Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Our Day!

Today we all share our pride in our great country - as George Negus said on the 7pm Project last night 'Maybe not the greatest country on earth, but it is a great country'! There are lots of debates and controversies at the moment - I think it is wonderful we are able to have opinions on our country and look to the future!
Below is one of the greatest places on earth, Turtle Beach in Arnhem Land - unspoiled , respected and very beautiful - happy memories!

One step forward - two steps back! That's me at the moment - dear friend, Christine of Once Upon A Quilt ... is making great progress with her Icecream Quilt! Me - not going according to plan - I had a little play yesterday - didn't like it - so, it's back to the drawing board.
Too soft and gentle? - lacking oomph? - maybe! My Icecream Quilt will be lap size, so I'm also faced with juggling measurements to fit - may even be a tablecloth for my dining room!

I'm also juggling wool for my Granny Squares - hmmm, really it is quite fun doing the trialling!

Maybe I should stitch the binding on my Wonky Log Cabins - would be another nice finish for January!
Off to a lovely local bistro for lunch today, celebrating DD Angela's birthday tomorrow!
Happy day,

26 Lovely People said ...:

toni said...

Happy Australia Day Lurline! toni xxx

Myra said...

Great photos Lurline! I'd love to visit Australia one day... to dream...
A binding finish will be done in no time! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Lovely pictures Lurline! That Australia one is so cool! Happy day to all of you way down south!

Your grannies are so pretty, and all your fabrics look luscious. I'm sure you'll figure something out that will be almost as delicious as ice cream!

MGM

Barb said...

Love the beach, is it close to the Valley of the Giants? My husand and I want to plan a trip there before we leave AM

Linda said...

I saw you over on another blog and thought I'd stop in and see what you were up to. Love the fabric and I'm just getting back into crochet again. I'm loving it, too. Thanks for posting those luscious granny squares. That's next for me, too. Take care, Linda

Lissa Jane said...

g'day Lurline
I saw George Negus last night and I agree with him... who can say WHO is the best??? I happen to be pretty happy and all I know are happy, which is the most important thing isn't it??? not going to get political here tho petal! LOL
thanks for sharing the pics!

Lissa

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well mate, this is a grand land that we live in....I think you should do the bind on your wonky houses.....Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi...

Julia said...

Happy Australia Day Lurline..have a good one !..
Hugs Julia ♥

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Happy Australia Day to you too Lurine

Lindi said...

Wonky log cabins certainly aroused my interest. Love your fabric combos! Finish it so we can see the full quilt! Please?

Nedra said...

Happy Australia Day! I've been reading about it on other blogs, too.

Notjustnat said...

Happy day Lurline. I like your Wonky Log Cabins - Hugs Nat

Lizzie said...

Happy 'OUR' day to you too Lurline, enjoy.....
Lizzie
XXX

Miriam said...

Good luck with getting the Icecream quilt fabrics right.
Lovely colours for your Granny squares.

Stephanie said...

Happy Australia Day!

Perhaps if you add a bit of the wool shades to your soft ice cream fabrics you'lll get the oomph you're looking for. Great grannies. :o)

~ Phyllis ~ said...

One thing for sure, Australia is full of some of the nicest people that I have ever met. Especially the ones in blogland.
Gorgeous photos.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy Aust day.............I am sure you will work out your icecream.........persist.......

LeKaQuilt said...

Hi Lurline, Happy Australia Day !

Vivian said...

A trip to Australia is high on my bucket list. It would be a dream come true.
Happy Australia Day!

Maggey and Jim said...

Oh,there are all kinds of problems in every country.. We love it in spite of these.I have met so many nice women that are from Australia..They are so talented and artistic. Very special people..
Maggey

wishes, true and kind said...

Oooooooooo -- I'm really liking that stack of fabrics for the ice cream quilt. Yummy!

em's scrapbag said...

So many wonderful projects going at your house. How will you ever decied which to work on. Have fun at lunch!

Micki said...

Happy Australia Day and I love your granny squares!
Micki

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Australia Day !!! great pictures and all your projects, you are such a busy lady!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the log cabins. Happy belated Australia Day. My quilt group is doing a basket block in 2 groups either flowers (Kaffe's like the fabrics you have here) or 30s. Well I signed up for 30s but I'm having 2nd thoughts. I really should be making a floral Kaffe!

Thearica said...

Turtle Beach looks like an awesome place for a couple to spend their anniversary!