And I will change me mind!
I made the girls move bits of fabric this way and that for ages yesterday, trying to make up my mind what to do for the borders for me quilt.
And I showed you a couple of contenders didn't I.
Well, I changed me mind later on in the evening, lay the quilt on me bed and had a play. It needed to be done in situ, that way I could see how long it needed to be, and how it would hang.
I came up with this as my FINAL contender:
Now... my sister arrived back yesterday, she catches her plane back to Australia on Wednesday. So we have a few days together.
ABOVE: some nice photos of Kelly, Rena and Lorraine.
ABOVE: and YEP, some funny ones too!
Steve does that face to Dante and Keera, and they both literally 'run' away from him squealing! I would too if I was a baby!
Lorraine turned around and screamed cos she didn't know he was there. Hee hee.
ABOVE: this photo defies definition. It is what it is... silly buggers.
Today? Spending time with me sister. Griffin is going out for the day with a school friend, so he doesn't have to hang out with 'the girls' today.
Lacy didn't make it back yesterday, so we still have Miss Keera. Hopefully she gets back today. Actually if she doesn't I will be rather angry. I'm already quite annoyed that no matter who's 'fault' it was, she didn't arrive as planned yesterday. Having an extra baby for 5 days has been tiring on Bex!
I say that because Bex has done the bulk of the 'caring' for Keera, and I really appreciate it.
FROGGY: not a bad idea chick! I am going to be stitching the little flower pattern that's in the corner of each block in the large while patch, so I shall see if it needs more after that. I can always put a photo up once I'm at the stage and ask for ideas!
Well, Lorraine, Brylee and I went out this morning to get the kids school stationary and Brylee's school uniform.
Came home almost $400 poorer. That Government money isn't going to stretch to cover everything by the look of it. Oh well... it IS a huge help, for which I am very grateful.
There was one 'older' couple at the Uniform Shop buying uniforms for the FOUR GRANDCHILDREN that they had just had to take in. Those poor buggers, 4 kids in one hit!
The only consolation, there were no babies in that lot, so no sleepless nights.
Well... time to relax for a little while.
I agree with everyone on needing to break up the white a bit. My problem is I only have 'so much' of that blue fabric left, I'm not sure I have enough of the blue left to go around the whole quilt again. BUT, I will pin it out and see later on tonight.
Quiet afternoon here. I am walking around the place looking down at the filthy floors! The entire house needs a really thorough vacum. *sigh* and our vacum is a piece of shit. And the central vac isn't much better.
OH HOW I WISH I COULD AFFORD A KIRBY!
Seriously, we had one years ago and it was the best vacum EVER. It died of over use syndrome. It blew up in fact.
I had used it pretty much EVERY DAY, I had a bit of a vacuming compulsion going on!
I wonder how much they are nowdays???
DEE: Thank you, that would be wonderful.
I've looked and looked at various ways to do the borders and now I'm totally bamboozled and hot and crabby!
When I get like that I have to just walk away and not look at it for a few days, and that is what I am going to do.
Then when I come back to it I will be refreshed and ready to take a fresh look at it.
I'm cooking Beef Spare Ribs done in a sticky rib marinade, it's probably one of my most favourite dinners. Add potatoes and veges into the mix and a lovely dinner.
BEFORE I FORGET: sorry if your comment missed being published the other day. I only just realised I had missed a few. They are published now.
End of Day: well after dinner I had an idea... partly thanks to your comments today about the borders. And I will show you my "OH MY GOD IT BETTER BE... MY FINAL BORDER OPTION" tomorrow. Though there will be a question for you too.