Saturday, February 15, 2014

Trying to Improve!

I was thrilled to receive this book yesterday and the fabric earlier in the week - both tell you a little about themselves. After I have finished piecing my Courthouse Steps, I really want to see if I can create an improv quilt for DS's birthday next year. As much as I love modern, can I live with wonky? I feel sure Lucie's book will help in the confidence area - a gorgeous book!
This soft coral of the fabric is my favourite hue at the moment and Art Gallery, my very favourite line of fabric for feel, beautifully fine and soft.
Blogger - well, could talk for an hour on that. Time is too precious these days for the time the old way takes, so I have chosen the quick, practical, alternative. I will try to find the info to present more attractive posts, even if it is in bed late at night.
For now - happy stitching - Lurline!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Step by Step!

Nice to be back again so soon! Here is the little progress I have made on this project.

Friday, January 31, 2014

I Wish!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Let's Try!

An oldie but a cutie published in DUQ - even in those days I loved bright, fresh moderns!
Now this is my recent choices - a courthouse steps block inspired by Molly Flanders and Purl Bee - let's hope it grows into a lap quilt that I have quilted with Perle thread.
Lastly a lovely pack of low volume I received from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics a couple of lovely Australian girls - great fabrics and the best service too

Sunday, December 1, 2013

It Has Been A Long Time!

... and I have missed you, My Lovelies! I lead a very busy life these days and family needs have been great. I guess that will continue to be as Mother is now 95 and needs a lot of care and Hubby is 74 with quite a lot of health issues. I must say I had lost my mojo - I think that happens to a lot of us from time to time - but I must say it is back with a vengeance also!
Above, just a little Sneak Peek showing you the wonderful Clover binding clips, no more little blood spots on my new quilts.

My next project - it is going to be an Improv quilt. Here are my starter fabrics, just love the combo and I think I will add quite a few solids. It will be a Topsy Quilt and just grow, should be fun and let's hope a success too, lol!
After much deliberation this new baby has come into the home. I do have a wonderful Janome Memorycraft 6600 which is on the market. I have owned a Pfaff previously and love my Janome but with the prosthesis in my left shoulder, was having difficulty attaching the quilting foot. Both have built in scissors, which I find are such a blessing, so it will be interesting to see if I have made the right decision.
Here's baby Nate, now 5 months - missing him heaps, but I get to see him on Skype and I know it will not be too long until I see him again.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend stitching or partying - this time of year seems to come around so quickly, so have fun!
Hugs - Lurline

Monday, September 30, 2013

.Glorious Sunshine!

Oh no! Once again I have problems with Blogger. I had just finished posting and lost the lot, through no fault of my own, boo hoo! Now I will be Saving every minute or so, better make this quick ...
Top pic is my contribution to our Creative Threads group who are organizing a raffle basket for Pink Month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. I'm happy as with the Makeup Pouch from a tutorial by Flossie Teacakes - also donating a few fat quarters of pink solids. 

DD, Danielle, has been Instagramming my roses again - this one a climber Don Juan. She gets so much fun out of taking pics here, there and everywhere, and of course I love being the recipient of her work.
Off to make a start making dinner, then checking out my home made recipe for fungus on roses - hope it works! 
Happy Day everyone - sorry about the messy Post!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Promises Broken!

I did promise myself I would post daily for a week - no! hasn't happened. I've got lots of really good excuses, but let's get on with this Post!

  Less than an hour ago a lovely parcel arrived at my door thanks to Fabric Patch in Queensland. As you probably know, I'm in Western Australia and I can't say enough about those great girls on the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Do have a little browse of their site at some time. This book really took my fancy and as I am thrilled with it and the ruler - should make life easier! I wish I had time right now to get to the sewing room. The book has really great modern patterns, yes, some a little wonky which I love! Oh, see the new little pincushion I have made myself out of a little orphan block - my other one has gone missing, I'm sure it will come out of hiding one day.

Another pic of my gorgeous Brass Band - DD who does Instagram beautifully told me my last pic was boring - oh well!
Happy stitching girls, we have beautiful sunshine here at long last must savour it while we can - should pop out and talk to my roses, lol!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Turning Over a New Leaf!

Happy Day! I'm going to achieve a lot today - sort out technical problems, starting with clearing my desk an equipment and putting barbed wire around it so no one can venture into MY SPACE!

 Lots going on stitching-wise these days, so even if I post a bit of nonsense each day for perhaps a week, maybe I will develop some good practices. That commitment being made, let's start ... this little quilt all ready to go to Nate's new little cousin in Thailand.
 I just love the binding fabric and these clips too - no more pricked fingers and little spots of blood to remove. Now, I'm not messing about or I will lose the pic below - I'm thrilled with my new rose below. It is Brass Band and I love, love, love it - saw it as a forthcoming release about ten years ago in Brisbane. It sure lives up to its name! Happy stitching girls!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Some More Pretty Dollies!

Really I am just practicing, so let's hope I can do it without someone holding my hand!

Goodness me! Shocking editing - they really do look a lot prettier. The top r/h dolly has a pretty green Liberty dress. Still I must keep trying to improve. It is just so easy to Post this way but I can see I will have to do tweaking on my laptop at times. I still need to work out how to post My Signature.
Off to the shops to prepare for dinner now and the hopefully some appliqué tonight.
Until next time - 'bye - Lurline.

Today's Lesson!

Now, this is beyond my learning curve, I think ... dear SIL is being very patient!

I would love to make the above - when? - maybe when I have mastered Posting this way!
Happy Stitching!