Thursday, 9 June 2011

My Lovely Husband

Bought me this book and it's earnt him a lot brownie points. It's a beautiful book full of wonderful pictures and lots of inspiration. Looking through it made me wish even more that I could draw. This is the sort of book that you never tire of looking through. I'm hoping to go to the gallery in a few weeks.

Here's a few snapshots of a couple of pages.

Today there is cake for social stitching. I'm going to enjoy a slice of this! yum yum.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

An Enjoyable Weekend

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. Neil and I went to Easton Walled Gardens again. It's so nice there even though it's right on the A1. The changes in the garden were clearly visible and the Sweet Peas were just coming into flower, we must go back in a couple of weeks to see them in full bloom. 

Saturday evening we went to Pam's for a barbecue. Pam had made two moussakas (one with potato) and it was lovely. So nice there wasn't any left and that's the best kind of compliment to pay the chef. Caroline (Pam's daughter) was there with her fiance whom we hadn't met before so it was nice to meet him and the rest of his family.

I've finished the green square.

The bag got finished yesterday. I like it now,once I started to quilt the fabric it seemed to bring it all together and I think it's turned out to be a nice fun bag. Unfortunately the picture doesn't show it at its best the colours are much brighter.

Don't think I'll have much time to be creative today but I'm going to try.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Getting Ahead

When Spectrum has its next meeting I will be on holiday, Gina said the colour for next time would be green so I'm been very good and I've started my green square. I'm trying to get ahead instead of been behind do you think I'll get a gold star from teacher?

I've been messing around with the cut and come again technique. I'm not sure I like this one as much, I didn't do any curved seams but I did do a diagonal one. Anyway I'm hoping to turn it into a bag today so I'll decide when I have a finished bag.

As promised a picture of Vanessa's Bargello quilt.

I'm now going to go and make the bag.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Good Day

Yesterday was Spectrum's monthly meeting. I had a great day beause Gina's challenge for this month was to make a yellow square and I got mine done during the day and I'd made a ginger cake so for once I was a good girl.

I think this may be the start of something with dasies.

Now I have three squares.

Just in case I do get a fixation with dasies when I got home I rushed outside and took some pictures before the lawn was cut and the daisies were no more.

Then I spied some buttercups and took pictures of those because you never know.