Saturday, May 11, 2013

Moving On With Steam Punk!

I had queries on my applique method for the great Steam Punk blocks, so today I have been doing a little preparation so show you.

This is a little ahead, I will make it a very detailed tutorial, perhaps Monday, tomorrow being Mothers' Day here in Australia.
A little more preparation and a sneak peak at a delightful pattern I have ordered.

 I checked out the Internet and ordered these great freezer paper sheets from Calico Cottage Crafts - excellent service, so obliging and the parcel came so quickly. These are just great and go through my HP Photosmart printer so well.
 Mum and I just adore the fragrance of this beautiful hyacinth - I picked it up for her and it is sitting on her side table bringing a beautiful fragrance to the family room. Neither of us had seen a real live living one before.
 Son David is our 'gardener' and does a beautiful job - the kalamata olive tree is bearing profusely, and no, I haven't preserved them this year!
Not everyone's favourite plants, but I love succulents - the original of this breed came from one of our war heroes, a POW, so nice to have memories - he was very dearly loved by my daughter, Angela and her children. I have asked David to pop it beside our front door for all to see!

I see I have lost my signature again, happy weekend to all and best wishes to all Mothers out there - I hope you are fiercely spoiled tomorrow! Hugs - Lurline!

3 Lovely People said ...:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love what you are working on.....and I do love succulents....Happy Mothers Day to you as well Lurline....

Julie Fukuda said...

I have some of those "hen and chicks" just getting ready to bloom. The best thing about succulents is that they thrive on neglect.(and don't die when I leave town for a few weeks and my husband forgets to water them).

antique quilter said...

love seeing some more sneak peaks at your fabric choices for steam punk!
I love flowers and beautiful gardens but never seem to have them . I dream of a house with an english garden someday