Saturday, December 27, 2008

Just popping in quickly from my mum's place as our computer has quite literally blown up! We've had no computer for the past week and I'm not sure when it will be back either. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to you all (we are still eating our way through lunches and dinners with family)!
Today we celebrated a friend's wedding which was a traditional Laotian ceremony. It was so beautiful and the colours were so stunning and vibrant. My husband's family is from Laos and we didn't have a traditional ceremony so it was interesting to see one today with all the traditions and rituals. I think my favourite was tying on a small piece of white cotton string to the bride's wrist to signify well wishes to the couple. You might be able to see them all tied on her wrist in the picture below....

Wishing you all a Happy New Year too!!! (just in case we don't get our computer back in time)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

partridge in a pear tree

hello! Just popping in quickly to show you the last of the dolly quilt mailouts for the year. Must admit that I haven't had a chance to start the last couple but I couldn't resist this one.....being a Christmas theme and all! School holidays have started and pre-school is in it's last days. Plans have been made for the holiday break and Christmas shopping is all done (phew)!

The pear tree was made using an 18 degree circle segment ruler - a new favourite toy. Very quick and easy and the partridge and pears were appliqu├ęd on.

I always enjoy sewing on the binding, it's my favourite part of making a quilt! Below are some spare change squares which arrived this week - beautiful fabrics, I think I will jumble them together and make a quilt with them as they are.

Time now for catching up with family and friends, a wedding, some sewing (hopefully) and counting down the days until Christmas!