Saturday, 7 April 2012


Well, it has been another busy week in the lead up to Easter and school holidays. Luckily for me my darling husband and children have been otherwise occupied for most of the last 2 1/2 days so I have had some free time on my hands!

I have spent a couple of days tidying and organising most of my craft supplies. I now have all my fabric sorted into boxes (3 altogether), my threads all in one place and most of my UFOs in 1 (large) box.  I also found a few tools (labelling pens, needles, scissors, etc.) that I have bought over the years and not quite taken out of the shopping bags. Oops.

The main thing I have learnt from re-organising is that I have way, way, way more UFOs than I thought I did! Some of them are almost complete, others have just been started and still others are patterns or kits waiting for the right time for me to start them. I will have to update my UFO list over the next couple of days.

I did get a bit nostalgic while sorting everything out. I came across some projects that I started years ago while a member of the Joondalup Embroidery Group. During that time my best friend had her first baby and to honour the occasion I made my first baby blanket. As Sheena had married into a farming family the blanket definitely had to have a farming theme. I can't remember which magazine held the pattern but here are some pictures of Sheena and Rourke with the blanket...

Now that all my supplies are organised I have been able to turn my attention to sewing. I have spent a blissful 3-4 hours this afternoon working on 'Chrissy the Camel' and she is coming together nicely. She will probably have a different name once complete because of the fabric I am using. She is a present for someone so I was hoping to finish her off today. However, I got so carried away with sewing her that I forgot to keep an eye on the time and did not get to Spotlight before they closed to get some more toy fill. Oh well, hopefully I will get a chance to finish her off during the week.

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and a safe long weekend. Happy stitching!



Anthea said...

Hi there, I just popped to your blog from Quilt Kitty's. Welcome to Blogland - I see you are new to blogging,as am I. The baby quilt is gorgeous, the bub looks happy under it! I'll be sure to visit again. x

Quilt Kitty said...

Brilliant quilt for Rourke Tracy. I did some reorganising over Easter too & doesn't it feel good. Mine was of my ultiple works in progress, each with there own little box. I'd need a box room if I was to do all the UFOs! Tracee xx

Outback Craftaholic said...

Hi Anthea. Thanks for dropping by, your lovely welcome and your kind words about my baby quilt. Cheers, Tracy.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Tracee, I was very happy with how it turned out (although the back left a little to be desired). I am determined to get some of my UFOs finished this year and I look forward to seeing some of yours at some point. Cheers, Tracy.