Sunday, November 28, 2010

House Hunting

I've been reading lots of Thanksgiving posts this week. We don't celebrate the holiday here in Australia but it's been a nice reminder to be thankful for all wonderful things in my life. One thing I started this year and am so thankful I did is my blog. I've met so many lovely and inspiring people who are so generous with encouragement and suggestions and friendly words. Thank You bloggy buddies!!

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt has expessed the similar sentiments in a poetic post using a neighbourhood as a metaphor. It's really worth popping over for a read. Beth has also come up with a fun idea of organising some blogland quilts. To be part of the fun you just have to make a 12" (unfinished size) block of a house and include your blog name on it, or if you don't have a blog your name will do. She'll collect the blocks and organise them into lots of 9 or 12 ( depending how many she gets) and pick some random winners for the blocks to go to. The recipients then get to make them into quilts.
You only have to do one block to join in... I got a little carried away and made a few extra, I was having too much fun!!
I haven't written my name on the blocks yet. I forgot to do so before I took photos. Silly me, I'll do it as soon as I've finished writing this.

This is my first ever house block, ever!

I had fun fussy cutting! Note the blue Daisy fabric.

I loosened up a bit with this block.

Couldn't resist a scrappy house.

This next one isn't your usual house block but it's got lots of little houses on it.
Including one little house that says "cake"!

I found some friendly saying fabric in my cupboard.
This next one is a Blue Mountain Daisy block. Lots of Blue Mountains and a little blue daisy on the house.
My blocks seemed to get more and more abstract. I think this is my favourite block. That Ring a Rosie fabric by Michael Miller is just so sweet! I've had it for ages but this is the first opportunity to cut into it.
This little saying makes me laugh. I just hope a vegetarian dosen't receive this block.

The other big thing I'm thankful GBF and I did this year was take the plunge and move to the Blue Mountains for a tree change. We've been here for a year now and love it so much that we've just bought a house!!! Yippee!!! We're here to stay!!! How Exciting!!!

Here's our castle. GBF has put a 70's tint on the photo in keeping with the era.

Here's the back yard!!
I'm sure fairies live in this garden!!!

We won't get to meet them until we move in the New Year but that's okay, more time to get things sorted and packed. Maybe a few more house blocks...


Cheerio


13 comments:

Janet said...

You must have been having a ball with the house blocks and they look so fun. Big congratulations on becoming house owners. I bet you have some big ideas for the garden out the back.

jednoiglec said...

I can't decide which house is the best: all are so beautiful!

Lynne said...

You're right - that garden looks like some kind of enchanted fairy woodland!

Samelia's Mum said...

Congratulations on your new house. So exciting to move and start fresh. I love your garden. It's so romantic looking.

Your house blocks are awesome. All so different and special in their own way.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Yay and congratulations on your new house - that garden is truly enchanted! - and on your funky house blocks ... I love how very different each one is :)

Adele said...

Congratulation on your new purchase.

Mum used to own a Edna Walling house in Bickley Vale in Melbourne and i had the best time growing up there. That looks like the path that was at the back of our house that lead to a stream. Love your blocks too by the way.

PS And there were fairies living there too :)

Adele

beth said...

Oooooh! your houses are just tooooo cute!!
congratulations on your new home! It's beautiful.

Melissa P said...

I'm so happy for you! A new house in a beautiful place--I see lots of creative inspiration in your future. I'm excited to see all the wonderful things that are to come.

I'm thankful for bloggy friends too. :)

Chris said...

That garden will be such fun to organise. Congrats again to you and DBF!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Really cute houses, all seven of them. Love the fabric ones, but the best is the bricks and mortar one. Way cool and congrats on your first "real" home together. We live in a child of the 70's too. Looking forward to reading about the upcoming adventures with the faeries. Soooo much fun.

melissa said...

Congratulations on your new house, i bet you are very excited! I love your house blocks may be i could have a go at making one - it looks like fun!

Linda C said...

The houses are great,especially yours!!!! Congrats, l look forward to seeing your adventures of making it your own.

Lindsay Conner said...

I heart wonky house blocks :)

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