Freaky Friday.

I woke up to this this morning. Frank apparently didn’t appreciate having a kitty butt on his face all night ROFLOL. Look at all that kitty fur! Winter has come to an abrupt end and we seem to have been plonked right into the middle of Summer. It’s time to shed ALL the fur!

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I think I’m almost on track for the design of this quilt, I spent some time with it last night, auditioning fabric, trying out blocks. I have lots of ideas for the applique, for me that’s the easy, enjoyable bit. Getting the colours, fabrics and especially the layout right can be a total pain in the toosh though; it can be extremely frustrating LOL. Thank you for all your suggestions, I love you guys.


Sewing aside, it’s been a mundane, chore filled week for me this week. I’ve had to renegotiate our electricity plan, buy new sheets, and return flammable laptops to their manufacturers. I’ve also had nine phone calls, two letters, and one email from real estate agents, local and interstate, wanting to list our property (and trying to talk us into 1-2 year contracts with development companies). I’m completely over it right now.

Nasty neighbour is (allegedly) vacationing at Her Majesty’s pleasure for a few short months for an (cough, alleged, cough) armed robbery. It buys us time to paint that side of the house and do some much needed maintenance. I got to hang the sheets on the clothesline today – first time in more than a year – without heckling and jeering! I’m looking forward to the smell of sun-dried sheets tonight – *YAY* for small victories!

Have a gorgeous weekend lovelies, I’m looking forward to a sleep-in tomorrow. Bliss.

toni xx

Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

Frank (the Pug).

These shapes are all experimental ‘do-they-work’ shapes. Some will end up in the actual quilt, some will end up with their orphan mates in a drawer somewhere, and some, well some will end up in the bin never to be spoken of again.

840 frankI hope you all had a fantastic weekend. We went for a long drive out to Somerset Dam. Somerset is one of my favourite places on the planet. I completely de-stress when I’m out there, I can think, and breathe. There are no neighbours, no school, no work; just peace and quiet. It’s (such) a quintessential Australian landscape don’t you think? xx

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And the winners are…

Hello hello lovely people, thank you all for your fantastic support during our Christmas in July promo.


We drew some names out of the random-generator hat, and…

Congratulations to Michelle, Susan, Lee, Nola, and Joanne who have each won a copy of the Catnip and Scrappy Cats quilt patterns. And to Margaret who won the HeatnBond Stretch sample pack. I’ve emailed/messaged you all.

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As a thank you for your generous support I’ve put most patterns in the shop on special for $5 each (excluding taxes). I’ll leave these specials up until Monday morning AEST (Australia).

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I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are expecting more gorgeous Winter weather with cool snuggly mornings and warm sunny days. I’ll be making the hard decision of what quilt to make next LOL and stripping my daughter’s room to it’s bare bones, looking for the source of the mouldy smell. I think and hope it’s confined to the backing board of an old chest of drawers and bookcase. Fingers crossed. toni xx