Sunday, March 27, 2011

One of These Tops is Not Like the Other

I’ve been fighting a sore throat and cold this week, but plugged along and got Lovebird Lane finished.

Lovebird Lane 003

I e-mailed this picture to my friend Joan yesterday then noticed that all the large roses in the border were sewn together wrong.  I’ve been looking at this on my design wall all week, but didn’t notice the mistake till I saw the picture.  After I’d said “oh, darn it” (for those of you that know me, you know it was a little stronger than that – well, actually a lot stronger than that) I started taking the border apart to fix it.

Here is the corrected version and if there is a mistake in this one, it’s going to have to stay there!

Lovebird Lane Take 2 002

I’m dreading quilting this as I’m a panto girl and there is no way I can do a panto on this as there are a lot of three dimensional elements in the blocks,  It’s going to need custom work so for now, it will go in the ‘to be quilted’ pile and I’ll think about that another day.

You all know what a huge animal lover I am and I heard some very sad news yesterday.  My friend Deb, over at Rags N Quilts lost Harry, her gorgeous ragdoll kitty.  He was only 5 and my heart just aches for Deb.  Those of us who have loved and lost an animal know what she is going through.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Delinquent Blogger

I have so much admiration for people who blog daily.  It takes real commitment and you have to make it a priority.  Unfortunately, I’m not one of those people.

I’ve been really busy, but I don’t have a whole lot to show for it.  I went on Retreat a couple of weekends ago and I had planned to have my Lovebird Lane top completed.  Ha – that didn’t happen – it still isn’t completed. 

I did get the blocks done

Lovebird Lane 001

but I’m still working on the pieced border.  These are the bows for the corners

Lovebird Lane 002

and these are 8 of the 18 flowers on the border.

Lovebird Lane 003

The other 10 flowers have even more piecing that these ones.  It’s one of those – what on earth was I thinking quilts!

In between piecing this fussy border, I did manage to go and see Melissa Etheridge and Serena Ryder in concert.  I’ve been a fan of Melissa’s for years and I really like Serena’s music too, so the fact that they were together was an added bonus.

Last weekend my girlfriend Ursula and I went back to The Hillcrest Spa.  It was a wonderful 24 hours.  Now we’re just waiting until we win the lottery so we can go and live there.

The crocuses are in bloom in Leo’s garden so spring must be coming.  I hope so!

I caught Molly cuddled up beside “Marmalade” on the chaise in our bedroom – they could be from the same litter!

Molly & Marmalade 004

The weights are purely ornamental :-)