Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday: the one with happymail!

So after a couple of weeks where I couldn't seem to do anything BUT quilt, now I can't bring myself to do any actual quiltingy things. Which is a problem, because I have the September Aussie Handmade Birthday gift to make, two Supernova Swap Blocks, the Secret MakeModernMagazine project, and heaven knows what else!

Work is busy, I have writing things due, and my brain is all HOUSE GARDEN HOUSE GARDEN HOUSE GARDEN right now, which isn't exactly condusive to quilting brain.

Incidentally, if you keep chickens in suburbia (or urbia, really) I'd love to hear your experiences. My 'house and garden' blog is over here: The Suburban Permaculture Garden.



Public transport projects...

Another rosette done! Sewing it onto the main section this weekend with the Sydney MQG gang...

Supernova Swap

I've cut out the pieces, and will be putting them together over the weekend. Maybe. Probably. If I can brain. Ugh.

No Movement

Everything else. Seriously, everything else.


The winner of the Birthday Giveaway was Heather of Swing Station!

Congratulations, @swingstation! You've won my birthday giveaway! DM me your address so I can send you your winnings!

Her parcel will be winging its way out to her as of tomorrow when I get out to the post office.

Aussie Handmade Birthday Club!

I joined one of the Aussie Handmade Birthday Clubs - 12 people, and each one is assigned a birthday month. During your birthday month you're sent handmade gifts from other people in the swap club.

And my birthday month was August!

Several have already arrived!

@iamacraftykat! Thanks so much for your lovely gift! Such useful baskets - my basting pins are going in the middle and the clover clips in the smallest! #aussiehandmade3 @msmidge you made the #seabreezemqal for me!?!   and the onion relish looks so many kinds of delicious! Thank you! #ahbcparty3 I love me some quilty office practical in action. Thanks @megfishc! (Not shown: the spool of #aurifil and the cute heart -shaped paperclips!) #ahbcparty3

Now I have to think of what to make for the September Birthday Girl!


So what have you been doing this week? Have you linked up to Freshly Pieced?


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! Not my design, though - just my execution!

  2. Love your Passacaglia rosette - I am really thinking of starting this too :)

    1. You should! The more the merrier! (Or madder! ;))

  3. Happy birthday month - love the swap idea.

    1. Thank you! It wasn't my idea, it was sewsforshoes on Instagram who put the idea together and arranged three Australian swap bees (which are being heaps of fun right now).

  4. Love the birthday quilt swap. Great idea

    1. Thank you! The Handmade Birthday Gift idea wasn't mine, though - that honour belongs to sewsforshoes on Instagram. But it is rather fun - and I'm making friends through it, too, which is always nice!


I try to answer every comment made, but if I forget to respond to you, I sincerely apologise! Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!