Sunday, 22 March 2015

Border progress adjustments needed

Well today is Sunday,the outside world is grey and gloomy. What joy. I have spent the whole day stitching. I have managed to stitch the edge on the border. 
These are the corners all ready to be attached. What do you think of the butterflies that I have added?

I have now got to the point where serious calculations needed to be made to do the final adjustments to the design. I am adding some blocks to the border as well as a 1cm stripe to the top and the bottom. It sometimes is fun to do follow your nose designs. The whole point is not to have a freak out when you realize you still have 20 metres to stitch. 

The kittens have been keeping me company. The poor little boy spend a night at the vet. The mean Siamese cat from next door came over to our property and scratched his flank. The scratch formed an abscess and this needed to be drained. The poor boy went under anesthetic and while he was under he was neutered as well. I know it is the responsible thing to do, but, I do feel bad for the poor fella. Extra greenies for him. 

Hope you are having an amazing day and that stitching is part of your plans. I found this funny and it really does appeal to me. Do you think it is funny or do you have to have drunk this cold drink growing up.

Have a good one.


Friday, 20 March 2015

Autumn equinox

Oh hey, oh yay today is the Autumn equinox. At 22:45 the equinox will be achieved. The weather has been soo hot for us to be theoretically in the middle of Autumn. Our Peach tree has thrown a few yellow leaves on the driveway. Apart for this decorating not much else has turned yellow. All of the wild grasses are blooming. What a glorious site. I also do so love hay fever. Even trying to be so cool, every now and again the inner nerd will out.

On the 15th my daughter celebrated her wedding anniversary.  Life does go by so rapidly. Still no grandchildren. It will be amazing when it eventually does happen. They have only been married for a year, but, they have been together for 13 years. 

The picture below is used from Victoriana quilt design I asked permission to use this picture and she kindly said yes.

All four corners have been stitched together. Next step is putting the brown stripes around the edge and then I will join the border to the quilt. Once that is done I need to work out how I am going to put the back together. I bought some beautiful soft floral fabric to use on Dear Jane, but it was too sweet for the ragamuffin that is my interpretation of Dear Jane.

Hope you have an amazing spring or Autumn equinox. I hope that you get a respite from whatever weather system you are now bored with.

Have a good one

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's day to one and all. I did a quick check and eew  what we are celebrating is the death of a dude in the year 461. I find it amazing and amusing that people deaths' are celebrated in such a jolly way. 
Is that what tradition is? Do events start out all somber and then get high jacked and become a party. I enjoy seeing holidays for what they are. The worst is st valentines day. That is one holiday that gives me the willies. Celebrating a human being torn apart is just not nice. 

I like Christmas as that is actually a Roman feast. Nothing wrong with that.

Ok back to Happy st Patrick's day.  May you have a green beer and find a four leaved clover. May the genetic bits of you that were at some point Irish, have a jolly good time.

What do you think of the cute Irish quilts that I found. 

I am now busy on the corners of my border. I think this year, for the first time, I will be quilting during winter. It feels like I normally piece in winter and when the horrific heat appears, I start quilting the quilt. This normally takes about 3 months which take you through the hottest part of the year. I am looking forward to quilting my Granny's garden quilt.

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Happy Pi day

Happy pi day to one and all. You know how people always say that you never use anything you learnt in Math class in life, well I have used pi frequently to work out how much binding or bias I would need for cushions etc. So I celebrate pi, it has been useful. That is the great thing about quilting, you get to play with geometry.

In the news this week it was sad to see that Terry Pratchet died. He wrote the most amazing books of fiction. He created worlds that were not just a description of his neighborhood. His books were comics in written format. I hope he finds a new story to live.

And secondly. Naughty Jeremy. Young little boys should show some respect and feed old men. When the blood sugar gets low, grumpiness will appear. Hope the BBC chills out and gets over itself. I enjoy watching Jeremy and the other two are quite boring without him, Please sign the petition for the freedom to fracas.

Busy stitching more of the border. It is almost done and then onto the corners. 

It is implementation night at work tonight. So much stress. Hope it goes well.

Have an amazing day!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Happy women's Day

I know I am late in wishing all a happy women's day. I was too busy quilting to stop and type. All the women I know would have also been too busy.

I found this on facebook today and it really sums up my thoughts on my gender. It drives me nuts when I see women posting comments on other women's prettiness.. Women are worth more than pretty. All women a beautiful, and the beauty can be found on both the outside and on the inside. Make sure all of the beauty is just not external.

So now after all that seriousness here is a lovely tip for life. I know,I know...just call it a juxtaposition on attitude. It is all important to have one or the other or both. Go forth and find your  juxtaposition or your attitude. :D
Have a beautiful day.