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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mixed Bag

I do hope your weekend has begun well. I am once again not feeling 100% with this darn cough. Anyway I decided to have a little play with a couple of the new fabrics I bought whilst I was away. A little bit of needleturn was the order of the day...
I can show you a little sneaky of how it turned out but I still have a little more playing to do.
I really love those fabrics! Speaking of fabrics, I finally decided to take the plunge and completely paper piece the Lucy Boston Blocks. I am also pleased that I finally managed to get a copy of Linda Franz book which is winging it's way to me as I going back now!!! With the decision made I set out to choose fabrics for the setting in pieces and little diamonds in the quilt. I am really happy with my purchase. I want to maintain that vintage look but the cream background will help the blocks pop a bit (I hope anyway)
I am so terrified of running out of the cream that I bought oodles of I think it may be turning up as Applique backgrounds for years to come! So it seems I am all set. Lucy Boston here I come!!!!
I haven't "Nana" bored you for a while so here we go...
Lachie and Erin sharing a cuddle.

Cooper having fun with a balloon creation.
Our Son's family like us love camping. Our youngest Granddaughter has taken to it like a duck to water. Commandeering her Brother's chair into the bargain.
This "camping gig"??? Got it down pat!!! LOL!
For all my blessings big and small little and tall! How about you?
Namaste & Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. Lovely photos of the grand kids, Michelle. Nice sneak peek too!

  2. G'day Michelle. Lovely photos. Hope that cough clears up soon. Take care. Liz...

  3. Lovely sneak peek. Great photos of the grandies. Hugs, xx

  4. You will have a hand-pieced project for quite a while to come!

  5. Wow, haven't the babies grown! Hope the cough disappears quick smart Michelle. Sharyn:)

  6. gorgeous sneak peek Michelle and your grandies especially the girls are growing very fast,lovely pics,hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

  7. I love that rippled edge on the heart .. So effective . So clever with your fabric choices and I love all the grandie pics ..

  8. I'm up very early... as with most days... studying... and I took a break to read you blog and I am grateful that I read your grateful message... thank-you

  9. Adorable grandkid shots Michelle. I cant get over Erin's hair - so much of it for such a little person !

  10. Hope you are on the mend with the cough. Want to more of this secret stitching. Looks good.

  11. Lovely show and tell Michelle. Take care of that cough.

  12. Oh Michelle - love the look of that sneaky peek and can't wait to see more of your Lucy Boston quilt. Can't believe how those gorgeous girls have grown

  13. Sorry to hear you are nor well. Hope you bounce back quickly. Lovely to see you are still stitching and enjoying the grandies!

  14. Hope you shake that cough soon and I can't believe how big those babies have got! Good luck with Lucy Boston, it's going to look fantastic.


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