Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Well the boys are on school holidays at the moment and the weather has not been the best for them. Which they are alright with at the moment as they both have new games to play. Although I would love to say the same lol, once again the house looks like a laundry mat and I keep tripping over a child as they have taken to laying around on the floor at the moment to play their games. Oh school holidays are fun ....

I am pleased to say that I have finished a quilt top sorry shouldn't say finished but as close to finish as I can get at the moment. It was a block of the month I started last year and this week because of the rainy weather we have been having, I sat down on the weekend and finished the boarders while watch my new birthday present. All the dvds of "The Darling Buds of May" I just love that series and would love to visit that part of England one day. I must apologise for the photo as I think it might be time for a new camera ( hummm Christmas)

Well I hope you are all having a great week with lots of sewing and laughter, I better go feed the animals and that's just the boys :D
Big Hugs Bec

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wow it's here, after stalking our local postie for the past 3 weeks. The poor postie has had to contend with me and my local magpie. Although I am sure he would say the magpie was the better behaved out of us both lol. My order from Hancock's of paducahs here and I am in heaven. I got some more civil war fabrics for the big lone star quilt I am going to make and some charm squares from Moda's "wee woodlands " range.

I also ordered this kit called Chained stars the fabric is lovely and although I have never made a Kaleidoscope block before I am really looking forward to having a go. Although I might have to have a look out for the Kaleido Ruler, if any one has any tips for making these blocks would love to hear them .

Well take care and I hope everyone is having a great week with lots of sewing
Big Hugs Bec

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Time In Florida

I arrived safely here at Beena's place in Daytona Beach, Florida quite some time back. This place really is a paradise! The first thing I did was take off the mittens I came here with from New Zealand. Much too hot here, for that.
Daytona is most well known because people are allowed to drive right on the beach. Here is a picture of one of the beach ramps leading to the water.

While I was here, I made a friends with Nelson, a sock monkey who likes to surf. We had a lot of days where we just chilled out listening to the rock band "The Heavy" that sings that song "How You Like me Now". This is a picture the morning after we went to a night club. I think Nelson is a bit hung
over in this picture, and had too much to drink the night before.

Beena said it was "an absolute must" to buy a Daytona Beach t-shirt while I was here. It's a little big for me, but I love it. It's a tye-die shirt with a shark on it and these fake glittery drops of water. Volusia County is actually the shark bite capital of the world. Nelson says he's seen sharks sometimes when he's surfing, but for whatever reason, they have never been interested in eating him. Something about the way he a him natural protection against predators!

I spent some time watching Beena paint. I posed in front of her painting for her.

She admitted to me she likes this painting so much she is going to turn it into fabric for a quilt.

We shopped today for some souvenirs to bring to the Netherlands, and I am also bringing some fat quarters with me. I sure am going to miss watching Beena paint her dreamy sea scapes, and I'll miss surfing and hitting the night life with Nelson! This has been a very relaxing visit, filled with long days at the beach!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you think " I have done nothing productive all week" then when you really think about it yes you have. Well its been one off those weeks here and although I have done what I originally thought was not much it real was.
I have done some quilts and some stitching of my own , but can't show you its a secret so shhhhhh.
So I thought I would show you a quilt I quilted for a customer the lovely Edith. Edith loves big quilts and she has given me some amazing and big quilts to do over the past 2 years but this one takes the cake as it just fitted on my machine. We decided that it really needed a scalloped boarder and I think it has really finished the quilt off. It all so took Edith out of her comfort zone as it was her first time at binding a scallop border and I think she has done a great job of it .

It is just simple quilting but I didn't want to take away from the embroidery and sometimes simple is best.

Well I hope you have all had a great weekend and got lots of sewing done. I thought I would leave you with a photo of Binks relaxing in the chair, its a hard life being a cat .
Have a great week and take care
Big hugs