Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Catching Up

Hi everyone, been glued to my sewing chair, quilting up a storm - I'm happy to report that the big quilt is done, and I'm halfway through the smaller one. 

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Very simple quilting - just a wavy stitch on all the seams.  I want the blocks to shine, and just hold the quilt together.  Binding is next.

Let's see, today is Wednesday.  Yesterday I didn't get to do any quilting at all.  The day started with the mailman....and what a LOVELY start it was.  I had won a give-away on Sue's blog, bless her, Simply Piece-ful Quilting, and they arrived yesterday.  She was giving away two of the sweetest books!

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Oh my gosh I want to make everything in them, but I'd love to start with this...

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and then maybe this.

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Thank you so much, Sue, I love them!

And then my sweet friend Cyndi sent me a box.  She sent me one on Saturday, too. I can't stop petting everything in them....cotton fabric.  Vintage barkcloth.  Vintage sheets.  A gorgeous shower curtain that is destined to become something beachy.  Magazines.  A flexible curve ruler.  *SWOON* and *SWOON again. 

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Cyndi, words fail me....but you already know how much this meant to me.   And I promise I will get your fabric to you before Christmas. *G*  I've put it in writing now.  Thank you my precious friend.

We did make it to Shirley's last night, no pics though.  As we were leaving, hubby was burning some brush in the backyard.  The sun came through the trees, shining through the smoke, and I thought it looked so pretty!

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By the way, I live in suburbia, not the forest.  There's a whole lot more brush back there to take care of.  I'm afraid the dog will get lost back there.  It's a little creepy.  But then, I'm the girl who likes her nature behind glass, lol.

That's about all I've been up to.  Tomorrow I get to stay home all day again, I'll  hopefully be finishing all the quilting, and cutting the binding.  Friday I'm taking Sam to get fitted for his back brace - if you're a praying person, prayers would be most welcome.  I have no idea what it's going to look like or how much it will hurt, but he's determined that God won't give him more than he can handle, and that if it helps him, he'll get through it.  I'm just a bit proud of him, but I'm a mum, and still worry.

Be good, I'll see you in a few days with our link-up post for September Christmas Through The Year.  I still haven't made my own gift yet, but I'll get there.  I'm also struggling to keep up with all of your blogs, so you might not hear from me for a few days, but I am reading and enjoying...just can only do so much in a day, as I'm sure you know!  Big hugs to you all!

27 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I loveeeeee your quilt and all your wins. You've had a good time.

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, fantastic work on Kaarens quilts...such a wonderful, caring project you have done Allie, hmmm what a lovely lot of parcels you have received, love the vintage ....Hugs O'faigh

Dolores said...

Love those pics. No wonder you didn't get any quilting done with that stash to pet and ogle over. how wonderful!

shez said...

Allie the quilt is coming on marvellously,well done,and congrats on your lovely win,and those nature pics are beautiful,and to Sam i am sending prayers and love to you,take care.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

The quilt is lovely and the books look scrumptious!

Melody said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you Allie.

Fiona said...

The quilt looks fantastic... and what lovely post.. .those fabrics will keep you busy for a while... how lovely.... and i love your forest pictures....
Happy stitching
Hugz

KaHolly said...

Kaaren's quilt is coming along beautifully!! I love the creativity I see in some of the blocks. Your pics of the forest are so ethereal. Well done! You certainly will be busy using up all that beautiful fabric.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Fantastic wins! Love the photos of the light and smoke coming through the trees. So beautiful.
xx, shell

Terry said...

Congratulations! You're making great progress on the quilts! Emily's best friend has been wearing a back brace for over a year now, and it has improved her back! Hopefully she'll be done with it in another month or so. I'm sure Sam will be able to handle it just fine! :0)

MB in MI said...

Love your outdoor pictures! Just lovely!! Enjoy a peaceful (pieceful!) weekend, Allie!!

Linda said...

I really love your quilt!
I'm also jealous of the great boxes of goodies you received! Wow! What a great friend!!!

John'aLee said...

What a fun post! Loved all the goodies...your quilt looks amazing and those pictures of the sun shining through left me in awe! Love ya girlie~

Sue said...

Hi Allie! The quilt looks so good! I just cannot wait to see it all finished up. You are such a sweetheart.

So glad you like the books and the gift Cyndi sent you is to die for! Woot!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kaaren's quilt is looking so great!! Can't wait til you have it all finished :-) And what lovely packages. Books and fabric, what more could we ask for ;-D

Stina said...

What a wonderful work done on those quilts.. they look fantastic!!! Absolutely fantastic!! More than well done!!

And your wins.. have had my eyes on those books.. so you tell me they are a must have...;o)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt is looking great. What a wonderful thing you are doing. congratulations on your win and on the nice box your friend sent you. What lovely fabrics!

Cyndi said...

Hey girl! Those books you received from Sue are awesome...just like she is. I love Sue! And I'm really happy that you are so tickled with your fabrics...I thought you'd enjoy them! :o)

I'll definitely be keeping Sam in my prayers... I hope this brace won't be too uncomfortable or painful for him and that it will be a big improvement for his back!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Val said...

Prayers are coming your way. The quilt is gorgeous. You are one busy person!!!

MrPuffy said...

That Buttonwood Farm looks like a place I'd like to stay! But on a serious note I saw your post on the fiance being killed. What a sad sad thing for everyone. I'll say a prayer too for your son's brace fitting. I must have missed the post where he was injured.

rosie said...

Allie, I hope everything goes well for Sam..You so deserve all the goodness that has found its way to you.. love the backyard photos!!xxxx

Too many eggs said...

The quilt looks great, and i love that sampler, in fact that school house book has me very intrigued off to see if i can find it.....:-)

Cheryll said...

All I can say Allie is.... WooHoo !!!
Good for YoU!
Cheers :)

desertskyquilts said...

The quilt makes me want to grab my needle and some red thread! Great finish, and wonderful presents from friends.

Michelle said...

Way to go on the quilt Allie! Wow! What a great bunch of fabrics and magazines, and the pictures of the sunlight through the trees...gorgeous!

Mama Pea said...

Gorgeous photos of the trees! And what luck you had! I haven't been to Sue's blog for a couple of weeks (see my comment on the other post....so behind). The quilt is looking good. I see my block there. :-)

Carrie P. said...

Hey Allie,
just catching up your posts. Love those photos in the woods.
Congrats on winning those fabulous books. I saw that you had won them on Sue's blog. That was a really nice giveaway.
And look at all those other goodies you got. WOW!
That is a lot of binding you made. I think you should be good.
I like those little sticky thimbles too. I use some that are clear.
Have a great weekend.

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