Thursday, July 16, 2009

Green Tea and Sweet Beans - July!

A little sewing has been done, thank goodness - very therapeutic! Here's the first blocks of the above mentioned BOM - see my Sidebar, also! Now this is supposed to be done by hand - I cheated and foundation-pieced and achieved these sweet blocks, Lozenges, in a very short time!

Those below, Garden Paths - am not feeling such a smarty about them - maybe some foundation-piecing and some hand - hope I get a chance to try today!

Below again - my blocks for June, for Christine's 9-Patch Swap! Christine felt the blocks needed a few zingers - these are done in Cheddar, but I can't achieve the right colour in a pic, sorry, they are Cheddar and bright!


Man at work - yes, yes, 'My Studio' is coming along nicely - carpets shampooed and a new cutting table being assembled by dear son, David - he's not too happy about my taking this pic! Quite a bit more work will happen in the next few days!

And for those who are interested in Saskia, the little? Ragdoll cat - here she is with Byron - how could you not love them!

I've done another silly thing - have joined up on Facebook! Have friends popping up everywhere - oh, I really don't think this is for me - would love to join in, but time is the factor in all this cyber-socializing, I guess one could call it!
Off to do some daily chores, then hopefully a little more sewing! I'm late with Replies - again!!! I have had over 100, 000 visits since I started blogging, which was about April last year, I think, and what a wonderful journey it has been, thanks to everyone!

22 Lovely People said ...:

CabbageQuilts said...

Love those Amitie blocks...the colours are gorgeous too. Aren't the ragdoll's beautiful...we had one for a short time, such character's! Welcome to facebook, I agree with you, it does take up a lot of time. Looking forward to meeting you next week xo

Dena said...

Great pose for Saskia with Byron holding on. Almost seems as though she is waving to the camera. As always, I love the colors of your blocks.

Julia said...

Lurline...Facebook!...are you ever going to sleep. Well, have fun with it!
The blocks look great, it's going to be a bright and happy quilt.
Byron and Saskia make a nice pic.
Nice to seeing David there..
Hugs Julia ♥

Chookyblue...... said...

Facebook..........don't need to spend anymore time here then I do now and it is a bit to out there personal for me.........screams identity fraud.........
on the other hand I love the that you were suppose to hand stitch and oh course the nine patch blocks look great

Maree said...

Your BOM blocks are lovely...Hope you are feeling up to it more now...great things happening in the Studio...Good to see...
cheers

Julie said...

I've got a facebook page I visit about twice a year. I'm thinking of deleting it. I find it quite a waste of time, blogging is much more satisfying. I agree with Chooky too, screams identity fraud, and all the silly games and tags will drive you nuts. Some so called "friends" do get carried away.

PatchworkRose said...

Love your BOM. This is going to be a really happy quilt. Everything about it sparlkles :-)
Got a delivery in the mail today of the new Crimson and clover range and that has some gorgeous cheddars poison greens and turkey reds in that. You Studio is going to be wonderful.
Take Care and Have Fun
Cheers
Lynne

Notjustnat said...

Ho Lurline how cute is Sashkia now! Your GS Byron is such a handsome little guy.

Janet said...

Love the blocks you're making, the fabrics are so fun. I'm keeping away from facebook even though I'm getting some pressure to join. I think blogging takes up enough of my time.

Marls said...

Love following your blog.Those blocks are just great. Saskia is absolutely beautiful and what a handsome grandson.
Love the new look to your blog.

Cardygirl said...

Your BOM is looking good...love the 9patch blocks too!

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, Thanks for the newest photo of Saskia - she is beautiful and looks like Byron adores her. Lovely squares you are working on. Hope you get to sew again today.

clare's craftroom said...

Can't tell who's cuter Byron or the cat .

Rumi said...

Your studio will be lovely once complete. It will be tempting to spend all your time in there!
Byron and Saskia are gems!

Fiesta said...

Lovely blocks Lurline. You must be in pure heaven with that new sewing room coming right along.

Kris said...

Your studio is progressing! Nice of your son to help you out with the flat packs. Can't wait to see it finished. (I love peeking into everyone's studios!)

Joy said...

Lurline I'm in love with that gorgeous kitty!!! Byron is so cute too :o).
The studio is really coming along ... can't wait to see it when it's all done :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Nedra said...

The cat pic is hillarious. If that cat could talk it would be saying "Help!"

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

100,000 Holy Moly Lady!! I just love your first blocks, looks like it will be a 1930's quilt. I am also going to add some darker orange to my 9 Patches for July. Your studio is moving along, what an exciting time!! Happy Sewing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, how could I forget those two cuties in your last picture, darling and they are both getting bigger!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I"m drooling over your blocks. I lllove them. Llllove. So cute Lurline. The cat pic is funny.

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