Wednesday, 26 September 2007

I actually finished something!

Hello Everyone! I hope you have been well - not me i'm afraid - sick in bed for weeks (so it seemed) with flu - never ever been so sick before. Unfortunately I had to work on day 1 and 2 of sickness, so I'm sure I spread billions of germs over everything and everyone who came into the library! Please don't let that put you off the public library! It has been such a great resource, one that I had not appreciated as I should before. A friend told me that she never goes to the library "it is not in my culture to do that - I would rather buy secondhand books from op-shop" WHAT? I thought. The library has hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on it to keep uptodate with new modern books and materials and it is all FREE! All I could do was smile weakly at her and gasp inwardly!

Only a little bit of craftyness - I actually finished a project!! Yeah Baby! Doll Quilt No. 2 from Summer in the City charm pack - I used ALL of the material, which gave me a buzz! Wow no left overs to add to my overflowing boxes.
I practiced my mitred corners - eh, still only Okay at them, more practice needed.

This finishing business actually inspires me to tackle the horse quilt top laying on my bannister for eons - maybe, just maybe if I force myself to lay it on the floor and start taping it down, it may get basted, then it may get quilted. I have to remember the buzzy feeling of finishing something to get me through! This also reminds me of the sad news of the passing of Laurel Burch (of whose Magical Horses designs make up said quilt).

Daughter No.1 got her tutu as early birthday pressie - 20% off YES Please from Valentine's Dance Wear, Glenferrie Road, Malvern. Love this store - tutus hanging from the ceiling, ballet gear everywear - makes my girlie heart aflutter! We (I say this, because a little bit of steering was required) chose this number, mainly because it kinda fit, and it has great potential for applique and embellishment. Gold thingies to be sewn on have been requested by daughter, so once I am better, visit to thingies shop is in order.

4 comments:

mixtapezine said...

your quilt is beautiful :)
justine

Jodie said...

Bron, what blasphemy about the library !!! I gasped out loud!
Your quilt is beautiful and you managed to hide the corners I notice - I still can't mitre corners, mine are horrid but I have seen a tutorial somewhere I will visit before the next binding session !
Sorry to hear you have been so sick - it is a shocker !

Jodie said...

Hi Bron, Me again
try this link http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/BindingDirections.pdf

if thats doesn't work it is on heather Baileys blog-under tutorials.

cheers and happy mitreing

mellyandrosie said...

ooooh, your quilt is TO DIE for!!!! It is sooooo yummy - I want it!! Great job and FAB choice of fabric - I love that range!!!