Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Great Start!

Is it true - the way you spend the first day of a new year, predicts the way the year will be for you! Oh, I hope so!

The fireworks woke me at midnight - oh, yes, I thought Twenty-Ten - then snuggled back to sleep under this quilt I had put on our bed. I had a big bedding change and decided this old favourite would keep us warm until I decide to have a another change. I have shown it briefly quite a while ago, hand-appliqued, broderie-persed, hand-quilted - somehow feels gentle and comforting, meant to be slept under.

Here's the centre medallion - sometimes I wonder how I put so much fine hand-quilting into this quilt - those days have gone, I'm sure, but it was such a joy then and still makes me happy!

Oh, I needed the energy only sleep can bring - it's too long a story to tell - yesterday I took Heidi and Byron to see this wonderful movie - I know they are only 5, but they did look after Nanny as we watched for 2 hours 42 minutes, a long time sporting our 3D glasses. They were able to settle me at the jumpy bits and explain the story to me when I couldn't understand!

Pure magical technology, a story of fantasy with a lot of pathos and of course our beautiful Sam Worthington, a young man who grew up locally - a great actor and oh, so gorgeous! The littlies are still with us, a few chores to do and then we will think about what the day will bring!
We have a new couple joining us in Blogland, Maggey and Jim of The Quilting Couple - do pop over to say hello if you get a chance - Maggey is taking her tentative steps forward, so let's be there for her!

32 Lovely People said ...:

Cybele's patch said...

Happy New Year Lurline. That quilt is beautiful. Wish I had such a beauty on my bed.

Barb said...

That quilt is absoutely gorgeous...what a wonderful job!!

Lindi said...

A treasure of a quilt, Lurline. Beautiful and oh so inviting!
I've heard good reports about Avatar from everyone who has seen it. Must check it out.
Have a great day with the Grandies!

Deb said...

What a beautiful quilt Lurline and Happy New Year to you. How is your Green tea quilt coming along by the way?

Heather said...

I love your quilt, it is amazing! I can't even imagine making something like that... maybe someday right? :)

Avatar was really cool, we watched it last night. I was glad we saw it, and yes Sam was nice on the eyes LOL!

Margaret said...

Happy New Year to you! OMG, that quilt is absolutely amazing! I so envy anyone who can finish a quilt like that! I've heard Avatar is really good. My son is at the movies right now watching it! lol!

Myra said...

Happy new year Lurline!
A lovely quilt be snuggle under indeed! Beautiful!!
You are very brave I think to go see that movie... Good for you Gran!! lol! 8-)
Have fun with the littles!
Happy stitchings!
Off to visit the new bloggers!

Mrs Quilty said...

Happy New Year Lurline! That quilt looks so cozy and warm, indeed a great choice to sleep under. Such beautiful work!!! I haven't been able to get interested in that movie, so we'll maybe see it when it's available on Netflix. You were a good sport! I'm not a fan of SciFi! I cut out a professional bag pattern today and it took so long, I'm really tired tonight!! After a good sleep tonight, I'll be ready to get started on other projects!! I'll go visit the new bloggers too~

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That quilt is just so lovely Lurline! I can see why it's the one you choose to sleep under! Happy New Year!

Nedra said...

What a beautiful quilt. Even hand quilted!

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Lurline , your quilt is so beautiful mmm maybe I should take my new post down , lol !

Kerri said...

That is a beautiful quilt. Im wanting to make one for my king size bed and not sure what to do. I have a plum feature wall so Im think I will have to match it in some way.

I hope it is right with the prediction. We will see some more beautiful work from you. Inspiring

Christine said...

Happy New Year. That's an amazing quilt.I'd love one of those on my bed.

Janet said...

Happy new year Lurline, gorgeous quilt! I made sure I sewed on the first day and didn't clean a thing. I hope that doesn't mean a mess all year. I enjoyed that movie, I have to go again with DH since I went on my own.

siv hege said...

Happy new year! Your quilt is breathtaking!!

PatchworkRose said...

Just so love that Quilt and I enjoyed Avatar too. :-)
Keep having fun with your GC
Cheers
Lynne

Babs said...

That quilt is so wonderfull!!! I love it

Stephanie said...

Absoluely stunning quilt. I'll bet sleeping under that beauty helps you dream of lovely things to create.

Kathie said...

ˆ just love this quilt Lurline, so glad your using it and enjoying it!
It was meant to be seen everyday!!!
Isn't it amazing that Jim does Maggey's quilting for her!
Kathie

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

That is a beautiful quilt. Happy New Year!

call me crazy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt! Happy New year to you too! :-)

Riet said...

What a beautiful quilt Lurline. Love the pattern and the fabrics.
Happy New Year

Cathi said...

What a stunning quilt!! Happy New Year!

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh Lurline, I want to see that movie so bad.. It looks fantastic, being a fan of SciFi.. Thank you so much for mentioning us in you blog.. I am so thankful for all the lovely friends I have made through the blogs.
Maggey

Talin's Corner said...

Happy New Year. That quilt is so beautiful, I would use it all the time.

I hope you are wrong about the first day of the year, I slept all day trying to get rid of a headache. And the sad part is that I did not even drink on New Year's Eve.

Miriam said...

Happy New Year, Lurline!!! I hope 2010 is a happy, healthy and creative year for you.

What a magnificent quilt!!! Beautiful fabrics too!!

Blogless me said...

What a gorgeous quilt - the colours are lovely, the design is beautiful. Should you get bored with it, I shall adopt it without hesitation ;-)
Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt! Nothing nicer than snuggling under our own work is there!! Pleased to hear Avator was good...was planning to go next week! Happy New Year Lurline, Cathyx

*karendianne. said...

Oh I've yet to see this lovely, amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing this one. Wow! Such fine work you do. I'm glad to read you enjoyed Avatar. I'd like for James Cameron to have another hit. Visiting with much joy and bringing words of friendship, *karendianne.

Janet said...

An amazingly beautiful quilt!! Perfect for snuggling under although fabulous enough to hang in a museum.

Cath Ü said...

the quilt is gorgeous... I so want to go and see that movie... My hubby has just won 2 tickets to see Sherlock Holmes... so I will have to settle for that one...
Cath Ü

Beth Karese said...

Your quilt is quite a treasure. I am in awe of all the work that went into it. Soooo lovely!