Thursday, 3 November 2011

So much so little

It's been a while since I posted on my blog
because not much is happening here
.............why then am I so busy?

I've been doing very little sewing but I was lucky enough to win October's Block Lotto.
I entered a few blocks and  have won 56 sampler blocks in blues, creams and tans.

 These are the blocks I made, I've decided to keep one of each pattern
and 53 other blocks will be mailed to me this month.
Another UFO when they all arrive in the mail but who cares,
what fun it will be to decide what sort of quilt I'll make.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     My  "Hippy"  has flowered.  She had twins but one red beauty disappeared whilst I was down South on the weekend . Maybe my gorgeous cat feeding neighbour has it in a vase on her table. Heehee.    

Satuday was so much fun. The Queen was visiting Perth so my DD and I took Milly and Lachie into the city to stand by the side of the road and wave to her. We both remembered my Mum, Tiff's Gran, taking us to do the same thing.  I hope they will remember this with the same fondness when they are grown.                                                                       

Then in the afternoon we all went boating in Mandurah. My 3 DS's came too because they just all happened to be on leave from their jobs all over this big state.  My bloke and I had a wonderful time with all four of our kids, a couple of boats and Lachie's first catch to celebrate. The pictures below show him fishing, the catch is on the line and it's so heavy he needed big hands to help him pull it in. Then the final photo shows him proudly holding up the prize.   It's not a fish but still worth catching!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

DS Adrian caught a couple of beauties too.

Sunday was a quiet day relaxing in the sunshine with the chickens,
stealing mulberries in DD's orchard and watching the grass grow!
Monday I had the long drive home again but Maria and her new baby were in the car to keep me company.
You can read about her weekend here.


Maria said...

Congratulations on your "Lotto" win. Looking forward to seeing all the blocks. What fun to put a quilt together out of them.

Loved reading your post about your vsit to Tiff's.
Great catch Lachie.

Fiona said...

Hi Sue... looks like a really fun time was had... I love the picture of Aiden and his catch... and you will have lots of fun with all those blocks...

rosie said...

Lovely to read all about your fun.. family is the greatest gift...

Lizzie said...

Hope she waved back at you..!! Sounds like a great time with all the kids and Maria's baby is really cute..!!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow winning block lotto well done....glad you had a great time with the family..........