Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Mother's! cont'd

Both Mums are on the mend. My Mum has had a heap of tests and we're waiting for the results. My Mum-in-law ended up having a cast put on her broken arm and is finding life a little difficult. She is 86 and this fall has taken it's toll. Thanks to all who sent their good wishes.

On a quilty note, I have begun the quilting on the row by row. I had enough background material to do what I wanted to and fingers crossed there will be enough of the dark green for the binding. I'll post a couple of pictures when there's something to look at.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007


It seems to be the week for both my Mum & my Mum-in-law to have falls. Monday evening my Mum had a fall and is now sporting a couple of very black eyes. She got to have a ride in the ambulance and spent the night in hospital. Every day this week my sister gets to take Mum for various tests etc. I'll be pleased when we know what's going on.

Mum-in-law had a fall in the nursing home yesterday and has broken her arm.....up near the shoulder. They can't put it in plaster so she will be trussed up for the next 6 weeks or so. She is still in hospital. Himself can't go and visit her as he has caught one of the various flu bugs going around and he doesn't want her to get it.

To brighten this up I took a picture of the first bunch of roses I've picked this year.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

A Work in Progress (or a UFO?)

After my recent tidy of the stash and finding all these WIP's (works in progress) that some would call UFO's I decided that I should attempt to finish some of them.

This quilt dates back to 2003 when I was in a row by row swap with an online group. When it came home I wasn't sure what to do with it so the rows have been waiting patiently for me to be inspired.

I cut the pansy row into 3 blocks, bordered them and all the other rows with a mottled dark green and this is the result so far. Sorry you can't see the pansies in the top row very well, I couldn't take a picture of the quilt hanging as the top & bottom rows aren't joined yet.

I might just have enough of the cream background fabric for the side borders if not I'll just bind it as is with the dark green.

Thanks to all who have left comments, makes me feel that I'm not talking to myself.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Four Seasons Fall Quilt

Fabric fondling is the best way to calm your nerves after a harrowing experience.

Yesterday I had a face to face confrontation with a metre long tiger snake. Not one of my favourite things to meet.

My day was much improved when I received my fall swap quilt from Dorian in LaGrange Park, Il.

Dorian was also kind enough to enclose some fabric. A very big thank you Dorian for the quilt and the fabric, the quilt is perfect colours for my family room and will be on display for all to see. We're going into summer here but that isn't important.

I also received my 'cream to gold' charms from another swap I'm in.

Wouldn't it be lovely if the postman brought squishy fabric parcels everyday?

I couldn't go to my regular sewing day this week so I've been working on my blue quilt at home, only 6 more blocks and the centre to do and it will be finished. I'm thinking of doing some type of floral applique in the centre. Will complete all the 12" blocks first and see what I think.