Friday, 22 May 2009


Today started well. James and Eleanor had their swimming lessons and both earned milestone certificates; Eleanor for climbing out with little assistance (just a knee) and James for a solo swim with floaties (you should have seen him power towards me at the end of his lane as I held the vaseline to put on his ear where he's getting eczema from the pool water, and which we couldn't find before he started his class!).

On the way home we stopped at Riverlea Quilts, my closest and favourite LQS, where they were expecting me, to pick up a copy of Australian Quilters' Companion 37, which included Evening Indulgence, which I made a year ago:
Here's the quilt, click for a closer look (I think they washed-out the colours a little):
And look at this post for some detail shots.

Mummy came home with us and looked after James and Eleanor (an easy task - they both slept!) while I went and had my hair done. Here's a completely unposed photo (!) showing my shorter hair (Susie lopped about 5in off, it'll be so much easier to manage) and new colour (darker than for summer, and not so red as previous winters - I'd been having an almost burgundy tone) and my new machine!

While James and Eleanor watched Playschool, I got us ready to out for afternoon tea (magazine at the ready, having already flaunted it at the hairdresser!). Out to the car, and as I was buckling James in, gastro hit. Oh. Back inside. Cancel afternoon tea. Spend the afternoon cleaning up and soothing a sick 3-year-old and a sooky (teething?) almost 2-year-old. Oh, well. Fortunately James is a very good patient, and is now in bed asleep on an empty and fortunately inactive tummy.
Oh, and on the topic of downhill, we've booked out skiing holiday at Falls Creek for August. We'll be staying at Gebi's, it's the perfect location, and our family has been using their ski hire and/or servicing for about 30 years! James is already practicing on lengths of cardboard, and spreading 'snow' around the house in anticipation.


Little Munchkins said...

Nice hairdo, and very nice brand new machine too!

Hope James feels better soon.

Helen said...

Wohhhooooo! Look at that sexy quilting mama! Hair looks great Em and well done on the article in AQC! Very exciting!

Cylie said...

Cant wait to see what that sewing machine churns out with you behind the presser foot....!

JazyJae's said...

Great hairdo. I'm hoping to get to the hairdresser very soon and I'm giving them free range as I've had the same haistyle and colour for on and of the last 10years.

magikquilter said...

Oh for a moment I though you had the gastro...was thinking about you getting the kids back inside etc etc....hope he is okay now.

Emma the quilt is wonderful and must get that magazine in your honour. Do you ever sell patterns of your quilts? Was wondering if there was an easy way for you to do it.

I bought the latest issue of Fons and Porters as there are some great Asian inspired quilts in there.

Actually may I blog about your quilt in the magazine? Do you have some photos up on flickr I could put up on the post? I do not know if you get paid per copy sold but will do my best to send out the word about one of our best talents.

Cascade Lily said...

Congrats on the mag Emma! Sorry to hear about the dreaded gastro. Love your new 'do to go with your new machine :)

Ski Hire Jindabyne said...

My family and I love the snow and every winter holiday, we make sure we go to Jindabyne to have a grand vacation. It is also the bonding time for me and the kids. We snowboard hire at the foot of the mountain so that we won't be having a hard time carrying skis and snowboards from our apartment to the mountain and back.