Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Another quilty birthday present.

Here's my birthday quilt - made by my friend Dianne. ( She finishes quilts!) It's a patience corner block using a range of fabric called Cheryl's Sewing Room which shows lots of sewing items. The border has cotton reels. The joke here is that Cheryl is another member of our little sewing group and made me the cushion in the other post. The quilt is called The 50th Block in honour of my 50th birthday. There are 49 blocks (7x7) on the front and the fiftieth block makes up the label on the back.

I love the backing too. You can see part of the label in the bottom left corner. If you look in the right bottom corner you will see a yellow circle. That's a little secret label which you can see close up in the following picture.

This is really special because even though I can make my own quilts ( one day!), to receive a quilt made by a friend is extra, extra special.

How well do they know me....?

This is a picture of one of my birthday presents. A beautiful cushion with a special picture of me ( is that really me - I never wear dresses.) The words are

I plan ! I buy! I sew! I fini.......!

Hmm, it is a good thing this is from a friend or I might be offended. (never) On the other hand she must know me well because it is true. Although the real truth is that at the moment I am not even sewing, and buying very little. However I have lots of plans - old ladies like me need to keep their minds active.

Thanks so much, Cheryl.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has written comments on my posts. I really intended to write some replies but life got in the way. I'll try to do better - I really apprecieate that time is taken to comment.

This was the sunset I saw from my back deck on February 21. Although I hate the heat of the sun sometimes, the views we get are very special.


I have been very quiet - I've thought of lots of things to say but just haven't been able to organise myself to write. My friend Dianne complained that she was tired of seeing the frogs in the last post. So... because I haven't loaded the photos I wanted to put here onto the computer I'll show two of her quilts. The bargello is one that she made for her son - I think it was for his 21st birthday.

And the next one is one that she is working on at the moment. It is going to be a lovely quilt.

It's really great to have quilting friends to discuss and share ideas with!