The big boys headed to preschool last week! They were so excited and it was fun to see them head into this next stage of their lives.
So they needed some library bags and these kept me busy earlier this week.
On Wednesday we minded the boys for the whole day and it was so busy. I managed to lose Mr Ben in Questacon which was very scary for me!! He seemed quite OK! We got very hot attempting to fly kits in the afternoon. We were all too busy to get many photos.
On the stitching front, I made block 99 of The splendid Sampler yesterday.
I have slowly been stitching another block of United stitches.
Just today I have started to applique these little flowers for the borders of The Story of my Day.
I have been heading into the sewing room quite a bit lately....it is nice and cool in there so that does help. We have been having extremely hot days here in Canberra. There have been many days over 30 degrees and there are some 40 degree days coming soon! So I have made a bit more progress on my Story of My day quilt. Here are a few more blocks.
These little paper pieced flowers have been such fun to make, even with the extra step of cutting my own papers! Can't wait to be up to appliqueing them to the borders.
I have also stitched a couple more blocks of United Stitches.
I am now adding borders to Foxley Village so the top will be done soon.
It was great to catch up with my lovely class girls again last Wednesday after the long Christmas break. Many of them had been busy stitching. I managed to capture just a few finishes with the camera. Lynda has been especially busy and has made a wonderful baby quilt using the runner blocks (from the retreat) and adding lots of others. Looks so lovely with all the Tilda fabrics.
Jayne has also been stitching and has finished these gorgeous bags!
I have done a little catching up with my Splendid Sampler blocks. Only a few more to go and then that adventure will be finished.....other than piecing the quilt etc!
Over the last few weeks I have been working on my Anderson's Farm and have a top!!! So exciting to see it at this stage!
I should be doing UFOs but couldn't resist this BOM! Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs was too tempting. Here is block one and the second block is below. This is my kind of stitching. It is all hand work!
I also ordered my blog books for 2016. Such fun looking over the year's stitching, family times and holidays in these books.
Just thought I would share a few more photos of the little people today. They are all growing and changing so much. The big boys head to preschool next week! Where has the time gone? They went to the park with Pa and Mummy recently and Pa took some great shots of them all.
Here is little Jack enjoying the little shell pool.