Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shop Hop & Charlotte!

I wasn't going to Post today - I was going to be really serious about sewing! Seeing I had to go out to lunch and am now waiting on a storm to pass to walk the puppies, I decided the sewing will wait until tomorrow!

Here's my 'goodies' - Aunt Millie's Garden applique pattern - I have been chasing it for quite a while! Another 3 patterns, a bag, a cushion and cute little clowns and caterpillar designs done with yo-yos. In the middle, just glorious fabric I couldn't resist - maybe a cushion top for Ronald McDonald House and plenty left over, because I just love it! Then on the right, fabric for a new bag as per pattern, Perle threads and into the lower middle a Liberty hankie for a Christmas gift for someone!

Friend Barb basted my Charisma quilt on her long-arm machine, so of course I had to start stitching last night - if you click on the quilt to enlarge, you may be able to see how the big stitches look - I'm looking forward to completing it to see how it all turns out! Georgina didn't pose for this picture - this is just how she is about anything I am hand-sewing - even if I throw a block on the floor to view it at a distance she is straight onto it - lucky Maltese don't have a doggy-smell or shed hair!
By the way - Charlotte, 'Char' has contacted me and it was great to visit her - she's at TobycatCreations - maybe you would like to visit to tell her how gorgeous her little quilt is that she sent to me for DQS5!
The sun is coming out - so, we didn't get much rain out of that - better walk the puppies, then maybe a bit of sewing, or maybe just some hand-quilting!
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Hugs - Lurline!
PS - Peg from Happy in Quilting is having a party today - there have been updates all day - worth a visit to join in - she really shows how crazy we Aussie girls can party. Go back to Older Posts to enjoy it all!

8 Lovely People said ...:

Kylie said...

I love that your quilt passed the "Doggy Test". :o) Mine get put to the "Kitty Test". And what a fabulous hoard you picked up today. Now to get sewing. :o)

Shari said...

You sure had fun shopping! Enjoy working on all your new little projects. Cheers!

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi thanks for the chat it was lovely........and the shopping looks wonderful........can't imagine a shop hop.........the km's I would have to do would be huge.........lucky girl........been to Peg's and they have got the coldest day for a Hawaiian Party

Joy said...

Isn't it funny how some of our furry friends just love quilts!!! My cat Sophie is just the same ... even when I'm laying out blocks on the floor she wants to be under them LOL!!!
Hugs,
Joy :O)

Julia said...

Oh, lots of lovely shopping there!..
Gorgeous fabrics, and fun things to make.
Look forward to seeing what you do with the fabrics.
Hugs julia

Kristie said...

Lots of beautiful goodies! Love your little dog, she is sooooo cute!
Kristie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hey Lurline, OK..tell me...do you have a problem....a shopping problem are you addicted....love all the goodies....and thanks so much for the plug....we had the best day and just loved received all your emails....take care hugs to you...Peg

Char said...

Hi Lurline, here I am again..checking out your blog and thank you for the link......I have not received my doll quilt for the exchange and since its a secret, I don't know who has my name...I wonder if I will get one from one of the men that are in the swap..that would be soo cool....................Char