I was so proud of myself for getting so many bags knocked out last week, but now I am behind again. Waaaaaaa waaaaa waaaa. Anyway, this is what I have been working on lately. It is a crib bumper to match this quilt. I still need to put the ties on it so it will look pretty and still be secure. I have never made a bumper before and I am pretty pleased with how this one turned out.
I doubled up the batting between the layers and it really makes the quilting stand out. The Shot Cottons are tissue soft now that is has been washed and dried. I think my next quilt will be out of shot cottons only. They are so pretty.
Today was ANZAC day here in Australia. What is Anzac day? Well, it is sorta like veteran's day in the states, but it primarily remembers the 8,000 Australian troops and 2,500 New Zealanders who were killed on this day back in 1915. That is a lot of men killed in battle. Basically the Aussies and New Zealanders landed on the wrong beach and were massacred while getting off their boats. Please understand that I am not the most politically correct lady in the world nor am I a History Major. I am sure that there are those of you out there who have studied this battle in more detail than I have.....so please feel free to make comments.
There was a parade in town today, so we went. We almost missed the whole thing due to me being inside the coffee shop at the time. It was the fastest parade in history. I was just planning on watching the parade, but my daughter took it upon herself to sprint up Anzac hill behind her daddy, so instead of shouting for her to come back (which she would not have heard anyway) I got to take the hill too. The boys and I were quite a bit slower, due to MR stinky feet wanting to ride on my shoulders and the Middle man trying to collect bits of broken glass and lizards along the way. When we finally made it to the top, it was very hot and crowded (crowds make my skin crawl). and my daughter was sitting crossed legged right smack in the middle. We stayed for the wreath lying and speeches and are now home....hopefully my little tribe will decided to take a nap so I can get some sewing done.
It is great to be back!