Wednesday, March 25, 2015


HEE HEE.... bet that had ya going "What the heck?"

First time ever, when  preparing the Pork Belly for dinner last night, we had pork belly with NIPPLES!

ABOVE:  Seriously, we laughed out loud when we saw them.... Steve even tweaked them!  Rather funny.  

Once cooked, you could hardly tell where they were... and we actually had 5 nipples.  *smiles*

Moving on... as promised yesterday, here's the first block in the sampler quilt I'm making:

ABOVE:  I only cut off one point... but that's one point too many so I'm a bit cross with myself.  I'm sure the 'secret' to perfect results is TOTAL accuracy in the cutting out of the blocks.

Next one I will try to get it PERFECT.  

That lovely floral blue/multi coloured fabric is the 'main' fabric for this quilt.  I plan on having it in about 85% of the blocks for continuity.

I've decided this is going to be my quilt.  It will be a nice change from the Dresden Plate quilt. I can have them on my bed in 3-4 monthly rotations.

***HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY, have an awesome day.***

Right, today.  I'm going to Warehouse Stationary to find a magnetic board and some little magnets.  I'm going to use it to hold the block pieces 'in place' before and during stitching them together.  

On Monday night the fan kept blowing them all over the friggin table!
Then I got them muddled up and had to do some 'reverse stitching' cos I'd joined up the wrong ones.  Derrr. 

When I get home I am going to FINALLY get started on new baby's named cot bumper pad.
As he's due in just over 5 weeks I really shouldn't leave it to the last minute.


A successful shopping trip...

 ABOVE:  I got these two file boxes to hold my patterns in.  I've got an old cardboard one, but it's bursting at the seams.

ABOVE:  The magnetic board, it's a bit bigger than I wanted, but rather too big than too small I suppose.  There isn't a lot of choice out there.
That's half a fat quarter on it, in that gorgeous fabric.  It makes me smile just looking at it... it's so gorgeous.

Bex and Dante ended up coming out with me... which was OK until Dante packed a 2 year old wobbly!  He sure knows how  to pick his moments *smiles*.  Bex said "Welcome to my world"... ha ha!  Like I don't know what it's like?  
The kid lives in MY house... AND I've raised ummm... 8 kids, so I do know what it's like!

He was just getting tired though, now he's in bed sound asleep, just like the little darling he usually is.

End of Day:  a quiet afternoon, in which I got a bit of prep work done for the baby bumper for next baby boy.
Then I realised I didn't have the right colours for the project.  Dammit.
Put me feet up for the rest of the evening.  Bex cooked dinner, so that was lovely.
nite nite


  1. Gross on the nipples! The block looks pretty :)

  2. That pretty fabric looks like a Kaffe Fassett. Gorgeous. It's going to be a lot of fun!

    1. It probably is a Kaffe Fassett fabric, they had heaps at The Ribbon Rose. And several other well known brands. I love it!

  3. Ha ha glad there were no hairy nipples lol

  4. OK that grossed me out - enough to turn me vegetarian!! Just too "human" looking :)

  5. I LOVE pork belly. We actually use shoulder which is cut like belly but has more meat and less fat. Freedom Farms do it and we get it (on special) from Farro. Never had nipples though.

    1. I will have to see if I can get some then and give it a go.

  6. Oh boy. I'm quite pleased I'm allergic to pork now I've seen your nips!! Thanks!

  7. Happy Birthday Kelly
    I love my rotating cutting mat,so handy for trimming blocks, but yours are looking great.

  8. I wish I could unsee the photo of the pig. Horrible, I am turning Vegetarian

  9. The nipples make it pretty unappetizing to me, Kind of like a fish on your plate with eyes staring at you. The quilt and the rest of the pics are quite nice though!

  10. Ha funny yeah nah those nipples really put me off.... Lol I like the blues and the pattern.

  11. OH WOW. See... I was looking at that and going, does Chris have warts? Did she just have surgery? What on earth IS that? Pig nipples. Well, now I know what they look like all cooked up and on a platter. Thanks! lol


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