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Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Friday, November 4, 2011

Long Time No Type.....

I feel like I have been away for ages & can see from the blogs I have missed much.

There was 4 days in Melbourne for our conference (love the city! for a visit) & then 7 days in Tassie soaking up the beauty of that unspoilt island & visiting some gorgeous bloggy quilty friends.

Then unexpectedly there has been 11 (yes 11!) days in bed with the mega flu. Perth has been it's usual erratic self, 31 degrees one day, 21 the next so I didn't know if my fever was coming or going, whether to wrap up or strip off. Nearly all behind me now & I have managed to stay up all day today except for a small afternoon nap and even spend some time with my neglected sewing machine.

YES Chooky! I have spent time quilting my Tis The Season SAL quilt. I have discovered the joy of quilting gloves & while my parallel lines are not always so parallel I now have a little more experience in machine quilt world. Tonight it's binding & labelling while watching Midsummer Murders - yippeee!

I didn't get a lot of time to sew while away or fluy but did take some nice little prepacks of stitching in case the urge hit. My last couple of nights in Tassie staying in luxury in the Huon (more on that later) I put together most of these little fellas. Melody from The House on The Side of The Hill did a tutorial for these little guys in early October so go check it out & download a copy if you haven't already. Now to buy a couple of pairs of small scissors, a few needles & a couple of cute gifts are ready to go.

I've done some of a swap project too but wonder who it if for?????

So I will be back with tales of Tassie & all the lovely people I said hi too. I will end today with a photo of the gorgeous flowers my friend & work-mate Lisa brought around today to cheer me up. She is a sweetie!

Happy stitching
Tracee xx


  1. Sorry to hear you werent well Tracee,but glad you are on the mend.What a lovely friend to bring those pretty flowers over.
    I love your sneek peek of your swap,and well done with your quilt.
    Cant wait to see pics of your holiday.xo

  2. Wonderful holiday but not nice for you to come back and get ill... sounds like you are on the mend.... I do love those owls... they are on my todolist... very pretty swap project... lots of secret stuff happening...

  3. glad to hear your on the mend now..........not fun being sick this time of the is a bit changy here too........
    very impressed to see some TTS sewing happening.........hope you got all the binding finished........
    cute owls........

  4. Glad you are on the mend, lovely flowers, very thoughtful, the owls are just so cute, and your TTS is looking good...

  5. nice to see any on your blog, beautiful owls hug chris


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