Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CWBQ - Block 5!

This is not really the focus of this Post - but here it is Civil War Bride Quilt Block 5 in progress! I am just loving working on it, slowly, this week I must admit!

For all you pet lovers - here's the little Keeper of the Goods! As soon as I throw my work down, Georgina must get as close to it as she can - she doesn't shed hair and no doggy smell, so that's the wonderful thing about Maltese!

Now, to the point of today's Post - another Girlfriends! Day here and again so lovely! Robin had just returned from a month's trip to Canada and brought this gorgeous piece of fabric to show us - very special! Also, for me! - a ball of cotton to make a dishcloth, wowee at long last!
Louise with her gorgeous quilt for her little granddaughter who also lives in Canada - we have quite a Canadian contingent amongst us!

Fabulous rustic sourdough bread! We had scones with jam and cream, orange cake, berry cake and pumpkin soup with sourdough for lunch! The cleverness of Domaine de l'arlot's bread is that you don't have to knead it, nor wait for the loaves to prove. It proves in the fridge overnight, then brought to room temperature and put into a cold oven to bake! I will type up the recipe and anyone is welcome to ask for it or I may even make it my next Post, we'll see!

Everyone knows what a Poser I am - champagne taste on a beer income! I couldn't miss this opportunity - Teena visited in her Mercedes Elegance, but I felt pretty comfortable about starting it up and driving away into the sunset!
Oh, I am amazed at the Comments on my Giveaway, thanks - I feel like checking out every blog and have done with a few and will do with more when I feel I can put up with somebody growling at me to get to bed! I also have some new Followers - lovely to have you visit my blog, thanks - my goodness, isn't Blogland a great place to be!
I am going on a bit - any Aussies with similar software to Photoshop that can help me out as to what and where to buy,what can be done with it, how difficult is it to master, please let me know! I must look up quick courses on that sort of thing, too. I would love to improve my skills in that area!
Happy Day!
PS - I must tell you, please visit The Civil War Bride Quilt blog - the latest Post is a must see! If you can, please leave a Comment for Cathy - it will inspire people to get involved and become Followers!

28 Lovely People said ...:

Barb said...

I love your block 5, where would I get the pattern?

Mrs Quilty said...

Hi Lurline! I surely enjoy seeing your progress on the Civil War blocks. That one is beautiful! I love it! and your Maltese is adorable! Love that they don't shed or smell! Georgina! What a cute name! You had another girls' day??? You are just too lucky!! Love it! So nice to have friends in person and in Blogland!! Thanks!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Did I hear that Lurline is going to make a dishcloth? How exciting! Can't wait to see it.

Oh yes, you look great with that Mercedes!

MGM

Cardygirl said...

Another lovely day with your stitching buddies...love your CWBQ block!

Sherri said...

Love your Civil War Bride's Quilt! And what a fun sewing day you had too!

magy said...

Oh, the block is beautiful.. nice work.. yes, I would like that bread recipe, it looks so good. Thanks,
Maggey

Maree: said...

Love your CWB Block the Blue fabric is really Pretty...Glad you had Another Nice Girlfriends Day...
cheers

Janet said...

Beautiful work on the block, love seeing them. I think you look good with the Merc, lol.
Please do the recipe for the bread, I need it to go with the leek and potato soup I have put in the freezer. It looks just my thing.
Glad you had a great time with the girls, not good for the waistline though, all this fabulous cooking.

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

The block is beautiful! Also, I would love the bread recipe!
Thanks, Debra in Ohio

Jeanette said...

The block looks gorgeous. You do realise that if you keep showing them that i'll have to buy the pattern don't you. :). I'm liking the pattern more & more. Sounds like you had a great girlfriends day out. Hugs, Jeanette

Mistea said...

Lots of lovelies there - I like the colours in your block. Interested in the bread recipe. Enjoy

Mildred said...

I love that CWBQ block - butterfly and apple - two of my favorites! Louise's granddaughter's quilt is such pretty colors and I love Teena's fabulous car! I am anxious to see the bread recipe and your dishcloth. Have a great day.

Cybele's patch said...

Your CWBQ block is gorgeous. The bread looks yummy. Sounds like a wonderful day with the girls.

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Lurline Love your next block :-) I really do love the sound of that bread too and would love to give it a go. So Pretty please can I have the recipe
Cheers
Lynne

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am reading your post and what caught my eye was the yarn. Did you mention somewhere that you cannot get Sugar & Cream yarn? If you can't I would love to send you somne, what colors do youn like?

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

oh my, I'm so loving that dog. I wanted one for my birthday (today), but it looks like it didn't happen. :(

Carin said...

Beautiful block! You puppy is adorable.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm loving these blocks. When I heard Civil War I thought I wouldn't be interested because I don't like those colors, but you've made these blocks beautiful. I did stop over at the CWBQ blog and love what she's done using the Kaffee fabrics. Stuning.

Joy said...

Lurline that quilt is going to be so pretty ... just love the colours you've chosen. Clearly Georgina loves them too LOLOL, aren't our furry friends funny - Sophie cat does that too!!! I'll look forward to the sourdough recipe ... I've never had much success baking bread but that one looks like it might be worth another try ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Julia said...

The block looks gorgeous. I loved it when I saw it...love the colours!
Thank you for a great day...must have a go at making that bread, it was so good!
Hugs Julia ♥

em's scrapbag said...

Your Georgina is adorable protecting your beautiful block.

Rumi said...

Yes, please post that bread recipe! Yum!
Your little doggie is darling and so is your latest block!

Lizzie said...

Sounds like another great day was had by all Lurline, my little Miss Martha (Shih Tzu X Poodle) is just the same, loves to lie on whatever I put down!
Lizzie
XXX

Janet said...

I love your block #5. What a beautiful quilt you are making. That sure is interesting Canadian fabric - I live in Canada and I've never seen anything like it!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Don't you love being with your friends doing what you love. Good friends, good fabric and skills, and good food. Thats the life!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you sure have some comments on your giveaway posts......do you use picasa?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Inspiration plus Lurline....

Helz said...

That Merc definately suits you Lurline... Good to hear someone else gets growled @ to go to bed late @ night Too !!! Lol