Friday, 29 March 2013

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a stunning Easter and read into it whatever you want. Coming from the Southern Hemisphere I have never got the spring, rebirth connection seeing as the weather at this point is all miserable and all the leaves are dying and falling off the trees, but I know the Northern
Hemisphere where all of the belief systems originated, it is an amazing thing for Spring to have arrived. Watching the news however it does not seem too eager to start in many places in the north.

We are having a five day break (with
only a little bit of work happening from home) and intend to do as many triangle on my Dear Jane as possible. They are coming along nicely and I will next be adding the sashing around each of the block. I am going to remove the papers at that point and reposition each of the squares on a new piece of paper. Stitching by hand really does make you come up with strange solutions.

I have started thinking about my next project. I know I still have months to go on this quilt, but seeing as I only allow myself one project at a time, the anticipation of the next one can be amazing. I am vacillating between doing a dragon wall hanging or spending the time doing my own design quilt. I will no doubt lose sleep worrying about this. This is part of the process and as much fun as anything else in quilting.

Please add a comment so that I can see where you are from.

Hope everyone has a happy happy time.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Happy Autumn Equinox

May we all enjoy the Autumn equinox and reflect on how hot and productive summer was and decide what we will be doing in the next  3 months.

The March equinox 2013 was registered as March 20, at 11:02 gmt.

So now we are 2 hours into Autumn.

I feel sad in the fact that summer has gone, but it was a harsh one with fans blowing every evening. It will be nice to experience the cool of evening again.

With Autumn being here I need to finish my Dear Jane in a hurry so that I can quilt it while it is still cool. Hand quilting is fine except when you have a full quilt on your lap in the heat of summer and you live in a country where we do not have air conditioners in normal houses.

I seem to have hit a bump with my enthusiasm for creating the triangle, but, this could probably be put down to the change of season or just what happens when you have been working on the same quilt for eight month and can see the end looming in the not too distant future.

Have a good change of season either warm or cold and celebrate the Chinese food festival with delicious moon-cakes.

Have a good one. 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's day

Happy St Patrick's day.

May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!

Have a good one!


Saturday, 16 March 2013

Happy international quilt day

Hope everyone decides

 to take up quilting... 
the world would be a

prettier place :D

Have a good one

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Happy Pi Day

Celebrate Pi by calculating the circumference of something.

Have a good one.

Welcome in the new Pope

Welcome in Pope Francis, may you guide an 8th of the worlds population to be good.

Would that not be an amazing start.

Have a good one

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Look at this seriously cool date 20130303. I like the 30303. Well it is Sunday and the coolest thing on FB today is:

Sinkhole in Guatemala

A huge sinkhole in Guatemala , crashed into being May 2010, reportedly swallowing a three-story building.

I really like the fun pictures that can be found on facebook.

Have a good one.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Autumn Marches in

So March is here and if we go with popular beliefs this is the start of autumn. The weather here is still too hot and the relief of cooler weather will really be appreciated. 

Wow wasn't February an amazing month what with the Pope resigning, a asteroid missing us and then on the same day a 17 metre asteroid not missing us and hitting Russia instead. I would have love for it to have happened on December the 21st. That would have made people find religion fast!

On the darkest continent the news about everything is still as horrid as ever, I sometimes despair about this country. The lack of morals seems to have seeped into every corner of this society. I find it amusing that documentaries are being made as how amazingly good this place is by all the people who have buggered off and don't have to put up with all the stuff that goes down here and the total lawlessness that occurs everywhere. It is so easy to be a liberal if you don't have to put up with it. Theory is always better that practice. Anybody want to adopt an African family, I have heard that it is all the rage.

Around the world and even here we are all finding out that we have been chowing down on strange asses and horses and kangaroos and all sort of mammals that make people all unhappy about being carnivores. Tee hee I wonder how many will turn vegetarian for a while?

Well I am now 84% complete with my dear Jane and are busily making the border. I have papered up all of the triangles I will be using in between the pieced ones. I have finished all of the green and yellow triangles and now it is onto the orange. It seems to be taking me 2 days to do 1 of them so hopefully I can manage both orange and red before next month.

There have been some fun numbers in my life. Firstly having seen the counter which was 100 more than the overture.This morning when I parked my car it had done 65333 km. My car is now approaching 10 years old, so that really is low mileage. I always used to change my cars when I was reaching 100 000 km as that is when in my opinion cars basically fall apart.

Have a good one

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