Sunday, 10 July 2011

Long time no see........

Hi again -  I'm back, and after my last record of  3 posts in 3 days............. I didn't intend to be away this long.

I have been getting a little stitching done, but have had some busy days on the farm and at work, with lots of school and sport happenings for the kids too.  Below is the beginnings of the charm pack quilt using Pom Pom de Paris, and the new pattern book I purchased a while back.  The fabrics are so pretty and it's coming together pretty nicely so far.

These are two halves of a bag I started making for a friend about eighteen months ago, and I threw it away in a hissy fit after I sewed the strips all together in the wrong order.  I finally dragged it out and and have got it to this stage, half the quilting is done now so it won't take long to finish it off now.  She did say there was no hurry when she asked me but I don't think she ever suspected it would take this long. The bag is Angel Pin Carry Bag by Rosalie Quinlan, and it is such an easy bag, this is the third one I've (nearly) made.

 It has been a terribly wet few days here, which then turned to snow last night and most of this morning.  The sun is out now though, so the thaw is on.  Still cold though, so I might get that bag finished yet!  Or maybe even catch up on my Tis the Season stitching .................

It's been a big sporting weekend here with the World Netball Champs to watch each night, our Silver Ferns have made it through the quarters and semis and tonight is the big final against the Aussie Diamonds.  What a battle that will be - hope we come away with the spoils!!!    And then there was the Super 15 final last night, which sadly the Crusaders lost to the Reds, but is was a very close exciting game.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend, take care .............. Nicky



13 comments:

Michelle said...

That quilt is looking gorgeous, who designed the pattern? it looks very effective! Hope you get that bag finished the colours look lovely and I'm sure your friend is going to appreciate it all the more when you give it to her!

Chookyblue...... said...

we beat you in the rugby and now we'll beat you in the netball..lucky I saw your post I was when more netball was on.........
Go AUSSIES.........

have fun with your stitching.........maybe you could stitch the TTS while we beat you in the netball..........lol

shez said...

lovely fabrics Nicky

Nicky said...

I'll be cheering our diamonds on! Love the netball,

Raewyn said...

I'll be sitting up for the netball - a transtasman matchup is always good viewing!! Your latest projects are looking lovely with gorgeous fabrics. How nice of you to make a bag for your friend - even if you made her wait for it!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nicky gorgeous fabric in your quilt, and love the look of the bag..

Maree: said...

Pom Pom de Paris is my Fabourite at the moment...have a little stash for Whenever..
Love the look of your blocks will make a Pretty Quilt...
Enjoy the Netball I Hear there is a Little Challenge Now...will be Interesting to see who has to make who what!
cheers

suzitee said...

Always a great feeling to pull something out of the UFO pile...especially if it landed there as a result of a hissy :)
Looking forward to seeing your TTS blocks...better get started on mine for this month too!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Too bad about the netball!! I guess that means you have another project to make? Your blocks and the bag are looking beautiful.

Annie said...

Another beautiful quilt in the works. And that will be a gorgeous bag when it's done too.

Just google Netball. That's a new one for me. I live such a sheltered life!

rosie said...

Just love that quilt beginning and the bag is going to be so pretty...I feel for you with all that cold... now you have another project to make to keep you warm!!!!

Theresa said...

Your Pom Pom de Paris quilt looks lovely, I like the pattern. I'm trying to work on some UFOs as well...promising myself I can start on something new if I finish something, lol!

Jan said...

Just love the quilt. Good luck with the netball!

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