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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Organised Chaos!

It feels so good to be back to 'normal'....well as normal as I am going to admit to anyway! Hubby may not agree with the amount of stitching debris and fallout all around the fav chair. I have finally finished all nine Dresden plates in the French General fabric....ooh love it! So I set about and have all the centre circles ready to be appliqued in place.
Even though I am beginning to think I have an obsession with little birds I have decided I want some sort of applique on the borders of this quilt and so I drew a little birdie out and hope to have flowers scattered along them as well (mind I said hope!!)
I just get a quiet peaceful garden feeling about these blocks and you need little plump birds in your garden don't you...He was a lot plumper (almost the size of a pigeon lol) so he has undergone a reducing regime and hopefully will now fit with his friends on the border.
The other bit of progress is all the tracing of stitcheries and cutting out of lots of applique pieces are done...looks like a big mess but...
trust me it is organised chaos!!! They were also nicely pressed before I put them away in the folder. Now all the preparation is done I can stitch at my leisure and also sneak off with my Lucy Boston tin to have a little play....getting withdrawals!
The other thing that I have gotten done is to finally put my "Autumn" stitchery mini on my stand.
Ok folks coffee awaits. Enjoy your day.
Namaste and Blessings,
\Michelle xxx

23 comments:

  1. This is going to be one very pretty quilt Michelle. Absolutely love the idea of birds among the flowers in the border - and can't wait to see it! xx

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  2. So funny Michelle, we must have been writing our blog posts at the same time!
    I know I told you how much I love Dresdens, these will be very sweet with your 'slim trim' pigeons!
    Looks like the next project is christmasy?

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  3. I can't wait to see your dresden project, Michelle.

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  4. oh those dresdens are gorgeous Michelle and i see some cute blocks there,i hope you having a lovely day,enjoy your cuppa.xx

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  5. Gorgeous dresdens. Love the idea of the birds. Hugs, xx

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  6. As always your work is exquisite

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  7. Love your dresdens Michelle and just adore the bird. Look forward to seeing it when finished.Shirley

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  8. Love your dresdens Michelle and just adore the bird. Look forward to seeing it when finished.Shirley

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  9. Gorgeous dresdens Michelle - love that colour range of fabrics. Also love your "slimmed down" birdy. Those little seasonal hangers - what a great idea to mark the changing seasons. I can see some more of your bird collection dotted around it.

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  10. Beautiful Dresden's Michelle, and lots of interesting projects happening !!!

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  11. A nice feeling to be beautifully organised Michelle :-) Your dresdens are looking gorgeous, what a yummy project!!

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  12. I am loving those dresden blocks and that bird sure is plump!

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  13. Wonderful that you are feeling better.
    And great to see those lovely Dresdens being completed.
    Enjoy that coffee!!

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  14. Love your gorgeous dresdens Michelle and that little birdie will be right at home. Mmm interesting little bits of applique there

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  15. Im inspired and in awe of you every time I visit Michelle. The french general is calling my name (as is Lucy Boston !)

    Happy Stitching.

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  16. Beautiful Dresdens Michelle the fabric is just stunning it will look great when together - can't wait to see it. Glad you are on the mend.

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  17. I love your dresden plates. It sounds so sweet with birds and flowers. Your autumn mini is so cute. I bought a few things at market last year to do some autumn things lets see if I can get them done for this year.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. Some more gorgeous work, Michelle. Like the sound of your border.
    Hugs xx

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  19. I would love a 'reducing regime' too Michelle - especially if it will work that quick!!

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  20. Beautiful work Michelle as usual ,you are tops! Cheers from Joy in Bundy.xxx

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  21. Hello Michelle,

    Weight Watcher's for birds aye!!
    Organised chaos is the best way to be, at least you know where everything is, right near your chair. Have fun finishing of your project.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  22. Organised chaos is the only way to go. Those circles are so perfect and I just love the plates and the fat little bird. Hope he didn't lose too much weight!

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  23. Beautiful dresdens, it is going to be a gorgeous quilt (I love FG fabrics too!) I love your ideas for the border, can't wait to see it!

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