Wednesday, 31 October 2007

How shiny is my sink!

Well my sink is now that shiny I can see myself it. This is the first step to solving my 'living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)' problem, according to the 'FlyLady'. I like the sound of the theory and I'm hoping that it will work for me. Oh to be free of clutter and to be organised, joy of joy. DH will be so pleased if I can succeed. Even 50% success would be a step in the right direction. If you want to know more just go to the website. (refer my links of interest)
I might take some pics tomorrow and put up some before and after pics...oh I forgot, the sink is already shiny, looks like it will be only the after pics.

Armed with all of this knowledge I'll now be able to get all of my sewing gear in the one room and actually be able to find things when I want them. It's always good to have a dream and goals to strive for.

I bet this is the cleanest that any of my friends or family have seen this sink. Day 2 and it's still shining. Because the sink is now so clean and shiny it has inspired me to make more things shiny...but don't get too excited now...one can't rush into these kinds of decisions. Babysteps first.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Sampler Quilt Completed

I should be going to bed, but I'm going to try and load up some pictures of my first major quilt project.

I started this quilt when my friend Pam asked if I wanted to go to patchwork classes. It wasn't something that I had done before so I said 'why not'. That was in May 2006. The project was a sampler quilt. We had to decide on the number of blocks we wanted to do which ultimately would determine the size of the quilt. I had to make a queen size quilt, as DH only let me go to classes on the promise that the finished quilt would be a gift for him. This meant that I had to make 20 blocks. Sounded easy enough. One block per week (hand pieced) and it would be done in 5/6 months. Huh!! I didn't know about sashings, borders, backing/wadding and quilting at this stage. Was I in for a rude shock. I should've only did 9 blocks (like Pam) and I would have finished in 5/6 months.

It is now 16/17 months later and the quilt is finally finished. Because I was determined to hand quilt it took longer as it was so large it was difficult to move around. But I am very pleased with the results.

Thought I'd add another pic of the quilt after my friend Pam said this one was on a weird angle. The pic above was taken without the flash on. The pic below was taken with the flash on. The truer colours are in the pic above.


Finally created a blog........

Well I have been thinking about creating a blog for ages and finally got around to doing it this afternoon. Now I just have to figure out how to drive it. Watch this space for exciting things to come. Well maybe not so exciting, just things I have been doing in my life.
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