Friday, September 25, 2009

Beautiful Sunshine!

Yes, we have it - still a few clouds and dull spots, but oh, how lovely! This is the start of three days of it and am I ever going to enjoy it! It is so 'feel good'!

Brings out a little enthusiasm for Show and Tell - here we have my mock-up fourth urn block for the Civil War Bride Quilt - in progress, that is - lots of leaves and maybe a couple of pears to be added - why not! - the other blocks are quite densely appliqued. These flowers will feature in my border, so hopefully all will tie in nicely!

Remember my little baskets from Where the Cold Wind Blows - they have been brought to my attention and I've pulled them out - even if I get to crib size, that will be nice, but I will keep going!

My Guy - at last! - here he is, Magoo! And he is going to live with me - I've promised him he will be an only child and he looks very happy about that!

He does have playmates! I could become a dolly-maker again, but quilting is'the' passion! So much so, my fingers are very itchy to do do a little creating - maybe a new start - no stay on track, Lurline! I have ordered some more Kaffe's from Hancocks - I should have a lovely stash soon - it has been a long time - since they first hit the market here in Australia actually - and I've ordered his latest book!

A promise of spring - my first roses! The garden is not a pretty sight, but the sun will bring everything along, plus I bought three new potted roses yesterday - two of 'Seduction' and the other 'Hot Chocolate'.
I'm off to Boddington on Sunday to a lovely quilt display - I have never been before, so it will be an exciting day in the sun! Boddington is about 120k away - a mining town and very lucrative for our state - lots of gold there!
Happy weekend everyone!

36 Lovely People said ...:

Sherri said...

Your blocks are so lovely, Lurline! It is so wonderful to hear all of you anticipating spring...just as we are anticipating fall! We are all going to love our next seasons--the two best!

Rebecca said...

I think he will enjoy being the only one I know Nickolas's monkey will be a only as well.
Big Hugs
Bec
Ps love the rose

clare's craftroom said...

Beautiful Lurline ! Do you think you could pick up some gold for me ?

Julia said...

Love that block Lurline..
Magoo look so cute and cheeky!
May see you Sunday in Boddington..
Hugs Julia ♥

Kathie said...

The new CWB block looks great, of course just love those baskets,keep going someday you will have a full size quilt to take a nap under!
beautiful Rose..sunshine is good! have fun at the show and take pictures!!!!
finding some gold would be a bonus!
Kathie

Anne said...

Such lovely things on your blog - just as usual. Hmm if you are getting sunshine now, that means we might get it Adelaide in a few days, 'cos it's pouring with rain and cold here now. Enjoy!

little bobbin said...

Hi there, oooh, what a talented crafter you are! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! :)

PatchworkRose said...

Just love the block Lurline and the Giraffe. Have a real soft spot for Giraffes. We are having lots of windy wet weather. Would not wish it away but my goodness it seems as though it is back to winter. Now I am not complaining :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Janet said...

The block is looking stunning Lurline. Yes I prepped some baskets today too, it's Kathie's fault, lol. I love your Magoo, he's precious and such a great face. Have a great time on Sunday, we have the dust back tomorrow so I'll be indoors doing you know what.

Lizzie said...

Really nice block Lurline and it will go nicely with the other three vase/urn blocks. You've quite a little menagerie going on there? No roses out for us yet, snow forecast for tomorrow, bbbrrrrrrrrr, going to be a cold weekend, good sewing weather.
Lizzie
XXX

Nedra said...

Magoo looks very happy next to his playmates. I sometimes forget how we have opposite seasons. You are craving the sunshine, and I'm looking forward to the temps dropping below 100 degrees.

Sue said...

Lurline, you are so productive and such great work too. We are off to Barragup to see the grandies this weekend and that Field of Quilts isn't too much further to go...I might just see you there.

Purple and Paisley said...

such lovely stuff...the urn is fabulous and didn't magoo turn out sweet? love him! enjoy your weekend! ☺

Mistea said...

Magoo is perfect in every way and looks at home already - didn't take long to settle in obviously. Enjoy your day out.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Your projects are wonderful and I even worked on my applique baskets lately. They are just adorable!
Enjoy your outing and be sure to tell us all about it!

Stephanie said...

Have a great outing! Magoo is quite handsome and has the most amazing playmates! Love your choices of color. I'm not a dollmaker but every time I see Missy Perkins I NEED to order the pattern. I love how you're adding your own personal touch to your beautiful applique blocks. This is going to be one stunning quilt.

blushing rose said...

That QUILT pattern is breathtaking! Your little fellas are darling, the rose bush is breathtaking. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh so many wonderful things to look at, i love your blocks, that is going to be a stunning quilt when finished;and you baskets are just darling. I wish I could make a doll but that part of my brain just does not work!! I would love to see your new roeses when they bloom, I wish we were going into spring and not fall! Enjoy your weekend, your sun and your quilt show!!

Goosey said...

I have just looked at your blog for the first time, and love it. I am just about to spend a little while loooking back at your stuff, thanks, Gooseyx

Janet said...

I really like your urn block so far - the flowers are so pretty. I think its a great idea to put an urn in each corner.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your "Magoo" I may just have to make one to keep my Mrs.Perkins company in her jungle and then maybe she will leave me alone and not keep getting me into "trouble"!!!!! Have you ever done/seen Tilda books and made any of her dolls, animals???? hugs, just, Di

Riet said...

HI Lurline. Thank you for your comment. You have made all different animals which are so cute. The new block is beautiful. I have all Kaffe Fasset's books and I love them with of course his fabrics.
Have a nice day

Deb said...

Lurline your CWB original is lovely. Your version is going to look great. My DD loves those animals too and the red and green quilt behind looks great too! Have fun at the exhibition.

julieQ said...

Wow, your blocks are just wonderful. Love your monkey friend too!

Jeanne said...

Welcome, Magoo! He is very friendly looking and I'm sure a great addition to your 'family'. I love your CWB blocks! That is going to be an awesome quilt. We are beginning fall and the weather has been beautiful. Enjoy your spring time. ♥

em's scrapbag said...

Your blocks are gorgeous. And your monkey friend is delightful. He should be good company.

Micki said...

Your blocks are wonderful and I think Magoo is very happy to be living with you.
Micki

aussiequilter said...

I want a Magoo just like yours! LOL ! Your applique blocks are gorgeous cheers Teri

Lori Holt said...

Your blocks are beautiful!
So interesting that your garden is waking up when mine is getting ready to go to sleep! LOL!
I am in love with the civil war bride quilt you are working on...I only wish I had time to make one also..I will watch yours in progress and be satisfied.
x
lori

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love Magoo! He's adorable! And the urn block is gorgeous.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oooooooooohhhh, that quilt is coming along beautifully - I really wish I had the time to join in! Your little basket blocks are speakin' to me, Lurline! ;-) I have this love affair with Churn Dash blocks right now, but I see a little soiree happening with the wee baskets in the future...
Magoo is gorgeous!!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your Magoo and friends are just so cute Lurline and of course you blog is amazing...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I actually meant your block in that last post but so is your blog....LOL...

Catherine said...

Oh, how I love those little basket blocks! They look like so much fun. Your big block from the Civil War Bride is fantastic.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I love Magoo and his friends Lurline!!! NOt too much sunshine here...the verandah and windows have red dust on them from the Sydney dust storms and not even the rain will wash it away!!! Enjoy your passion...it's a great one to have♥x

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I am always jealous of your seasons. Just when I'm sick of mine I want yours! Fall is lovely though. I hope the weather here holds out for our daughter's wedding. I love your blocks. Baskets are so fun.