Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Busy Bee & A Birthday!

WHEW! Yet another busy week has gone by since I popped in to chat to you all and it seems like a finger-snap of time!!! I know you all know what I mean! :0) So ... I'll try to catch you up on my doings ... without putting Chookyblue to sleep! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Firstly ... the weekend was spent finishing my new French quilt ... YAY!! Now, it was a horrible, overcast, windy, drizzly weekend here on top of our 'hill', which meant I couldn't utilise the clothesline to get a good pic of the full quilt top, so I had to make do ... do you know how hard it is to get a good photo of a queen size quilt top in a fairly small spare room???

"French Amour". You can tell that I'm still in 'love' with all things French. :0) This is what I've been doing with my Rouenneries Deux fabrics.

... A bit of stitchery ...

... a bit of blanket-stitch applique ... hours of stitching fun! :0) I'm pretty happy with how this quilt has come together ... especially since it really started as a way to justify buying lots of lovely Rouenneries fabrics! Tee! Hee! Hee! My lovely new quilt has been dropped off to the clever-clogs quilter so now I just have to wait patiently to get it back to bind it. Oh ... and then of course there's the instruction-writing ... GROAN!!! :0)

There's also been a bit of socialising thrown into my week ... it WAS my birthday yesterday, after all! :0) And after starting my week with horrible computer/server issues at work (IT departments can be soooooo hard to deal with!!!) it was wonderful to head off to a fave coffee shop with my buddy Lynda ... we're exactly two weeks apart in age ... practically twins! :0)

This was Lynda last birthday ... see ... we're practically twins! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And since it was my birthday, my Beloved Geek Boy took me out for one of the most DELICIOUS dinners I've had in a while!! Ready to drool??? :0)


Lemoncello (I think that's spelt wrong!) Chicken with chorrizo, mushroom and fetta fritata ... YUMMO!!! And for desert ...

... White chocolate and pistachio parfait with mango sorbet!! DOUBLE YUMMO! :0) Although ... it really didn't look like my obviously 'traditional' view of a 'parfait'. :0)

What more could a gal want to make a birthday special?? What about a gorgeous giftie from an equally gorgeous blogging buddy?! :0) This pretty package and card arrived from the gorgeous Kerryanne ...

And inside ...

A pretty paperweight ... very good for holding my sketchbook pages in place when I'm cutting and recording measurements while I design ... and some GORGEOUS ribbon winders!! Oh how I've been drooling over these pretty and practical little cuties since Kerryanne first showed them on her blog!! They're one of Kerryanne's fabulous new patterns ... they come in two sizes, these small ones for pretty ribbons and larger ones to keep lace neat. The pattern includes instructions on how to decorate these practical and pretty storage items with scrapbooking paper as well as my fave version ... like the ones Kerryanne made me ... a little French shabbiness! :0) Just right for my slightly shabby French sewing room!! THANK YOU KERRYANNE!! What a lovely reminder of my blogging buddy these will be ... especially since Kerryanne is super neat and organised (like these little winders encourage me to be!)  :0) Oh ... if you like these sweeties, you should take a peek at Kerryanne's web page for the pattern so you can make lots to help get you organised! I'll warn you though ... there are a LOT of other fabulous goodies to tempt you! Just saying! Tee! Hee! Hee!

So ... with another busy week ... and a lot of birthday celebrating! :0) ... I'm a little behind with my "To Do" list this week, so I'd better go and try to do something to cross a few off. Hope your week is toodling along nicely and that you're managing to celebrate some of life's little moments ... even if it's not your birthday this week! :0) Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!
CHEERS!
KRIS





15 comments:

Marilyn said...

Yep, that looks like a meal fit for a special celebration. Happy birthday for yesterday, Kris.
Love your quilt - one of my favourite fabric ranges too, but I dont have any yet - better get a move on or I will miss out.
Birthday hugs, xx

Pat from Florida said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the applique A and then stitched other letters.

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

Oh, happy birthday!!!
The quilt is a beauty!

Maria said...

Pleased you had a lovley Birthday Kris. Geek Boy took you out for the perfect birthday dinner.

Love your quilt.

Annie said...

Hope you had a lovely lovely luuuuvvverly birthday Kris....quilt looks pretty spectacular :)

Christine M said...

Happy birthday Kris! Your quilt looks beautiful on that beautiful bed!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely new quilt...........happy belated birthday.........

De said...

Birthday Wishes to you Kris. Us March babies are special :) . The quilt looks amazing! Well done

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Kris - I totally love your new quilt - Well Done ! Hugs - Fee XX

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Kris, sounds like you celebrated in style your dinner sounds and looks amazing. Love your new quilt oh how I wish I could sew but even if I could I wouldn't have the patience to finish :( I hope you aren't getting too wet up there on the hill, I heard there is lots more rain heading our way this week rain rain go away.........

Michelle Ridgway said...

Many, many Happies Kris, so glad you were spoiled. Your quilt is devine and to stop myself drooling over your fabrics I bought a wee bit myself.....it is so pretty. You must be so pleased with the finished result. I feel your instruction writing pain.

Fiona said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY..... I love your quilt.... so pretty pretty and perfect for you.... I hope I will get a chance to see it in real life....
Hugz

Astrid said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! That is how birthdays should be! :) Love your quilt!

Mistea said...

Any time is perfect for a little sweetness, sure looks like your week has seen it in abundance.
Lucky you celebrating in style and receiving such gorgeous and practical pretties.
Lovely new quilt - the pattern writing should be a breeze!
Enjoy

Satu said...

OMG, Kris! How could this happened, I totally forgot YOUR birthday!!!! I don't know, if you remember, but I had the same date;O) I wish you HAPPY, HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY! PS. Maybe the reason why I forgot was that I didn't even remember my own BD, because I spent it in the hospital.

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