Saturday, 22 May 2010

Where Did That Week Get To?!!

OK ... someone out there highjacked my week, I think, cos somehow it's Saturday night again and I'm not at all sure where all the days between went!! SIGH! The year is racing past like a runaway train and I'm pretty sure I'm the one clutching the railing of the caboose, flying along behind it! :0)

So ... what have I been up to this week? Firstly, I'd better share my Monday update for the vege patch ... though it's almost time for THIS week's Monday update! :0) I DID take this photo on Monday ... I just didn't get around to POSTING it til now - Oops! :0) This is what it looked like after two weeks of growing ...
I'm not sure that the photo shows it very well, but everything has certainly grown noticeably when you see it in person, especially the peas that are now sending out little gripping shoots to twine around the bottom wire of the trellis. Can't wait to sample the yummy home-grown veges!

On the stitching front, I've been busily stitching away on several projects that aren't ready to share with you yet, including the baby quilt for my brother and his wife ... who are counting down to the arrival of their first child. I'm hoping to have the top of this one finished in the next few days, so I promise to share a photo before I take it off to my quilting magician, Rosalie.

Something that I CAN show you though, is ... the second block of my "A Gardener's Journal" quilt! YAY!! How about that, two months in a row I've managed to get my block finished before the end of month deadline!!! :0) I have to say, the little one and a half inch blocks gave me a bit of a headache to cut and join ... the whole measuring and cutting process is NOT one of my stronger points!! However, I'm pretty pleased with the finished block. Here it is ...


Ta Da!! Block "A" completed. It's so much fun following everyone's progress on the Stitch-A-Long blog. Everyone's blocks look so very different, as we're all using different fabrics, different colours, different threads ... It will be incredible to see all of the finished quilts next year when we finish - can't wait! :0) So my two completed blocks now, blocks "A" and "G" ...


This is turning out to be a little brighter than I originally thought it would, but it's so cheerful and fun that I don't mind ... when it's finished, I'll have springtime all year round, won't I! Tee! Hee! Hee!

I also found time this week to pop into my home-away-from-home, Quilters Angel, to help a friend buy some bits and bobs to help make a quilt ... and of course, some fabric followed me home! :0)


Aren't they YUMMY!! These are four fabrics from the gorgeous range of flannels that Marion has in stock and I've bought them with a specific new project design in mind ... which I probably won't get to tackle for a while, but thought it might be a good idea to get the flannel now, in winter when it's on display, rather than trying to buy it in summer when it's all packed away ... like LAST time! Tee! Hee! Hee! I wonder if you can guess what I have in mind for these pretties?!?! Oh ... and don't forget to pop across to Marion's blog to take advantage of her "Pattern Of The Week" offer. Each week, Marion is offering a selected pattern for just $10 to people who visit her blog!! WOW! What a great way to add to your pattern collection!! This week's pattern is by Sue Daley of Busy Fingers and is a gorgeous stitching essentials caddy ...


Just what every stitcher on the go needs! :0) Marion also has photos of some new fabric arrivals, so pop over for a little drool ... er ... LOOK! :0)

Something else exciting happening with one of my blogging buddies is a fabulous new venture for the gorgeous Kerryanne of Shabby Art Boutique. Not only is she celebrating her 200th blog post, she is also about to launch her very first e-course ...


"Embracing The Passion" is a four week course that will encourage you to explore your creativity, dabble in over a dozen different craft media and art techniques that you may not have tried before ... and so much more! Oh ... if only I could figure out how to add more hours to my week, I would be signing up for this, cos it sounds like so much FUN!! Pop over to Kerryanne's blog for more details and be sure to congratulate her on 200 posts - tell her the Mad Bear Woman sent you - she'll know who you mean! Tee! Hee! Hee! Kerryanne was one of the first blogging buddies I made and not only has she been incredibly encouraging of my designing and passed on invaluable advice, we've also become great cyber friends ... we're still trying to plan our first 'in person' play date, but when we eventually do ... LOOK OUT WORLD! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And now, I'm off to curl up in front of our lovely new heater to do some final stitching on the applique of my baby quilt ... and perhaps a cup of tea is in order, too! :0) Hope life isn't passing you by too quickly and that you're having a fantastic weekend. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!
CHEERS!
KRIS

6 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Jingle bells , jingle bells ! Oh yes this year is flying by isn't it ! I'm scaring myself now .

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

You have been busy.
But hey we'd be bored if we had nothing to do eh?
Kerryannes Giveaway is pretty cool Huh? So is she!....Such a doll.
We have frost so heavy it feels like Snow almost!
Fires roaring and house is just warming up....Ahhhhh

Mistea said...

Love the pics of the garden growing and the Gardeners Journal progress. Spring all year round would be very pleasant. Your blocks are very cheerful - the way I always imagine the garden to be.
Hope you don't lose any more weeks!!
Enjoy

Kerryanne English said...

Your Gardener's Journal quilt is really coming along Kris -so bringht and cheery too.

Thank you for your very kind words re my 200th post and e-course. It's friends like you that have made blogging such a joy. I wonder if we'll still be blogging at 400, 600 or even 800 posts??? LOL
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The garden is looking great and so is your GJ....looks like you are keeping very busy,,,

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The blocks are really mood lifting - cute!

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