Sunday, May 6, 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder...??

It's been an awfully long time since I blogged. A couple of people from the "real" world have even asked me what's going on over here. Time just got away from me a bit! 

I don't think I even told you all that I broke a bone in my foot! I tripped over and slammed my foot into the bedroom door - yes, I'm THAT girl.. the one who trips over her own feet! All healed now, but that was a week in a moon boot that I didn't need!

The best part is that while the blog has been quiet, I have been busy sewing away.  There has been a finished quilt, a finished top, a cute accessory, I received some swap fabric and have a couple of other quilt designs floating in my head that I have to get down on paper and into fabric :)

Up first a little run through of what I've been up to, but I will be back with more details on each of them later!

Sunset + is now a finished top.  I've basted it and now I just have to decide how to quilt it.  I really love the colours, and want to get it done soon so that it can be my "winter TV quilt".
Square Dance is a finished quilt, I love how the design came out, but I want to do some more quilting in the "negative space" to really make the coloured sections pop.

My key ring has been gradually falling apart for weeks, so on ANZAC Day I whipped up a new one.  A number of years ago on Valentine's Day Sir Pinkying took me for a shopping session at my LQS which is when I bought this fabric.  I like to think of it as my "Valentines Keyring"

 Finally, I got very happy mail in the post last week.  I did a swap with Kati over at From the Blue Chair which was a 5 yard rainbow charm swap!  We each sent in 5 yards of fabric in our colour group, and what we got back was 5 yards of charms!
I already have a plan for these - but the drawing out is quite complicated and I haven't quite worked out what size I want to make it yet - but I'll have it sorted out soon.

I'll be back with more later this week!


  1. Hi, I just found your blog. I am not a quilter, but it is something that I have been thinking about. I have two sister-in-laws that quilt, but they are both overwhelming perfectionists . . . I feel intimidated to ask their help. I would like my quilts to look nice, but they do not have to be perfect when seen under a magnified glass. I just want them to be pretty and comfy-cozy when cuddled. I'm your newest follower, Connie. Please accept my warm invitation to visit and to hopefully follow my blog, too. Looking forward to hearing from you. :)

  2. Sunset looks great. Keyring is a good idea. I love machine quilting when time permits, I hope you do well at it too!

  3. Beautiful quilts! And I love that keychain too. You've been busy even with a moon boot - now that's impressive!

  4. Sunset and Square Dance both look fabulous


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