Last weekend I started working on Vignette again......
I'm burning to the bone with shame at how long it's been it last saw the light of day. I prepped the four little applique hearts for Blocks 2/3. They are all that's left to stitch to finish those blocks.... oh... and there's a small satin stitch heart to do on the birdhouse too.
Then I got to work on the flower borders for Block 4. You know I'm stitching faster these days. I guess with a blog to feed I can't afford to procrastinate too long <wink>. I'm giving stitching 'au natural' a try. Just in case you get the wrong idea about that let me assure you I am keeping all my clothes on at all times it's just my embroidery hoop I've cast aside.
So far... so good. It seems to be working for me. I've stopped 'stabbing'.... I'm backstitching by the book and my tension looks better (in my opinion). Well.... anything is worth a shot isn't it! I'll let you know if the improvement turns out to be a flash in the pan.
Now.... I have to confess to this.....
I bought Lynette Anderson's 'A Dogs Life' BOM and it wasn't my fault!! I just happened to be on the phone with Beverley from Fobbles and I accidentally mentioned that I liked this BOM. It's not my fault that Beverley just happened to have the patterns and I just couldn't help but ask her to post them to me.... now is it! Could you have resisted?
Chris couldn't. She just happened to be on the phone to Beverley too and she too just happened to mention that she liked a certain BOM and look what happened to her.....
She accidentally signed up for Lynette Anderson's 'In Full Bloom' BOM! It's amazing that two
I can't blame poor Bev for me ordering this though....
Isn't it gorgeous!! If you haven't already seen it and want to take peek at some of the inside pages click here then follow the link on the opening page to see inside. I can hardly wait for my copy to arrive. There's a beautiful wall quilt in there not to mention a gorgeous project by Gail Pan.
So what if the instructions are in French..... I'm a quilter.... I can overcome that! I only hope there are plenty of pictures.
Heck I'm so excited I'm hyperventilating...... hang on while I breath into a bag. Ooop's... should have been paper not plastic!
Before I phone the ambulance take a look at my little darlings....
I know it comes across like I'm seriously cat obsessed but how could I not show you one of the very few times they are together without fur flying. You'd think butter wouldn't melt wouldn't you. Well you'd know different if you were the one who had to vacuum the carpet. I swear that vacuum sucks up enough fur to make two more cats.... weekly!
I'm going now before I choke ..... do you think a nice Gin and Orange would relax my airways? You do! OK... I'll give it a try. It'll be your faults if I get tipsy!
Have loads of fun doing what makes you happy
See ya soon