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Monday, September 17, 2012

The Weekend That Was

Here we are with a shiny brand new week stretching out ahead of us. My weekend was fairly quiet as I have been a bit off colour....a little bug has come to visit. I always think of comedian Billy Connolly when I say that as he once said he always visualized a little bug going around knocking on people doors when they said "oh there is a bug going around" LOL! Anyway I do feel a little below par so not much got done in the sewing department. The bits I do have to show you got done last week.....first MERRY MISTLETOE is coming together nicely and I have basted it ready to quilt. I really quite like it now even though at first I frightened the heck out of myself choosing these brighter fabrics...thinking "what WERE  you thinking my girl" but I just loved the spots and they went so well together and as I have decided it is now all about what I love here we are.....see the beautiful graphic at then end of this post.
I have also been wanting to make an I spy quilt for my Grandboys for a while so I started putting all the squares together that I have been collecting for ages....I thought I had stacks but still need a few more. So I will be on the lookout at the stores for some extras. They are very simple little quilts. Just 5 inch squares sewn together with a plain border but I think they will love them as they are two little boys who find the world to be a very interesting place.
Well that's it from me for today. I am going to leave you with two lovely beauties from my poor neglected garden. This pink geranium was a cutting permitted by the owner of a quilt shop (now closed )and is always a reminder of a great day out with friends and her lovely shop when it blooms.
and this pretty pink bottlebrush that I planted in memory of Steve Irwin. This one has really taken it's time flowering and I was starting to despair of ever seeing any blooms....but nature has it's own timetable. It is simply gorgeous and has gold tips that sparkle in the sunlight. Well worth the wait.
This gorgeous graphic is another beautiful offering from Mo from Rose Petals from Heaven and spoke to me immediately.
Enjoy your day,
Blessings Michelle xxx

19 comments:

  1. I think the red spot suits Miss Mistletoe very well. I Spy quilts are always a winner with little boys.

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  2. Love the spot with Miss Mistletoe. Really works well. The eye spy quilt is cute. Hugs,

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  3. I have some I SPY fabric too... that I'm waiting to use...perhaps we could inspire one another. I could always use some motivation! :)

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  4. Hope you feel better soon. You need to keep the door closed when those bugs come calling!

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  5. Darn bugs - hope they have left you by now. Love your bright Christmas stitching. I Spys are such fun and will keep younger ones amused for quite a while over and over again.

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  6. Hope you get better soon...

    I really like putting I Spy quilts together. Kids always love them..

    Always like you stitchery...

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  7. I am hoping you are well on the way to recovery and have booted that bug right back out the door!
    Good to see a little stitching being done regardless.
    Beautiful flowers.

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  8. oh i love the colours you have used Michelle,its looking fantastic,your little boys will love there eye spy quilt,and such pretty flowers,enjoy your week my friend.xx

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  9. Miss Mistletoe will be very sweet dressed in her spots! Hope you are feeling better very soon...pack up that bug and send him on his way.

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  10. Beautiful stitchery and beautiful flowers, I love how you used a yo yo for the holly, it looks great.

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  11. The bright colours for your Christmas project look great. Very festive. I just adore that pink geranium.

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  12. what can you do if you are so hospitable and invite stray bugs in when they come knocking!
    your chrissie project looks fantastic, lovely fabrics.
    very cute spy quilt.

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  13. lovely post Michelle. I really like that mistletoe quilt. The red is stunning.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  14. love the christmassy quilt.... and I hope you feel lots better.... you must, you must... no bugs allowed here...
    Hugz

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  15. Hi Michelle, hope you are feeling better now. It was a lovely post , when you were not feeling up to par. Love your Chrissie Quilt, and the wise words by Rumi at the end. Hugs from Rosalie.

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  16. I am visiting from Michelle's blog 'All Things Rusty & Fabric'.....you have fabulous designs!

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  17. Red is perfect for the mouse.
    Lovely geranium, they always remind me of growing up as mum has them all round the house.

    Enjoy spying with the little people.

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  18. I have a few possibles for your I spy... will bring them next week...
    Hugz

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  19. Hi Michelle! Hope you are feeling much better now. I love your eyespy quilts. They will live them!! X

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