Thursday, 3 January 2013

backwards and waiting

Doing things a little topsy-turvy round here. Since I can't really go anywhere I decided to doll myself up a little, slap on some Mac russian red lipstick and paint my nails with Maybelline Express polish in Cherry. I think it gives a nice retro touch to my swollen hands ;)

My kids have been cracking me up, I was cleaning in the kitchen while they were playing together - all of a sudden I heard the boy say to his sister "STOP! I have some sad news... Christmas has been cancelled because Catwoman and the Joker have not been put in jail". They then proceeded to play an imaginary game of catch the baddies and once incarcerated Christmas was declared back on! I think I'll be hearing about Christmas until at least Chinese New Year (we celebrate all sorts!). Gotta love that comic book play though :)

In discussion with my son about clothes and colours  - being all liberal and telling him boys can wear pink if they want to - I explained that "in olden times boys wore pink" and he snappily replied, "well I won't wear pink in the olden times"! I am making some headway on all toys being ok for both genders though - he was happy to have my approval of him playing with a my little pony, just as I'm ok with her playing with fire engines etc. Amazing how much school has influenced his perception of gender.

I have been playing with the shapes to join my Rose Star blocks and piecing them together from the fabulous set of charms I got from the Low Volume swap organised by my incredible friend Rebecca at Making Rebecca Lynne.

I love all the fabrics! A couple are a little on the bold side and I really want my rose stars to stand out... one such fabric was actually one of the ones I contributed to the swap so I kind of feel bad it's brighter than I thought it would be (I had the fabrics sent to Rebecca so I'd not seen them irl).
It's nice to have some be a bit bolder in low volume quilts but I don't want competition between the blocks so I just turned it over and used the wrong side of the fabric facing out:

I'm still basting and sewing these little beauties and I think I might start sewing them to the blocks since I'm not sure how many I still have to make and it'll give me a clue.
I don't think I'm organised enough, or will have the chance to lay out all the pieces once I'm done making blocks anyway so I'll just bodge it together as I go along and hope it works!

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  1. Love that polish colour! Polishing my nails always gives me a little lift....til it starts to chip anyway lol!

  2. Love that you are trying to look glamorous when you will soon be in the least glamorous positions soon!

    Glad the kids are keeping you entertained xxx

  3. Ah those sort of games are the best! My son was exactly the same when he started preschool - went from having pink as a favorite colour to hating it because 'it's for giiiirls, mum!'

  4. Love the things kids say.

    Oh, my giveaway goodies came today Lucy, I am totally thrilled, will post in the next couple of days when I can get a pic taken in daylight.
    Thanks again.xx

  5. Lucy you really need to make sure that you put your feet up too.... love to here what children play...Its great that in this day and age children still have great imaginations. Love what you are doing with your LVS...haven't started my quilt yet.

  6. Those low volume pieces are lovely and your children are a delight, Lucy! I hope you don't have to wait too long for the third to come :)

  7. Lol, love that you're potentially dressing up for the docs ;o) Looking forward to seeing where your LVs go!

  8. Your nails look fabulous--and I'm sure you do too! I always love hearing about your kids--such fun games.

  9. Lol - your kids are hilarious!!

    And yeah, that prescribed gender roles/norms/expectations thing…. insidious, isn't it? Well, you can always tell him that I, a grown-ass woman, got a StarWars Lego Deathstar for Christmas (yay!!) and my best friend's manly, manly father-in-law has taken up quilting. Life is good. :)

  10. You'll look glamourous in the delivery suite, wont you! I have used the back of fabric when the front has been too bright! Rest up!

  11. So looking forward to seeing your wee ones toes ; ) still waiting for my low volume fabrics .
    Get some rest

  12. Happy New Year!

    Your kids sound so hilarious! I love that kids say the first thing that comes to their minds. I just love it!

    I feel like I have missed so much on your blog bc I have been at my parents house where internet is not easy to come by. You look beautiful in your previous posts!

    I am so excited for you and your family as you prepare to welcome your new baby! So exciting!

    Your quilt pieces are fantastic, as always! Can't wait to see them pieced together!

  13. Love your nail varnish.
    My eldest daughter used to love Thomas the tank engine but in reception the other children made her belief that Girls shouldn't like Thomas.

  14. Beautiful photo Lucy. I have similar conversations with my little guy - but even saying that his daddy has a very nice pink linen shirt won't convince him! Hope it's not too much longer...