Monday, 13 June 2011

Butterfly brained......

I flitted from project to project the whole weekend.  Never settling long enough on one to make any serious progress. 

Made a bit of a mess in my little space......


OK... I know that some of you won't think it's messy at all.  But for little old anal me..... this is a dump! 

Got lots of little things done though.   Like my Butterfly Garden challenge.....


Remember these were all in the queue for the hoop on Friday.  I'm really chuffed I stuck to it and finished them all.   Look Nicky.... I'm this much closer to the finish line. 

Did some satin stitching on the daisy centres for my Vignette border too.  I didn't take a photo of that coz it's so long I have to stand a mile away to get it all in shot! 

Now..... I've accepted another challenge!!    Don't laugh.... it's rude!

I spotted that Anne Marie is working on Tiny Town BOM from Bunny Hill Designs.   I commented on her lovely work and next thing I know I'm accepting her challenge to join her in making the quilt!  How could I refuse.... you know I already have the pattern and fabrics.....I'm sure I told you a while back.


OK... so it's another BIGGIE!   I can cope... I can..... honest..... arrrrrrrrrgh!  

I made a start yesterday.....


I couldn't finish the block coz I discovered I was missing a fat quarter of a fabric that I couldn't find an alternative for in stash.   I know.... sounds a bit far fetched to me too.

This is as far as I got....


The big bit is the wrong way round so.... in your minds eye rotate it through 90 degrees to the right.... imagine a block of fabric I haven't got between it and the strip of green and you'll have the complete picture...... have you done that?    Good!   Honestly....some folks are so gullible!

Maybe you have a Tiny Town BOM stashed away yourself.  Maybe a tingle just ran down your spine when you saw my pattern.  Just maybe you might like to join in the challenge too!

If you do.... just click on the button in the sidebar and it will take you directly to Anne Marie who can add your name to the list of idiots quilters who have already succumbed.

Made a bit of progress with the Chrismas Present Quilt too.....


Not much but I did trace the stitcheries for the next block and prepared the boat block for applique.  I remembered to reverse the design this time.... clever me eh!

Cut another half dozen hexie flowers too.  I really need to get on with this project before I fall too far behind.

Now for what the best dressed woman was wearing at the weekend....


I can assure you I was actually wearing it but I had to detatch it from the harness to get a picture.   Mickey Mouse ear protectors are this years fashion must have don't you think.

I've been doing battle with the grass here......


Not a great photo..... not a great photographer!

Ours is not so much a garden as a bit of moderately tamed countryside.   Turn your back on it for two minutes and David Attenborough is moving in to do a wildlife documentary!    We've had so much rain it's been impossible to cut grass till now.    You know that darned stuff keeps on growing regardless.

Looks a bit better now don't ya think....


The road out of here is my next project.......


before I need a machete to go shopping!

Till next time....

Josie X

8 comments:

Yvette said...

I also have the Tiny Town quilt. I will have to check into that challenge. I haven't even opened my kit yet. LOL!

I also have the Butterfly Garden and have yet to touch that either. I better quit shopping and start quilting.

rosie said...

Josie, in my dreams I am putting you on my 'bucket list' to visit! I am sure I will die laughing, but die happy!!!!lol ... You live in a beautiful part of the world.. still need a keeper though!!!!

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Your Butterfly Garden looks Fab....Well done...Just think if you can't get out you will have to hibernate and stitch....that would not be so bad....*Grin*

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous garden...I am too uncoordinated to safely whipper snip!
I have laid low about the BG challenge...nearly there but as they say near enough is not good enough unless you are throwing grenades!

Farm Girl said...

I'm sorry - did someone say they had made no serious progress?!? lol

Your BG blocks look lovely and how exciting - a new(quite small NOT!) project. You are delightful, I am so happy to meet another kindred spirit who loves starting things too. Enjoy your flitting!

Grass is looking great too........

Annemariesquilt said...

I am very happy for you joining in on our little challenge ;-)
I have not used the exact right fabric in my quilt. Use what you have !

Kitty said...

you've started another quilt!! love the project,you'll soon be needing a timetable so you can fit them all in!! They are all looking lovely, wish i was making as much progress with my stuff......

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your BG looks beautiful and you are an amazing woman!! You're getting so much done and still keen to start a new project!