Sunday, November 15, 2009

New quilt top

It has been suggested that I rename this quilt top something like "hangover view" but I think it looks quite pretty.. It is made from my big buy from overseas and is very bright !!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Introducing Flossie the Flamingo,, a Melly & Me pattern! Made for a little girl who's big sister has been telling her frightening stories at night... so Flossie will hang above her bed and look after her!!!
Has been a while since I made any sort of toy, but will admit that I did have fun doing it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I was playing the other day and decided to try to do an applique fairy based on a lead lighting pattern,,, welllll, the idea was good! Here she is all pinned up. Also tried the new 'shrinky stuff' on the gold wings.... anyway, she looks a bit better in the photo than she did in real life.. Yep, past tense -- too much mucking around, so it all got put into the too hard basket, and am thinking about trying those new colouring pencils instead. Will let you know when I get some! Cheers for now,,

Monday, November 9, 2009

and just a bit more

Night everyone!
and some more

Got my parcel this morning, they are glorious,, mostly 1yd lots, some 1/2yds, and two different FQ bundles, have been playing all day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Got a few more blocks done for the asian quilt.. January sounds a long way off but guess it will be here tomorrow!

And here is how the center came home to me! Isn't it glorious? It isn't a very good photo so will post another one at a later time. There are some very talented people on the forum.... for those who are aren't too sure what I am talking about, it is a round robin swap where the first person sends off a 12" center block to the next person on the list who adds a border and then sends it on to the next, great fun and I think it is great that my only own quilt is this one!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

And after talking about Rosie,, I forgot to post a photo of her quilt!!! Still getting the hang of a blog site, I guess....

So, here's Rosie/Rosey's quilt!!!!

At the beginning of the year I joined in the Medallion Round Robin Quilt Swap on the forum of which I am a happy member. We sent out a 12" center piece and this is what I sent out on its travels........ Last week it came home.....

?That long

One of my Block of the Month that I received from one of the special friends on the forum.
Part of one my "buys" from o'seas!

And here is the other half!

I knew it was a while since I had posted, but can't believe its been that long!

Not a lot has happened, I seem to sit at my machine for ages, but not a lot gets done... probably because my puter is right next to it! I find I do a lot on the puter, either reading or posting on the forum that I am a member of, or spending money on materials from overseas!!!!! I have been in hospital for a short stay (for what I call an 'old lady's operation...eheh) and got a few appliques done there, other than that, I seem to just make lots of plans for lots of quilts which don't really happen !!!! I have managed to finish Rosey's quilt (grandaughter born 25/8/09 in the front seat of the car on the way to the hospital!!!) and have done some medallion round robin quilts that I have participated in, in the forum and I think that is that.

I am still on official sick leave from work but will go back for 2 weeks from 23Nov(probably need some spending money at xmas time) and am really feeling afloat... not too sure where or how I want to work but know from past experience that I can only go for a few months without work before I feel **splat&^%%### and need to go back for a while again.

OK, some piccies of my spendings and other things!