Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Anyway now that I have that off my chest, my most favourite song of the moment is this one -(Put your records on). I heard it at my Body step class - the cool down/stretch track - had to find it (why do I feel I am typing like I am manic - perhaps because I am). Anyway tried to find it in itunes, however they don't have the real deal, so I have downloaded it from the Corrine Bailey Rae fan website .
Monday, March 24, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
It is really liberating, to not try and match colours,etc - even though I must admit occasionally a bit of that happens. I liked the blocks best which were random. A few people themed their colours - I did not really go for the 'brights' or the 'pastels' but understand what they were trying to achieve. I like the colours mixed and occasionally a bright goes in there and gives the block some sparkle (good word that 'sparkle'). For all that though, I did like Joan's green and blue colourway, Yvonne's random but with the same corner (end) strips on each block, and Di's light/dark variation.
Anyway I am going to get on with clothes sewing today. I am feeling 'Mother Earth' again and have already visited the local markets to get some free range eggs, vegetables and fruit and most importantly some of Aunty Vi's marmalade. I love her Seville Orange marmalade but was told that the seveille oranges are not ripe yet - they grow their own citrus and make the marmalade from that on an Orchard at Applethorpe (near Stanthorpe). The marmalade always has a perfect consistency and a lovely tang. Anyway I had to settle on Three Fruit marmalade today - its still lovely (on my home made bread). I have also made the Spicy Zucchini cake that my friend Fay provided the recipe for (using my own home grown zucchini), so the kitchen smells divine!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
On the frugal front the month is not off to a great start - the vacuum cleaner refuses to go, so it will probably mean a visit to the vacuum cleaner shop this week-end. I have also completely run out of moisturisers -- eek! -- how's a girl to cope! I will need to go and buy those also. The only good note is I did see some I like on special at the Health Food shop the other day. However I have been resisting buying coffees and lunches on the whole (bought my lunch today as I could not stand the thought of another lunch of lentil soup - nice at it is). On the wine front - the down side is we have had some most nights - up-side they have some really nice clean skin reds at Uncle Dan's at the moment for $4 a bottle.
Monday, March 3, 2008
I am also planning to buy a magazine but will use my little quilting/sanity account money for that. I have decided I can't live without the latest Vogue Pattern magazine which has an article on how to dress for your body type!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Today I had planned to participate in the Peak to Park but was too tired to get out of bed as early as required, maybe next year?
So anyway I looked through the skirt sewing stuff and prepared the pattern for the second skirt I bought (oops!) This is the pattern for the second skirt I plan to make.
I fell in love with this fabric in the shop and had to have it! However one of the other class participants gazumped me on the day and I could not bring myself to make the same skirt with the same fabric as another person, so went back and got this fabric the next day and bought another pattern.
I am not making the variation with the gathered skirt but the other one - not sure what the style is called! Anyway I am hoping it will cement the lessons in my mind by doing another skirt at the same time... plus I will end up with two yummy skirts (that's the plan anyway... we will see how it goes!)