Monday, February 25, 2008

Four things and a Quilt

Jacquie from My Sew Called Life tagged me for this 'four things' meme a couple of weeks ago and I finally found five minutes to answer the questions. While you read my riveting answers I will also share with you some pictures of my latest quilt project.

Name four jobs I have had ~

1. Payroll clerk for Melbourne Water Board

2. Account Co-ordinator in various Advertising and PR agencies

3. Marketing Manager for Financial Services company

4. newbie @ Amitie Textiles

Four Movies watched over and over again ~

1. Room with a View

2. Shadowlands

3. 84 Charing Cross Road

4. High Society

The Wedding quilt

Four places I’ve lived ~

1. Melbourne

2. London

3. Melbourne

4. Still here

Four Shows I watch ~

1. Trash telly - Big Brother, America's Top Model, Bachelor, Farmer wants a Wife - love em all

2. Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmares - my current fave

3. Today Show - my time keeper in the morning

4. Bargain Hunt/Antiques Roadshow - preparing dinnertime telly

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Four places I have been ~

1. New York, USA

2. Siena, Italy

3. Maldives

4. Budapest, Hungary

Four people who email me ~

1. Christina

2. Other bloggers

3. Family

4. Weird Nigerian people!

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Favorite things to eat ~

1. Roast beef

2. Chocolate

3. Chinese Food

4. Sushi

Four places I would rather be ~

1. At my sewing machine

2. Swimming in a blue, blue sea somewhere

3. In a bubble bath

4. Asleep in my bed

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Four things I look forward to this year ~

1. Watching my children grow

2. Sewing and designing more

3. Enjoying my new job at Amitie

4. Going away for a romantic weekend with my husband

I'm supposed to tag some people and I'm pretty sure lots of you have done this before, however, I would like to tag a couple of new blogging friends. Firstly Kellie who is a local blogger with a very cute family and she makes the most gorgeous quilts. And second Celandine a lovely blogger who I discovered last week. She makes and sells all sorts of lovely stuff. Go and say hi to them both.

The quilt is a wedding gift for my Brother in Law who is getting married this weekend (yes it will be a late present!) The pattern is the very popular Aunt Bec's 9 Patch from Amitie and is super easy and always really striking. It is going off to be quilted this week which is a first for me and I can't wait to see how it comes up. Now I'm off to bed - I have to 'work' tomorrow you know!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lotsa lovely Loot

Thanks so much everyone for all the lovely comments on my winter quilt. It is now safely with its owner Susan at Chickenfoot.

Now I want to show you the super quilt that I received.

When we signed on for the Winter part of the Four Seasons Quilt Swap we were allowed to request a partner and Margaret, our extremely capable swap manager, tried to put together as many as she possibly could.

Well, lucky me, I got the partner I wanted.

Kathy from Pink Chalk Studio makes the most wonderful quilts and I just knew she would create something special. You really need to read this to see the process she went through to get to the final quilt.

The design is amazing and the colours just pop. It is so well made and I just love looking at all the quilting.

Winter Geese

I think it will find a home on our kitchen wall amongst a lot of other bright artwork.

And lovely Kathy was so incredibly generous. Included in the swap package were three beautifully packaged little kitties peeking out of their own little quilt. One for each of my girls who were nearly hysterical with the excitement of it all.

Cute Kitties

Kathy's 12 year old daughter designed this gorgeous little cat and we all think it is fantastic!


They have slept with them every night since they arrived!

Thanks Kathy for such wonderful creativity and generosity.

And speaking of generosity and creative talent, the very lovely Jade just nominated me for a 'You make my day' award. Well right back at you Jade - your posts are always a pleasure to read.

And to make up a list of ten I tag my dear friend Cathy, Ali, Jo, Fiona, Florence, Liz, Leslie, Jodie, and H&B who has just today delivered the most beautiful baby boy! All fantastic blogs that I have to read as soon as I see they have posted. They're funny, creative, thought provoking and endlessly inspiring - thanks girls for making my day!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

"Cosy Inside"

My first finished project of the year - and it is very late!

Winter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

I have to admit that I wasn't too inspired to make a Winter quilt given that we have had several days of 40deg but I had a few ideas.

Winter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

And with school holidays, working on my Mum's quilt and preparing for the return to school and my new brilliant job, I mucked around with it for ages.

IWinter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

Still, it is done and winging its way to a distant secret destination - I hope my partner likes it!

Winter Quilt - Four Seasons  Quilt Swap

Now I just have to finish all the other projects!!