Wednesday, 13 July 2016

bits on the side

I have managed to go near the sewing machine again. Woo hoo! I even tidied up around it. Double woo hoo! Two weeks of school holidays has been wonderful (despite having to unblock a toilet approximately every three days and about 57 dental, orthodontic, specialist or other appointments). I feel like I have caught up on quite a few tasks that I just don't have the luxury (!!) of getting to during the school term. Come to my house and I'll show you my (now) clean grout between the floor tiles (so easy to clean if you use white vinegar and a stiff scrubbing brush)! Such a luxury being able to scrub grout!!!

Anyway, I digress. I have always wanted to make some flying geese, so when I came across the Summer Solstice Quilt-A-Long, with it's wonderful flying geese tutorial, I couldn't resist joining in.

My plan is to turn these strips of flying geese into a quilt top. It would be nice to finish it before school goes back, but who am I kidding? I'll try not to fling it on the unfinished project pile and give myself until the next school holidays to complete it.

I also managed to go to the post office and mail two lots of these:
They are the items I have sent my Pay It Forward volunteers. I made two travel tissue holders and included a few other bits and pieces that I thought they each might like (including a teeny bit of chocolate. So good.). Hopefully I will hear from them in the next week or two saying that their little package arrived safely overseas.

My daughter pointed out that I was a tad late in sending them (thank you daughter), but I hope that Anthea (who sent me my lovely arm chair sewing caddy) won't mind.

I've had a few bee blocks go in and out, including these that I made for the relevant Queen Bees.

Terrible photos really!

So, before I head off to unblock another toilet, what do you think I/we did today? Here's a clue:
Lots of bags on my kitchen bench that will sit there for 24 hours.

Can you guess?


  1. Your flying geese look fantastic ;) So glad you enjoyed making them up for the first time ;)

  2. Isn't unblocking toilets a couple of times a week a joy in life!! Love your flying geese and those queen blocks are lovely. Love the log cabin one. It seems to me you are the queen of clean these school holidays. =) Now about those bags; really haven't a clue. I don't suppose they are filled with oodles of things for the op shop?? 'Tis lovely to visit your place, Jeneta. Enjoy the rest of the school holidays.

  3. It's great to see you've been sewing!! I was a bit worried about what was in those bags when you mentioned unblocking toilets. I have no idea but I'm very curious!!

  4. Those purple bags do fascinate me Jeneta... do tell what's in there!
    Don't know about the supposed joys of scrubbing grout - doesn't sound like a fun holidays activity to me... Lovely sewing for PIF, good on you ... I have no idea if the other two ladies kept up their commitment, but I suspect they have totally forgotten about it.


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