Friday, 13 April 2012

A WHOLE Day At Home!

Oh JOY! Oh BLISS! Oh HAPPY DAY!!!!! I have a WHOLE day at home today to stitch and create!! YAY!! This is indeed a very rare treat for me, so I do hope you'll understand me turning metaphorical cartwheels. (I'd do myself and probably some furniture a damage if I tried to turn REAL cartwheels! Tee! Hee! Hee!) Friday is my 'don't-have-to-go-to-work' day, but so often it ends up my 'run-errands-on-my-day-off' day. But not today! It's overcast and drizzly ... not to mention cold!! ... so I'm going to put on my daggiest, comfiest house clothes, pop on some 'Midsomer Murders' DVDs and STITCH my little fingers off!! :0)

I'm madly stitching away at a new quilt design sample using my fabrics that are THAT colour, but over the weekend I hope to finalise my "French Amour" quilt pattern, too, so that all of you out there who are also having a love affair with all things French, can make your own version of "French Amour". The instructions are written and double-checked by my 'technical expert' (Thanks Steph!!!) so I just have to tweak some applique outlines and get a decent cover photo and I'm good to go.

The cover photo has been a bit tricky due to the size of this quilt ... it's a double bed quilt or a queen bed topper, so a bit tricky to get good light and angles. I even tried the ol' "hang it on the washing line" trick last week ... but the light was not friendly enough to get a cover quality pic. I DID however get one that I can share with you to give you a pretty good idea of how it's come up. Ready for the unveiling?

Ta Da!! It's a bit hard to see the stitched writing ... told you I was having trouble with the light levels!! But it does show you the overall layout of my sweet French quilt. I'm pretty chuffed with how it's come up and Rosalie of Rose Quilting ... as always!! ... has done a brilliant job of long-arm quilting it for me ... lots of Fleur de Lise! :0) The pattern (and a limited number of kits  in this delicious 'Rouenneries Deux' fabric range) for my "French Amour" quilt will soon be available at my "Home-Away-From-Home" Quilters Angel, so stay tuned if you'd like to add a bit of French flair to your home. :0)

Right now, though, I'm off to pop the kettle on (I do that so often I almost need to change my name to 'Polly' ... you know ... 'Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea.' Tee! Hee! Hee!) I hope you've had a fantastic, if a bit short, week and that you, too, manage to enjoy some chore-free time to create this weekend. Til next time ...


BEAR HUGS!!
CHEERS!
KRIS

10 comments:

Fiona said...

French Amour is stunning Kris.... beautiful...
Have a lovely day stitching...
Hugz

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely quilt Polly!!

shez said...

oh Kris its gorgeous,well done.xx

De said...

Enjoy your stitching day Polly . xoxo

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Lovely Kris.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It's looking very 'Chic' just gorgeous Kris! Enjoy your cuppa and your stitching....I'm doing your run-and-pay-bills day today.

Mistea said...

Beautiful - Lovely colours and gorgeous details.
Hope you day was filled with stitches.

tillymint said...

Oh I love, love, love this quilt! So glad you had a day to yourself for stitching :)

Grethe said...

Lovely quilt and I love Midsumer Murders too,must check on DVD list. Have saved two Lewis`s sent this Easter!! Happy Stitching, Kris :))

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....stunning Kris...xx

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