doing a post-grad. course at Charles Sturt University, by distance ed., over the past two years so I have had to put my quilting aside. Now that I have finished uni I can't wait to finish all these projects! I am a mother of two that has been teaching for 13 years, full and part time. I teach high School (Yes, I'm crazy!!). When my children were very young I worked from home or taught casually at different schools. I have taught History, Geography and English. I have retrained in special ed. in the last two years and absolutely love it!!! My children are 14 and 11. My quilting is my escape when the world gets too stressful! I can disappear into the quilt I am making and take my mind off work or anything else that is worrying me. The satisfaction I get from quilting is great too. Anyway, will talk soon, Robyn.
This is one of my first attempts of quilting. I had bought this panel and it had been in the cupboard for a long time. Finally I decided to get it out to try quilting on my machine. I simply quilted around the flying geese and the borders around the pictures. I also learnt to bind on this quilt. Ashleigh still puts it on her bed although she is 14 now.