Tuesday, July 31, 2012

News from the (HOT) Spanish front...

Olaaaaa, my friends !  ;>)

I know, I know, I've been so quiet lately... even my own Blog is sound asleep for weeks/months... up to the point I sometimes feel about  closing it.
Actually, I've been experiencing some health issues lately, due to some persistent (very) high temperatures causing swollen/painful leggs (water retention) + high blood pressure, etc... I feel a bit discouraged, having left rainy/cooler Belgium for a sunshiny Spanish spot, and now having to consider going back home earlier - sigh - we'll see.... (don't misunderstand me, I LOOOVE our Belgian home, it's just that we wanted to enjoy retirement under a better climate, some months a year).

Well, 'nough said, let's come to the point ;>)

First of all, I wanna tell you again how much IN AWE I am with all your progress and the beauties you're showing here.  Congratulations, dear friends, you are all so talented and inspirational !

As to my "Little Baskets of Joy", I'm quietly keeping on handpiecing them, at my own (turtle) pace and with much pleasure.  I even found a lovely, unusual "egg duck" fabric for the connecting blocks.
Well, actually I was hesitating between two of them, so I took both ( TeHeee...), using the second one for the border triangles.  Of course, I just couldn't help piecing some blocks together, as you can see ;>)

(for some reason this pic. doesn't want to stand up, sorry)

So, that's it up to now, my friends..... looong is the way to the finish line,
but big is the FUN in every step! 


Monday, July 30, 2012

Getting Centered

Hooray - My 4 blocks are done and pieced together.

I miscalculated and wasn't able to get a feather in the center.  Don't ask me how that happened, but suffice it to say that I'm not a mathematical whiz.

I decided to add the flower element and leaves.  I think I will make the stuffed berry red like on the feather centers, so to avoid a bull eye effect.

My little birdie looks very happy to flying around the center area.

I'm looking forward to planning the borders soon.  It will probably wait until after the olympics, but we'll see.

I saw today in the cross country portion of the Horse competition that they have a "Diamond Jubilee" jump - way to go London!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Progress on Susan's Quilt

I saw Susan a couple of weeks ago and she brought her project.  Here are some photos of her progress.

I love the colors and the lively movement!

How is everyone coming along?