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Monday, April 16, 2012

Remember these?

Do you remember this little pile of hexie's?? Well let me introduce you to "Portabello Friendship" named thus because without the kindness of FIONA from Bubz Rugz I would have been a very frustrated and disappointed little stitcher.
And no, those hairy legs under the quilt are not mine!! I am so pleased with how it has turned out although I wish I had put the hexie border on first so that I may have had some chance at getting the hexies on evenly. I seriously worry about my maths and measuring skills.
I am hoping to get it sandwiched and basted so it can accompany me and get it's little self quilted on the half loop coming up soon.
I'm also trying to finish another little project that is for a friend a little further down the track.
I have had a quiet weekend due mostly to the fact that I have felt a bit below par but I am sure another quiet day today will see me right. This said I ventured into the world of the 'talking book' and I have to say I am enjoying being able to stitch and be read to at the same time.....could do without the attempts of accents though but apart from that this sceptic would have to give it a big thumbs up!!
As the weather refuses to oblige me again today I am pretending I am somewhere that is nice and sunny like this (Nymbodia River NSW) a truly glorious spot. By the way completely off the track many famous people have stood and had their photos taken here at the back of Russell Crowe's Inn (you can include that in your little book of useless facts)lol.
I hope you enjoy your day whatever the weather or whatever you do.
Blessings Michelle x


  1. WOW!! Michelle your hexies in the quilt look great. Love the applique too.
    Like the stitchery your working..
    The weather in our little town in West is beautiful and sunny.....

  2. Your quilt looks really good. Glad to see you embracing this source of great pleasure!

  3. Your portabello friendship hexie quilt is fantastic... you have worked so quickly on that.. .and such a cute little stitchery growing there.... sorry you felt a bit low over the weekend and hope this week is a bit brighter... enjoy the rest of the book..

  4. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling 100%. I wonder what book you have chosen? Being a hexie lover this quilt has captured my heart. Just delightful.

  5. wow your quilt looks fantastic Michelle,how lovely is Fiona.xx

  6. Your new hexie quilt is beautiful, you have worked very quickly on it. The little stitchery looks lovely too. Hope you are feeling better now.

  7. The quilt with the hexies looks great. I love the name you chose for it. I like audio books and took some on holiday with me once. Trouble was I kept dosing off and then didn't know what I had missed. Listening while sewing seems like a good idea.

  8. Michelle, your quilt turned out beautifully & I wouldn't have known things weren't even if you hadn't said so. Hope you are feeling better soon. Tracy.

  9. What a gorgeous quilt!!! Oh Michelle it's just beautiful, I love it!
    I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well, and hope you will be better soon! Listening to audio books is my favorite...while I'm stitching, anyway! Last week I was listening to Agatha Christie books, all weekend, and Sunday night I had a dream in which everyone...including me....was speaking with a British accent!

  10. Oh Michelle ! It looks wonderful.

    I hope you feel better soon. I often think if you don’t feel 100% that’s your body telling you to slow down and take care of yourself.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the talking book experience.

  11. Glad you're on the mend. Hey it's sunny here! Come-on-down! The wind is freezing but it's sunny! hehe

  12. hope you are tip top again, is that a medicinal tim tam packet?
    Love your new quilt. The hexies look so beautiful.
    A lovely way to use them.


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