Friday, September 10, 2010

Lots To Show and Tell!

Wow! We don't get busier than this - I have a lot of frivolity to show you, but first must let you know Ed has been in hospital again having a tumour removed from his bladder - he's home and doing okay - he's been a brave man and now we just have to wait for pathology results which could take a little while! Trying not to sound blase about things, I have had a lovely few days earlier in the week with friends - sort of mini-retreat, right on the Indian Ocean with lots of rain and wind, to me freezing cold, but very close to the hospital Ed was in so it was sort of nice in a way!
Hmmm, shopping last Friday and quite a bit of fashion indulgence for me - a Fossil bag and little flats as cute as!

Dear friend Barb recently bought a gorgeous sterling silver rose ring - now I'm not into costume jewellery at all! - just love this, a bit of a copy-cat I know and Ed is a bit peeved as I wear it on my wedding ring finger - I told him my good rings are far to valuable to wear around the house, lol! My Angela is the model as her hands are in better condition than mine.
I have been having thoughts lately about UFO's - originally I did intend to hand-quilt this vintage charmer, it even has some original feedsacks from USA in it - however, I have decided to have it professionally machine-quilted!
I am just loving doing my current project - certainly no boredom here, just a matter of time! I prep through the day and cuddle up to stitch in the cold evenings!
Eight fat-quarters of Flower Sugar by Lecien - I am not at all sure what I will do with them, just too pretty and bright to pass by! Off to think about dinner, then maybe a little stitching, hope so!
Happy stitching to you all, too!

29 Lovely People said ...:

Shari said...

Hope Ed is on the mend and at home now and that the test results will be good news... so much worry for you! Glad you had a little distraction as well. Just love that bag and those shoes! Thinking of you...
Hugs Shari

Sue-Anne said...

Sorry to hear about Ed and fingers crossed the pathology results don't show anything too sinister.

I have to have one of those Fossil bags!! It is stunning. I love your dresden and it will be good to get it machine quilted because then it will be finished. Your applique is looking wonderful and I love your new fabrics.

Janet said...

Poor Ed, I wish him a speedy recovery, be sure to fuss over him. I hope the news is as good as can be expected.
I love the goodies on today's post, the bag is super lovely and you're going great guns with the stitching. Now I'm thinking maybe I need those fabrics, just because.

Sue said...

I'm sending some Reiki to poor Ed, hope he's feeling ok.
I love your applique project and new fabrics. I'm just drooling over both.

Julia said...

My thoughts and Best wishes to Ed...what a terrible year it's been for you and Ed, but hopefully things will improve and Ed will get get good results from the test..
Love your shopping buys...love the too cute shoes, and the ring.
Beautiful applique..oh how I'm so tempted too!
Hugs Julia ♥

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased to hear Ed is home.......good luck with the results......love the shoes.........happy stitching...........that will keep you busy.......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice to read that Ed is home, best wishes to him Lurline...love all your purchases...

Margaret said...

I will send good thoughts and prayers for Ed's test results. Poor guy, he's been through a lot too. Loved your show and tell! Fun fun fun! Getting that dresden plate machine quilted sounds fine to me. And I love your Stars and Sprigs!

Grethe said...

Your blog sparkels with colours,I love the fabric Flower Sugar,that Leanne B uses in one of her quilts.
Great bag and shoes,not to mention the lovely nails up there!!
Hope your husband will feel better day by day.

Teresa said...

I hope things go well for you and your husband!

Beautiful vintage top, but I can understand the tug from the Stars and Sprigs project...that will be so beautiful! I am anxiously waiting for that pattern to be offered for sale so that I, too, can dig in!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

PatchworkRose said...

Every Best Wish for Ed and hopefully he will be back on track soon now that he is home.
Love your gorgeous Kaffe Applique and the dresdens. It will look wonderful finished. Take Care and just love all your treats :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Christine said...

Wonderful to hear from you and glad Ed is back home. Never a dull moment in your house.
Love the shoes and love the dresden plate quilt too, might have to make another one myself.
Take care
Christine

ps. will send you an email in the next few days

Nedra said...

Best of luck to your husband as he recovers. You have certainly had your share of health issues this year, and I pray they are resolved quickly.
Girlfriend time is the best. I'm happy to know they are keeping you busy with fun outings and projects.

Kris said...

Hope Ed's results are good. I looooove everything else in this post! So pretty!!! You live a beautiful life Lurline.

Donna~~ said...

A lovely blog! I am very envious of those red shoes--they are fabulous looking! (I hope you were wearing them when you bought the fantastic flower sugar fabrics). Enjoyed seeing your lovely vines--I'm anxiously waiting for the pattern to be out. And especially best wishes for your husband and some good results...

Barb said...

Just love our fat quarters and block you are working on.

Great things to keep your mind off Ed...hope things turn out okay.

Ann Marie said...

Love the red shoes. Hope Ed is OK. And you too. I know how stressful all that can be on the wife. Take care.

Maree: said...

Best Wishes to Ed for a Speedy Recovery...do love those Shoes...too Cute!..Lovely show & tell
cheers

Micki said...

I hope that Ed is better soon and that the news is good. Love all of your projects, and that ring is a dazzler.
Micki

Marydon said...

Ahhhh! The REAL thing ... feed sack fabrics. Beautiful treasure you have.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline, Prayers and best wishes to your husband Ed. Good on you for going shopping, you only live once. The rose ring is just so beautiful. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

ria vogelzang said...

What a beautiful and colourful post!!
And a good recovery for you DH!

teresa said...

Hi Lurline... Sending you best wishes for Ed. Just loved your gorgeous, colourful post. The colours in everything... were just beautiful. I am in love with your bag, by the way. I really need to have one too ha ha..

julieQ said...

I am praying for good test results for Ed, I know you must be so worried. Gorgeous dresden plate quilt and applique too!

Myra said...

Wonderful fashion indulgences Lurline!!!

Glad to hear Ed is doing well...

Your work photoed here is wonderful, and love your fat quarter purchase!!!

Happy stitchings!

Kim D. said...

Oh, the bag and your quilts in progress are just lovely, I love applique. I'm drooling over those lovely floral fabrics.

Candace said...

I hope that all goes well with Ed and that you continue to improve. It's been a "memorable" year, lots of hospital visits in our family, too. Let's hope that next year is not nearly as "memorable". I'm glad that you are back to creating your beautiful things and I love all your new goodies.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my so much to comment on. Best wishes to Ed. I hope all is well. I have a ring much like yours. Lori Holt has one too. I love the Flower Sugar, isn't it beautiful. That quilt is fantastic. Good for you getting it machine quilted. It is the right thing to do. It is ok to have it not hand quilted. And I love the purse.

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