Thursday, 16 February 2012

Vignette Revisited

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 sensible grown women could loose control of their senses in the blink of an eye.   I blame Beverley..... I think she's a Witch!

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
Hugs
Josie

10 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely post! with so much eye candy :o) Have fun with Vignette ... I don't use a hoop either and .... have you seen the new button club of Lynette's? I couldn't help myself so I signed up for it :o)

Enjoy your drink xx

Kaye R said...

You always give me a good laugh...... I stitch ala natural from time to time I just iron it frequently....... Still giggling...... Just found a shop that sells the parlan for vignette all I need now is the background fabric/ hanky linen .........still giggling

shez said...

lol,you are so funny Josie,some lovely kits there,good luck with the witch again,lol.xx

marina said...

nothing wrong with succumbing to a little temptation even if you were bewitched. They are both lovely projects. Great to see your vignette again.
How could you say such wicked things about your felines. They look like perfectly behaved cats. A beautiful picture.

Grethe said...

There are "week" women in every corner of the world;up here north it is definitely me!! Love your post,Good Luck with all the BOMs. And your Vignette looks so delicate and beautiful. I love all both Leanne`s and Lynette`s:-)

Diane-crewe said...

thanks for giving me a laugh xx Seems like when the fabric calls toy just HAVE to answer!! I know that call SOOOO well xx

susie said...

You are too funny and I think a gin & orange sounds great :)
How else, are you gonna' get through all those projects...?
I am off to check out the book...happy stitching

Sheila said...

What great stuff you accidentally ordered through Bev :)
But where did you get the Simply Vintage book from - - I absolutely HAVE to have a copy, and can´t find one anywhere...did Bev order it for you too?
Many thanks for any help on my quest to find the first Vol of this magazine.

Bev Trembath said...

I am sure you meant White Witch and not the really naughty ones.....by the way it isn't me with a black cat......hehehhe...enjoy your stash and bring your mag when you visit, I believe issue 1 is now sold out. Bev xx

LynCC said...

Hey!! Another BOM lover. :D Mine were massively out of control, and last year I started hosting "BOMs Away" link-ups every Monday at my place. I use it to make myself get at least a tiny progress on one BOM or another every week. Been kind of unusual the last couple of months, as I pushed straight through one whole BOM. I usually do different ones each week so I don't get bogged down by the same-o, same-o all the time. They go up Sunday evenings (so the Australia folks have it on Monday morning) and usually stay open until about Saturday. Sure would love to watch yours as they progress. :D Here's a link that'll go to the latest BOMs Away post: http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/search/label/BOMs%20Away