Wednesday, March 24, 2010

oh so busy, life is busy!!!

hmmm rowing man has taken over my new toy...

he just loves anything with a computer, so I get to play on this when he is away at work

what a beauty huh!!! Still figuring some of it out...

but such a lot of fun!!

now feet back on the ground... I managed to get these this far, I have joined Melanie and Lyn in "A Christmas Story" by Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched. ...and boy am I frantically trying to catch up to where they are at!!!

...and I have inherited this from Rowing Man, but hey I don't really mind his cast off's and my old lappie is really getting past it's use by date, it is too frequently telling me that I am out of virtual memory and I need some more ram, so...... Rowing Man bought himself a Mac book Pro something or other... when we moved, so he no longer needs this wee machine, it has just taken a while to get around to taking his stuff off, and loading mine on, and then getting used to all the little foibles... you know the thingees that make all the difference especially when you are in a hurry!!!!

this cutie mini pillow arrived in my postbox from Michel'e of By Hoki Quilts - how gorgeous is this!! what a clever angel she is, Deb do you recognise yours in the background there!!!!

and I have very nearly finished this, altho not too much stitching going on in my house this week, the School National Rowing Champs are on, Rowing Boy is staying, and we are up and down at the lake very early...


BUT, I am taking some time out today to get this sorted, I seem to have so many things on the go, I need a list to see exactly what I have and what needs done in what order!!

oooh and I nearly nearly forgot to show you these, they are fat quarters from the lovely ladies in the birthday fat quarter swap that Maree has organised; from these lovely ladies, Jo, Jeni, & Jan, thank you ever so much!!

have a fun day!

28 comments:

Marls said...

That new toy looks brilliant-is it a Qbot? Two quilters in the house now???
The Christmas story quilt looks gorgeous and isn't that pillow from Michelle just so cute.
Good luck for the rowing.

Elyte said...

I think that the list is a very good idea. Ticking things off the list gives a sense of achievement! The new toy is amazing, a little intimidating? Your gifts are lovely and you can never have enough fabric. Enjoy your day.

Deb said...

Tim looks right in his element Shiree, good to know he can step in if need be. Its a massive looking machine.
Miche'les pillow is lovely and yes I recognise the ones in the background my dear.
hugs Deb

aussiequilter said...

Boy are you busy!!! How are you finding your midarm system?I also have one and am not as good on it as I would like-think I need a machine with a bigger throat to feed it through(good excuse for a new machine. lol !You kiwi girls swap looks such fun. cheers Teri

Lisa said...

Wow that new toy is amazing!! LUCKY YOU.What alot of fun that looks...Love the fabrics and The Christmas Story.. I have done that quilt..it is fun to do.. Im looking forward to seeing yours... Take care

Julia said...

That new toy looks brilliant-is it a Qbot?
I saw it at the last show...looks like it would be great..have fun with it..
Julia ♥

Magalis Marisol said...

Hola amiga!!!!
Que útil es acolchar con esa máquina!!!
Que Dios te bendiga Hoy y Siempre y un fuerte abrazo desde Venezuela!!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

That is so nice of you to share with rowing man!

Love your new toy.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Ha ha, I said he would be the quilter, good on him yet another man that knows that a fat quarter is not a body part and that stippling has nothing to do with a painted ceiling!
You are sooo busy, where on earth do you get your energy from?
hugs
Miche'le

Laurie said...

OH boy oh boy!! I want one of those..... looks like fun , Ihad a go on one in Dubai and loved every minute of it, just don't think I can justify it at my age...
Laurie

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Looks like you might have lost your new toy to rowing man. My friends husband loves to quilt on her machine. You have been busy and list do help, I just forget my list.

suzitee said...

OMGoodness Shiree...how exciting! Looking forward to seeing what you learn on it! Your life is very busy...there just aren't enough hours, are there? Have a great week xxx

kiwicarole said...

Pleased to see you are both up-skilling! lol
I think I need a list too at the moment! :)

Sue-Anne said...

What a lovely new toy!! I have that Anni Downs book and it is gorgeous. I will be looking forward to watching your quilt grow.

Anita said...

Gosh Shiree! You have had a busy time haven't you! There seems to be no rest at all. That's what seems to happen sometimes.....everything just goes full steam ahead. Hope you get some quiet time soon. Kind regards, Anita.

Bev C said...

You can expect a big parcel of quilting arriving on your doorstop very shortly!!! Have fun with that new fancy dancy machine Shiree. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Cardygirl said...

Love the new toy! Looks like a lot of fun. I need to do the Christmas Story...I should try & catch up!

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a good job for dh........so long as he does what you want.........leave him to it........you can keep piecing tops........

Jan said...

What a busy, interesting time you are having, Shiree! And thanks for the Tour de Twizel; what a beautiful spot (regret to say I did not appreciate that when I was there so many years ago).thanks for showing your birthday fabrics; I especially like the red ones (and no, they are not the ones I gave you!) Hope you had a lovely birthday.

Melanie said...

Well done Shiree with the catch up. It was about the most complicated block. The next 2 are a lot simpler.

ooooo love the new toy! It looks seriously complicated though.

I'm a big list maker as I'm so ditsy without one to work to. It helps me not to feel overwhelmed when I have a lot on and need to prioritise.

Lovely cushion too. I do love crows. :-)

Connie W said...

I see that your machine is computerized, wow. I don't have that feature on my Millie. Imagine the possibilities when using one, endless designs!

loulee said...

Can I come and play?
You're having a busy time of it.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your new toy. Will you and Mr. Kiwi go into the quilting business together? :o) What a beautiful little pillow. I love the buttons.

clare's craftroom said...

Goodness you do have a lot going on . Love your new toys too !

Micki said...

Love the new machine...it looks like great fun!
Micki

Julz said...

Am so jealous of your quilting machine! You'll be quilting up a storm in no time. Its been ages since I've caught up with you, finally got some decent computer time - however have daughter looming over my shoulder wanting to take over! BIG HUGS to you Jxox

Maree: said...

Oh I am Jealous..Love your new Toy..the stitching looks Great..nice fabrics from the Birthday swap..Happy Belated Birthday..
cheers

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