Sunday, 20 January 2013
click here to see the link ups for Easy Street.
I'm back at work now, those 3 weeks flew by way too fast.
I realised that it is over a year since I've done any machine quilting, mainly because I have a quilt basted that I just couldn't figure out how I wanted to quilt it. I seem to have a lot of projects that come to a halt when I get stuck. I'm hoping this year I might get a few of these projects finished. I was disappointed that I didn't finish my Jubilee quilt in time for my birthday. That is another quilt that came to a halt cause I couldn't decide on the applique borders. I'm tempted to forget about the applique and do a pieced border. My main problem is that although I can envision what I want to draw I have no artistic ability. I've spent many hours trying to draw the shapes I want and searching the web for help. I think it is time to admit defeat and give up on cats and dogs frolicking through a vine and just have a vine and a flower or two. Time to get on with it!
Till next time,
Sunday, 6 January 2013
As you can see the stash enhancement programme at the palace is still going strong. If I believed in new years resolutions there might be mention of going on a fabric diet. Unfortunately I have zero will power when it comes to any form of dieting, something to work on in 2013.
I am doing my personal best and feel I have a responsibility to help keep the quilting economy here and overseas afloat!! That's my excuse anyway. I ordered the fabric above from the Fat Quarter Shop during their pre Christmas sales. I love them all, the colours of the yardage pieces are very inspiring
Yesterday I went to Amitie with Tracey, I bought a lovely selection of fabric, wool and bits and pieces. It is a very nice shop to visit. I really needed some retail therapy and felt much better when I got home.
Today we went out for lunch at a local hotel for my birthday, this was the view from our table. We've had some very hot days lately but it was pleasant sitting outside with a sea breeze to help keep cool. We had a lovely lunch.
Next post I'll have a photo of the lovely canvaswork picture my Mum made for me.
Tomorrow I'll be back to working on my Easy Street quilt blocks among other projects.