Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Katie Jump Rope Does Fanciful Flowers

This is not the best photo in the world, but you get the general idea anyway. It's so hard to take photos of my quilts due to lack of a large enough space with good lighting. I decided to take some time out from baby sewing to do a bit of quilting again. Aaaah, it's nice to be working with some color. I got the pattern and fabric for this quilt at Material Obsession when we took our trip up to Sydney a little while back. The pattern is called Fanciful Flowers and it is one that is in their new book--although I only had a paper copy. The fabric line I used is called Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt with a little of her Flea Market Fancy line in there as well. I did add the final border to it because I really liked the blue flower fabric.

I finally sent off a couple of tops to the long armer as I don't quite know when I will be delving into buying a machine and starting my own long arming business at this point. The week I decided I was definitely going to go ahead with it was the same week I found out I was pregnant! So, I decided that maybe I would "wait and see" instead. It will be a real treat though to get a few quilts back and finish them off so they can start being used!

Talking about the baby, I can't remember now if I mentioned before that the baby was sitting Frank Breech when I had an ultrasound done at 32 weeks. Everytime since that time when I went to the doctor or midwife they couldn't tell me for sure if it had turned or not either. I tried everything I could to get it to turn--being upside down, playing music, light, acupuncture-moxabustion, chiropractor using the Webster technique and whatever else anyone told me might work. In the end I suspect that it may have been the chiropractor on the second visit that might have caused the baby to turn. The reason I think so is that after the second visit I felt very different to what I had been feeling previously although I couldn't say what in the world felt different. Maybe that it was easier to walk and move around suddenly. Still, I just got the official word from the ultrasound yesterday that the head is down and so I can sigh a breath of relief! The doctor was going to recommend sending me up to Canberra this week to do a manual version if it hadn't turned which we really didn't want to have to do. And I Really don't want to deliver by Cesarian either if I can help it either!

I am really getting excited now, I can't believe in a few short weeks we will have our baby! Life will never be the same again. It's all a bit scary really, but hopefully it will all be worth it. If not, too late now!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Return of the Colour Green

I just thought I would post a few pictures of the farm since we finally got a tiny bit of rain in the last few weeks. We've had such terrible drought this spring. Also, I haven't posted any pictures of Teejay and Moxie since they were still pups. Well, they're all grown up now and hard little workers. Moxie (black dog) is as eager as she ever was as a pup and loves to pounce into the water whenever she can. She still manages to stand in the exact wrong place at the wrong time, but hopefully she will learn yet! Teejay (brown dog) has been a real wonder as he is a good barker, a great yard dog and still is great in the paddock as well. We call him WoollyBear, Beady Eyes and Mad Dog on occassion. He has a hard time sitting still and loves to chase the bike whenever he can.

I'm not going out too much anymore as driving over the rough roads is uncomfortable being 34 weeks along now. I am really starting to feel big and ackward now and much more tired than I was just a few weeks ago. The baby is still sitting breech and we are trying various things to get it to turn. I really hope so as I really want to be able to have a natural birth. But, on the other hand I've decided that I just need to go with the flow and not try to write the birth plan--it will happen as it will.

I'm still sewing lots, I haven't posted pictures because I didn't want to give away the sex even though I am still trying to sew with neutral colours anyway---just in case. I just heard from a friend that her daughter had a boy a couple weeks ago that she was told all along was going to be a girl!! So, we'll see...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Purple Charm Quilt Chain

Recently I received two of these quilt chain letters, which I would like to participate in. My problem is that I live in a rural area which has a limited number of quilters and I don't know enough quilters to send this letter on to that haven't already participated in it. Please, if you are interested in being part of this quilt chain send me an email with your address and I will send you squares as well! You will need to send 2 six inch squares each to 4 new people and one person already on the list. I don't mind forwarding this onto as many people as who would like to participate. It would be really fun to get this letter outside of Australia as well:)

Thank you for being a part of this--it really takes so little fabric and will be fun to see where all the quilt squares come from around the world, wouldn't it?

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