Sunday, 7 June 2009

Spring Blooms swap

The warm spring weather may have disappeared for now but on Friday I received my Spring Blooms swap from Sue in Australia and it is absolutely beautiful, I am so lucky. It has a wonderful array of Sweet Peas and is so beautifully embellished with machine embroidery and quilting. It took her 26 hours to complete and I am not surprised as the stippling is so tiny. I will treasure it and at the moment I am trying to decide where to hang it. I suspect it will go into my work room as I spend most of my time there and so will be able to see it on a daily basis. Thank you Sue, this was certainly a swap worth joining.  

I have finally decided to enter a quilt for the Festival of Quilts in August. I had been uncertain about this as the entry form required exact measurements by the 29th of May and although I knew what I wanted to do I hadn't even started it so was thinking I wouldn't bother. It was Angela who persuaded me by telling me to send in the form and then make the quilt to fit the measurements that I had given. Thanks Angela. Here is just a little peek for now. It doesn't have to be there until 31st July so I do know that I can get it finished, unless of course there are any major disasters.

Nothing more for today as I have to go to work shortly. I only have today in the office and then tomorrow I am going out on an attachment with one of our dog units which should be fun. I'm then off until 25th June with only the Neil Young concert in Nottingham to distract me from sewing.

Until next time, thanks for dropping by and happy sewing.


PS. Thanks to those of you who told me to be patient and that the birds would come to the bath, so far I have had one blackbird who landed on it and flew straight off again - I live in hope.

Monday, 1 June 2009

A quick update

In my rush to get the blog done last night I completely forgot that I had not included the postcard that I had received from Angela as a 'prize' for helping her to name her Rhapsody quilt. Many apologies Angela but it is here now. It has beautiful colours and the flower in the bottom corner is made of Tyvek with a beaded centre. Thank you so much.

I have also just been out taking advantage of the glorious weather to take flower photos. This chap was not invited! I didn't realise that he was arriving until I had taken the photo and as it was hard enough getting the flowers to remain still in the wind, there he will remain.

Sunny sewing