Sunday, June 26, 2011

School Ball Night

Tonight is Kristen's School Ball.  With the dress & shoes all sorted, today was hair and makeup day.
 So the day started just before lunch.  Here is Kristen before we left home.  She did not like not wearing any makeup to town

Hair was first up, so armed with printed out photos from the internet she went along to the hairdresser hoping she could do what she wanted.  Luck was on her side and she got exactly what she wanted, with lots of bobby pins, ghd work and LOTs of hairspray.

A couple of hours later was the makeup girls doing their job, and once that was finished around to her friends place to finish getting ready for the preball get together and picking up their ball partners.

She is still there at the ball as I write and more photo's to come of her from other people yet.  I hope she is enjoying her night

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Giveaway At Green Fairy Quilts

Green Fairy Quilts is having a giveaway so go here and enter.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blocks, Blocks And More Blocks

In the last few days I have been doing some sewing and have made some more Civil War Love Letter Blocks and this months Mystery Charm BOM we are doing over at Our Craft Forum.  With some left over material I have made a Pinwheel block and will probably make a heat pad with it. Also I have being making some items for a couple of swaps I am in, which I won't post pictures of, until I my partners have them.

Civil War Blocks
Healthful Region

Jersey Boys

No Serious Fighting

Pleasant Campaign

Skirmishing, Cannon Firing and Uproar

Virginia Military Institute
Mystery Charm Square BOM
Block 5
Pinwheel Block

I thought I had posted about this one but see I have not.  This is the lovely Fabric Basket I received in a swap last month.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Also I have been receiving lots of lovely fabric in the mail.  Here is one package from Two Bees which is a lovely little site. Go and have a look I am sure you will love it too.

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Cold

So the rest of the family has had it, and now it is my turn.  I have a cold which I don't like.

and am using lots of these
However I did do some sewing today.  Will post pictures in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Winner!!!!

Thankyou everyone for entering my giveaway.  Here is the winner

Well Done Quiltin' Sandy

Emailing you shortly

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Designer Swap - Vicki Tucek

Our Craft Forum has just finished another swap.  This time we had to make something designed by our lovely forum moderator and friend Vicki Tucek of The Pickledish Patch.  I used the pattern of her freebies page on her blog called 'It's A Lot Like Christmas Table Runner' and changed it into everyday use fabric instead of Xmas fabric.

Then from Geniene I received this lovely table runner and coasters also design by Vicki
Ain't they lovely
Also last week I received some more material for my Civil War Love Letter Quilt from

Monday, June 6, 2011

Some Classic New Zealand TV Ads

Just thinking of the good old days got me thinking of some of our good old ads that played on tv when I was young lass


Sunday, June 5, 2011

North Island Champion

Yay! Not long home from the 2011 New Zealand North Island Trampoline Championships here in Gisborne and what a weekend.  Kristen got two titles along with the Gold medal in the 15-16yrs Double-Mini Trampoline and 17yr+  Syncronised Trampoline and Silver in the 15-16yr Individual Trampoline.  No photos as I spent the whole time marshalling and the last thing on my mind was photos.
Well Done Kristen!!