31 March, 2015

A Nearly 20 Year Old UFO Finished!

It's the end of March and I only have one finished item. 
I've been pretty busy working on the NOTYQ raffle 
quilt and some other secret sewing.
You may remember this post in February when I found a very old project and then went looking for the fabrics I'd put away for it. Well, I also came across this pin cushion. I think it was a work shop we did at NOTYQ about 20 years ago. I finished my first one and had decided to make another. The cushion was all cut out and I had the hexagon all stitched on. It just needed to be put together. The colour is actually more green like the cotton reel at the front.

So there you have it. 
A 20 year old UFO as my OPAM!

Thanks to Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM.

30 March, 2015

Leaving On A Jet Plane!

 We had an early start this morning as Austin was heading off to New Zealand on a school trip. This is 5am when it was time to leave. Unfortunately, they didn't need any parent helpers! They'll be away for 12 days having a fantastic time and doing all those extreme activities available over there.
I did write out a list of the quilt shops in Queenstown 
where they have the most free time. 
Just in case he was wanting to buy me a present!

Have a wonderful time, Austin. I'm sure you will!

26 March, 2015

Athletics Centre Championships

Last weekend were the Diamond Valley Centre Championships for Little Athletics.
It was also Austin's final day competing in Little Athletics. 
Next season he will be in seniors.
Austin came first in his favourite event, High Jump. 
He jumped 165cm (although not a pb)!
He finished up with three medals.
Besides the High Jump, he also came first for Triple Jump and second for Long Jump.
Thought I'd show you a photo of Austin at the
Centre Championships back in 2009/2010.
Yes, that was the year he went blonde!
 Austin and Will with Nick back at the
2009/2010 Centre Championships.

Austin and Will.
They have certainly grown a lot.
Do you want to know something funny?
Those shorts are the same ones in both photos!
Just a lot shorter.
He didn't want a new pair because "they still fit"!

22 March, 2015

Friday Night Sew-In

Thank you to Wendy for hosting us for Friday Night Sew-In.
By the time I sat down, I really didn't feel like stitching. 
Instead I  looked through some magazines and books, getting lots of inspiration.
So I joined the ladies in the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday morning while Nelson was doing his umpiring. Nelson was so nervous before the game. 
Watching him you would never have known it was his first time umpiring. He looked like a professional! There were a few people there who were very surprised when he told
them it was his first time umpiring.
I started stitching this cute little elf by Gail Pan.
When I got home, I finally got the backing joined for my FQS BOM. I've just got to give the top and backing a good press and then they're ready to go to be quilted.

Hopefully I'll get some more stitching done this afternoon while Austin is at debut practice.

21 March, 2015

More Football!!!

As if we don't have football in our house, 
Nelson is now an NFL Boundary Umpire!
That means one or two extra footy matches on a weekend.

Today Nelson umpires his first game.
Good luck Nelson.