While it's hard for me to remember, as I sit huddled under my blankie, waiting for the fire to get going so it warms things up a bit, we had some lovely 'spring' weather last week. And since my Beloved Geek Boy and I are both hot weather chickens, there was a flurry of activity around the house and garden as the warmer weather recharged our energy batteries, which meant no blogging ... and I've been rather slack in answering emails, too. SORRY!! I shall try to do better, I promise. :0)
However ... amidst out-of-season spring cleaning, gardening and enjoying only having one layer of clothing instead of three ... I DID manage a finish last week. My Quilting Fairy, the Fabulous Fiona finished weaving her quiting magic on my "Beatle Boogie" quilt and it is FANTASTIC!! I just love that I can hand over a pretty, but 'flat' quilt top to Fiona and tell her to do whatever the quilt calls her to do ... and I'm handed back a living quilt full of movement and texture. Thanks Fiona!! :0)
Now, I haven't managed to get a good overall photo of the beatles yet, but I took a couple of close-up shots to share with you ...
Don't you love Fiona's echo quilting?!!! :0)
Not only does it remind me of the very early 60's/70's music video clips that relied on slightly psychedelic special effects, it gives the beatles movement and looks like their beatling or boogying along the road on their way to the beach or a really groovy party, dude! Tee! Hee! Hee!
I promise that as soon as we get a nice sunny day without gale force winds, I'll take a pic of the whole, finished quilt. Now of course comes my FAVOURITE part of the design process ... NOT!!! Yep, I need to write the instructions ... GROAN!! Still ... it's nice to have something to add to my finishes list for July.
And speaking of July finishes ... OPAMers!! Are you ready to update your sidebar lists and email your tallies through to me or my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg? Don't forget!! And while you're chatting to Sweet Peg ... be sure to congratulate her on the safe arrival of grandie number two ...Wren Olivia. Congratulations Moo Moo! :0)
And now I'm off to stoke up that fire and get it to roaring-bush-fire-heat level so I can thaw out my fingers and toesies ... none of which seem to have been truly warm today ... SIGH!! I am SOOOOOO counting down to spring!! :0) Hope you're all having a fabulous start to your week and managing to schedule in some "YOU" time to be creative. Keep BEATLING and BOOGYING along my funky friends! :0) Til next time ...