January 31, 2013

Thursday 31st January

Quilting....
Abbey has nearly finished her The Great Granny along quilt. Bee In My Bonnet has kindly shared how she made this quilt.  Abbey has one more row of sashing to add and then the quilt top is finished.
It was great to see Abbey feeling better today!

Hasn't she done a wonderful job!


Oh My STELLA!!!! is on the quilt


Gasp - you all know what I think of dogs on beds... "But but but ... I'm such a cute poodle" she says

I'm making progress with my Jo Morton quilt. - Really don't want to go to bed tonight as I have it all planned out on bed but didn't get time to pin it... never mind.

Finished! A butterfly quilt for the cattery. I've been told by the blokes this is too girly for man cats. I thought it would look rather garden themed and suit the outdoor runs with their red blankets.
Rosa arrives to stay tomorrow and I'm sure she will like it.

Oh my I got caught cussing at the geese today as a visitor arrived... BLUSH - I was giving the retired cats run a good clean out and I turn my back to get more supplies and the jolly PESKY geese are all in the outdoor run...

It has NOT been one of my better ideas having gosling's - The amount of poop everywhere is horrid. The fences are not suitable as they get under them, a learning curve for us. The adult geese never got out before, now they just scoot under the fences. This goose family go on big walkabouts all over our three acres everyday and leave HEAPS of poop everywhere  They can consume a large amount of grass which is a real worry for the sheep. We are getting very low on grass and with the hot spell, Brent will have had to decide which sheep are going in the pot - This part of raising animals none of us enjoy..

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  1. Abbey, your quilt is so lovely, and the design suits the bed frame so well. Leanne, Love your pattern. And here I was, thinking I was the only one up this late. James and Brent, under the firewood trees, it is so dry, I have had the water sprinkler going ALL day. moving it after 3 hours in one place. I worry about the fire risk, even though no-one smokes . The heap is smaller, some dry from last year is in the small shed. Hooray!!! The poplar leaves are falling, it crackles when I walk there. p.s. no water rates or restrictions here!!Greetings to all, geese not included, from Jean

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    1. Jean - I've been up early and late of late trying to get everything done. I love summer evenings can get so much done outside in the cool. Very dry down here but such stunning weather. Is you council thinking of putting in water metres any time soon? Firewood work continues here this weekend. Love Leanne

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  2. We love your quilt too Abbey, and it makes your bed look like summer. A perfect place if you feel the need to lie down. Miss Stella looks very cute lying there, what a character and we are glad she makes you all smile.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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    1. Stella IS a character and knows not to get on our bed! But has been known to forget as only a puppy.... Abbey's quilt does look like summer aye - she likes white backing and I like cream which gives quilts a very different look.
      Love Leanne

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  3. I just love the bedroom that the Granny Quilt is in! It looks feminine and so light. It reminds me of a B&B esp. with the beautiful quilt. I know you and Abbey are very proud rightly with how it turned out. And Stella is irresistible, so of course she has to break the rules a little.

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    1. Wendy it is of Abbey's room - I;ll try and get some more photo and show the freeze - of ladies shoes. I love the colours she chose for her room. Stella seems to make the rules where she can LOL
      Love Leanne

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    1. Thanks Kath, I don't think a home can have too many quilts...
      Love Leanne

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  5. You're great granny quilt is beautiful!!!
    I love seeing it in your darling bed...so comfy:)

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    1. THANK YOU Lori for sharing the pattern, Won't be long and it should be quilted and finished - and oh the binding Abbey has chosen (did you know she is only 19) is a delightful stripe to pull the quilt colours all together. Should look grand
      Love Leanne

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  6. The pastel quilt in diamonds is so pretty. I like its cheerful colors. And I like the nine patch squares quilt top - quite handsome and warm. It looks like a quilt that Laura Ingalls Wilder would have had on her bed in "Little House in the Big Woods" when a young girl.
    Karen A.

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    1. OOh splutter, splutter squeal - the "guru" of Charlotte Mason methods, and the lady who has had a huge part of shaping me and our family in our homechooling journey.

      I am thrilled to see you have popped in. I'm a lover of nine patches and sashing, my simple needs come to the front I think. I always wanted to be Laura when I was little. SMILE.
      Love Leanne

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  7. Abbey's quilt to is beautiful. Great job Abbey. Love your Jo Morton top Leanne. I'm sure the fur babies will love the butterfly quilt. Hugs,xx.

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    1. Jeanette Thank you - I'm way lucky that our daughter likes to sew too aye.
      Love Leanne

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  8. Abbeys' quilt is so beautiful, and SO big. Well done, I love the colour palette you've used Abbey, gorgeous! Stella looks like she just wanted to share the excitement of a lovely finish :-)
    You are making lovely progress on your quilt too Leanne, so much sewing happening at your house girls!!

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    1. Nicky - yes Abbey has some how inherited my love of BIG quilts LOL. But she prefers to follow a pattern and I like to do things my way - I'm not a rule follower LOL
      Yes lots of sewing - not much housework done. My sewing is put away as have a few busy weeks ahead of me - but I enjoyed the binge.
      Love Leanne

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  9. Abbey your quilt top rocks!! Your bedroom is beautiful, I love the freeze on the walls, are they cats?
    Mmmm Stella.......well who could say no to that face?
    I didn't know geese ate lots of grass. We are very dry here too......brown paddocks, the farmers might have to feed out their winter feed soon.

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    1. Leeanne the freeze is of Victorian shoes - even tho we like cats none of us like cat themed things.
      I say NO to that face - Stella better not ever get on my bed!
      I nearly brought hay at feed shop today but didn't see any I will be buying some in as soon as I see it - - we have not much grass left and I'm feeling sad that some of our old sheep have to go - gulp I wish the sheep never ever got names.
      Love Leanne

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  10. Beautiful quilts!!! I have 'Abbey's one' on my to-do list... she must be so pleased with how it has turned out. (oh how companionable Stella is!)(he he). Jo Morton is also looking really good...yes what a different look one gets from cream vs white! And I saw the butterflies in the cathouse...simply beautiful!!!

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