Monday, February 7, 2011

Winds - Please Be Still!

How blessed we are having friends! Dear Cathy of Cabbage Quilts has started a fab quilt by Kaffe Fassett using Soul Blossom fabrics - now, I fall in love very easily and that happened this morning - having a little browse I came across Cathy's post of today. Straight to the bookcase and there was Caravan of Quilts on top of the pile - into The Studio and there was a bundle of Soul Blossom fat-quarters just crying out to be used! I quickly dashed off an email and Cathy has given me permission to have a little quit-along with her! This has been so timely as that loose-end feeling is still hanging about - this might just be the right medicine, lol! Here I am behaving so badly while so many of our fellow Australians have had so much loss and sorrow - about 70 k's north of us the bushfires are raging and homes are being lost - pray God it will end soon! I could write a lengthy post on the devastation our country has suffered - please keep us in your hearts!

This arvie I have to pop to the shops to buy ingredients to make Peg's Apple Sour Cream Slice - a lovely sewing day with friends is happening tomorrow - it has all been so quiet lately, I am really looking forward to this one! Let's hope I can make a lovely luncheon dessert - I'm sure Peg is to be trusted - me? well we'll see!

This month's finished but not pressed - looks kind of bubbly - let's hope the bubbles press out!

Last week we had a lovely catch-up with friends we have not see for 17 years - Graeme and Sharon Sullivan ex Gove! Simple fish and chips on a glorious day at Dolphin Quay, Mandurah - the tubby one on the left belongs to me, lol! It is so nice to eat out when catching up with old friends, so much more time to chat rather than dashing around entertaining at home making sure everyone is well looked after, that's what I like to do!
Oh, I haven't mentioned the mail! Best to leave that until this evening to open as I know there's goodies to drool over!
Happy day!

15 Lovely People said ...:

Lizzie said...

Thinking of you all while the fires are raging Lurline, my girl is safe home in Victoria but that doesn't mean I don't think about you all in the west...
Lovely photo of you and your man in Mandurah..
Lizzie
xxx

Stephanie said...

Oh it looks like you had lost of fun! Love the fabrics. Hope you're doing well! Steph

Margaret said...

That quilt-along sounds like fun! So pretty too -- love Soul Blossoms! Love that circle game BOM -- every time I see it on a blog I wish I were doing it too! Good luck with your sewing get-together. Glad you had fun with your friends!

Teresa said...

That should be a right cheery quilt along! My heart is with you and your fellows down under. Your country has been under seige for many, many weeks now.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

alobsiger said...

Oh, Lurline, I may have fallen in love over at Cathy's too. Maybe be digging my book out this afternoon. Rather than being blown by the wind, I think it is stuck under a snow bank. Take good care!

Shari said...

How wonderful to have some time with special friends... and a lovely new project and retail therapy - look forward to tasting that apple dessert! By the way - that link wouldn't work. C'ya tomorrow!

JCnNC said...

Certainly have been wondering how you were faring and will continue to have positive thoughts and keep you and others in our prayers. Sounds as if you had a wonderful and enjoyable week. Be sure and let us know what was in the package. I love red, blue and white envelopes, whether they arrive at your house or mine. They all make us smile. Judy C www.shadetreequilting.com

Sue-Anne said...

I have been thinking of you all in the West with those terrible fires raging. Glad to hear you are safe. Enjoy your quilt a long, it is going to be fun watching it grow.

Maree: said...

what a Lovely backdrop to eat out...that new project is gorgeous and just what you needed to get back in the swing...hope your shoulder is feeling better...
Glad to hear you are safe...
happy stitching...those fabrics are Divine!
cheers

Kathie said...

oh what a beautiful quilt you are starting ah yes, love those fabrics too!
have fun with Cathy making it, sometimes we all need to start a new project!
So happy to hear you are ok, I was thinking of you last night as I watched the news...so sad whats happening in Australia.
can't wait to see whats in those packages :)
Kathie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How fun. Friends are so precious.

Anonymous said...

Please remove the photo of my mums from your front page. Thank you. Cathleen

Rae Ann said...

Lurline ~ I always love stopping by your blog to see what you have going on. I adore the fact that you and that sweet Cathy are joining together for a quilt along. How fun! I love what you will be working on.
I will be praying for all of those people that are suffering in your country. Happy that all is well with you!

Cathy said...

Can't wait to watch yours grow too Lurline, thrilled you are making this one with me. Gorgeous Amitie block. Isn't it wonderful to catch up with great friends? I agree, letting someone else cook is a fab idea!! xo

EileenKNY said...

Lurline,
I've been reading and drooling over your quilts-nice; very, very nice.
I tried to click on Peg's link and it came back saying it couldn't be opened. I have a quilting get-together next Sunday; I'd love to try a new recipe!