Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Hey ho

 In Melbourne and Victoria I am sure it is well known that we can have all seasons of weather in one day.

We had some spring weather that changed back to winter on the weekend and this morning we had an earthquake, I was standing near the couch when the door to the loo started creaking, then the rocking chair started rocking and the house swaying, it was a bit scary! I have felt earthquakes in NZ before now but not as strong as this, and the epicentre was many miles away from here. No damage at all just a scare! I soon got back to the day πŸ˜€. I walked down to the PO and back this morning, it was overcast but not too windy thank goodness.

So, what I have been up to the last few days

The first Minions quilt is finished

The kids are all clothed



We have had some interesting clouds going by this week

One evening I caught sight of the full moon just as it was being covered by the clouds

The Star quilt is all together and has gone to be quilted

todays Anthology blocks are done

The squirrels got me this afternoon, I found these bears already cut out, I think they came with a fabric collection I bought a few years ago, I gave them borders and now they are Santa Sacks, they need their draw string, I will get that from the hard ware shop tomorrow.  They will go to Jan Mac once I finish the other Minion quilt and dress the two sloths that came home with me yesterday πŸ˜‰.
I can smell dinner cooking so had better go and give it a check.
Happy stitching.


19 comments:

Maria said...

It is a bit scary when you have an earthquake.Pleased all ok..
Nice Minon quilt to be sent to Jan along with cuddly toys and Santa sacks....
The Star quilt looks great..

simplestitches said...

Hey wasn't the earthquake something? Gave us quite a scare at work!
Love your star quilt, very pretty, forgot to ask last time, is it paper pieced? love the photo of the moon, something I have not mastered yet.

Chantal said...

So happy to hear the earthquake was just a scare for you. Love your star quilt. Take care. ;^)

Karen's Korner said...

Glad to hear that there was no damage caused by the e/quake. That must have been scary. You have been busy in the sewing room. Cute clothes for the "kids". Great idea to use the bears as Santa Sacks. Fab photo of the moon....what camera did you use to take it.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

It's been wild in Melbourne this past couple of days. Glad you're okay.

marina said...

very cute Minion quilt and love your Star Quilt!!
The quake yesterday was freaky, I thought there was someone pushing on the back of my chair-but I was home alone lol
lovely toy knitting too.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Amazing to feel the effects so far away! Glad you are ok and no damage....scary stuff! Minions is lovely and I just love your star quilt. I love how you have put them together. Looks great! The weather has been a little wonky up here too....it was lovely shorts and teeshirts weather then dropped to 2 degrees overnight...brrr! Thankfully beautiful sunshiney days though. Beautiful moon shot xx

Angie said...

Sue - I have felt an earthquake a couple of times ... a very odd sensation! Love the minion quilt!

jude's page said...

Thankfully there was no damage for you, but would have been scary though. A lovely lot of projects that you havve done, can't wait until i can have another sewing session soon

ButterZ said...

Great work Sue. Very productive.

Chookyblue...... said...

i'd be freaking.......never felt one before........

Christine M said...

You have been busy Sue. The earthquake was a very strange feeling. Once good thing was it got everyone talking about something other than the protests!

Fiona said...

You are getting lots of lovely craft done in between the wild weather over there.... the kids cloths are very sweet... and I love your stars quilt...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

You always keep yourself busy Sue... well done...xox

Pamela said...

Earthquakes are scary! You always have such interesting projects and wonderful finishes.

Julie said...

Lovely photos & projects Sue - love the sloths & the Panda in their jerseys. The earthquake sounds so scary - I hate the things, Luckily we don't get them here so much in the Waikato. Have a great weekend Sue. xx

Janice said...

An earthquake like that isn’t what you expect in Victoria. I’m glad there was no damage. Your star quilt looks great. You’re getting a nice little collection ready for Jan Mac.

Susan said...

We certainly don't expect earthquakes in AU...glad its all OK for you guys.

Love the pic of the moon - Great charity work from you.

Ondrea said...

Love the minions, as usual. When did you finish the star quilt?? That seems to have come together quickly. Good the kids won't be cold any more.