Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another Day In The Life of a Frustrated Quilter!

 I am sitting here typing with one hand. First day I have managed to even get out of bed and have a shower with a plastic bag wrapped around my arm and hand. We arrived home from our trip to Australia last Sunday morning, and I was advised I could have the operation on my thumb joint, the following Thursday morning. Thinking it might be a long wait if I turned them down, I said yes thats great.
Only problem was my sister was arriving from down country the same day, for a week of shopping therapy. Unfortunately she doesn't sew, so its days of clothing shopping. The operation went well, but the recovery was abit rough to say the least. The pain relieving medication only succeeded in making me very nauseous. Anyway all seems to be O.K. now and I just have to be patient.

Hopefully by Thursday 31st I'll be more lively, as I am booked into a class with Gail Garber from USA. Its a 2 day class called "Flying Colours", but at this stage I might only be taking paper and pencil etc and not my machine, as I have a half plaster cast on my arm and thumb up to my elbow. Fortunately its my left hand.

I had a great day as usual in Brisbane with my dear friend Julie who once again gave me a lovely gift of 2 pincushions, and a little purse and took me patchwork shopping. Being with the family for 9 days it was hard to do this, so my time with Julie was lovely. 

I am 3 weeks behind with my Civil War Blocks, so as soon as I can cut out and get the machine going, I'll have to get on with them.

Sorry no pics today, as I'm on the laptop and its too hard!:-))
Bye for now


Friday, March 4, 2011

Then the Next Day…


These books arrived in the post. Family March 2011

Some yummy projects to drool over, and think about starting!!

I have been busy making my Civil War Blocks and have now made # 9

BIRDS IN THE AIR – This block is 8” finished.

Civil War

Also have made two more Blocks in my Dear Jane Journey

Blocks # A3 & A8 – these blocks are 4 1/2” finishedDear JaneA8 & A3

Have also managed to finish my Nearly Insane Block # 6

These blocks are 6” finished.

Nearly Insane 6 

I am really enjoying making these blocks and have just got one more row on another block to finish then I can post a photo.

DONE! Here is BLOCK 17

What a mission this one was. It has taken me on and off a couple of days to get it right. ( or as near as)

I think I went about the piecing in the wrong order, then ended up with a bit of a mess. Thank goodness its done.



Nearly Insane 17

Well, I’m off for the weekend to celebrate my birthday with one of my grandsons, at the beach, so thanks for dropping by

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just In Case…

I didn’t get anything much for my birthday (haha any excuse) I thought I would shout myself something! On the day guess what arrived in the post.
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Aren’t they yummy? Good for my Nearly Insane Quilt and my Civil War Quilt.
Also the odd book or two appeared. Here’s a photo of one of them.Family March 2011 016
But I needn’t have worried, because Sharon a dear friend of mine in Arizona sent me this gorgeous bag and Linen Tea towel with a Chocolate Chip recipe printed on it. She made both gifts and I love them both.Family March 2011 015

My Dear Sister sent me this delightful scarf
( great to hide the Turkey Neck!! )Family March 2011 017
Two dear friends near home sent me a voucher for a facial so I’m all set.
Went out last night for dinner at a Thai  Restaurant with familyFamily March 2011 021
the day before I even had time to bake.Family March 2011 002 Love this recipe as it makes
lots of bickies.
Tomorrow I will post pictures of the latest blocks I have made.
Thanks for dropping by