Hey y’all, ‘Home Sweet Gnome’ is now available in our Etsy store for the usual special introductory price.
I’m not able to get decent photographs at present, I just don’t have the mental fortitude to deal with my nutty neighbour. It’s something I’ll sort out in the New Year. Thanks for understanding. Have a lovely weekend everyone, toni xx
Well hey everyone, how has your week been? Mine has been one great big jumble of weird work schedules, uni (college) exams, end of semester parties, visitors from the US, and the horrors of the house being re-wired. Add nutty neighboursto the list and you get the gist. I sat down to have lunch today and woke up two hours later with my sandwich stuck to my shirt LoL.
I worked like crazy today to get the final instalment of the This Little Piggy quilt done only to realise that I’m a week early. Ta Da! Surprise! ha ha ha. I’ve uploaded it to the website so you can download Month 10 (our final instalment) now.
Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our little piggy adventure.We will be running a new BOM next year starting in February – the theme will be announced early January.
The gnome quilt pattern is almost done. I would have had it uploaded last week but our nutty neighbour made trouble while I was trying to photograph it. I ended up drawing it out instead which took a couple of extra days. I’m planning on having it uploaded to the Etsy store tomorrow morning.
I can’t believe how quickly this year is disappearing. The university year is finished (thank goodness) and Kelly had her last exam at dawn o’clock this morning. Being the nice Mum that I am, I volunteered to drive her into campus this morning before breakfast – hence the unscheduled lunchtime nap LoL.
The weather has suddenly heated up and Dave the scrub turkey has been hit with a fresh surge of turkey hormones. His nest is now at least four metres wide by two high (4 1/2 yards x 2 1/2 yards) and what was left of our garden is now the plant icing on top. He is very, very lucky we consider him to be part of the family.
The water dragons are out in force and have started laying their eggs in what’s left of the garden. Dave has done them a favour, the soil is dug over and soft, and they don’t have to do much work LoL.
The warmer weather has brought all the wildlife out of Winter hiding. I can hear the flying foxes (bats) squeaking in the trees as I’m typing. They make a heck of a noise, quite loud, and it’s very distinguishable from the other wildlife. The mango tree is finally getting fruit and they are coming in to feast. I was driving home at dusk on Tuesday night when one swooped down towards the car and pooped on my windscreen. Bat poop is disgusting!!!
Best of all the birds are back. The cockatoos are demanding seed and the rainbow lorikeets are screeching in the palm trees. Aussie birds tend to be very, very noisy and screech a lot – a bit like our politicians but much, much nicer :o)
Anyway lovelies, have a fabulous weekend. I’ll pop in tomorrow and let you know when the gnome pattern is done. toni xx
Hello lovelies, it’s the 1st of November and I am, as ever, stunned at how fast the year is flying by. I thought I’d pop in and let you know where I’m at right now.
I’m almost finished the pattern for the gnome quilt. I was hoping it get it listed this weekend but it depends on photos (and it’s raining). I’ll let you know as soon as I’m done.
I’ve spent most of this year working with Terri, an editor, who is helping me upgrade the patternswith the view to eventually securing an American distributor. Just when we thought we were finished, the black background (PDF) printing issue cropped up and we were sent back to square one.
Thankfully we’ve figured out the best way to overcome the problem in the majority of cases but it’s very time consuming. I want this finished before the end of the year so I can dedicate my time to actual designing, sewing, and pattern writing again. A huge thank you to the lovely people helping me out with test printing. xx
This month we will finish our ‘This Little Piggy’ block of the month quilt. I hope you’ve enjoyed sewing along with us. We will be running another free BOM next year and we’ll release details early in 2020.
I’m hoping to release a couple of Christmas patterns in the next couple of weeks, but no promises at this stage. Anyway it’s heading for midnight, it’s raining a little, and I need my anti-wrinkle sleep (ha ha ha). Have a fabulous weekend, toni xx
Hey lovely quilters, it’s Friday again. How has your week been? Did you get any sewing done? Or did you save it all for the weekend?
I’m finally getting back into the swing of sewing and designing again. It’s been a long time coming and there have been times over the past nine months where I feared I’d never get the urge to sew again. There were some very dark days when I nearly closed the business and gave up.
These little guys have been so much fun to play with. Very bright, very happy, and the perfect salve for a wounded soul.
Give me a week or two and the pattern will be ready for sale. I’m currently adding some frogs and working out a couple of overlap issues.
This week’s Friday Favourites are the Fishy Fishy Fishy, Fun at the North Pole, Flamingo Dance, and Farmhouse Daisies quilt patterns. You can find them in our Etsy and Web stores at our special Friday Faves price.
Don’t forget to download the ‘This Little Piggy” BOM blocks. We’re almost done! Where did the year go? Remember to enter our fantastic Thermoweb giveaway too.
I hope you have a great weekend, take care and be kind to each other. toni xx
I dreamt a quilt (design) on Monday night. Really. Finally. I did. It involved gnomes and lots, and lots, of flowers. After a false start yesterday (which involved my neighbour, the police, and stolen mail) I got this little guy fused up tonight. Not bad for a tester. I’ll have to ditch that white fabric though, it’s a little see-through for my liking.
Tomorrow I’ll dust off the sewing machine and find where the heck I put my rotary cutter – yup, it’s been that long that I don’t remember where I put it LoL. I have a bolt of my trusty HeatnBond Lite at the ready and I’m raring to go!I’m back in business peeps!toni xx
Ps. The mail carrier felt so bad at delivering my parcel to our nasty neighbour that he came back today with flowers. How sweet is that!