** We started our day this morning with a "workout" of "ballet" dancing in our pyjamas thanks to a request from Hannah...
** I highly recommend it as a good abdominal muscle workout (from all the giggling).
** After all the sunshine over the last week today we have thunder, lightning & rain!
** Good weather if you are a duck, or a frog...
** NOT such good weather if you are my feet, or my heart - which nearly stopped earlier when I stepped out of my car into our driveway & had a frog hop on my foot
** I screamed like a little baby I tell you! (I did not yet know what it was that was hopping madly around my feet!)
** Here is the culprit pictured once he'd hopped to safety (and I'd restarted my heart!)...
|*shudder.... I thought of you Anorina!|
** After the girls went to bed I did some more free-motion quilting practise yesterday...
** I wanted to try feathers the "correct" way
- well, at least the way that everybody else seems to do them.
** It was much easier & I am much more confident that with a little more practise I could use them on a quilt:
** I went to the shops this morning & then wondered why.... why oh why!!!! I am starting to regret the decision to have a PO Box, because it requires me to go near the mall in December. Gah - so busy!
** Since it is the season of giving I have decided to enter into not 1 but 2 giveaways in the coming week!
** First up I will be participating in the Quilters Gallery Blog Hop Party to celebrate their 4th birthday...
** So come back on Friday for that (quilting/fabric) related giveaway
** Secondly I will be participating in the all famous Sew Mama Sew giveaway on Monday....
** What will I be giving away? Well that would be telling. So you'll just have to come back on Friday & Monday to see...
(that's kind of code for I don't yet have a clue ;) )
** This week appears to be the week of trying new things.
First I told you about my free motion quilting practise yesterday, but what I haven't told you yet is that I've also been trying another job that I put off for aaaaaaaages (due to busyness and fear of the unknown....)
** That would be finally using my purse frames...
** Thanks need to go to my friend Bree for her contributions and encouragement to get me finally having a go at these!
** The first one, while it looks lovely now, was actually quite a big disaster at first - it was supposed to originally fit into one of the frames in the picture below! Lets just say that I will not be following that tutorial again and I will instead go with my gut.
** At least I managed to salvage it and use it with another type of frame though!
(shame it took me an entire evening in the process!)
** I still wouldn't say I'm totally over my nervousness about them - it's just the template now. I am confident to handle the gluing at least. So one step closer to confidence with them than I was before.
** It is still thundering away like mad out there!
** Poor Hannah doesn't like it very much.
** And that concludes all my random tidbits for today