June Bee Block … AND … We’re going on HOLIDAYS!!!! :D

I finished a gorgeous Bee block last night for our June Queen.

Perfectly named the Scrap Jar Star, it’s a wonderful scrap-buster and I have one cut out for myself too
{I am slowly catching up on making myself a block from each Queen Bee’s reign with the view of mashing them all together at the end of the 12 months for a gorgeous throw for my couch!}

Bee Block ~ June

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Only 4 more sleeps until we go on our longed-for Holiday!
When I say “longed-for” I really mean it … we booked this in Feb last year! That’s right 16months ago!!!

This time next week we will be here :

Gold Coast

And while this is my plan :

Gold Coast ME

I am sure I will be overruled by the 3 males :-/
Along the lines of :

Collage GC
gold-coast-theme-parks blend

But that’s ok!
Cos after our Gold Coast adventures we move onto more sedate, relaxing adventures!
Collage cruise

To say our family is excited for this holiday is a complete understatement!

Sew … If I get a chance before we scoot I will come chat again. If not, see you in a couple of weeks!!
Squeeeeeee!

Latest Finish and Something that changed me this week.

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been pottering around but haven’t really had much to talk about lately.

I need a new computer 😦
My lappy is on the blink and since Mr Manic left his job a couple of months ago we can’t afford it right now …
And when I have someone hanging round the house I feel lazy and lethargic myself.
Cross your fingers for me that he gets a positive answer to the latest job he is shortlisted for!

Anyhow, here is the gorgeous quilt I just finished!! The front :

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The back :

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I used the pattern “Playground” from Camille Roskelley’s book Simply Retro and pieced a few more for the back 🙂
I used a scrappy binding and finished last night! 🙂
It was professionally quilted by Fiona from Quilting By Fiona who has a facebook page HERE!
Fiona quilted the most amazing animal design with lions, giraffes and elephants – perfect for this project!
And she also made me a gorgeous Owl softie with some left over fabric. This gorgeous bundle went to an even more gorgeous little man today.
Which means my design wall is almost empty and I get to start a new project in the morning! Squeee!!

Quilt

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In the title I promised something that changed me this week … You may have seen it, even!
There is the most amazing clip doing the rounds on the internet.

It’s a 62 second snippit of pure beauty and genius from Jim Carrey. Extracted from a 26 minute graduation speech he recently made, it seriously changed me. Here it is!! :

Absolutely INSPIRING!

Here is the best bit {I made this myself and it’s now my facebook pic! 😀 }

BEST QUOTE EVER

I hope you all take a chance today and do something you LOVE!