Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Winter Warmers!

Brrrrr!! It's been NASTY cold here the last few days!! Several mornings have seen the thermometers drop to just 2 degrees!! Oooooooohhh! Not fun to get out of bed with those temperatures! In fact, it's getting to the stage where my beloved Geek Boy and I are playing "Rock, Paper, Scissors" to decide who gets out of bed first to turn on the heater!!

However, I've compiled a list of some winter warmers. Want to see??


What could be more effective to stave off winter's chills than: a hand made flannel quilt; a cuddly bear to give bear hugs; and a mug of hot chocolate, complete with little marshmallows and a couple of accompanying chocolate bars!!

Now, one of the winter warmers pictured above is also my first project finished in the "Finish 5 By The End Of July" challenge that Peg has put out. YAY! I can cross one off the list! Now some of you might think this is a bit of a cheat to be included on my list of five because it was already almost finished before I joined the challenge (publicly, that is! BUUUUUUCUCK!!), but I'll tell you my justification! You see, I had got my project to the stage where it only needed an hour or so of hand sewing, but then it was put aside, where it sat as I kept thinking, "I'll leave that for now, it won't take long to finish!" Hmmmm, what eventually occurred to me was, if it's so easy to finish, why haven't I done it!! So ... drum roll please!! Ta Da!! My Chocolate Mousse quilt is FINISHED!!!!

Those of you who've been popping in to visit me for a little while will be aware that this quilt began as a surprise housewarming gift for a couple of friends who enjoyed snuggling up to my flannel quilt during a coffee and dessert evening. Well ... my wonderful GB managed to let the cat out of the bag. He asked her when the housewarming party was planned and when she said she hadn't really thought about it - was it really necessary? he said yes - so she could get housewarming gifts like the one that had been mentioned on my blog. So ... she then had a peek at my blog and ... it's no longer a surprise. The deal still stands, though - the gift doesn't get delivered until the housewarming party!! Tough, aren't I!! Tee! Hee! Hee! Any excuse to gather a few friends together!! So ... AMELIA ... we're waiting for a date!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Now, I've also made a bit more progress on challenge project number two - my hip squares. Apparently, after reading my post, a couple of my bloggy buddies had the Huey Lewis song stuck in their heads and found themselves bopping away to it! Tee! Hee! Hee! I confess I did too! Good thing the neighbours didn't spot me dancing around my lounge room!! OK, so here are some update photos.


I love the combo of the apple green and jacaranda blue - so fresh! And then we add ...


You all know by now that I'm the "anti-pink", but this lolly pink looks great with the fresh green, too. Hmmm ... reminds me of those little musk ball lollies I loved as a kid!! And why not throw in another colour to the combo ...


Yummy yellow and apple green - looks a bit citrusy, doesn't it! I won't give the secret of how they'll all go together away just yet, but will give you one little clue towards the final quilt they'll be part of ... the nine patch squares done like this remind me of a daisy flowers, don't you think??? Stay tuned!!!

Oh! Had some exciting news last night! I got an email from Lilly Linda to say she's going to try to book a place at the Stitchers Dream Day Out at The Quilters Angel in September to join Lynette and I to play ... I mean STITCH! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'm VERY excited!! We all had a wonderful day when Lynette and I visited Linda and her friend/business partner, Laura, at Lilly Cottage earlier in the year, so I'm sure a day together at Highfields will be just as much fun! Mind you, not everyone was as excited by the news as me. When I told GB, he groaned and said, "You and Lynette get into enough mischief with just the two of you - how much more will you find with Linda helping AND hanging out at a patchwork shop all day!!" Tee! Hee! Hee! I told him if we managed to find a way to get Kerryanne up from Melbourne he'd REALLY have something to worry about!! :0)

Anyways, the sun has gone down and that night chill is settling in, so I think it's time to go crank up the heater and kick back for a bit before tackling the cooking chores. And what will I have to warm my tummy and keep winter chills at bay????


Til next time ... Bear Hugs!

CHEERS!
KRIS

10 comments:

Jo Jo said...

MMM Yummy chocolate! Jo x

Miss Paula said...

What a pretty site you have!! I came from Jo's site!! I will be back.

May I ask how you got the cute font on your posts?

Lorraine said...

hot choccy.....yum......you have been busy!

Debbie said...

I have been busy too...in fact, my productivity at the moment even has me jealous! Good girl, one down, 4 to go??? Is that right?

Love DEB

Carin said...

Kris it seems so wierd that you are cold LOL! We are supposed to be over 100 F today. I really like the 9 patchs you are making the colors are beautiful together.

Amelia said...

Hi Kris. When Geek Boy (can I call my boss that? hmmm... maybe not) hinted that you had a surprise for us, I thought he was joking. Now I discover that you are not only extremely talented, but incredibly generous too. Can't wait to have you over - will make a date!!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kris,
Well done lovey - 1 project down, 4to go. I'm glad you are keeping your energy levels up with the hot chocolate and choccy bars.

I heard Lilly Linda was planning a play date with you...what fun you will all have. Hhhmmmm....will you get any sewing completed???

Hugs,
Kerryanne

GeekBoy said...
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Helz said...

Hello There Kris... Enjoying the lovely fresh colours in your Hip Squares... Have just jotted down Hot Chocolate Marshmallows onto My Shopping List!

Jeanne said...

Way to go, Kris! Your chocolate quilt is no longer a UFO and it looks terrific. My first project is small - a tablerunner. I figure finished is finished, no matter what the status or size when we started the challenge.

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