Saturday, 8 August 2009

Whimsy

Everynow and then if I take enough shots, I get a beauty. Today was one of those days. Now, I could rant and rave about my baby girl, and how time has flown and I cant believe how grown up she is (balh, blah, blah) but I'll refrain! The girls had a lovely few hours today trying to climb onto the roof of the pergola (where these were all taken) ....I pretended not to look!



In other news, I decided to spoil myself last week and purchased this little baby.....

The Brother QC-1000. My previous machine has served me well for the last 10 years however, I was starting to feel a little restricted with it, especially in terms of quilting. So I splurged! Ive been playing around with it and love it!!

Never one to run from a challenge, Ive decided to try one of these for my first real project ....


The book is fantastic - but dont take my word for it, go check it out for yourself on Leni's website. I have more large quilts than I know what to do with, and I love the idea of creating art-work with fabric, so I thought I'd give it ago. Ive managed to snap some simple pics from the garden so my first attempt might just be a cherry blossom coming into season. I'll keep you posted.

In other news puppies have grown way to fast....


and work is absolutely manic... more on that another time. I'll leave you with another priceless pic of the little princess.


Until next time....


Oh yeah, Ive given up smoking (again). 3 weeks tommorow!

4 comments:

Jelly Wares said...

gorgeous pics!!!!

Jodie xx

Anonymous said...

thanks for the kind words. I can't wait to see your first art quilts. Keep me posted.
Leni Wiener

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What beautiful pictures of your girls - they look so happy! Well done on your new machine - it looks a real beauty.

Corrie said...

ohhh I love my brother! affordable and lots of functions! I'm really loving mine...I have the innovis nv600 and its a fab machine

I'm dreaming of a tree change but we just can't find anything to keep hubby earning money so I think I have to keep dreaming a little longer! I'll be reading with interest!