Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Girlfriends Tuesday!

This is a very jumbled Post, but let's move on! I promised I'd show a pic of my folded/origami bag - thanks to Janet and Mary Grace for your help - not quite the outcome I had in mind and maybe I was 'crying for the moon', but I fancied I could show the lovely lining and have the pockets on the inside! Never mind - it is a neat little bag and will nicely hold a few fat quarters or anything for that matter, for a Giveaway!

Whoopee! Applique block from GT&SB for August finished - AND in the best of company with my Girlfriends!
Here's Shari, our Baby Girlfriend! and of Mumsyblossom's World, with the gorgeous quilt she won recently in a raffle all the way from the USA! To all her Blogland friends - this is a typical Shari, always big smiles and happy!

Such elegance - we were delightfully entertained by Diane in her home at Fremantle - doesn't this look like a parlour scene out of time? Goodness me, a wonderful day both out and in and the sun streaming into the room - nobody posed for this shot and can you believe they are all head down and stitching!
Fremantle staged the America's Cup in 1987 after winning the Cup in 1983, so it certainly is a very charming port town to Perth!

Here's Irene, happily big-stitch quilting a Disappearing 9-Patch - I said to Irene 'love the fabrics!' - her reply 'you should, you chose them!' Oh, it a funny old world!
Lots I should do today and lots I can do - I have very itchy fingers to start my Civil War Bride Quilt - we'll see!
Happy Day!

19 Lovely People said ...:

Nedra said...

The one picture really does look like a parlour scene out of the 1800's. Quilting and girlfriends remains the same, doesn't it?

Dena said...

I think your folded/origami bag is cute. Did you use a pattern to make it?

loulee said...

Looks like fun, relaxing and stitching with friends.

Julia said...

Your bag turned out great.
Shari looks as happy and smiley as ever.
Everyone looks lovely and relaxed...Wish I could have been there...I missed you all..
Catch up next week!
hugs julia ♥

Shari said...

Thanks Lurline! It was a really great day!
Hugs - Shari

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, Great to see my blog friend Shari and her lovely prize. I love seeing you girlfriends all enjoying the day together. Your bag is really cute. Hope you are doing well and that Civil War quilt is going to be special.

Mistea said...

Cute bag, nice block. Good to see the girlfriends at work. Thanks for sharing

Rumi said...

Looks like a lovely time was had by all. It is always nice to get together with girlfriends. Your little penguin bag is adorable!

Notjustnat said...

The bag turned out well Lurline. Looks like a fun day - Hugs Natima

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Ok, Lurline, I've decided it would be just plain FUN to hang out with you! Your bag turned out just darling, and the lining will be a special treat for the recipient to look at!

MGM

Fiesta said...

Lurline , your friends are lovely and it looks like you are all having such a good time.
The applique flowers are so cute but why did you do them on newspaper ?

Rebecca P said...

Looks like such a lovely time sewing with friends. I think your bag turned out so cute.
I just love your applique, is that fabric with news print? Really neat.

Miriam said...

Looks like you all had a great day stitching!!

I hope you got to start the Civil War Bride Quilt.

em's scrapbag said...

Love your block and the pic with Shari is wonderful.

Mrs Quilty said...

Hi Lurline! Thanks for posting on my blog!! I love your visits! Those girlfriends all concentrating in their stitchery! Love that photo! Such fun and good times with friends very important!

Darlene said...

A wonderful day surrounded by stitchers and stitches!

jenny said...

well done Lurline, it's great to follow your progress.

May Kristin said...

Your origami bag turned out great!
I love your applique block on "the newspaper"!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That block reaches out and grabs me. I love that it is on the newsprint fabric. It just is the unexpected.