I'm so close to finishing Butterfly Garden I can hardly contain myself. But I will try.
I fixed the problems on Block 8 and made a really determined effort on Block 9 this past week. How about these then....
Go on... count them! There's 9 mini blocks and they're all finished. They are... really. I don't blame you for doubting me. I can't believe it myself. I did them all in one week. Gobsmacking eh. I've never worked so fast before.
I spent this morning piecing and pressing.....
So that I could show you the finished quilt. OK... I still have to add the borders but that's the easy part...right. Here is it in all it's glory. Star of my design wall......
I confess that this is the very first BOM that I've
That means I've got to get to grips with this dastardly contraption! It's time to face my fear. 2012 is the year I will master the art of quilting using this frame. Maybe this week but don't hold your breath.
Since I last posted I haven't had a minute to myself. OK... that's a blatant exaggeration but you know what I mean. I've been flitting here and there like a demented butterfly never still long enough to get anything done. I spent all of what little time I had working on BG so's I'd have something worthwhile to blog about.
You should see the bags under my eyes from burning the midnight oil. You could carry a months groceries home in them with room to spare. Not pretty. The price of commitment eh. On the plus side I've watched a lot of episodes of ER. I started out with 66 and now I'm down to 31 episodes. Do you think I'm obsessive?
I'm awarding myself some me time this week. Lovely time to have a cup of tea (or three) and play in blogland till my hearts content. Can't wait to see what you've all been up to. I get serious withdrawal symptoms when there's no time to surf.
Thursday last week Tina came to spend the day with me. Guess what..... she's caught the bug and started a quilt!!! She knits.... she paints... she makes gorgeous cards but now she's making these....
and she's making a superb job of stitching them. Way to go Tina!!! Actually Tina is a nurse so I guess she's used to stitching things up delicately. She's using monofilament (invisible) thread. That stuff has a mind of it's own. Not the easiest thread to use. But there's not a stitch in sight. Her hexies are so perfect a gal can feel herself turning green.
Kitty has been and gone and guess who forgot to take photographs of the projects she worked on. She was obviously too polite to remind me to get my camera out. As usual she sewed up a storm... while I whinged solidly while making a complete muck up of everything I touched. To be fair... I only whinged for one day but it felt like a lifetime... at the time.
Kitty went home with a completed Advent Calendar. Rebecca the Rabbit... a DMC kit she's had on her 'to do' list since Adam was a boy. And a Pat Archibald kit.... a Poppy wallhanging. Tilly made one just like it when she visited a while back. Sorry I've no photo's to show you. I promise to be more on the ball next time.
Before I go I have to tell you that it's almost my Bloggy Birthday.... 3rd February is the big day! I can't believe a year has past since I dipped my toe in the surf. To celebrate I'm going to have another giveaway. So don't forget to pop by and put your name in the hat.... someone will get lucky.
OK... I'd better get going. I've still got a lot of ER to watch.....now... what can I stitch tonight......
See you soon..... hope you're having fun