Friday, February 26, 2010

This Week!

It has been a lovely week. I'm not sure what we have in store for the weekend - let's think positive! I am scheduled to go on a super retreat late this afternoon and I'm really, really looking forward to it - now I am just hoping I'll be able to make it!

Tuesday evening I went to Secret Quilters - a lovely, recently formed group - no, no, not my work - isn't it just gorgeous and created by Helen Rhodes, Textile Artist, It has been a real thrill to me to befriend Helen and one day I look forward to doing a workshop with her. Now I must say, I have no talent in this area - but who knows, maybe Helen can show even the hopeless something, lol!

Here's Helen's William Morris - machine appliqued and beautifully machine quilted to the enth degree - stunning!

Gorgeous Helen Brown with her lovely smile - showing her sort of vintage card-trick quilt. I love the mood and the feel of it - one day I will do a quilt using this block!
I also had a wonderful sewing day with Girlfriends! on Wednesday - a wonderful lunch, wonderful company and conversation, a tiny tipple of fine West Australian wine and not a stitch sewn - now how good is that? - thanks, Ann for a great day!

A little re-vamping in my house - I am on a quest to bring a little more colour into it! Being a lover of natural flowers, I don't get too involved in artificial - I rather fancy this little piece sitting on the top of the tele cabinet, though!

The magazine rack is another new addition - it belongs indoors near the tele cabinet to hide a power poit. I thought I would pop it outside in front of my beautiful big fern to show it off. The cushion is a very dear treasure of mine and should be shown in all it's splendour - it is a gift given to me many years ago by Jenny Reynolds, a very esteemed and well known Australian designer/quilter. No, no, not our Blogland Jenny of Elefantz - a wonderful Australian talent, too!
With a very anxious heart, I wish you all a happy weekend!

15 Lovely People said ...:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

what beautiful works of art and she does have a warm and happy smile. So glad you had a fun day with friedns and now a retreat to look forward to. Have a wonderful time! I can also see why you love the pillow, it is beautiful.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Have a fantastic time at your retreat Lurline, I sure it's going to be all fun and laughter. The quilts you have shown are just lovely and although I'm not into 'Art Quilts' I do admire the work that goes into them and the finished results.
hugs - Miche'le

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, I love that bit of brightness, and the cushion is a treasure,,

hollygarbuttdesigns said...

great blogspot!

Nat Palaskas said...

What a fun group for you Lurline. Gorgeous quilts for show and tell and I love your cute cushion - Have a great weekend - Hugs Nat

Liz said...

Gorgeous pictures as usual Lurline, hope all is well and that you don't have to be anxious too long???

Barb said...

Have a great time at the retreat, bring back lots of pictures....loved the ones you showed today!!

Wendyb said...

Dont you just love retreats???? Have a wonderful time and don't forget to show and tell when you come back!!!!
sugary hugs
Wendy ~:O)

Rumi said...

Fantastic! Lots of talent there!

Have fun at your retreat!

Joy said...

I LOVE that bird of paradise piece, gosh it's stunning!! The quilts are gorgeous too, card trick is one of my fave blocks ~ yet I've never done one!!! Have fun on your retreat, I've never been to one but have booked in to one in August, so I'm quite excited about that :o)!!
Joy :o)

Soggibottom said...

I always love to travel far south... I find such beautiful things x x x

Micki said...

Have a great time at the retreat, and I love your choice of colours and patterns to add that bit of colour.

Nedra said...

It's always fun to make little changes around the house. Keeps things interesting. Enjoy your retreat!

Jenni said...

You have some very talented friends. Nice to find a group that you are happy with.

Deb said...

Hi Lurline, lovely post - gorgeous william morris quilt. I'm sure you'll enjoy being in the group. I hope all is well and you get to the retreat.