Saturday, 17 July 2010

100th Post

I can't believe I've made it to 100 posts. There is a celebratory giveaway but it's at the bottom of this post. In typical Angela fashion I've loaded my pictures onto blogger in the wrong order, sort of on par with how the rest of the week has gone.

It's been quite a while since my last post, but I have been busy.

I have spent time working on my 3D piece for my City and Guilds. It has taken longer than I anticipated and the weaving was very fiddly and annoying but I'm very pleased with the finished vessel.


I enjoyed using some of my treasures. I've been collecting them for years (as you can imagine) and it was enjoyable rooting through them deciding what to use and then of course because they are treasures they bring back memories.

Last Saturday we had a Bargello workshop at the shop and right at the last minute I decided to give it a go. I didn't get as far as the other ladies who went away with borders on their quilts and they also got them layered up and basted, but thats what happens when you don't start until 2 in the afternoon. But I am very very pleased with my quilt.


Like everything else I do it has now got more complicated. I'm not putting a straight border on - I'm going to do Prairie Points. Never done them before but I'd never done a Bargello before so I might as well jump in with both feet.


Now we get to the giveaway. A few little goodies.



And also this little bag I made. I used a very pretty batik fabric and the picture doesn't do it justice. There will of course be some chocolate.




This is another bag that I made for Steph.





Nick starts his new job on Monday. He is moving back to Wittering so Steph will be closer to home. Hopefully he will be there longer than the 18 months he has been at Henlow.
They haven't been married for a year yet but they have had their fair share of upheaval but I guess that's life in the RAF.
Enjoy your weekend and good luck with the giveaway. I've just realised I forgot to say the giveaway will be a draw, to enter just leave a comment on this post and I will do a draw next Saturday.

16 comments:

pam said...

Your 3D vessel looks really good - you must be pleased with your efforts. The giveaway bag is lovely and the goodies sound great - um chocolates too - count me in plse.

Lucky-1 said...

Congrats on your 100th post....can't wait for the next 100 posts:D Love your bags....very swish:)

Mimi said...

Great works - you are talented!! Thanks for the chance to win a super giveaway (I love chocolate!!)

Jan said...

Wow your 3D vase is very special ,and all your treasures make it more so ,I like the quilt too ,It will be a much better posting for your newly weds ,at RAF Wittering ,just a short trip up the A1 ,How exciting ,please in clude me in your draw ....love Jan xx

patchworklinda said...

Love reading your blog, your bargello quilt top is stunning as is your vase

sam h said...

congratulations on your 100th post. Love the bargello it looks even better in the flesh. Love the pretty bags too. In fact prerry sickened with everything you make it is all so nice :( Your vessel is very unusual and extremely clever. x

Gina said...

Well done on reaching 100 posts... I'm rapidly reaching 500! Your vessel looks good... will you bring it tomorrow? P.s. can I win the bargello quilt instead? It's lovely!

Barbara said...

Well done your vessel is really interesting having watched it being made from scratch (and tried wearing it part way through!) it is very clever the way you have made it, reminds me of a scary tree.Love your bargello quilt, must try it some time. Hope Steph liked her bag, lucky girl, material lovely. I would like the material PLEASE :-)

sam h said...

by the way just noticed my deliberate typo prerry = pretty and no alcohol consumed either !!!

Julie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Angela :) You've made a wonderful job of the bargello quilt, I shall look forward to seeing it finished. Your vessel is beautiful too and how great to include lots of special pieces in it too.

I can never resist chocolate and a giveaway, although maybe I should be barred after winning Pam's!

Sarah said...

wow - 100 blog posts! Now that is certainly a milestone! Congrats. Will have to pay a visitto see the 3d vessel in person :)

vintagerockchick said...

Well done with the quilt Angela - it looks brilliant! And love the bags - in fact, it's no wonder you don't ever get your homework done! x

Miss_Oakden said...

congratulations on the 100th Post, well done with the bargello quilt, which I had the confidence to try one of them

Liz B said...

The bargello looks super and good luck with the prarie points. Can't wait to see it finished.

Yvonne said...

Love reading your posts and looking at everything I can't do. The bags are great.

WoodburyDesigns said...

that quilt is stunning, as are the bags - must have been a busy week!