Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday ... Girlfriends' Day!

My goodness! This Post is so skew-wiff! I'm having a technically bad day - firstly my camera is on a blind? setting, but still working! Maybe you should read the latter first - anyhow! above is a bathmat I made over the weekend - I'm sure Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville would be so proud of me - I made this bathmat using an old towel as the 'batting', lovely black and white striped ticking for top and backing and a few fun fabrics 'backed' with flannelette. then shaggy-snipped! Of course, then thrown into the washing machine and dryer. I'm sure it will be beautifully absorbent and will be used for years to come - after all, we are all very clean after we get out of the shower or bath!

What a lovely day we have all had together - lots of catching up with news of each others lives and chatter and book swapping and Show and Tell and mini-tutorials - my goodness! - thank you Girlfriends for coming and so sorry to those who could not make it! It was lovely to see Lynnie again - such inspiration with her knitting and crochet prowess AND she works in Sophie's patchwork store Materialise, so how good is that?
Dear Robin brought along The INDEPENDECE of Miss MARY BENNET by Colleen McCullough. Mum can't wait to get her hands on it - Robin says it is a good read - let me know if you enjoyed it. On the back cover there is a quote, the first sentence being "All that I want is to be of use, to have a purpose." Isn't that what we all want?
I'm a bit embarrassed about this great cushion above! Dear friend, Pat, has made it for our donation to Ronald McDonald House that we do annually - my naughty mother cadged it to put on our piano stool to elevate her legs which she needs to do. How bad is that! Ninety years old and I'm supposed to embarrass her not she embarrass me! Isn't it just so gorgeous!
Have lots more to talk about, but shall leave the rest 'til next time - a couple of very busy days ahead - shame we have to sleep, isn't it? Hugs!

9 Lovely People said ...:

Liripoop said...

What beautiful pieces. I love the unique bath mat, it will certainly be a focal point in the bathroom.

Terri S said...

Girlfriend's day ... that sounds like fun!!

em's scrapbag said...

The bathmat is so fun. What a great idea. I can see why you mom wanted the cushion. It is adorable.

On my Verandah.. said...

Great Job on the Bath Mat...haven't seen them before.!!
Glad you had a Nice Girls day...
cheers
maree

MYRA said...

Good idea for a bathmat Lurline!! Love that pillow! So darn cute!!! 8-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I wish we lived closer to be girlfriends!

Robyn said...

Hi Lurline...sounds like you had fun :o)
I love your bathmat!
My mum has made bathmats for years now. She's not a quilter but loves to sew and makes these and many many othet things. We all request them, when we need more.
She uses towells as batting too and they are very absorbent!!

Candace said...

The bathmat is adorable, and sounds very soft and cozy. I may have to give one a try, too. The pillow is also really cute.

Karen said...

I really like the header on your blog. Is this something that you made?