Saturday, 15 May 2010

I have given much thought about my hexagon quilt.

As I have completed 75 GF, and 20 of those with partial edging, I am reticent to frog.

So after much playing around ...............................

this is the design that I have come up with for the centre ............and the outer quilt?

At this stage it is unknown.

(PS the GFs aren't coloured in - this is just a layout guide.)

The layout grid I printed off Lizard of Oz

Friday, 14 May 2010

I'm in a bit of a quandary and I'm hoping that someone can help.

I have been making 0.5" hexagons for over a year now and been sewing them into grandmother's gardens and in fact I have quite a lot of them. However today I saw a fantastic hexagon quilt that was scrappy all over, with no regard to light and dark except that it was and the outer border was a greyey/brown fabric. I can't remember which blog it was on. Has anyone seen a quilt like that? Could you point me in the right direction AND am I delusional to even think about frogging my hexagons and piecing them together with a laissez-faire attitude?

PS I also asked the same question on Hexagon Along 2

Thursday, 13 May 2010

It's a wonder what a difference a hair cut can make.  I left 2/3 of my hair on the hairdresser's floor and I'm not missing it.

  Hostel Boy's hand is fine, just severely bruised.
And the photo?  From last years visit to the Pinnacles.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

It's a bit cold and damp here in Paradise - my faithful hot water bottle sprung a leak.  Never to worry - there are another three in the cupboard awaiting to make their debut.  Will it be another blue one, or the purple or red one?  Quite warm outside and really rather chilly in the bedroom, I can see that I will have to go outside to get some warmth.

Just had a call from Hostel Boy, I love to hear his voice, unfortunately he has hurt his hand and needs an xray.  Initially it was for 3pm TOMORROW.  I rang the Hostel and said that I thought that was too long, which thankfully they agreed with me, and they did the heavy and he is in for 3.45pm today.  From what he has said I think that it is heavily bruised.  Better to be safe than sorry.  I still get a feeling of joy when I hear his voice on the 'phone, will that feeling be replaced with that of trepidation?

This a group of us working at our local Arts Council on a quilt made for a very dear friend whose son died recently.

And the final quilt and we finally gave it to her yesterday.  Many tears.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

I'm excited.  Bugger Blogger has spell check.  Thankyou to the Big Buggers Bloggers who look after us.  It appears that I don't go out much.

There is another reason
why I'm excited and it's because I haven't been able to join the tracks on my iPod for my talking books and this has put me out of sorts as I listen to many, many talking books.  So today, being sick but alert, unlike the previous few days, I googled my problem and, delight of delight, some heavenly nerd had the fix.  All is right with the world.  Yes I can read, although at times I don't have the time.    I have a stack of sound recordings waiting to be heard and now I can put them into my iPod and listen at my leisure or rather when I'm working.

Friday, 7 May 2010

This is one of the things that I did today ALL BY MYSELF.  Sorry for the shouting but it was fantastic.  No children, no spouse.

I also picked up my new sunglasses (in my favourite Blues Brothers style) with the darkest tint that they make.  And my eyes went 'Aaaaaaaah'.  The library also figured in my day - always a great destination - and went to a fabric shop.