Monday, January 19, 2009

A half century!

Wow - I've made it to 5o posts. I find myself slowing down a little now but that's mainly a mental thing. I haven't the energy to be very creative at the moment - running round after a toddler on the one hand, and my thoughts inevitably returning to my dying father on the other. The Alice + Olivia pant has been well and truly consigned to the "too hard" basket. And rightly so, 64 steps don't happen in a day. 

Having said that, a little progress is being made. I did take on board all of the suggestions around my scrap pile, and it is so very big that it was pretty easy to do. Here is the result of one suggestion. I divided the scraps into useful and useless and all the patchwork and wool scraps have now been catagorised and put into separate wheely bins to be stored under the spare bed in the sewing room.  I got my scraps down to 4 bins to slide neatly under the bed, and sorted my patterns into 4 other bins, to go on the other side. If you have to have a dual purpose sewing/spare room this a very good use of space, might I add.

You can also see in this picture my love of a dressed bed. It's all made from scraps and second hand stuff from my local Sally Army. You will recognise a baby knitted quilt in there, as well as an old blanket I trimmed with a silk tie, some remnant upholstery fabric and of course my left over fabrics sewed recently into feature cushions.  

You might also like to note the new colour of the walls - painting all finished. While you are at it, take time to admire my 1200+ hand pieced quilt made by yours truly as a teenager. Just goes to show, the Nanna force was strong with me even then, two decades ago. 


  1. Congratulations on reaching 50! The quilt is beautiful. It must have been a real labour of love.

  2. The quilt is lovely. I really want to make one out of my scraps.

  3. Fifty already? Sheesh!
    I like your "dressed" bed, it makes me want to book a weekend in Auckland so I can come and sleep in it. I hope the bitchy fabric in the love cushion doesn't pinch me as I try to sleep.

  4. I am so impressed with your scrap organisation that I truly repent of ever suggesting they go to the dump. Yours most inspired. Marg

  5. I love your 'dressed' bed! the more I see your feature cushions, the more I want to make some, despite what my bitchy fabric might do to me lol! congrats on reaching the mid century mark, love your blog...