Friday, May 1, 2009

The Last Sneak Peek!

'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning how to dance in the rain!'

I think that will have to be my life's motto for the moment - two very precious people in my life, DH and Mum are being very naughty and keeping me from socializing and quilting! I am on a steep learning curve and coping, just! Oh, my new eye is behaving beautifully, thanks!

Above - about maybe 12" to go to finish the knitted edge for my quilt to go into the QuiltWest Exhibition - maybe I'll manage to finish today, if I am not rudely interrupted!

I visited purple and paisley , cute little boo is using sewing cards! I'm very surprised to see they are about in this day and age - a lovely Post, worth checking out. I have been asked about DUQ - that's the abbreviation for Down Under Quilts! In my Profile, featured in this magazine, I talked about remembering my first sewing experience - card sewing it was!

Without sounding too boring, I hope, I thought I would pass on that free Issue 131 2009 is online now, http://www.downunderquilts-digital.com/ - I hope this gets you there, so pop over to see it if you fancy it's just that I have had comments about it already, so some may be interested!

How cute is this? - I received an email this morning from dear ex-Canadian friend (she's an Aussie now, but still boasts about being Canadian, and back home, etc. - lol!) - Louise thinks it's Sisters and Girlfriends Day and this pic formed part of the email - dear wee things doing a Marilyn Monroe, dummy and all - I just love it!

Hope you all have a nice weekend!

24 Lovely People said ...:

Kerri said...

Thank for the web address for DUQ I will pop over and have a look. Your angel quilt is gorgeous. What a great idea for the edge of your quilt.

Love the pic of the little girls. I have seen it in that type of email. To cute. Have a great weekend and keep on stitching.

Mildred said...

What a lovely quilt Lurline. I hope you will have a very happy weekend!

MYRA said...

Just about an angel quilt finish! Good for you Lurline!
Now if we can just take the naughty out of DH and Mum and make them the angels to push you towards socializing and quilting, all will be good! lol! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

MYRA said...

PS: thanks for your comment on my Gazebo Stitchery... 8-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The angel quilt is adorable.

Valerie said...

I love your motto for the moment. I will have to use this in my life. I love your angel quilt also. It is beautiful.

Lindi said...

I love watching storms and being in the summer rain. I've never thought to link them to life. That is a great motto.

I love your Angel quilt and its beautiful knitted edge. That is something very unique, I'm sure. You are very clever!

clare's craftroom said...

Your quilt is looking great . I love that photo of the little girls .

Joy said...

Awwww.... that's the cutest pic!!!
Just love the knitted edge on your quilt - and glad your eye is behaving too :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Micki said...

The quilt is so cute! I love it! An angel quilt is so special!
Micki

Lulu said...

I've never seen a quilt with a knitted edge before. It looks lovely.

Kathie said...

oh Lurline I was so happy to read the article about you and see all those beautiful quilts.
LOVED getting to know you a little bit better!
very impressed with your work.
Kathie

*karendianne. said...

Lurline,

Your knitted quilt edge I SERIOUSLY LOVE and hope to do one day. It's dainty and delicate and heirloom or bridal or baptismal. I'm so early-morning-inspired.

Your Blog makes me so happy! I have to check out the magainze, too. I'll do that later today. Off to the Dr this morning. Bor-ing!

Have a wonderful joyful day. Personally, I'm glad I chose your Blog as the first one of the day. Wise choice. Great place to start the day off.

Stephanie said...

I agree with karendianne...your angel quilt has an heirloom look. I can't imagine how you attach it to the edge of your quilt. Very clever. Terri's grandkids are so cute and very obviously loved and perhaps future craft experts.

Janet said...

the angel quilt is very unique. I've read the article on you and your quilts, it was a tribute to you and the quilts all look wonderful.

Shari said...

You've been a busy girl! Don't over do it!
Hugs - Shari

Purple and Paisley said...

i can't wait to check out DUQ - thank you for the link! the pic of the little girls is just darling...☺...and your angel quilt will be so beautiful with the knitted border!

Karen said...

I have never seen a knitted edge on a quilt. Is this exclusive to you or is it a trend in your area?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh nuts I was not able to view your article !! I just love your quilt and the little girls, how sweet!

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for the links! Love the cute, cute photo!

Kristie said...

So glad that you are enjoying your "new eye" :) I just love your little quilt! It is beautiful!
Kristie

smoothiejuice's hectichousehold said...

great looking quilt and edging! awesome job

Julia said...

It's gorgeous Lurline...the knitted edge really finishes the quilt off beautifully!
Aren't those little girls adorable..dummy and all!
hugs Julia ♥

Marilyn said...

Hi, Lurline~ I subscribe to the digital version of Quilts Down Under and saw your 'meet Lurline' article:) It was great reading about you and seeing photos of your quilts.
Your angel quilt is beautiful and I especially love the knitted edge, such a nice touch!