….and I feel almost human, so back to my normal routine of busy-ness 🙂
So a few updates of what’s been happening here…
A few years ago I turned 40…. you know, two or three or four years ago…. and I got a gift voucher from my sister for one of the local quilts shops in Ballarat. With it I bought a jelly-roll which sat on my shelf looking pretty for two or three or four years… 🙂 I was keeping it for the “perfect” pattern, which took a while to find. Finally, last Christmas, Alice sent me this book:
image from Amazon
I decided that I would use up my jelly roll with this technique and this was the result:
I think the “jelly-roll” was a homemade one by the shop, and it had a few darks strips in with mostly light ones. I was worried that it wouldn’t look good having the dark ones in the background squares, so I used them in the middle. I am still not sure if I like it, but… I have finished the top and now it needs to go upstairs to Emmie G for quilting…. It was fun and quick to make at least.
Last weekend before us girls caught bugs, we went for another camp-out in the desert, probably the last we will go on for a while since it is heating up quickly. We went with about five cars and lots of kids….. The kids kept decided to try to find oil, or dig a hole to China:
When they found neither oil nor China, they decided to con DH to jump in:
There were a few groans when he hit the bottom, but he was still smiling…
(Love the way the little kids put a piece of yellow construction tape around the whole thing!)
Of course they all wanted to bury DH, but I put my foot down since I didn’t want to drag half the desert back to our house in his clothes… so a little sister decided to bury two of her older brothers (with a bit of help from one of the “big kids”!) and my boys….
They survived and I’m glad I didn’t have to wash their clothes when I got home! My kids got enough in theirs without being half buried!
It was a fun day……. and tomorrow I should be posting more desert photos in another Friday Flashback….
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