Monday, 20 July 2009

Window Shopping

Well . . . it seems that my postings have become only a once-a-week happening! So I guess this will be my mid-July weekly report . . .

I know I planted this little cutie last year, but do you think I can remember what it is called. They stand on nice tall stems with the flowers spaced along very nicely. That white centre thingy looks like the beaters on my mixer . . . interesting how intricate these little blooms can get.

This shows how far I have come with the Bunny Hill BOM . . . not at all! I was stumped for a while as to whether I would use something other than wool for the little sheep but decided in the end that I REALLY wanted wool, so had to locate a little shop to send me a little piece (and a couple of other things as well!). Then something about the block started to niggle at me . . . it was all those stars. Would work well if I lived in the U.S., but maybe not so well here in Canada . . . so I've been thinkin' about changes . . .

This shows the pathetic little bit of quilting (and I'm using that term loosely!) that I got done this past weekend. We were busy shifting our empty-nester house around to make room for a "return-to-the-nest" person - none too happy about the situation either (him - not me!) Life has it's constants changes, doesn't it?

Last month's shipment from the Fat Quarter Shop was from the "Kansas Winter" line by Kansas Troubles. I've been so busy with other things that yesterday was the first opportunity I had to get these ironed and folded into their neat little stacks. I have a couple of patterns that I think would look great in these colors . . . one of them was posted recently on the Moda Bake Shop site. Christmas Table Topper by Rachel at P.S. I Quilt is a very striking quilt and looks pretty quick and painless (I say that about all of them and then they drag on and on!)

Of course the pattern posted today on the Moda Bake Shop site Christmas Table Topper Ensemble by Jodi at Simply This That and The Other could also be adapted to work with fat quarters - would need to sit down with the old calculator and pencil to see how many triangles I could get, but it could be done. Never a shortage of ideas! Make sure you stop over at Jodi's to get your name in for her giveaway . . . the table topper, table runner and pillow are all up for grabs!

And this month's shipment is from the Glace collection by 3 Sisters - one of my very favorite designers. No plans for this stack just yet . . . it's going to sit there on the cutting table for a while. Gotta live with some of these special things to get a feel for them.

And . . . yes . . . we really did go window shopping this weekend. Just like everything in life - there are so many choices! I like this style - what do you think? Not in green though, that would not work on our house - white it will have to be.

But the shutters can be a different color . . . remember our front door? It's about that color of red there - might look good? We'll wait and see. Windows are planned for sometime in September and shutters - who knows? This year or next.

Have a great week people . . . enjoy your days wherever you are!

'til next time,


Karen said...

Those new fabrics look yummy. Especially the Kansas Troubles fabrics.

Myra said...

Long time now see... I've been hiding out too... 8-)
Love the idea of your little sheep being done in wool...
Making room for your son!?! Been there done that...he lasted about another 2 more years and then moved out in January last...Says it is for good this time... Enjoy your added company... 8-)
Gorgeous Glace collection M! Love it! And that window is really nice too! 8-)
Happy stitchings...

Myra said...

That's long time "NO" see... pays to proof-read BEFORE hitting the Publish button... duh!