Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Yes?

So then you guys must be VERY fond of me then, hey? haha

How are you?
I am still plodding along.
It’s been an extremely busy and tiring few months here … We have 2 weeks of school holidays coming up and I have some time off work booked and we are just going to do NOTHING! I am working the weekends, but otherwise PJ days is the planπŸ™‚ Oh, and we might go to the movies one day and see Finding Dory {I wouldn’t be able to wait for the DVD. Yes, me not the kids haha}

I love Dory! Crush and Squirt are firm favouritesπŸ™‚

This is probably going to be my last ever raggy quilt. It’s just getting too hard to find quality flannel here these days. Oh well … I enjoy regular quilting more anyway these days I guessπŸ™‚ This one is for my little niece! It’s a large single bed size and I am a little bit in love with it!IMG_8320Front.IMG_8317Back.
I have a brand new nephew! He was born last month on Star Wars Day {Mother of boys info I never knew I needed to know! haha}
May the 4th be with youHe is the most precious little bundle! I have started nearly finished a quilt for him. Then I need to get cracking on one each for my elder two nephews.
They have been waiting long enough so patient!
A sneak peek :IMG_8522It’s a simple square patchwork with meandering quilting. But it’s very cuteπŸ™‚

I also have another top-secret project on the burner. As well as trying to get a bit of furniture painting in somewhere. I did do some painting a couple of weeks ago –
IMG_9257This is chalk board paint around my pantry entrance {… and this is the tidiest it’s been since we started using it haha The boys LOVE it!} There’s usually a small canvas covering the yellow phone point because we don’t use it and it annoys me to see it there. But I need to sand the spot for the hook …
Anyhow, I am about to crash!
Cya next time❀

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon #5

Hmmm … Been a while!
Been a while since I posted.
Been a while since I did a 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Things are going on, but that’s a story for another time. I was just listening to my latest song obsession and thought I’d share this postπŸ™‚

This is my jumping off point … I am in LOVE with this song at the moment!
#1. Disturbed – Sound of Silence.


“Hello Darkness my old friend …” Did any song ever start off with a better line??
It’s a cover of course, but I find it simply beautiful!

#2. Seether – Broken ft Amy Lee

If you have followed me for a while you might know how much I love Amy Lee. She makes this song for meπŸ™‚

#3. Sam Smith – Lay Me Down


There were a lot of songs to jump to from Broken and some favourites that I’ve shared before … So I went with another relatively new {for me} favourite. Sam Smith has such a beautiful voice❀

#4. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud


Who doesn’t love this talented young man??

#5. Maroon 5 – Sugar


Adam Levine. Nuff said.

#6. A first for me – I couldnt find a SINGLE thing I felt like listening to/watching after Sugar … So I improvised and went back to the home page and there under recommended was my very favourite ABBA song!!! so …
#6. ABBA – The Winner Takes It All

There you go. Sorry for the radio silence, I do have a couple of shares to show you and I will come back in the next few days and do soπŸ™‚ Take it easy,

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

Perfect!

I haven’t been round much of late cos I have a heap on my plate atm … Not doing much sewing or quilting either *sigh.
But, I just wanted to share some good news with you all –
Tonight I got my latest assignment marked and …

10100 percentWoooop!!!! Happy Dance!
xTgMELxTAheehee
Hope you’ve had a great start to the week too!
KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

Tula Pink Charm Swap ~ Quilt Along

Towards the end of last year I participated in the Tula Pink Charm Swap run by the fabulous Ms Midge.
OMG!!! They are so pretty!
After each Charm Swap there is a Charm Along!
And here is my contribution :IMG_8088 (2)It’s only the top right now, but I have a backing in the works and will keep going til it’s done – I’m determined not to add it to my UFO pileπŸ˜‰
It is 49″ x 74″ { 125cm x 188cm}
It would make a gorgeous single bed quilt but since I don’t have a single bed to use it on, {except the boys and they won’t part with their Batman quilts for a girly one! haha} I think it’ll make a nice sized throw or couch quilt for meeeee!.

I am also pledging to get cracking on the aforementioned UFO pile! There are a couple of half {or more} done pieces, so I am going to keep plodding along and get some finished soonπŸ™‚

I’ll endeavour to get my holiday pics up soon – we had a fantastic time staying at Manly Beach, Sydney!! And hubby was very surprisedπŸ™‚
Hope you have a fantabulous day!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays{P.S. It’s my birthday today! Yaaay!πŸ˜€ haha }

three65positive – 17th Jan

Oh dear πŸ˜” My computer has a few problems and I can’t use it – I am doing this on my phone and hope to God it works out … I will take it into my computer guru to work his magic tomorrow and fingers X’d it’s back by the time we are home *sigh*

 

When I build a home I want THIS reading nook!

Hope you are all happy and well!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

three65positive – 17

 

three65positive – 16th Jan

I had a lovely evening out with one of my favourite friends tonight!
I am so thankful for some of the people in my life!
This was Suzie and I on Christmas DayπŸ™‚
Kate n SuzeIt feels like we’ve been friends forever! And she is the kind of friend that we can talk daily or not for weeks or even months and things flow and are comfortable and we pick up exactly where we left off. I am lucky enough to have a couple of these kind of special friends in my life❀
Hope you had a wonderful Saturday, and an even better Sunday!
KATE Sig for Manic Mumdaysthree65positive – 16

three65positive – 15th Jan

Well … It’s official!! I’m on holidays!
2 weeks off and soooo looking forward to it, my positivity cup runneth over haha

We fly out in a couple of days and I am already in laid back, holiday mode … better get into packing mode soon or we’ll be taking nothing haha
Hope you are having a great day, and that you have a fantastic weekend!

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdaysthree65positive – 15