Saturday, July 28, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I can't show you any tiny baby photos of our eldest child / elder daughter as they are all still packed away in boxes in the garage from the move (well we have only been here for almost two years)
Finally I know I've shown you this shot before but it's my favourite picture of her - who would've thought that cheeky little minx would've grown up into such a lovely young woman - we're very blessed
Happy Birthday Sarah - we love you sooooooooo much!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Must dash - work calls - a mountain of invoices to process to make sure they're paid before the end of term - Oh Deep Joy!!!!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Then it's on to the outer two borders -
The first will be a narrow one of about 2" width in 4 contrasting pertinent fabrics, one for each season but with the same 4 lots of green fabrics for the cornerstones as are in the 4 sections of the centre.
Then the outer wider border which will again be four different seasoned fabric with the 4 different green cornerstones but to compliment this I intend to use the 4 central sashing checked fabrics to applique the four season names - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter on this border probably to the left of each cornerstone.
Clear as mud? You'll see when I take the photos
After I've completed the baby quilt that is
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Can't you tell that DH is away - we'd normally have retired to bed by now
I really miss him when he's away but it is also quite nice to have a little time to myself to stitch and listen to music without the tv on
Don't get me wrong I enjoy the odd bit of 'chewing gum for the eyes' as much as the next person but he's much more of a 'telly addict' than I am. It wouldn't occur to him not to switch the tv on when he sits down to relax for the evening.
Anyway back to stitching - the reason I'm posting at this ungodly hour is...... it's finished!
I've pondered long and hard over whether to put an outer border on - my gut reaction is that quilts always need one or more borders. But this time it's almost as though I'm playing Devil's Advocate with myself and waking up my own personal Maverick to leave it as it is.
If you look on the close-ups you can see the little butterflies I've dotted about the place.
Onto the sandwiching this weekend and to quilting then to get it done and ready to post to my sister in the north of England to pass onto the new baby
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
These are pictures of the church I've taken from the net as all our photos which show the interior paintings in much closer detail are on the other computer that I can't get to at present.
If you ever get the chance to visit, do go to Budapest and take in this church - the interior decor would give any stitcher a lifetime of inspiration for either applique or quilting designs. The roof design made of brightly coloured ceramic roof tiles would also be ideal to reproduce in hexagons over paper
Zita told me that her quilt group meets in a room directly opposite this beautiful building - what an inspirational view while they work!Anyway I digress - I read this morning about a PIF (Pass it forward) giveaway she's part of and managed to stick my name down quickly to get in on the act
So here's the deal ...........
I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week... LOL... but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
Hopefully I'll get mine out sooner than 365 days hence and I'm happy to post anywhere in the world.
Go on then, who's up for it?
Friday, July 06, 2007
I can't believe that my sister at almost 44 is a step-granny to two littlies
However never one to pass by the opportunity to start a new project I dug out a lovely cotton flowered skirt I'd picked up in a charity shop a few weeks ago and started cutting it up to make some flying geese with a white-on-white I bought whilst away last weekend
So that's what I'll be working on this weekend