Sunday, August 22, 2010

Appliquéd Angel Puppy Quilt Top

Thought I’d better pop in here and let you know I’m still alive.  My Mum has been in hospital for the last couple of months so my life seems to be on hold.

Things aren’t going to get any better, so I need to learn to deal with it – enough said.

I did finish the top of my embroidered puppy angel quilt and I’ll share the pictures, since I don’t have anything else to show you.  I don’t think there is much going around in my brain either that you’d want to hear, so it’s going to be lots of pictures for this post.

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I like my colour and fabric choices more in some of these than others.  I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it and I don’t have a clue how I’m going to quilt it, so it will probably have to age for a bit while I ponder that.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It’s August??????

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi was absolutely amazing – best concert I’ve ever been to.  Kid Rock opened for him and then Bon Jovi played for 2 1/2 hours straight. We were on our feet from the minute he came on stage until he left.  When Jon smiles, my heart just melts – he’s so damned cute!

I made this quilted panel for my friend Onalee for her birthday.  An unusual gift to give in July, but at least this way she will have it for the Christmas season.  She loves little cartoon mice so when I saw this, it had her name written all over it.

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I quilted it with metallic thread and I must admit I was nervous as I’ve never used metallics before.  Tilly handled it like a dream and I had absolutely no problems.  Onalee loves a bit of bling, so I embellished it with crystals.

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I’ve been working on these appliquéd embroidered blocks.

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I have 11 of them done – just one more to go then I think I will alternate them with some 9 patch blocks and make a little quilt out of them.

I don’t know how people have their embroidery machine going on one table and manage to get anything done at another.  These little guys had about 30 thread changes each so they seemed to demand my full attention.