I have sent my little house on it's way to the quilty neighbourhood. I enjoyed making it so much. As you can see we have had a little snow, well, really as I write, more snow than we have had in years. The country has almost come to a standstill, as we are not equipped to cope with this. I have just enjoyed a bit of retail therapy in Glasgow/Scotland with two friends this past weekend. We had a great time, and flew back before THE BIG SNOW. My next task is to bake a chocolate cake for grandaughter's 10th birthday. Best get going.
I haven't blogged in ages. Maybe I have been busy. Maybe I have mislaid my camera again. Really I am not as good as you all at this bloggin. However, I aim to start again.
Got these swatches from The Fennel Shed, Buncrana. Decided to pratice windmill blocks, which I had never done before.
It ended up as a cushion.
Pleased? Yes, I am. Proud? Better not be, It goeth before a fall. Loved making it tho. There, I have made a start. Is there anyone else whose head is so full of things she wants to do, she doesn't know where to start? I really want to make a little house block for beth's village.
I made one of the really useful and pretty hexies using the tutorial from Penny's Hands. I love it. Could have filled it better. Will try again with my next one. My photography leaves a lot to be desired. With practice I WILL improve. x x
Not doing any stitching these past few weeks. Itching to get going again. Bought a lovely piece of lilac. Enough to make a border for Mags quilt. Think I have settled on a 'Trip around the world' pattern. Just need to do the necessary shopping. Have booked tickets for RDS Dublin stitching show for Caro and myself. Looking forward to that, end of Oct. Smile smile.
The sun is shining. It is another sun- shiny day. Went to The Cotton Shed and ood and aaad at all the lovely fabrics and kits. Bought couple of pieces of fabric. Signed up for the block of the month quilt Pond House, starting in January. Lynda had her almost finished quilt top so we could see what it will be like. Mmmmm! This one is for me. It is beautiful. So far I have kept very little of my quilts. This one is going to live with me. The pic is of my first attempt at paper piecing. I couldnt understand the concept til I did this block.
Here is dennis. Look at that beady eye. I hear he has become more well behaved for his new owners. This is pip with her mum Wendy just a few hours after she was born. All the minis belong to my daughter.
Crystal gave birth to a filly 7 days ago. She is named squeak. Her half sister, born to Wendy is pip. The names came from the cartoon characters pip, squeak and Wilfrid. No more due this year, so no Wilfred. Here she is on her first outing to the paddock at 6 days old. They are mini horses.
Just back from few days in Donegal with Lindsey and Kids and friend Barbara. Had a great time. tired but happy. We stopped for a picnic halfway there and found this lovely waterfall and bridge in a hotel carpark.
my camera was in the laptop bag. Now I can get a couple of pics to share. I have finished the lap quilt I was working on, and am happy enough with it to want to keep it. A good sign. Hope the lovely lady it is for will enjoy it. Here is a pic of the little quilt I received from Mary. It is so lovely. I am going to use it as a centre on our dining table, when it is cleared of sewing machine, fabric , laptop etc.
I had a lovely day just stitching. No demands on me from anyone else. Completed small quilt top and am really pleased with it. However, I have mislaid my camera. Really want to take a pic. Where can it be? I know I had it on Friday :(
My lovely little quilt arrived from Mary this morning. It was number 4 on my list which was in no particular order, as I would happily have given a home to any one of them. It is fresh and lovely, and I have tried it in all sorts of places in my home. It is now on the back of the rocking chair so everyone can admire it. Have mislaid my camera, so cant take a pic. Will do asap.
We went to Nucsle today. Well, to the uninitiated in grandson speak, Newcastle, where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. Had a great time with the kids. Auntie Caro went on the fairground waltzer with them. You wouldn't get me on one of those things EVER again. Enjoyed the beach, some KFC and plenty of walking. My kind of day.
My little quilt is going to Australia. I hope the receiver will like it. Cant wait to get a quilt. I've asked not to be told which I am getting. Want it to be a surprise. It will be lovely to be in touch with someone who shares the same interests.......from Australia. wow!
Well, true to form there has been some rain first day of school holidays. Did I say some? Torrential rain. Got soaked to the skin running from car to doc's and back. Well, at my age I dont run fast. However, it is warm and the sun is now shining. The garden is fresh and watered. The grandchildren havent started to complain about being bored. Happy days.
We have been enjoying some fabulous summer days. I hope we dont forget that at the first drop of rain. This is a snap of carrick-a-rede rope bridge. Taken with my little camera. Lots of beautiful colour in nature.
I've been stitcching away at my little quilt, for A Little Quilt Swap, and am almost there. A bit nervous, as I never did anything like this before. The quilts posted are lovely. I made this little block as a test piece before making a quilt for my daughter. It is too small for this swap, but I like it.