Saturday, April 3, 2010

Here We Go Again….

I’m not even going to mention the fact that it’s been too long since I last blogged……..

But life gets busy…You all know what I mean.  Even here in good old slow paced Tassie.

This morning Rhyll and I went to breakfast with our lovely friends Michelle, Angie and Barb.  Talked up a storm as usual, and traded Easter eggs..of course!  And Michelle brought along a copy of Quiltmania that she had just found in the newsagent.  That was a new one for all of us, but it is utterly divine.  So I’ve subscribed for that.  It is from France, but they do an English version.  But where you subscribe online is all in French…boy did that test out my highschool French.  Mostly I guessed, but fingers crossed the magazine will find its way to me.  I love love  love that publication.  In fact I’ve had a long running love affair with all things French….I must go for a visit one day.  Only problem is that I may never want to return to Australia.

I seem to have been munching on chocolate all week…next week the dieting begins.  I’ve been telling myself to get back to eating protein for weeks now…but just before Easter just isn’t the right time for that.  But this coming week had just better be the right time…cos I refuse to buy clothes in a larger size.

Last weekend we were at The Gathering…organised by the girls from The Quilted Crow. We really enjoyed ourselves and the guest tutors for the day were Marg Low and Gail Pan who both have some wonderful designs.

Marg's bunnies

Marg's Christmas Ornaments

Marg's sewing kit

 

  I particularly liked Marg’s projects, and I had a mini-epiphany (if such a thing exists).  I realized I just don’t need to be making full sized quilts for the rest of my life…..I will be just as happy to make smaller quilts such as lap quilts, wallhangings, pin cushions and the like.    I still can’t have a quilt on my bed as Ebby is still prone to chewing holes in them, so now I will make things I can display and furnish my home with.  A much better idea methinks.  I’m sure a large quilt will still manifest itself from time to time, and I’m halfway through a couple of major productions which I shall finish, and then I look forward to making smaller items.

 

Rhyll and I are continuing with our painting saga.  At the moment the hallway is being painted white.  There are five doors leading off the hallway, and all of them were brown stained wood (which we hate).  So we’ve had to use a special undercoat on all the brown stained timber before we could apply the coats of nice shiny gloss paint.  It is still a work in progress, but when complete I will show you how it looks.  It is looking twice as spacious, I can tell you that!

2 comments:

  1. Welcome back..... I'm with you, we can use our stitching skills on all manner of wonderful projects that make our homes welcoming and satisfy our creative urges, no one said we had to confine ourselves to bed quilts! YAY Kali!

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  2. Hello Kali, A very nice post. I love reading them. I think I saw a Pincushion in the last photo??? Was it??? I love creating different Pincushions and I have a wee collection of them. After all the years of quilting I have never made myself a bed quilt. Maybe oneday. Right now I am working on a CQ wall hanging and that is taking a very long too. I love all the stitching. Hugs Judy

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