Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Number 5 has arrived!

Sorry, I didn't mean to be gone so long. I wish I could say it is because I have been super busy and have achieved loads. But I haven't. 
That said, I do have one or two things to report.
A quick trip through to Geraldine last week and a visit to The Pin Tin, who were having a birthday sale!
Some of these look rather neutral in this pic, but I assure you, they are all bright yellows. Teamed up with a piece of brown and some green from stash. I feel a sunflower coming on.
On Sunday, while Tony was at work I got busy, spreading things out on the floor.
You remember my Purple Turning Twenty?
Belle thought she might help.
I managed to persuade her to leave everything alone and got it all loaded onto the frame.
I got it about two thirds of the way quilted, then for some reason developed tension issues, so I stopped and walked away. It may have been me who had tension issues rather than the machine, there is/was a lot going on. Issues at work and a jury summons for Monday morning...
Hopefully when I do get back to it, things will go smoothly once more.
The supervisor was with me of course. She does love to lay there on her tower, where she can oversee all that I'm doing or watch the birds in the blossom tree and of course have a wee snooze in the sunshine.
I couldn't resist getting a shot out of the other window too.
Spring is trying to be sprung.
There is news on the family front too. A school friend took this pic of my boy recently and posted it on Facebook. He was good enough to send me a copy.
Jiffy Jonathan had been helping his grandfather to remove a sizeable log from the harbour.
That could have done quite a lot of damage if they hadn't removed it.
It will make good firewood once it has dried out for a few months.
And last but not least at 4.30 this morning a little bundle decided to wake his mummy and daddy by beginning his journey into the world.
Torstein didn't keep us waiting, like his cousin Una did during the Zoom Stitch along.
He was born just two hours later at 6.30 am. 
Mummy and baby are doing great, but daddy had a snooze, he was exhausted! LOL
Grand child number 5 has arrived and I will be able to get my hands on this one.......



Maria said...

Firstly congratulations on the arrival of wee Torstain...he sure did arrive much quicker than his cousin Una...
Nice pile of yellows plus green no brown you bought home.
Great to have the purple loaded on your frame no hope you worked out the tension issue, both the machine and you.
Always great to get photos of you son.

Fiona said...

Congratulations on the new baby.... wonderful

Ali Honey said...

Good work on all those . The quilting so far; the log removal and of course the new family member. How lovely!

kiwikid said...

Woo hoo a close by grandchild, congratulations!! That was a quick arrival. Lovely to have the photo of your son busy working. Nice pile of fabrics there, I hope your tension issues resolve and life becomes calmer for you and the machine cooperates! Your cat looks so comfy there on her perch, nice to see some spring happening too.

Karen S said...

Congrats on the arrival of another grandie. Very exciting.
Great to have some lovely photos.
Good luck sorting out the tension on your machine.

dq said...

Congratulations Grandma! The grands are so precious - each and every one! I love the daddy/baby photo!

THe tree outside the window has blossoms? I thought it was frost - lol.

jude's page said...

Congratulations on your new grandchild, and great that this one is close enough for you to be able to visit.

Ondrea said...

Congratulations on the birth of your new grandchild. Gee, a precipitate birth! I hope mum is okay. Love your new fabrics and I can also see some sunflowers coming up. Hope your issues improve soon. Enjoy those cheery fabrics.