Hanging curtains but thinking of quilts.

Hanging curtains but thinking of quilts.

Hello! Here I am... behind the curtains!! I know I've been quiet on the blogfront. My sewing machine has been getting a workout... but not for very exciting sewing. Like most quilters I have a long list of quilts I want to make, and a list of UFO's lurking in the cupboards, and a list of projects underway in various stages. Hidden underneath all these quilty lists there is also an ever growing list of things that need doing around the house... sigh... and I've decided 2015 is the year to tackle this list. The year of the Happy Home!  First job on the list was hanging curtains, We have blinds for all our windows so I've been able to put off making curtains, but finally decided the windows do need curtains. It's a a chance to play with fabric after all, Yay! I've collected a few curtains over the years through thrifty finds, so it's been a matter of matching up what I have with the sizes of our windows. We have a classic early 70's b

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! 2015!! I really like the way those numbers sound - "twenty fifteen". Don't you just love the beginning of a brand new shiny year, full of possibilities, plans and dreams. Let's celebrate Blue Mountain Daisy style with a fun New Year flower arrangement.  There are a few things make me link agapanthus flowers to the New Year. The obvious being that here in Australia at the height of summer they are blooming everywhere!! Those showy flowers that come in blue and white are a feature in every second garden in my neighbourhood. The second reason is their racemes of pretty star shaped florets look the explosive sparks of fireworks.  And if you stretch your imagination a little more they could be the effervescence from the bubbles of champagne.  So to welcome the New Year I began my January arrangement with a handful of agapanthus , picked early this morning. ... and then I added some leafy bunting to hang in between the elegant s

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