06 February, 2016

Friday Night With Friends

It was lovely stitching along with everyone 
for our first FNWF for 2016. 
I did a little more stitching on my kitchen stitchery.
Thanks to Chez for hosting us last night. 
You can see what everyone got up to here.

05 February, 2016

How Many Hexagons?

As you know, I have been starting to cut out my Tilda fabric into 2" hexagons. I am planning to just have random hexagons, not flowers. Because of this, I need 
to cut out all my fabrics first.

But how many hexagons do I need?

I found this great Hexagon Calculator at CD Designs by Cindy. You just need to enter the height and width you want the quilt to be and then what size hexagons. I was thinking of making my quilt 60" x 60" so I'll need 345 hexagons! So far I have cut out 272 but as I still have quite a few different fabrics, I may make the quilt bigger. 
I'll recalculate once I cut out the fabrics.

03 February, 2016

Nelson's First Day

Today Nelson had his first day at the Northern College of the Arts and Technology (NCAT). He is going to be doing his Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship) 
as part of his VCAL studies.
I'm sure he's going to enjoy this new adventure!

01 February, 2016

Last First Day!

 On the 2nd February, 2004 Austin had his first day of school at Plenty Valley Christian School (now College).
Today he headed off on his last first day of school to 
commence Year 12. I can't believe he is in his final year. It really doesn't seem that long ago we took that first photo.

First OPAM for 2016

 January is already over and it's time for our 
first OPAM report for 2016.
I've only got my framed turtle as a finish. I have been working of several other projects but you'll 
have to wait a while to see those.

Thanks to Peg and Kris for once again organising OPAM.