Thursday, October 29, 2009

another fun giveaway...

also lovely blog about all things quilty

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

today's mail...


Look what I got in the mail today...not a quilting book, but fun anyway!
Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey.
This book is my first online purchase.



Also, the first flower on the magnolia...beautiful!
This magnolia has been planted for 2 years... it's only about 50cms high.
Has 3 other buds waiting to open.
...rainy today and very welcome.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

another giveaway...

True Up blog is having this great giveaway of kiyohara fabric called My Favorite.
...stop by and have a look at everything fabric!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't Look Now giveaway...

Don't Look Now is having a pattern giveaway for this beautiful cushion.
...and more!
I have also decided to join Kellie's quilt along to make an orange peel quilt
...should be fun!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Primitives giveaway...

Pumpkin Patch Primitives quilt shop is having this great giveaway...
someone will be very lucky!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Postcards from the Past Quilt

Today, I decided to do a little more on my Postcards from the Past quilt
by Robyn Pandolph. I started this quilt quite a few years ago, and because
I have picked it up at different times to work on it all the blocks aren't exactly the same.
...which is a little disappointing.
So today, I trimmed the blocks to the right size and began to add the borders.
Now I can clearly see what needs doing - to finish it.
...in a few places I will have to unpick and redo as the applique is
too close to the edge of the border.

Friday, October 16, 2009

week...slowly going by

Sunday was quilt group ...one of our friends has just come home from
her US holiday... she gave us each a potholder she bought.
Mine is this lovely blue and white...
washed the quilt from my bed today...that's the basket quilt.
And bought quilt romance...love the bright colours.
...now what can I make from it.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

MIL turned 80


My DH's mother turned 80 this week...
this is her wedding day

..all the family were there.
Our eldest son couldn't be there, which was a little disappointing.

...this is the family album crazy quilt her daughter Annie made.