Sunday, 9 March 2008

A bit of this and a bit of that.....

Thanks to you all for your lovely comments once again - it was so nice to think of you all rooting for me as I got Chris's quilt done. I went to give it to him on Saturday morning but he was playing at a football match ( he's a busy lad ). I left it with my sister who was delighted with it. Chris phoned me later to say thankyou and he loved it. Makes it all worthwhile doesn't it ? We're all just hoping now he remembers to bring it home as he is a bit absent-minded when it comes to his possessions. I'm sure he will - don't fancy doing another just yet - lol !!


Anyway I went to a workshop on Friday with my little quilting group. The teacher was Deanne Hartwell-Jones and the workshop was Petal folded patchwork. It was a really nice relaxing day - no machine sewing at all. This is what I made...





Pretty ! This measures about 5 inches. Nice maybe as decoration for a bag or a box lid or perhaps a wall-hanging. It was good fun and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. This workshop has been booked for weeks and I nearly never got there. DS Patrick came down with flu and was off school feeling really poorly. All was not lost though as Jason changed his shift for me so he stayed home with Patrick and worked today instead. I phoned up at lunchtime to see how he was and he was not bad. Patrick told me I had a parcel delivered. It was a couple of books I had ordered from Amazon. Quilting books of course - lol !! What other kind are there ?


Because I was on a deadline with Chris's quilt and it was all too much of a rush I have been in the mood for pottering in my sewing room. Bit of this and a bit of that.... A few ladies asked for a tutorial for the sewing caddy I made for my PIF gifts and I made a start on that....







I also got going on the 4 seasons Spring swap. Here's what I've done so far.





I have in mind a sort of medallion type quilt and am thinking about what to do next.



And lastly I have sorted out one of my huge scrap boxes and pulled out some of the strips. I was debating doing a string quilt but I think I have another plan. Watch this space.



Just had to include a photo of my youngest baby.



This is the top of my kitchen door. Don't know how he got up there but he couldn't get down. I had to lift him off - after I grabbed my camera of course. Silly puss !!
Just an extra note - this week is MS awareness week which I have been informed about by KarenDianne. Please take time to visit her blog and also Siobhan's . They have great blogs and are doing a good job of raising the profile of MS from a quilters view.

17 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Heaven only knows how that cat got up there - made me smile though :o)

Marilyn R said...

Your Spring quilt is going to scream Spring! Or could it be that I have Spring fever and Spring means tulips to me?

Quilting Pirate said...

I don't know where to start...your post is filled with soo many goodies!!

I love the dimensional flower-very nice!

And the spring swap already - wow, it's a beautiful little block!! I'm working on mine already as well.

And LOL silly, silly kitty!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Thanks for the link to our blog sites!

The flower looks like a lot of fun. Sometimes a bit of handwork and some friends is the best of times!

Teresa said...

The 3-D flower is very clever Andrea! You could do so many different things with it.

Bronnie and I had a chuckle at yout little cat - how did he get up there?

Guðrún said...

I hope your DS is getting better. The petal flower is great.

Rebel said...

OMG! Yourkitty is so cute. They always find a way to get up high... how to get back down never crosses their little kitty minds.

julieQ said...

Candle mat! That is what that lovely folded creation says to me. I love it!! those are my colors!!

Very nice spring quilt block!

meggie said...

Goodness that cat looks as startled as you must have been! Aren't they funny!

I love the Spring block, so pretty.
The blue & white looks very fresh & pretty.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

well you have been busy....the flower is lovely...and as for your baby....that did bring a smile to my face....

Ali Honey said...

Thank goodness Puss didn't have a Cheshire Cat grin on his face.

Beautiful clean crisp blue and white!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Amazon packages are almost as great as fabric packages. I love the folded petal patchwork. Very neat.

Silly cat?! Great, fun cat. Smart Mommy to get a photo. This is hilarious.

And thank you so much for the link to our blogs, too!!!

Enjoying all the eye candy.

Love, *karendianne.

Lisa Boyer said...

My cat does the same thing! I think he chases bugs or geckoes up there and can't get down.

The folded petals are lovely! Looks like a fun project...

gwen said...

the center block for the 4SQS looks great. Very fresh.
Poor cat, it looked so frightened, I had to laugh!
I could imagine the folded flower on a lid of a fabric box. The one you made is very pretty. Take care.

Rhonda said...

I love your blog. The pics are just great!

Karen said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. The picture of the cat on top of the kitchen door is priceless!

Jeanne said...

He looks like he's holding on for dear life! *s* Did you help him down? The dimensional flower is very pretty as is the spring swap block.