Saturday, February 16, 2013

All sorts.....

Susan and I did a little trade

she wanted some funky squares to finish off a quilt
and I wanted some strips for my scrappy trip

I got the best of the deal... loads of strips


I cut up a lovely pile of 2 1/2" strips for the quilt
and I got lots of 2 1/2" squares out of the scraps
and some other scraps left over too!


 My sister in law had a birthday whilst she has been to stay, my daughter put together lots of little butterfly cupcakes.. - they are so sweet and pretty....


I am doing a nine-patch swap coordinated by Trish over the next 6 months... this is my February block.... 14 of these have been made... at the end of it we will all swap and end up with loads of different blocks... what fun


one day we went to the coast to a market.... this python was in a tree above a stall - it had just had a possum for lunch.... 


Righto, Gotto Go...... quiet house, guests gone, gotto keep busy busy

I think I will sew some strips today

27 comments:

  1. All those strips will keep you busy. Your daughter has done a great job on the cupcakes, the icing looks delicious. Great 9 patch, it will be interesting to see them all at the end. As for the python, what a greedy boy!

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  2. What a great range of strips Fiona..
    the capcakes look yummy..
    Oh that python sure has a full tummy !!!

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  3. Hello Fiona,

    Baking and stripping always something going on in your home. The fabrics you got will make a great quilt. Now here I was thinking the only good thing about snakes is that they don't fly, here they are climbing trees, I would run a mile, even though I know these do a good job of keeping mice etc at bay. Have a great weekend Fiona.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  4. Such a great range of stip fabric...have fun with that! The cakes look so yummy, my mouth is watering!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  5. Ooh, that cupcake looks delicious. You must be firing along with collecting your strips now. Poor possum!

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  6. I'm glad you got to cut a lot of bits from your strips! Yummy cupcake. Not so nice about the snake....

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  7. Pretty strips your quilt will be colourful.
    Yummy cakes - they look almost too good to eat.
    Love the nine patch.
    Enjoy sewing.

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  8. Trading is fun, we've started a trading night at The Patch.
    Cutest little butterfly cakes too.

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  9. Lovely fabrics and cupcakes! Don't know about the snake though, I am pretty glad we don't have snakes in NZ!!

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  10. Well you can keep the snake... but I will try a cupcake...lol!
    Always fun to visit Fiona. Enjoy your peace and quiet! :)

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  11. Gorgeous cupcakes! Love the strips and it must have been fun swapping fabrics with each other. Love the block too.

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  12. You did get some lovely fabric in your swap...great cupcakes...

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  13. Quite a lot going on in your life Fiona! From strips to snakes to swaps to cakes! Now THAT'S the way to live a varied &interesting life!

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  14. My son would love that python! Those strips and squares look very organised, happy sewing

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  15. That's a great way to get a variety of fabrics. Love the cakes.
    It appears the python thoroughly enjoyed the market, too.

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  16. what will those strips become?
    lovely nine patch fabrics.
    Lucky that fat python didn't fall out the tree, imagine the damage it would do.

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  17. Like the fabric and the cake, but keep the python!

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  18. So many lovely projects on the go, I really don't know how you do it! Love to share the cake but you can keep the snake, don't do snakes at all lol

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  19. What a great selection of fabric strips!!! Love the butterfly on your cupcake...Also great fabrics for your nine patches, I agree can't wait to see them all put together x

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  20. Such lovely strips!! I just received my own little package of scraps from a dear quilty friend too this week - it is a LOVELY surprise going through them!! Yours look delightful!! ... The cupcakes are gorgeous - though I'm not sure I'd be too happy being that close to a python ... fed or not!! ... Lol! You're very brave, dear Fi!! :) Hugs!

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  21. Yummy cupcakes! Oh my.....I would have run a mile if I had seen that python.

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  22. Beautiful butterfly cakes, very special! Love the idea of swapping fabric, seems like everyone was happy. The reproducion 9 patches make me green with envy - I love 9 patch and reproduction, wish I had joined in on that swap! I am sure you are going to get an amazing collection to make a wonderful quilt. We currently have an infestation of rats that ate ALL of my corn cobs in the vegie garden, so a python to eat the rats would be very welcome here! Mind you the possums have disappeared (only after eating all my rose buds and performing ballets on the roof at night), so perhaps we do have pythons in Adelaide and he has a tummy ache?!

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  23. Eww python ....... I am outa here! Lol. (Great swap and yummy cakes)

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  24. dont know how i missed this post,Fiona is that a snake in the tree? xx

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  25. love the cup cakes they look to good to eat

    love your nine patch blocks....

    hope your have fun with the family

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  26. love the cup cakes they look to good to eat

    love your nine patch blocks....

    hope your have fun with the family

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  27. your nine patch blocks look good...........got mine done too........you can keep the python........

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