Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back in the garden.

Here are my "One Flower Wednesday" flowers so far. All are made using Liberty fabrics. The centre blooms are the first of my orchids this year.

The weather has cooled off significantly here. We have had our first frost already.

I made this shawl a few years ago. It is very warm, but does tend to shed because of all the "fluffy" yarns in it.

This is my latest finish for the Morrell quilt.

Today I prepared the next pieced block.

I am still working on 3 more projects. Variety is the spice of life!!! lol

I have 15 Jacobs Coat blocks finished and 3 more ready to applique.

The next project using Kellie's raw edge applique method is almost ready to be quilted. Hopefully I will have a photo later in the week.

I have also started hand quilting my Cheddar Cheese and Crackers mini quilt.

So, lots happening here, but slow progress on each one.

Back to sewing.... :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More than One Flower Wednesday

Liberty fabric and zygocactus flowers.

My cushion is finished! I have had a second class, with lots of hints from Kellie, and lots more practice since I did that machine quilting, so the next piece should be a big improvement. I have started the machine applique on a second cushion and I have ideas for a small quilt using the raw edge applique technique.

Another broderie perse Morrell block finished! I am more than half way through making the blocks now. :)

Jacob's Coat is coming along well. I have 13 blocks finished and 2 more prepared ready to sew in the next few days.

Have a great week, everyone. :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

All the paintings in this post were painted by my mother.

The painting below is my mother as a young child with her Grandfather. They were going to hunt for gold.

This book was one of my gifts for Mother's Day. I am going to spend many hours reading those pages.

I hope all the mother's reading this post are having a wonderful Mother's Day.

I would like to send special wishes to those who have lost their mother.

Especially my heart goes out to any mothers who have lost a child.

Today every child - made luke warm cup of tea and burnt toast is as good as a 5 star meal.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010