An amazing miracle of life

by kath_red on 15/06/2012

in Books, Newsletter

Isn’t it funny how bloggers feel the need to apologise if they miss a scheduled entry. I have to fight that urge, and I do fight it, sometimes I lose and an apology slips out unbeknown to me, but not today – no apologies – our lives … yours and mine … are too busy for such nonsense.

Instead I’ll tell you what I have been up to … ducklings – good fluffy peepers – six of them came into our lives after a month of anxious waiting. That mama duck she is a total star, no sisters or mother to help her out, just an annoying husband bothering her and and an old chook keeping her company in silence, but still she worked it out – such an amazing miracle of life. We had one fatality, and a few rotten eggs, but our six remaining peeper are so super cute – and noisy. We are very proud of our mama duck.

Book progress is being made – am a bit frantic about it – quilt tops are 99% finished, just need to make quilt backs and quilt the darn things – I have 2 weeks to do that plus bind them. I do have a long arm quilting machine – which makes this easier – but still its going to be tight. Then the photo shoot, meanwhile doing the illustrations – and its all due in 6 weeks. Panic … adrenaline … uhm yes indeed. Whatever happened to the slow life. Next year?

Guest posts: The past week at whipup, lovely crafty folks have been guest posting about their creativity – Completely Cauchy – mistakes become opportunities :: Wild Olive – As much about the process as about the product ::  roubidou – The ultimate compliment :: Miss Make – Connections to the past ::  Stumbles & Stitches – Nature and the creative process ::  feltjar – Hobby turned business

Crafty news:

Really like the Washi tape fabric collection :: Fat quarterly Shape book is on blog tour :: How to machine applique by Elizabeth Hartman :: I like these totem quilts :: I like this fabric design :: LOVE this crochet afghan :: And love this quilt ::

It’s fathers day soon in some parts of the world :: make something :: lego key holder :: Stamped hankie :: felt moustache ::

Other cute crafts :: dyed scarf :: articulated paper dolls :: cyanotype scarf :: t-shirt to sundress refashion :: Handpainted linen towels :: Mock smock sundress

Books: Two quirky cute crafty books …

[Thanks to publishers and distributors for sending me books to review, I don’t get paid to post reviews but I am an amazon affiliate] (Australians can purchase craft books online through can do books or booktopia or else browse booko for the best prices.)

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