Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonderful Wednesdays

Music is a huge part of my life and a huge part of our family. My love for music runs deeper than my love for fabric.... and that is saying something!

From here on in I am going to celebrate each and every Wonderful Wednesday with one of my favourite songs. So, whether you care or not, if you visit me here on a Wednesday you'll only get a song. Here is this week's loved one;

1. Neko Case - 'Hold on Hold on' from her album 'Fox Confessor Brings The Flood' 2005 (click image to listen)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some things are too precious to part with.....

I have had some pieces from Tula Pink's 'Nest' range on eBay for the past few days and every time my sister gave us all an update on our eBay sales I would see my beautiful Tula Pink on the list and nearly cry. I don't need to sell it, so I had it removed..... urghhhh, I am never going to put a dent in this stash.

Did you know that some people only buy fabric with a particular project in mind.... isn't that amazing? I thought everyone just bought as much fabric that they can afford.... ha.

Anyway, long story short I have an evening to myself, so I am trawlling sites looking for a project for my beautiful Nest fabric, my beautiful fabric that I almost let go in my moment of madness.

So, I have calculated that if I live to 113 I should be able to finish all my UFOs and utilise my stash. Easy.

One more cool thing before I go.... I found this whilst surfing, V & A Museum Patchwork Pattern Maker

I spent way too long mucking around on this

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The next meeting of Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild

Just a reminder for anyone involved in the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild. The next meeting has been moved to Sunday 11th July (instead of Sat 10th). Same time, same place.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A family affair

Even though I have a sewing room, I still find it helpful to lay a quilt out on the rumpus room floor for a couple of days so we can all live with it and everyone can put in their two bobs worth.

There have been some minor changes, as it is Baby Fitz thinks the white z/z are too close..... Mr Fitz has given some advice and thinks I should bind around each point at the end of the rows...... hello? Is he mad???..... actually the more I think about it, the more I like the idea...... hmmmmmm

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I love it when a plan comes together

When Mr Fitz works nights and Baby Fitz has gone to bed, I can spend my entire night in one room. I have the computer, a telly, my sewing space and chocolate..... yes, it is heaven on earth.

So last night, after my mega clean up, I continued on my Zig-Zag quilt that I started at the last meeting of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild last week. Here is where I am up to. Still loads of cutting, cutting, cutting. I have been planning doing this quilt for an eternity, so this plan is coming together.

I can have my reward now.....

I knew if I posted a photo of my horridly messy sewing area I would be forced to make an effort to clean up.... and my reward will be an evening of sewing, ahhhhh.

My fabric stash is all over the place, however it is folded and on the shelves, better than where it was yesterday.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Help? I have no idea who this happened...

Okay, so I have had a shitty week, a real doosey and you could say I have been a bit absent minded of late.... but this is ridiculous!

I started to tidy up my fabric stash last weekend, I had very good intentions, then on Monday my Gran past away and I dropped my bundle completely. My beautiful and wonderful husband has been keeping things going and keeping the Fitzy household running..... however, everything he can't find a home for he has been piling up on top of my fabric stash on my cutting table..... what the?? (how embarrassing... things have even fallen to the floor)

If he wasn't such a kind and wonderful hunk of a man I would get rid of him :)

Guess what I'm going to try to tidy up with weekend......

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My lovely Gran

We lost Gran yesterday. She was wonderful.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I love the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild

I've just arrived home from our monthly meeting and I just have to say how fantastic it was. It was 7 hours of awesomeness... sewing, laughing, talking, eating, sewing, laughing, learning, talking, talking, talking, a bit more sewing.... I am already looking foward to next month's meeting.

For anyone reading from the guild who attends the meetings, thank you, you are all such good fun.