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Sunny Side Up Sunday

Sunday, 26 January 2020
Hello Dear Reader,

And Happy Australia Day!

Today, I am grateful for a long weekend, today is Australia Day and as it falls on a Sunday, the public holiday will be tomorrow. I will be staying home and getting into my sewing room, spending time on my quilt. It is actually coming together quite quickly, which is wonderful. I am loving the dramatic black background of this colour scheme. I am also going to have a go at free motion quilting for the first time, usually I just sew vertical, horizontal or diagonal lines, following the angles of the quilt, I am quite looking forward to it. 

What are you grateful for today and how will you be spending the Australia Day Holiday?

Whatever you are doing, I hope you have a lovely day,

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  1. Hello Fiona.

    Happy Australia Day to you too.
    Your quilt is progressing nicely and the colour scheme and pattern will make a striking addition to your bedroom. Is this the first quilt you have made to keep for yourself?

    Today I am grateful for the brave decision my parents made many years ago when they decided to come to Australia. We actually arrived on the 26th of January so Australia Day is an extra special day for our family. I am very grateful to have grown up in Australia. I have been fortunate enough to have a great education and good employment opportunities. None of this would have been possible without my parents making that decision. Thank you Mum and Dad.💕

    We will be spending today and the public holiday at home. Our son had surgery on Friday to have his four wisdom teeth extracted in hospital.
    To quote one of my favourite bloggers, we will be "Staying Home Instead".😉

    We won't be having a lamb roast or some lovely lamb cooked on the BBQ to celebrate Australia Day this year. Our son can't chew any food atm and our daughter is vegetarian. No point in doing it just for hubby and I.

    Whatever you are doing today Fiona, I hope you have a lovely Australia Day.

    Best wishes, Maria xx.

  2. Hello Lovely,
    Your poor son, I only had one extracted and that was bad enough!
    Yes, this is the first quilt that I am making just for us, it's crazy to think of all the quilts I have made and not one for us!
    What a brave decision by your parents to come to a different country to start a new life, it would have been challenging but I'm sure it was the very best decision they ever made.
    I've been out in the yard this morning until it was just too hot, then I've been inside in the aircon, cooking, washing and listening to some great music on Spotify. Hope you've had a great day so far.

  3. Hope you all had a lovely Australia Day. I know by the time I write this your day will be nearly over.
    I like the colourways in your quilt Fiona.
    Maria - commiserations to your son - I had a wisdom tooth out last week and my jaw still aches.
    Today I am grateful for the wonderful care home my mother lives in. She is very frail and has dementia and for some years I struggled on alone as I am an only child so I am eternally grateful for the excellent staff and care.

    1. Hi Penny,
      It must give you great peace of mind to know your darling Mum is being cared for with the love and respect she deserves, that is the greatest blessing of all. I have a few jobs to do then I’ll be in my sewing room for the rest of the day😊Fi

  4. Free-motion quilting is actually easier than straight-line quilting as it's much more forgiving. You can see instantly if a straight line deviates, but with free motion? No.

    1. Hi FG,
      I have been watching heaps of youtube videos on Free-motion quilting, I'm just going to have to give it a whirl and stop over thinking it, thanks for your timely advice. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.