Happy Monday everyone. I have been a bit absent from the computer lately. Two children have decided to return home for a short while. One went on the weekend and another is back again today. Two weeks ago Bonnie text us asking what was for tea. She stayed two weeks!!! Her housemate was overseas and she didn't want to stay in the house alone. So that has meant less computer time for me. I have been busy though. I am working on the Catnip Quilt and have nearly finished the applique. I had sewing on Friday so took that along and managed to get 6 hours of hand sewing done.
Yesterday afternoon I found my book called "All Sewn Up" twenty imaginative sewing projects for home and family. This is published by Brother sewing machines. I used the "Betty Boop" fabric that Marina kindly
sent me to make some pillowslips.
I made a pillowslip with the fabric and used some of the lime green fabric that I got from Good Sammy's a few weeks back. Remember I got 7 metres of it for only $1.00.
This is the other one I made. I used a free machine embroidery alphabet design I downloaded for the name. The first photo shows the actual colour more correctly. Two more projects to add to the OPAM (One Project A Month) Challenge.
I was pretty happy on Saturday morning when I went to the parish garage sale. I picked up these nine magazines for only $3.00. I will be kept busy reading these.
We had 17.5mls of rain overnight. Gosh it was great to hear the sound of rain on the roof. This is the most rain in a day since July last year. Rain is pretty scarce around these parts. The forecast for Winter is average with warmer days and nights and not much rain. Of course when it rains all sorts of insects and spiders come out of hiding. I found this bug huge moth near the front door this morning. I am certainly glad he didn't make it inside. I can just image what Bonnie would say if she saw this!!!!
I hope you all have a fantastic Monday.