Sunday, October 4, 2009

Glorious Sunshine!

How beautiful is this - sunshine at long last! My young family have taken a trip to see friends in Bunbury and to ride the new highway. Our olive tree has been severely pruned, probably all at the wrong time and the last of the beautiful Kalamatas are falling to the ground.

I had some desperately needed fun yesterday - the gremlins have left my body and I popped up and down and made a present - all made in one day and bound last night!

Pretty Kaffe's - my fingers have been itching for a while and I am waiting on quite a lot to come, so I was able to throw these fabrics into a melting pot and now I have one of my presents done!
My enthusiasm for gift-making is at top peak, so must make the most of it!
Isn't nature wonderful - a newly hatched emu chick at the Royal Show - obviously this is a case of mutual curiosity - a wonderful memory for Heidi - check out the painted fingernails, especially for the big day out!
Happy Weekend!

30 Lovely People said ...:

Purple and Paisley said...

gasp! love the table runner...what glorious colors!

what an adorable pic of heidi...who's more curious? her or the emu? precious! ☺

wishes, true and kind said...

Lovely project (pretty Kaffe's is right). Cute picture of Heidi with emu chick. I remember painting my daughter's nails when she was around that age :).

Lizzie said...

Glad that the sun is shining and you are feeling better, lovely table runner Lurline, clever you as usual.
Lizzie
XXX

Nedra said...

Love those Kaffe's.

clare's craftroom said...

Lovely work ! You are sounding very chirpy , it is infectious , thankyou !

Cardygirl said...

Great tablerunner...glad you are feeling inspired...nice to feel like getting pressies done!

Deb said...

Loving the table runner Lurline, the fabrics are great. Glad you're feeling brighter.

Janet said...

Two very pretty pictures, glad to hear you're on a roll with the gift making.

Miriam said...

Wow, you made that in one day!!!! Gorgeous fabrics! I love the fabric you used in the border.

Cute pic of Heidi!

Happy to hear you are feeling better.

Shari said...

This is just a beautiful quilt! Well done my dear friend! So glad to hear you're feeling better!

Mistea said...

Beautiful - that is just amazing work Lurline. Cute Chicks - both of them.

Robyn said...

Gorgeous runner and chick!!
Enjoy your 'energy' for making... have fun!!

Riet said...

That is a lovely quilt Lurline. Can't believe you made that in just a day. Wow.
Have a nice day, Riet

Mildred said...

Heidi is adorable Lurline. Love those fingernails! Your fabrics are so yummy and I love the runner. Have lots of fun!

Cybele's patch said...

That quilt might cheer up any dull day. Love it.
Glad you are feeling better.

Cornfield Quilter said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! Love the Kaffe fabric, have been eyeing it for a long time but just haven't been able to decide which colors I liked the best. Your project really showcases how wonderful they are.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Lurline...all in a day...Wonderful Work!!! Nice nails too...I should do something about mine while my classes are on a break!!!

Bunny said...

Beautiful quilt, hope you feel better.

Niki :-) said...

Love that piece! Very bright and cheery!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love your runner and what a perfect and very sweet picture!

Wendy B said...

Lurline, so glad to hear you are better! and now to make up for lost time, by the looks!!!! Love the runner - Kaffe's colours work well! Kalamatas.....mmmmmmmm!!! and cute babies.....what a perfect weekend!
XX 'o) Wendy B

Vivian said...

Glad to read that you're feeling better. And please tell Heidi how pretty we think her fingernails are. What an adorable photo of her and the emu chick.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

I really like those off-set white squares. I have to say, I don't think I've ever seen an olive tree in real life. I should add that to my bucket list.

Kathie said...

great tablerunner and oh my goodness what a cute picture with Heidi
bet she is still talking about seeing that baby emu!

Deb said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling well again. what a lovely present someone will be receiving!

Cathy said...

We had beautiful sunshine here on Sunday too...back to gloomy today though. Love the Kaffe quilt, that brown border is gorgeous. Fabulous pic of emu chic and Heidi. xo

Micki said...

The table runner is so nice! I love the Kaffe fabric!
Micki

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Lurline, I love your posts! This quilt is absolutely wonderful. Kaffe is my favorite fabric designer and I love this little quilt/table runner. The tree of olives makes me want to back my bags and move to the Bush! Your Heidi is precious and so is the the little Emu she is looking at. We had great weather here in Maryland as well and hope it stays nice for a little longer for the both us. Thanks so much for your posts! You give me inspirations. Stephanie from Maryland

Heather said...

That is a beautiful table runner Lurline! Heidi is SO super cute, and so is that baby Emu. My kids love going to the zoo to see animals. Thanks for leaving such kind comments on my blog, they are very appreciated *hugs*

Rumi said...

Wonderful table runner! Love the pic of Heidi and the emu chick too!