Friday, July 8, 2011

'Hello!'

Popping in to say 'hello!' I am really not achieving anything much these days so all I can show you is 'lovely lovelies' that eventually I hope to do. My Japanese Flowers are progressing oh, so slowly and meanwhile I am dreaming up a design for the following applique piece! The lure of repros is always there with me - here's what is whizzing around in my mind - pretty hard to portray what is in there, lol! I love these baskets and flowers - to me they are stylised and would give me plenty of room to play - maybe the weekend will be kind to me and let me make a start! See the taupey fabric - it's from Japan so maybe a Daiwabo - I thought perhaps it would be nice for the background of the baskets and have ordered some more - and the other three are bits of stunners, particularly the blue!

I think this closeup, as fuzzy as it is, may give you and idea what I am on about - could be nice! Good luck hasn't arrived yet - still waiting to hear when Ed's open heart surgery will happen - meanwhile he's coping really well at home, spending most of the day in bed and reading lots of books. Another 'disaster' - Bailey, my grandson, who was to represent the State in AFL has a broken little finger, so looks like his trip to Canberra will definitely be out. This poor little finger was broken over three weeks ago at training - he showed it to Nana Tuesday evening - of course I went bananas playing Doctor Lurline and after more whizzing around with phone calls, hospitals and doctors, he is now at this minute seeing a specialist - would be lovely to get food news, but I'm sure we won't.

Off to do some bookwork and pay some bills - I'll try to avoid going to jail!

Hope life is treating you all kindly and you have a lovely weekend sewing!

14 Lovely People said ...:

Sue said...

The baskets of flowers are so yummy. Yours will be just as nice IF not even better.

Lizzie said...

Oh my special friend, things will turn around soon. Meanwhile fabric therapy is always a good thing..
Take care..
Lizzie
xxx

quiltmom said...

Sometimes we need to let life be and do the things our bodies and minds tell us that they need. Hope that Ed is able to have his surgery soon but I am sure he is getting the most loving care imaginable.
I have been doing a little day dreaming about quilting too- now I need to get myself together and make a quilt or two.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Maree: said...

Lovely to hear from You..Nice to hear Ed is doing OK while Waiting & Hope your Little Grandson's Finger will Mend Properly sorry he missed out on the Trip...
Your Fabrics are Beautiful hope you get some stitching time this weekend too...
Take Care
xx

Cardygirl said...

Lovely to hear of your corner of the world...hope Ed is being a good patient!

shez said...

Good to hear that Ed is doing well,chin up and keep smiling things will look up.

Margaret said...

Good to hear Ed is hanging in there. Good thoughts and prayers for his open heart surgery. Bummer about Bailey's little finger though. I love those fabrics -- especially that blue! And that pattern is lovely -- I had to order it too a while back. lol!

John'aLee said...

They will be gorgeous when you get them done. Sometimes just looking at fabric and handling it is all us fabricaholics need! Smile!

~Phyllis~ said...

Hang in there, Lurline. We all have to go through rough spots every now and then. Hope your rough spot is almost over and everything will soon look bright and rosy.

Kathie said...

oh Lurline I have been thinking of you this week and wondering how you and Ed were doing....glad to hear your both ok thinks will start getting better
That basket quilt is a dream of mine, its just beautiful
wow and I love the fabrics you chose there....that taupe would be a great background wow! oh my that blue fabric is just AMAZING! so bright and happy for a repro! good for you finding it.
yes please make a basket this weekend just having that needle back in your hand will make you happy
kathie

soggibottom said...

Seems like you need some good news Lurline.
Lots of love
x x x

limpingalong said...

Ouch -- sorry about the finger! That doesn't sound like fun. Hope things all settle down at your house and everyone gets what they need! Love the lighter blue fabric.

Jeanne said...

That basket quilt pattern is gorgeous. It will be a fun project to do. Keeping you and Ed in my prayers. ♥

Marianne said...

I leve this quilt.