Vale - Casio digital camera

Here I was feeling very pleased with myself that I had uploaded all the holiday pictures and printed hard copy. And then I realised that all the photos my husband took in China (a week long work trip after our holiday) looked like snow. There were two or three holiday snaps of the boys that were fuzzy, but literally all of DH photos looked like he was there in depths of winter. So looks like we will be going camera shopping and until then it will be picture less blog posts! Given that retail shopping for technology in our house depends on DH input this might take some time. On the upside cameras are alot smaller/lighter and have more pixels then our old model, not to mention cheaper then when we brought the Casio six years ago. I am open to suggestions on what features to get, if anyone is a digital camera expert - we are not very techno focused in our house. Having said that Mr2yrold has worked out how to by pass the child lock on the dishwasher, which is not helping our water saving efforts, as he turns it back on before I can unload it!

However I did work out how to load my photo onto my profile, its only taken me five months, LOL! I cheated and used a photo from our wedding day, which was four and a half years ago, so its a tad out of date. Call me vain, because I did use this photo because I was all professionally tizzed up/looking my best, but mainly because 95% of our photos are now of our children and a further 5% are off my patchwork projects!

Happy quilting, Sue SA.

Family holiday

This is a bag I made for a friends birthday back in February but forgot to include on my list of finished projects. It is my own design and I had a lot of fun making it (and its six prototypes!), this being the last version, as it has a magnetic snap flap to keep it closed (bit hard to see with print). It also has two interal pockets, but didnt think to take a photo of them. I have been on the look out for new fabric to make myself one, but think I am just going to buy some more of this funky print - not my usual colour choice, but it has been growing on me.

Stenhouse Bay jetty, at the bottom end of the Yorke Pennisular (South Australia), where we took a family holiday in late April. Such a beautiful part of Australia.

The boys are so cute when they hold hands!

A friend recently told me that when you have children "the days are long, but the years are short". Well I couldnt agree more! However the kids are not to blame for my lack of posts but my husband is, as he keeps going away and taking his work lap top with him, it is so inconsiderate! I have some nearly finished UFO's to show you soon, just need to sew down bindings and take photos, hopefully before this month disappears. Happy quilting, Sue.

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