Sunday, 4 December 2011

10 Days In A Nutshell.....

Hummmm... maybe that should read 10 days in a nut house!

I'm going to do my best to catch up chronologically but as my recent past is a bit of a blur I could be setting myself up for failure.    Oh well... onwards and upwards....

First off....a note to my SSCS swap partner.   Your package is well on it's way.....  yippee!!  I've never been so relieved to finish a project in time in my whole life.   Hope you like it.


Now don't get too excited I haven't really parceled up and posted Licky Lou to you and I apologise in advance for any stray cat hairs and souvenirs of the Scottish Countryside that she may have decided to gift you.   Honestly... you can't leave a box unattended for a second in this house.  

Then.... Kitty came to stay last Friday till Tuesday.    She arrived with her nemesis "Quilters Friend" project and a very optimistic outlook.    That didn't last long     She did achieve one thing though.... she reached a whole new level of cussing!!    I should have turned my kitty money box into a cuss box for the weekend... I'd have made a fortune.     Still.... you have to admire her she stuck with it and the end result is lovely.

Here it is folded up...

The outside.....
And the inside....


 The right and left sides  are actually zippered pockets... with more pockets on top!  If you think don't have enough pockets in your life you can find the pattern at  Daisy Chain Designs

You know I can't actually remember what I stitched while Kitty was here!   I now have these.....


so I reckon I must have stitched them unless there really is a Quilting Fairy.   I clearly remember two things from the weekend..... Shiraz and Chardonnay...hic!     Purely medicinal I promise you.

I did finish up my Twelve Red Robins stitchery too....


Now all I have to do is figure out how to get it into it's frame.    I've never framed a stitchery before but I think it has to be laced up the back sort of like corsets.  Or perhaps it could be stapled?   If you are reading this and have an idiot proof way of framing (apart from paying a fortune at a framers that is) I'd really love to hear about it.

I have done a bit more on Mac's Christmas Quilt.... soon to be renamed Mac's Birthday Quilt.  I think there's more chance of me making a June 2012 deadline than there is of me getting it into Santa's sack before he hitches up Rudolf & Co.     Still... you never know.   I live in hope.   Here's a bit of one of the blocks along with the heap of still to be read quilting/craft magazines I've collected lately....



Last... but by no means least..... I'd like to send a big THANK YOU to Wendy over at Charlottes Web  for giving me this.....


The Leibster award showcases up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers.  Wow!!  I'm up and coming.  Just goes to show... you are never too old!    Seriously Wendy... thank you so much for thinking of me for this award and your regular lovely comments on my posts too.

Now... the rules of accepting this award are that you must show the award on your blog and thank the person who awarded you it to you.   Then choose 5 blogs that meet the criteria to pass the award on to and leave each one a comment.   I'd like to pass the award to these lovely ladies I've 'met' in blogland....



Girls...  I really enjoy visiting you and hope you'll accept the award in the spirit in which it's given.

I'd love to have given the award to everyone on my blog list and all those who I follow and who follow me too.  I do appreciate each and every one of you.

Heck I'd better go.... before I launch into a longer acceptance speech than an Oscar Diva!   Believe me once I get going there is no shutting me up.   

I'm off to work on the Birthday Christmas quilt.... ever the optimist eh!

See you soon....
Hugs

Josie

4 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

Congratulations xx Looks as if all the swearing was worth it too xx lol

marina said...

thankyou for the lovely award will follow up this week.
the quilters friend looks fantastic, all those zips would have seen me making lots of donations too.
Please send the hexagon fairy over here! They are just so beautiful. Good luck with Mac's quilt. There are still 3 weeks till Christmas......
Never say never, pass the chardonnay!

shez said...

Josie i so loved this post,cute cat in the box

rosie said...

Hi Miss Josie, look what happens when we leave you alone for just a little while!!
Gorgeous hexies.... just my colors..
Mac won't care when he gets his present....
Now, about the award..... Right back at you kid! as they say....
I think you Rock!! as you would say!!!