Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can't Find My Scissors!

I am in the middle of a big tidy-up of sewing baskets - I suspect it may be in vain! I have lost/mislaid my favourite scissors - small/medium sized Kai, with lovely sharp points. I am a 'habitual loser', lol! Perhaps they have been thrown out with rubbish? I have bought 3 pairs of different brands since and nothing is like my Kai's!

Not a lot happening sewing-wise - but loads of pics anyhow! My Bride so far - she is slowly evolving! I must get some applique prepared to do this evening.

My new Kaffe FQ's from Hancocks - I've been waiting for ages and I do love them. They cost roughly $2.50 each, which is excellent value for Australia! Also, a piece of French repro by Anna Griffin - just gorgeous, but a pinky red and that is not really what I wanted - never mind! Oh, this came from Reproductions Fabrics - I have been having a little spending spree while the $ is so good! Here bottom right, we have Christine's new patterns - those and top right a gift from her! I really like Rasant thread for piecing and it is up to $13.50 a reel here - not good! So I am thrilled with the threads, thanks, Christine - of course the patterns, too! Left - the latest BOM from Green Tea and Sweet Beans applique, I'll really enjoy this!

Heidi Rose - oh, this is all a bit jumbled because I'm rushing again! We had a lot of fun on Sunday with this little sewing kit, stuffing included and yet to be finished! I would like to come up with something similar for her - any ideas?

Here's a close-up of her Dad's quilt - stolen from me when they came back from England nearly 6 years ago. It is dearly, loved, washed and worn - a real scrappy with quite a story and made in the quilt-as-you-go method.
I certainly try to make utility quilts that will be loved and used and I am so happy to show this dear old thing!
My grandchildren - 2 sets of twins 13 and 5 - how lucky am I? We went for a Sunday lunch at a nearby new hotel at Secret Harbour - it was a gorgeous venue and a gorgeous day!
My little Halloween Girl - looks a real little lady here, but I am not sure about that - love the nearly-black fingernails!
Back to my scissor-hunt - happy day everyone!

39 Lovely People said ...:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Stop and retrace your steps - or I suppose you have already done that - duh!
What a pain losing your scissors but on the up side, what a gorgeous family you have.
hugs
Miche'le

Deb said...

Oh Lurline it looks lovely on your blog today. My GTASB also arrived today and looks like fun. Now some time ago I lost my favourite scissors too. Looked for them everywhere, hadn't left them anywhere and concluded that I had thrown them out with the rubbish. About six months later I was cleaning up some bags under the table and guess what fell out? So don't give up hope!

Miriam said...

I hope you have found your scissors, Lurline.
Your bride is looking lovely!
I love the look of your shopping spree! Gorgeous fabrics and patterns.
Delightful grandchildren!

LeKaQuilt said...

I hope that your scissors is to be found soon :o) I'm sure your sewing room gnom will help you....... You are a lucky lady with children and the sweetest grandchildren!

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck finding the scissors.......lovely fabrics shopping.........

Janet said...

Now that's why I have several kai's, lol. Your fabrics look fabulous, I see lots of colour coming up in your quiltmaking. You bride is lovely. I love the utility quilt, loved and worn as they should be. Lovely to see your sweet grandchildren. Fancy having them in sets of two.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bride!!! I'm loving Heidi's middle name. My daughter's middle name is also Rose, after a great-aunt. Wow, 2 sets of twins. Happy scissor hunting.

Rumi said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one always hunting for lost items in my sewing room! Hope you find your scissors.
Great pics of the grandchildren and your lovely applique. Love the quilt too--no wonder that one was "stolen"

Mildred said...

I do hope you find those favorite scissors! How blessed you are to have two sets of twin grands. What a lovely photo and the ones of Heidi by herself are cute as can be. Enjoy your day Lurline.

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline,
I lost some scissors down the side of the lounge I put my hand down the side to find them so many times,about a year later I found them!! I am still looking for another pair though I think they maybe in a bag with a UFO. Good luck finding yours.

Kathie said...

Love the bride, and that red fabric looks great...surprised its pink!
well favorite scissors I love scissors and may need to buy a pair of these too if you love them that much!
the patterns look great!
the kids are adorable, 2 sets of twins
interesting, same parents???
bless them!

Nedra said...

Aren't grandchildren the best? I never knnew I would be so taken. It looks like you have a special time with yours.
The new Kaffes in a fat quarter bundle sound so wonderful. Lucky you! And I hope you find you scissors.

Margaret said...

I hope you find your scissors! Everyone has their favorites, and those favorites have to be found! Your grandchildren are gorgeous! Two sets of twins, wow! How cool is that! Oh, and the Kaffes. Sigh. I want some!

quiltingnana said...

isn't it frustrating to misplace favorite tools? Your twins are lovely

Purple and Paisley said...

your bride is lovely, the quilt is lovely...but those grandkids? they are absolutely beautiful! wow - the 13 yo's are gorgeous...and what a wonderful pic of all 4...♥

Rae Ann said...

Lurline, I just love your post. What beautiful grandchildren you have, and how fun it would be to have them come in pairs.
Loved the fabric find, especailly the piece of French repro by Anna Griffin.
What a lovely quilt!

moramargaritaster said...

good luck finding your scissors!
Lovely quilt and fabrics

Riet said...

Gorgeous fabrics Lurline, beautiful grandchildren and I just love, love that scrappy quilt.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh know, not your favorite scissors! Stop looking and they will show up. Love your fabrics and goodies. Look at your darling grandchildren, what a nice photo.
How about a stuffed owl, or mitten, or a Christmas tree and then it could be decorated with sequins and glitter! I love glitter!!! Have fun!

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline, don't give up hope, your scissors will pop up when you least expect it. Do you have a scissors fob for them? I put one on every pair of my scissors, I can't tell you how many times that has kept them from migrating into the recesses of the couch or a chair. Gorgeous fabrics and yes, your patchwork quilt is made for loving.

Cheers,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Two sets of twins! What a lucky Grandma! Good luck on the scissors hunt.

Chocolate Cat said...

What lovely new goodies you have!! Stop looking for the scissors and they will turn up - always works for me!! Great photos, sounds like you had a lovely lunch together.

Rebecca said...

OH it is not fun when you losss your favourite scissors. It happened to me once but they turned up at my Aunties in Melbourne, when I live in Tassy. Go figure I think they just wanted a trip away. Good luck I hope they turn up Hugs Bec

Rebecca said...

OH sorry the grand kids are cuties to Hugs Bec

Joy said...

Your Grandies are just gorgeous!!! How wonderful for you to have 2 sets of twins ... we have twins in the family but I wasn't so lucky ... maybe my grandies :o)??!!!?!
Hope you find your scissors, I'm just like you, I lose stuff all the time!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lizzie said...

Great post Lurline, your bride is looking really good and I love all your new fabric, gorgeous. I love scrappy quilts and the colours on this one are yummy, the scissors will of course turn up just after you wear in another set!
Hope you week is going well.
Lizzie
XXX

Christine said...

Well Lurline, you better tell them that you also had a set of twins.

cheers
Christine

Sue said...

Love the family pic...yes you are lucky to have such gorgeous grandies and two at a time is special.
Now "the scissors"...ask your angels to send them to you. Just take a moment to sit quietly and focus on them, thanking your angels for the safe return as if you already have them back. Works every time.

PatchworkRose said...

Love your Bride, she is looking gorgeous. Do hope you find your scissors. I am impatiently waiting for my parcels after a little spending spree :-)
Cheers
Lynne

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, I hope you find your favorite scissors! That can make all the difference! I have been on a bit of a spending spree myself. I have been getting very good prices, but it needs to stop so that I can focus on spending for others for the holidays. Hope I don't hear about any great fabric sales though. I'm not that strong!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Hope you find your scissors. Very annoying. I'm a big loser also. I can't begin to tell you how many times during a day that I missplace things.
Wish our local fabric shops would sell Kaffe fq.
Love his fabric and his knitting.
By the way, I found you on facebook
Hugs,
Phyllis

Cybele's patch said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one always loosings things. Hope you'll find your scissors soon.
Your grandchildren are gorgeous.

Beth Karese said...

I hope your scissors have turned up. I never get too worried when I lose something. If I give up looking, it seems they eventually find me.

Love the family pics!

Your bride went back and redid her hair. It looks even better now. I see she now has something in her hands. When do we stand around looking lovely with nothing to do? LOL.

Micki said...

I love the bride block and your grandkids are lovely! You are truly blessed!
Micki

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous stitching, fabrics & grandchildren! Maybe your scissors are hiding with mine...as I can never find mine either!

Myra said...

Your Bride looks wonderful Lurline!! Great fabrics! Adorable grandchildren...

Good luck with your scissor search. I went on one of those a couple of months back. Did eventually find them and I hope you do too!

Cathy said...

Beautiful post Lurline, love that Kaffe stack for starters. You have beautiful grandkids, beautiful photo's. Have you found your scissors yet? xo

bingo~bonnie said...

funny how I found your blog.. I went googeling to find the easy angle ruler and your post here came up

http://lurlineg.blogspot.com/2008/04/easy-angle-ruler.html

I can't wait to sit down tonight after all the kids are in bed and read thru all of your posts and get to know you and see your quilts and projects! ;) I have a 5 year old daughter and 2 year old boy/girl twins ;)

Your so lucky to have two sets of twins in your family!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh that quilt is lovely. It looks like it is loved very much.