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Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

I just had to sneak on to this persons lawn for a picture.
It was on the dot of midnight when my carriage turned back into a pumpkin and not a Prince in sight!
Happy Hallowen

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Big Bribe

Not really we didn't even make it to Saturday and I didn't even have to bribe dear Rodger he thought it a good idea to go to Mary Jo's today as he has something else planned for me Saturday.
So here we have my bounty for today some very good repro backgrounds and just a few must haves.
Thank you to all who recommend that I stop by Mary Jo's I had a great day.

A Little Shopping Going On

Well I am settling Into my trip and as you can see a little bit of retail therapy has been going on.
It really isn't all for me - have you forgotten that baby bump is on it's way.

This is going to be one spoilt baby.

Don't worry I haven't forgotten I need space for my purchases's this little lot is being shipped home!

I have bribed Rodger with dinner followed by soft ice-cream to drive me out to Gastonia to Mary Jo's on Saturday. I hope he doesen't realize how long a women can take in a fabric shop. It might cost me two big ice creams.

P.S sorry for how the first photo is displayed. Not quite got the hang of posting through iPad.

Monday, 24 October 2011

A Gift of Quilts

My timing is completely out of sync. It's 4am in the morning and my body is telling me it's 9am and I should be up and out walking the dog. But here I am propped up in bed playing with the iPad.
Whilst playing around I took a look at the A Gift of Quilts site. Here.
This is a changing gallery view of some of the quilts that have been made to give to the teams who are participating in the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London.

To my surprise their is my quilt made as a gift for a team. It's no 102 when you scroll down.I can't quite remember what I called it . I think it was STARS FOR STARS and I am wondering what country might get it.

Their is going to be an exhibition of all 500 quilts next March in London and apparently a book is going to be available with photographs of all of them.

My Pumpkin Patchers and my local Shipton Quilters quilt group have also made one. I need to keep my eye on the sight to see if those pictures get posted in the gallery between now and next March.

I think I need to try to get some beauty sleep now LOL so I am going to switch off and try to get the old body of mine in US of A time.


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Posting Again

Well at last I have worked out how to get my photos onto blogger from my iPad so normal service may well resume soon.

Last week my pic and I visited Leominster quilters for their bi annual quilt show. I didn't take too many photos but loved this quilt belonging to Gill Hollingsworth. It's a Miss Rosie's pattern and was made by Gill for her daughter. I hope it's now on her bed as Gill has been hanging onto it for a while.

I am finding it quite hard to get back into the swing of life and hoping my trip to stay with friends in Charlotte and then my onward bound trip to Houston will do the trick.

Anyway at least you now know you might see some eye candy from me over the coming weeks. Now that will be exciting.

Happy Stitching


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Still Here

Yes, I am stll here and of last Friday now have a landline.Internet access to follow sometime this week I hope.
You might be saying that I am posting here- well I am but from the iPad which has been a life saver but have yet to work out how to post photo's. I am sure it will follow when my head is in the right place or one of my son's friends show me how.

A couple of things I have to report is I have my new sewing cabinet ,It sat on the hall floor for a week before I had help to get it upstairs. Glad I was on the upward part of lifting and not the pushing up-it was heavy! The sewing room is still not set up but I am slowly getting back into getting things I need ordered to make my home a home.

The other thing is I am I have booked my flight and am off to Houston for the quilt festival, so if any of you are going and would like to touch base with me please leave me a message.

After a very hectic and eventful year filled with big changes and not much sewing I am looking forward to immersing myself in the quilting world and here's hoping it will motivate me once again.

Lastly thank you for all you wonderful messages and cards at the lose of my DH.
I have quiet honestly felt completely overwhelmed by them so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Oh and just before I go you might want to hop over to Lori's blog at humblequilts. She has dedicated the funds she has raised from her little quilts to Alzheimer's and in memory of Dick my husband a very lovely thing for her to do in my opinion. Thanks Lori it means a lot.