Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Relaxing Afternoon!

Wow, I am sort of up to date with commitments, beautiful and cool here with a touch of autumn in the air, so I am going to indulge myself this afternoon! I'm really good at that!

Above - I had a little play and made a hexagon pincushion - I can't truly claim it as my creation, as I'm sure I saw one somewhere? I used hexagon papers with 1" sides and fussy cut some pretty fabric - I think it quite a cute little swap addition!

At the weekend, I had a little retail therapy - bought a few more novelty fabrics and some ric-rac - can't find much around in cotton at all, but this should add a little fancy to some projects to come!

After I sew binding on a Comfort Quilt, I am going to do a little fine hand-quilting this afternoon - I do relax so much when I do it and I will muster up energy to get into the garden early tomorrow morning - it is crying out for help!

I have participated in Dolly Quilts Swaps 4 and 5 and now I am in on 6 - really looking forward to that! Never a dull moment!
Happy stitching everyone - take care - hugs♥

19 Lovely People said ...:

Mildred said...

I love your fun fabrics and the pincushion. I'm glad it's cooler there and will be more enjoyable to do a little work in the garden.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Lurline,
Love your pincushion and the fabrics you purchased. The quilt you're doing the hand quilting on is so beautiful.
~Karen~

Julia said...

Love the fabrics and pincushion!
Isn't it lovely to have a cool day..makes for a bit of hand quilting.
Love that quilt !
Hugs Julia ♥

janet said...

oh such nice things to show, The quilt you are handquilting is just gorgeous. Enjoy the process. Looks like you got some spam in your comments BTW

Micki said...

Your handquilting is wonderful! I enjoy doing that so much too. Lovely work!
Micki

clare said...

Who can resist ric rac ?
clares craftroom

Stephanie said...

Great hexagon pincushion. I've never seen one like it. Wow your applique project is just gorgeous. Do you have lots of quilting left to do?

Zlaty said...

Wow great job on that quilt!!! I love your applique work!

Happy sewing!

em's scrapbag said...

I love your little pin cushion. And those are some fun fabrics. Have a great day!

MYRA said...

Adorable kitten!
Happy birthday to the twins!
Love the pincushion and novelty prints!
Enjoy your hand-quilting Lurline! 8-)

Fiesta said...

I love the look of the quilt you are going to hand quilt.
I believe Moda makes cotton ric -rack.

quiltingnana said...

sounds like you did have a relaxing time!

Mel said...

I love the mushroom fabric! Glad you had an afternoon to yourself!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your blog is always first rate. I love everything. So much fun to see what is going on with you. Fall in the air! Just thinking about that is fun to realize how weather is so opposite.

belinda said...

Sounds like a good day.....lovely hand quilting...I like that pincushion too!!

Queen of the Armchair said...

I agree Miss Maddies is a lovely blog!!! Autumn is a lovely time for stitching...but I will miss the Summer!!!

Cybele's patch said...

Sweet little pincushion and nice fabrics. Beautiful quilt you are working on.

FeatherDuster said...

The applique is beautiful! Is it part of a quilt? or wallhanging? or what is it?

Darlene said...

Always so much to see when I visit! Love the quilt you're handquilting and I admire your ability to do that. :-) The pincushion is adorable - sweet!