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Friday, May 11, 2012

Favourite Things Friday with Shay and Block 9 finished

Friday has arrived again with rapid speed which means I get to visit SHAY at Quilting in My Pyjamas for FTF. My favourite today is very simple. It is the beautiful soft Autumn sunshine we north of the border are known for. I have certainly appreciated it more this year when we have one of these glorious days let alone several. So just a couple of pics of sunlight in my garden.
I love it filtering through the palms......
The other thing I am really excited about is that I finished Block 9 of the Baltimore. The  basket was easier than I thought and the little 'album' book I thought would be easy was a lot harder. But I love the finished block and feel I can tick some things off my list of "I'd love to do that". Roll on Block 10.
The end result. I love how the designer Pat Weir-Smith included some wattle in the basket for an Aussie touch.
The little 'album' that started all this and it does open up and inside is this.......
Please note I have a finish date of this year so I have made a committment I guess. I am not unpicking it to change the date.
Happy Mother's Day
Because my Mum loves pansies  I have chosen the very sweet teacup full of pansies to wish all you wonderful women out there who are Mother's, Grandmother's and Mother's to others children a very special day.
"Having a child does not a mother make. Having patience, love, no sleep, every substance known to man spilled on your clothes, being a singer of silly songs, a dancer of silly dances, a drier of tears, an embracer of joys, a nurse, a soft place to fall, a walking book of strange and interesting facts, an A-class juggler of  daily life, knowing God made them cute so it would save their lives when you were at the end of your rope. In fact loving them no matter what.......if this sounds like you then you are a "Mother". Have a wonderful day.
To the two children who allowed me to experience all of the above and much, much more I wanted to say I am very blessed to be your "Mother"
Blessings Michelle xx


20 comments:

  1. Your block looks stunning and I think that you will get it finished by the end of the year so no need to unpick. Have a great Mother's day. Mine will be a little sad but I also thank the ones who made me a mum and I wouldn't change it for the world.

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  2. Never tried a Baltimore maybe when i get to retirement age I might think about it, because I do love applique. Sunlight in autumn is lovely probably because you know that it will be missing for a few months very soon. Happy Mothers day have a lovely one.

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  3. love the sunlight pics .. and the block is really nice.

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  4. Wow. That block is amazing. You're one talented lady! Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Your block is fantastic Michelle. You should be very proud of yourself.
    Happy Mothers Day on Sunday. Hugs..

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  6. lovely post Michelle i am so loving these blocks Michelle,well done they lock great and love your statue.xx

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  7. Your block is so beautiful! Those 3 dimensional flowers add so much. Thanks for the Mother's Day thoughts. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  8. And a very HaPPy MotHerS DaY to you too! Enjoy the special day our children give us, and hope we can give to our Mothers. :)

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  9. Your block looks fabulous and now you will have to finish it this year...
    Your post was gorgeous to read.Wishing you A Happy Mother's Day too.

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  10. Michelle your block is gorgeous. I love how you did the flowers.
    Happy Mother's Day
    Hugs
    donna

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  11. Have a wonderful Mother's Day Michelle.

    Your block is nothing short of amazing. The detail is incredible.

    I think your garden is certainly one I'd like to spend some time in.

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  12. Oh Michelle - this is just a masterpiece - I LOVE the album, and what you embroidered. So beautiful!!!! Happy Mother's Day, sweet girl!

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  13. amazing block.. there is so much detail and work in there... and I love the album with it.... but you spelt the name wrong.. it should be ROBINSON.... oh well... you said you wouldn't unpick!! have a lovely weekend and especially mums day...
    Hugz

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  14. Autumn is my most favorite time of year.
    I know you will finish and that was a clever way to make sure you do. :)
    xx

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  15. I could do with some of that lovely sunshine down here at the moment. It's a bit chilly.
    Your block is looking wonderful. I like the way the little book is created to provide the sewers name and info.

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  16. Your Garden looks delightful, your Baltimore block is so beautiful and the words at the end of your post are wonderful and so true.Enjoy a lovely Mothers Day. Blessings from another happy Mother and Grandma. Rosalie.

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  17. Your block is stunning, the 3 dimensional flowers are gorgeous and I love the little album and that it opens up. Love the sunlight pictures too.

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  18. The block looks lovely finished Michelle. I just love the 'album'. What a different way to label your quilt!

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  19. this block is just fantastic. Love the little album.
    Amazing!

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