Tuesday, 4 November 2008

This and that - a long post

Long time, no see... I have been a bad blogger again.... Lost track of time, been busy, lost the cord to my camera (what is a blog post without pictures? I finally convinced my Dad to lend me his), basically life has gotten in the way... I want to thank everyone for the sweet comments on my previous post, sorry I haven't replied to all of you!
Anyway, even though I don't really feel that productive I have done a little bit of quilting. A couple of my friends got married just over a week ago, and of course I had to make them a quilt:

As usual cutting time a bit short as I only finished stitching down the binding and label a couple of hours before the ceremony *lol* - but it was finished in time! As you can see it is a very simple pattern, just 12" stars and some cornerstones, and the quilting is a very easy well spaced meandering. I'm pleased with the over-all look of it, and I think they are happy with it :o)
My friend Nemo has been a busy bee with the knitting needles (and other needles as well, for that matter), and look at these wrist warmers she made me:

Aren't they pretty? Those dancing ladies are so cute! And they are so warm and cozy! Fabulous these days when winter have arrived. And they were well worth their weight in gold and more after our last meeting at the quilting guild - Nemo has written about it in this post.
I had an errand at the post office this afternoon, among other things to pick up a parcel from my very dear friend Rose in Tasmania. Sweetie, I'm sooo happy - thank you!!!! Look what this wonderful and talented lady sent me:

Some gorgeous fabrics and buttons, some thread and a quilting stencil and some chocolate pretty wrapped for my B-day - thank you so much Rose, Les, Maddi and Cohen!! Included in the box was also no. 8 Australian Country Threads which has the pattern for Rose's beautiful Christmas cushion "Sleep Tight"; and all the patterns to her fabulous BOM "Tender Moments"; which I sort of cheated and started sewing on back in May before she finished the pattern writing. This is as far as I have gotten:

Now that I actually have the patterns I might be able to finish it *lol* I have cut the pieces for the rest of the flying geese units, and they keep Bernie company on my desk so I can use them as leaders and enders and for some in between fun sewing.
Other happy news is that my friend Elin has finished the top on her Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, pop over to her blog and have a look. It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Congratulations, Elin!! I now look forward to seeing this quilt all finished (and in person!!!)! ...hmmm... I feel my fingers itching to make another of these quilts... perhaps someday *lol*

Hope everyone has a great week!
Sincerely, Anne Ida


Rhonda said...

Glad to hear from you. It's been awhile. I try to keep up with everyone but as you gets in the way.

May Britt said...

Happy birthday dear. Of course I had to forget to send you a sms when I was at my cabintrip. I had a big note on my fridge but forgot all about it. So now I send you a BIG BIRTHDAYHUG!!!!!

Vicki W said...

What a pretty quilt!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a lovely parcel!!

Guðrún said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I am glad to hear from you :)

Rose said...

Sweetie the quilt is gorgeous, Im sure they loved it!! Knowing how long it took you to put this together....ur a star!!
So glad the pressie finally arrived (minus the honey grr)hope u enjoy!!
Love the wrist warmers, I think u may need those this winter!!
Big hugs xxx

Nancy said...

Anne Ida, you have never shown a quilt on this blog that I didn't immediately fall in love with, and this one is no exception. While your posts are few, they are always very worth the wait. Please keep up the great work!

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Sorry I forgot your birthday, a big hug to you! Happy to see you back, your new quilt is beautiful! Very nice present from Rose. I would like to buy this magazine. Thank you for nice words as regards my SBS!

Gudveig HN said...

Enda et lekkert teppe - hva du rekker over! Utrolig flott, det stjerneteppet!

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Så nydelig teppe Anne Ida.Du er en reser til å quilte ferdig tepper Jeg er en stor beundrer.Pakker i posten er virkelig spennende ...det er helt sikkert

Suzie said...

You did a beautiful job again! The quilt is so pretty, I love the colours! I didn't know about your birthday...I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and dear friends! A big hug from me!

Quilting For Less said...

I just found your blog! I love your quilt! Very beautiful!!


Teresa said...

Well, Happy Birthday to YOU!

The wedding quilt is so lovely in its simplicity. Sometimes I think those are the best of all quilts. A very nice birthday present you got there too!

Laila said...

Oh. Happy birtday. You realy got some wonderfull gifts,and you deserve every thing. ;-)
Can you please tell me the number of the magasin you got. I fall in love with the pillow.
Hugs from me.

Annelies said...

What a beautiful quilt Anne Ida !
Have a nice weekend !

Shasta said...

Oh that quilt is gorgeous - I just love the colors! Happy belated birthday.

May Kristin said...

A very belated Happy Birthday!
I am sure the couple loved the quilt you made for their wedding! It's lovely!
And what a lovely gift you got from Rose and family! Now I look forward to see your Tender Moments quit all finished!