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Monday, February 13, 2012

Good morning Monday

Good Morning everyone. I have been for my early morning walk and it is a beautiful morning. I had lots of feathery company. The lorikeets were sqaubbling over their breakfast and speeding from tree to tree. They are a delight to see.
There is a beauitful enviromental park near where I walk and the trees are magnificent and never cease to thrill me. it's mornings like this I am very glad I live in Queeensland.
I spent time with both my Grandsons this weekend which was special. I did get some stitching done I lot of which I can't show you yet but I can show you what I have started stitching for my Mum who is turning 80 later in the year. My Mum loves Japenese fabric and in particular "Japenese Ladies" as she calls them. So I wanted to make her a little quilt to curl up under when she is reading which she loves to do. I saw this pattern in a Patchwork & Quilting magazine (sorry don't know the designer as I no longer have the magazine) I had traced and cut out the templates for another day. I thought it would be very portable and would also showcase the fabrics she loves. So I got nearly 5 blocks done but will need a bit more variety in the fabrics. I have really found it relaxing stitching them and I think it will come together really quickly. Sorry I forgot to press them before I took the photo.

I think she will love it. I also have a lovely Japenese panel that I am going to make into a tote bag to pop it in for when I give it to her.
That's it for me I hope you all enjoy the first day of your working week.
P.S. I 'might' just be finishing off another little book of drawings at the moment and if I get a move on I 'might' just be able to show you very soon......note I said "might"!
Blessings Michelle xx

13 comments:

  1. Your blocks look lovely Michelle. How can you Mother not love them!

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  2. whow Michelle what a great idea,your mum will love this i also love the idea of having a tote to put the quilt in,lovely idea.xx

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  3. your morning walk sounded so lovely, love the black around the japanese fabric it will look great....hugs

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  4. Nice Blocks the shape really Highlights the Fabric...
    cheers
    xx

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  5. Wish I was walking that trail with you, girl, gorgeous! I'm so impressed by your Japanese quilt, that is going to be a stunner for sure! Can't wait to see what you're up to!

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  6. Gorgeous fabrics ,you Mom will love them.

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  7. How lovely to catch up with all you have been doing. What a beautiful spot for a walk.

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  8. What a lovely foresty place. So tranquil. Your Mum will love the quilt and bag. Who wouldn't. Simply lovely.

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  9. The lorikeets are lovely. The japanese fabric will make a beautiful lap quilt for your mum, fab idea!

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  10. Your Japanese lady blocks are gorgeous Michelle. Im becoming more and more interested in Japanese fabric myself.

    There's something very peaceful about a morning walk, and being in amongst nature when the day is just starting. I should make the effort to enjoy it more often.

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  11. G'day Michelle. Aren't those birds just glorious? Your blocks look lovely. I have seen some beautiful Japanese fabric lately, made into lovely items. Take care. Liz...

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