Monday, 11 April 2011

Finally.... something to show

I did it!!

I finally finished piecing my Nanny Sharon's Picnic Quilt.  I know I've said it before but I love this quilt with a passion.   It's just so..... happy!!

Alright I know it's only a quilt top not a finished quilt..... but I couldn't resist hanging it on the line to photograph.


All I have to do now is quilt it!   I'm even feeling quietly confident about doing that.  Holy Moley.... I can't believe I just said that!!    Me.... actually looking forward to 'free machine' quilting.   I'm positive this quilt has cast a spell on me! 

And that's not all..........

I finished my Southern Belle bag from Monkey Buttons too....


I really.... really love this bag too.   I still haven't found just the 'right' button for the fastening yet but I'm prepared to wait.   Mac thinks it looks like a really expensive designer bag.  Wow!!  It must be good for him to comment at all.  Actually he's smitten with the picnic quilt too.  Something strange is going on here!

I can't resist showing you more pics....



My sewing frenzy over the past few days had a lot to do with Kitty being here for a visit.   She's the sort of person that needs a turbo boost button on her sewing machine.  That girl is fast!!    She arrived armed with a bag full of projects she wanted to catch up on.   Including this......



It's a Practical Pockets Bag from Button Angel.   Believe me this bag has pockets!!  Inside and out.  If you filled all of them you'd need a fork lift truck to carry it!! 

Camera update...... I got one!!

I 'doubled up' all my Tesco vouchers and got a Fujifilm FinePix HS10..... almost free!   I'm in love with it too.   Had great fun yesterday trying to take 'proper' photos on 'location'.  That's photo speak for snapping shots in the fields around the house!

Look........

Do you think she looks a bit miffed that I'm not getting her best angle?  Who can resist little lambs eh!


And what about this little cutie pie.   It's hard coping with all those legs!


It would have been nicer if this little Chaffinch hadn't got all camera shy and turned her head at the last minute. 

Boy.... I love this camera.  I really do!  I intend to actually read the instruction manual and get to grips with photography.   I fear another hobby has sneaked up on me.

Till next time.......

Josie X

8 comments:

LaDonna and Diana said...

That is a happy quilt! And your bag is stunning! Looks like you got a good camera!

LaDonna

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt and bag are gorgeous! And I love all your photography, very beautiful.

Farmyard Crafts said...

That is a seriously gorgeous bag! Well done!!

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Hi Josie,

Love the quilt! And LOOOOVE your bag! Must look up that designer. What designer is Kitty's bag? Looks really good, too. Wish I was as fast as you make her out to be! Enjoy your new camera. Is it a point and shoot, or do you had to press buttons to get good photos, etc. Sandy

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Oooh, love that bag. He's right, it does look like an expensive designer bag. Those colors are perfect. I think I'd have to go with a vintage button or perhaps a covered button in that pretty blue fabric. You're right, it's not an easy fix. Love the photos, you're a natural!

Q said...

uh oh... I know there are lots who participate in photo a day type events and then of course there are photo-walks

Both your quilt and your bag look lovely, i am looking forward to seeing the quilting on the quilt!

Lynda said...

What great bags. He's right, it does look like a designer bag. I love the quilt.

shez said...

Josie your bag is to die for it does look like a designer bag,well done and i like your friends sewing bag also,and how cute are those baby animals