Saturday, July 31, 2010
That's a bit of a strange dog in the above block! I'm going to dedicate this quilt to my maternal line. I'll explain that more later, but none of them were really dog lovers. They may have had dogs on the farms, but not when they got to town. They had chooks though.
I should have July's block finished tomorrow. My eyes are just too tired tonight. I've already made a boo boo with the violet wreath. I've got it off centre. I may see how much it annoys me and I might do it again.
Bye For Now
And just so you don't all think I have dropped off the stitch-a-long, here is a pic of the stitcheries I have done so far. I am way behind but I don't mind as I have been slowly progressing at my own slow pace LOL.
I have completed the stitcheries for the first 2 blocks and the next lot is ready to go, including that huge house!!
Friday, July 30, 2010
I am finally up-to-date. I just finished piecing my block H tonight.
I am having so much fun with this! I can't wait to get my next block pieced.
It is so hot here that gardening has been almost impossible during the day, so stitching has taken over!!!
Lori. Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada.
A few weeks ago I got diagnosed with pleurisy, hey give me the pills and let me get on with my life. If only that had been the case, steroids were issued to try and overcome the awful associated cough. Unfortunately the steroids had a wee bit of a side effect and as a result I can't sew at my machine, you see my legs (that were never skinny to begin with) have swollen so much that some of the skin has split and I can't get into even the sloppiest of slippers.
So, what was I to do? I mean I have sewing commitments and Gardeners Journal is just one of them. Well, here is what I have done, all of the stitcheries. These will just have to do until I am able to use my feet and legs like normal - sorry Chooky it's the best I can do this month.
I hope the rest of you are having more success at the machine.
Hello all .... well I have another block finished .... woohooooo...... this is so good to be on target and with all this motivation from Chooky and all of the GJ girls its been easy to do..... so keep up the good work girls, its lovely to see so many blocks done.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Those blue borders makes this block a bit darker than the others I made. Must have that in mind when piecing the next ones.
Have you looked at the counter ? We have reached more than 25 % by now.
Enjoying the summer in Denmark.
Hugs Pia, Aarhus, Denmark.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sorry….if a strange post comes up on your Bloglines….for Stitch A Long…I was doing several posts for several blogs and sent one here by mistake….
This is my second block, getting lots of stitching done……I need to get to the sewing machine to put some more together…..take care Peg ….:>)
And here are blocks C and D sewn together.
And blocks C, D, F and G laid out together. I'm really pleased with how this is starting to look! :0)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I know, I know ... it's WINTER here in Australia, but the song got stuck in my head! And then I worked it out ... it's SUMMER in the UK where the movie this song came from was set!!! :0) OK ... so now that that VERY important issue was settled ... it was time for me to prepare for MY holiday. (Sorry Chookyblue, just had to get in one more little boast about it! Tee! Hee! Hee!)
Now, while we're planning to do lots of things and see lots of family and friends, I REALLY want to get caught up with my "Gardener's Journal" stitching cos an unexpected magazine commission put me WAY behind where I thought I would be by now. So yesterday afternoon, in the depths of my sewing room, I got tracing ...
See you when I get back and happy stitching to you all. Til next time ...
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Here's mine all done. I think the sprinkler is one of my favourite blocks...it reminds me of the long hot summer afternoons of my childhood.
I thought I would get back into it tonight while I watch Masterdhef but I can't find my threads anywhere, so I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow night to continue after I buy some more.
I will definately have to get my skates on to catch up and hopefully by the end of August I will be back on track.
Love seeing what everyone is doing, all are looking fabulous.
On Tuesday Kayly and I decided to go on an adventure and visit some other stitch-a-long members . I knew that Teresa and Helen visited Tereasa's shop on Tuesdays so we decided that that was the perfect time to visit. Kayly, Tereasa and I were even stitching our Gardener's Journal. As Helen and Teresa didn't know we were going to be there, we will forgive them for not bringing thier Gardener's Journal stitcheries this time but maybe we will visit again later and post some more progress photos.
We thought that you might all like to see us hard at work stitching.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
The house is built! Certificate of Occupancy has been issued and the landscaper is now undertaking garden beautification works...Wahoo!
The fencer is lined up to put the fence up as soon as the landscaper is finished.
Thank you for the lovely comments on my last post...I forgot to leave a comment so that I would get messages to my in-box and my stupid internet connection has been so sloooowww that blog hopping and leaving comments has become too painful to bear so please accept a group thanks...and I will be back to hopping when it picks up speed again...it really is motivating to have the support of the group :).
in chilly Kilmore, Victoria, Australia - brrrrr...
from the block H.
I just love those tiny little violets
and those large and smaller roses
popping here and there on my blocks.
And here is the whole, looong block
I wish you all happy moments with your GJs!
Now I have the rest of the July
time to read your progresses!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I have traced the stitcheries for the next block and and am off to enjoy some more stitching time! Thanks to everyone for all their support to keep us going on this journey!
Lori, Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada