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 post 🙂

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 me 🙂

#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 so 🙂 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

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 Day 🙂
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 – 11th Jan {oops it’s late!}

I didn’t send this properly it seems so you’ll be getting this on Tuesday instead of Monday … ooops!
We are so lucky to have found the perfect furbaby for our family! He comes in the form of a Lab x Golden Retriever who at 3 is still a big puppy … But we love him immensely! He fits right in with us and for the most part is a good boy 🙂
365P 11Here he is in one of his first photos on his first afternoon with us 🙂
This is what he looks like now :
IMG_4097He is as crazy as he looks! haha
In this pic he is deliriously happy – he loves the beach!

Hope you have a great day!
KATE Sig for Manic Mumdaysthree65positive – 11

three65positive – 10th Jan

Well, I had another long day at work today and I am so thankful to be off my feet! Tomorrow off then 4 shifts til I am on holliiiidaaaysssssss!! 😀

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We had rain today!! Big, fat, juicy, delicious drops falling from heaven! We so need it, it’s been too far between rain this last year or two! I felt like running out and dancing in it and I am praying for lots, lots more 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful day.

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdaysthree65positive – 10

three65positive – 9th Jan

I forgot to post this last night … I was totally wrecked after work.
Off to it again in 5 mins, so this’ll be quick 🙂
Here is my three65positive from yesterday -I was worried about my last assignment for my Interior Design course but I received my mark yesterday and I got 90%!!! Very happy with that 🙂

Hope you all have a fantabulous day, I will try to {Pleeeeaaasssseeeeee God, not too many colour matches today!!!!!!!}

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

A Finished Top!

Hey y’all 🙂

As you might remember, I participated in Ms Midge‘s Heather Bailey Charm Swap and subsequent Charm Along recently?
{While you check out Ms Midge’s page, why not join in the Aussie Aurifil Club?? Those threads are simply gorgeous! ❤ }

HB CA Ms MidgeLook at all of the pretties we swapped!!

Well, I was sewing like a demon to finish in time for the deadline {linked at 11.45 for the 12.00 deadline! haha} And this is the result :

HB Charm Along finishedWonky Stars!! Can you see the secondary white wonky pinwheels?
I am working tomorrow, but planning on whipping up a quick backing on Sunday and quilt it next week some time.

I love it, but kinda wish the stars and pinwheels both stood out more … So I think I might try this one again down the track but use deeper colours and stars all in one colour and see how that turns out 🙂

I still haven’t used my precious Amy Butler Charm Along squares yet!!! I MUST get onto using them soon …

Anyhow, this one was meant to be a shorty – see you with a finish next week hopefully!

KATE Sig for Manic MumdaysP.S. I haven’t said it for a while – but why not check out my Facebook page, Pintrest or Instagram? 🙂

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!

A Letter To My 16 y.o. Self

A Letter to my 16y.o. Self.

Dear Kate,
I thought as your future self that I would send some of my ‘wisdom’ back thru the years …
* I know you think you are grown up now you have a job, but you’re not. Please go back to school. If you think money’s tight now, wait til you have a couple of kids and a minimum paying job because you have minimal schooling and no skills.
* Travel, travel, TRAVEL!
* Spend more time with your family – they are the ones who matter.
* Put more effort into friendships that matter to you. A good friend is worth their weight in gold. And if you are lucky you might even find yourself with a couple of life long friends whose friendship is as strong and beautiful no matter how much time passes between coffee dates. These people are gold, hang onto them.
* Buy shares in Google and Facebook. As soon as you hear the names! Believe me, you won’t regret it 😉
* Save, save, save!!! It’s so freaking hard to earn and once you spend it on ‘stuff’ you’ll never get it back! … And most of the ‘stuff’ is just crap that doesn’t last.
* Don’t keep drinking that diet coke you like so much. It’s poison.
* Don’t let any of the men you meet control you or define you.
* Don’t rush into marriage. Get to know yourself and, it sounds corny, to love yourself first. You and your love are worth more than you think.
* Choose your words carefully. It’s horrible to regret words you said or wrote in haste that have caused pain. Think first, then speak.
* Don’t get rid of your first sewing machine. You will always regret it. Sewing and quilting will become one of your favourite things!
* Stop dieting. Eat well and exercise regularly. Just KISS {Keep It Simple Stupid!}
* Wear sunscreen!
* I know I said to save, but always make sure you have a few bucks for fabric. It makes you so happy! haha {Maybe just become a little more discerning in what you buy!}
* STOP waiting for one day, some day, or when the time is right. The day is today, the time is now. Jump.
* Look after yourself better overall. There will come a time when you will want to hang onto your health, fitness and life for as long as you can. Because 2 little people will mean more to you than the universe and you won’t want to miss a single second of the amazing creatures they are.

Love, Yourself xo

Sew, what would you tell your 16y.o. self? x
I might write a letter to my future self next 🙂