Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm Very Happy!

A big thank-you to Chookyblue for running her SSCS again - such a lot of work and so beautifully organized! To dear Grethe, A Quilt Lady, I am so thrilled to have you as my partner and receive this gorgeous folder!

Now isn't this just lovely - I'm sure I will find a use for it very soon - maybe it will come on the plane with me to Thailand!
Seems there has been a lot of fun and good spirit out there in Blogland - I do hope you have all had a wonderful time!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010!

This little guy brings my wishes to you - those near and far! It is so lovely to be able to share this Christmas with all my dear Blogland Fiends!

May the season of "Love & Peace" ... "Joy & Laughter" ... "Care & Sharing" be with you & your Family always ... MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Periwinkle - A Start!

I keep promising myself next year will be a better one and have mentally listed some objectives! This one is in English paper piecing to fill in those little moments wasted when I wish I could have achieved something! Here's a start! Hopefully a fairly close reproduction of the 1940? antique quilt below - maker Unknown! I have been playing and it hasn't been easy - yes, we can all go out and buy templates and we all know photocopying is not always accurate - I had five angles to work with here - oh, please God that I have it right. lol!

It's going to be bright - I think I will need some navy fabrics, a colour I don't go for very much - if anyone knows of a shop that stocks, please let me know!

This is what I hope to achieve - love the pink and think I am fairly close to it!

Dear friend Pat Goodchild sent me a few swatches of Kaffe's new? fabrics - she suggests use in Kim McLean's applique projects, perhaps a really quick quilt with maybe some spotty sashing and floral cornerstones in between blocks , or even as a centre of a medallion quilt. Good advice - thanks Patti! - now this one clever girl is one of the most artistic quilters I have ever known!
I'm hoping to have a lovely weekend Stitch-In - time to prepare for Christmas next week!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It Has Been So Long!

Yes, so long since I have posted and I have really felt out of whack - I have been thinking to myself ... how boring I am ... then I thought I'd show you my dollies! I so loved doll-making and stopped about twelve years ago - yes, quilting took over, lol! I love 'pretty' and this is one of my very favourites!

A few cuties are in the display cabinet with her!
One of my real live dolls - Heidi at her ballet recital yesterday - so classically beautiful in all ways! I am quite a humble person, love to show pics that make others happy, but here I am, absolutely bragging!!!

I am so proud of her - just so thrilled she was the leader of her little group - splendid!
My SSCS gift arrived from Grethe of a A Quilt Lady - a lovely reciprocal Follower of mine (is that correct terminology?) and boy, am I so thrilled - see this sweet little gift tag top right (oh, I have cut the top off it!) - it may be the start of a long story - let's hope so! - perhaps I'll be able to let you know in a couple of days! Thank you so much Grethe and love and thanks to Chookyblue ...!
I have added a few more pieces of Liberty of London to my stash recently - they just fascinate me - such beautiful lawn and designs so eclectic but they just work!
A little bit of travel news - phew! a badly needed holiday - Ed and I are off to Thailand in the New Year - DS1 has built a house outside of Bangkok, Thailand and we have been invited to spend time with him and his partner in the New Year. I tossed up whether to add in Cambodia and Vietnam but have settled for Chiang Mai close to the northern border.
Well, I guess I am not so boring after all - I have lots of good days with my arms and then quite a few that knock me about a lot - I think I should count my blessings a bit more, lol!

Happy Weekend!