Monday, December 10, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy, Busy...........................

Well I feel like I've not had time to visit the bathroom never mind chat to all my blogging friends this past week.
Lots and lots of stitching done though. My fingers are almost down to the bone :o)
A little bit of a play with a bondawebbed snowflake (throwing around ideas for my Winter Four Seasons quilt here and tried an idea I'd seen on Kate's blog) this one measures about 3" across
Sarah's D of E blocks are going on a pace
This is the gorgeous paper pieced block, Rolling Star, she made from Quilters Cache
For some unknown reason her quilting buddy Megan has taken umbrage with Sarah about something Sarah supposedly said at school so they are not speaking at all, there's also a great deal of mixing from another girl who is jealous of Megan's friendship with Sarah - so who knows if she will arrive tonight to carry on with her quilt - to be honest I'm way too busy and too weary with all the Christmas preparations to pander to teenage tantrums - we'll see.
However Sarah has definitely caught the bug - and I quote from this weekend......
"Mum, you know my quilt? Can I do 12 blocks instead of 9 and make it into a proper single bed sized quilt?"
Well of course you can imagine my delight as I confirmed that this would be absolutely fine.
She's also made an Ohio Star this weekend - going great guns - 8 blocks down, 4 to go.
As for me I've been stitching away disappearing up some imaginary and unmentionable orifice desperately trying to get things finished for Christmas presents. Nigel will be up country at the start of next week so I have a delivery service waiting for me to complete a few things - no pressure there then! I just have to get them completed by late Sunday afternoon in and amongst rugby etc!!!
Mind you I am getting there - I have completed the top for Spencer's I spy quilt - now the dreaded sandwiching - forgot to take a photo so you'll have to see that later in the week. It will only get the large meander treatment, but for a play quilt that's all it really needs and at least that is quick.
I just have a little applique to finish on my brother's table runner and that can be quilted and done.
I've stitched these little things for my boss (who loves cats) and Trish my lovely colleague - they need completing before the end of next week to take into work.
I'm merrily stitching a Father Christmas in red-work to go on a stocking for Spencer - after all a little boy on his very first Christmas does need a stocking to hang up.
The three quillows are sort of on the back burner as we will go up to my PILs in Worcester for Christmas dinner so I can finish those off at the last minute.
And finally all three embroidered baskets are done - two for Yorkshire, one for Worcester - woohoo!

16 comments:

Clare said...

My word you have been a busy busy bee. I adore those baskets and the snowflake is beautiful.

Teenage fallouts - tell me about it! Hope Megan does turn up this evening

May Britt said...

Those baskets are wonderful.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow, the baskets are gorgeous Anne! It that's your own pattern I think you should sell them .... on Etsy perhaps?

Cute cat stitchery and Sarah's blocks are so bright and colourful - tell her "good job!". I can't wait until my DD has enough patience to sit at the machine for more than 10 minutes. She's only 8 so I guess my time will come.

Take care.

Ruth's Place said...

Everything looks wonderful, but those baskets are just breath-taking!! Hope the teenage thing works out (I wouldn't be 16 again if you paid me!). If Meagan has been bitten by the quilting bug she'll turn up fight or no fight...

loulee1 said...

Wow, it really has been all go. I love the basket liners, they are sweet. Keep at it, you'll get there.

Libby said...

Love those embroidery baskets. Sarah's blocks look wonderful, too. How exciting that she wants to make more . . . she does have the bug *s* As for the rest, it's all very 'teen girl' and happens anytime 2 become 3 *ugh* It will all work out in the end.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow you've been busy. Love those baskets! They are really beautiful. Sarah's blocks are coming together nicely...hope her friend comes round eventually and gets back to her blocks. We've been having the same sort of thing happening around here with my DD1. She's got a friend that suddenly doesn't want to talk to her...and I'm still not a the bottom of that story yet...and it's been going on for 3 weeks now.
TTFN

katelnorth said...

Nice snowflake Anne :) and I love those embroidered baskets.

Dawn said...

OH yes - I know all about being busy! I love your baskets too!

ForestJane said...

Beary nice!

You have been keeping yourself busy. ;)

And congrats on enticing your daughter to quilt... maybe someday she'll have a stash YOU can steal from.

Sweet P said...

You have been a busy bee. Your stitcheries on the baskets are gorgeous.

I agree with you who has time to cater to teenage panderings?

atet said...

Wow -- and here I thought I was getting things done! Your embroideries always look just lovely. As for your daughter catching the quilting bug -- WOOO HOOOO!!! We've got another one (quilter that is)!

meggie said...

The baskets are just beautiful.
Love your little stitcheries, & also your daughter's lovely blocks.
Good luck with your finishes.

Forgjengelige ting said...

You have made so many naice things! I like the things you have stiched!!

G'G'ma said...

Your embroidered baskets are just beautiful. I think everything you do is wonderful. Your daughter has a marvelous teacher. Just think what she can do, starting so young!

Tracey in CT said...

Love the purple/lime combo that Sara is using!
Those baskets with the embroidered linings are wonderful!