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Saturday, August 16, 2014

FNSI and Extras

I wanted to have a bit of break from hand quilting so I pulled out my Lucy Boston blocks which have been very neglected. I had several pieces already basted for a new block so I stitched them together.
I also started adding the background lozenges to one of the blocks I had already started that on. Oh boy is this going to be a loooooong term project. I am beginning to worry that I'll be taking this one to the retirement home with me.
I wonder if I would be satisfied with a Patchwork of the Crosses table centre. I think that I am going to have to make sure I keep chipping away at this one. I do know it will not be a bed sized quilt of any size.
I do find EPP very relaxing however. Mr R. and I watched the movie Amazing Grace while I stitched which was a truly beautiful film.What a very wonderful man he was.... and I managed a Tim Tam to keep up the strength. Did you join us over at Wendy's? I will be going visiting to see what all the other girls got up to.
Now I know I did promise that holiday snaps were over but I forgot to show you the Yarn Bombing on the tree outside reception at Takaraka bush resort where we camped.
There was a basket of wool and knitting and crocheting needles on a table on the deck and if you felt you wanted to contribute you could.
Campers could often be seen sitting at the table chatting and knitting away. I was really sorry I am not a knitter.
I did have trouble explaining to Mr R. "what it was for????" and "why would you stick that on a tree??"
Do you remember this bag that I made for lovely Peg in our Tilda swap?
Well I really enjoyed creating it and thankfully Peg loved it too, so I thought maybe other stitcher's might like to make it for one of their lovely friends or themselves so I made another one in another colour way and asked Country Threads Magazine if they would like it and they said yes......looky here!
I do love that fabric...
Now you can stitch too. It is in the latest issue of Country Threads.
This morning I was up early as I heard little sprinklings on the roof and I had wanted to replace some Azalea bushes in my new garden that I lost whilst away. I had already purchased them and was planning on putting them in over the weekend. So I sprang out of bed (well groaned and creaked actually) and got them planted....didn't even bother to get out of the PJs... the neighbours have their doubts about me anyway so what the hooo! Three new bushes and a sweet little native grevillea are now enjoying the soft rainfall we are having.
Just need another layer of some mulch and hopefully they will start to thrive.
A quiet day here for me which I will enjoy. I hope you are doing something that you enjoy as well.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

34 comments:

  1. I love your Lucy Boston blocks. I am also making these blocks and like you have come to the conclusion I will not be making a full size bed quilt

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  2. Your Lucy Boston blocks are lovely but wouldnt happen fast enough for me. The explanation of the tree yarn bombing reminds me of my hubbies explanation of the 'need' to visit Supercheap!Enjoy your quiet day Michelle. Sharyn:)

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  3. I also agree with Barbara , perhaps a lap quilt or even a pillow. :)

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  4. Love your Lucy Boston some projects just take time. Enjoy your Saturday.

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  5. There is something relaxing about EPP isn't there?
    LOVE LOVE the 'Yarn Bombing" such colour!

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  6. a busy start to your weekend... I have to say the Lucy Bostons are tempting .... Love the bag and had a laugh at the tree yarn bombing quiestions.... we haven't had much rain at all.. but it is damp so that is better than dry!
    Hugz

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  7. I loved my bag so much, I use it all the time Michelle..xxx...your Lucy Boston looks awesome....

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  8. Long term projetcs are just fine! Love those blocks.
    Congrats on the project in the mag - always special.
    Good move with the plants. And worth the effort!

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  9. Just catching up on some blog reading. My you have been busy. Belated birthday wishes and congratulations on another published project.

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  10. Only one Tim Tam? Can you really stop at one?

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  11. Your LB block looks good. Who cares how long it takes if you're enjoying the stitching. I'm sure Peg is thrilled with her original design bag, beautiful work and exciting to see it in print.

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  12. Oh I just adore that yarn bombing Michelle, I could've picked up some needles & done a tiny bit of plain & purl, thats about all !!! So glad you are getting rain on your new plantings. Cant wait for that magazine issue to come out over here to see your gorgeous bag.

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  13. The Lucy Boston Blocks look fabulous.
    The Yarn Bombed Trees look great. I am off to Toodyay W.A. next week for retreat and they have Yarn Bombed Trees in the main street.Love them :)
    Oh! must check out our news agency for a copy of Country threads..

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  14. I just found your blog, love the Lucy Boston blocks, I will be back here.

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  15. Loving that block Seeing it pop up over Facebook
    I will look forward to receiving my copy of Country Threads Should be here soon

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  16. Your Lucy looks wonderful. Gorgeous bag. Hugs, xx.

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  17. I hope your new plants do well! We've had some rain here today, not much......but every little helps at present, and more is on the way. That's a very pretty bag! I wouldn't worry about how long your POTC takes, you will need something to do in the nursing home after all.

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  18. I'm with Mr. R. Can't see the sense in yarn bombing, although I do agree it looks attractive. But what a waste of wool and effort! Those Lucy Boston blocks are lovely. Don't forget "Rome wasn't built in a day", and nor will this quilt be made in a day, but you will look at it one day and be glad you persevered. You could always settle for a strip to go at the foot of your bed if you really didn't want to do a whole quilt.

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  19. Great yarn bombing. Love the Lucy Boston blocks and your gorgeous bag.

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  20. LOVE the idea of a collaborative yarn bombing project-thats just so cool!


    Lucy Boston is meant to be a long term project Im sure- thats what I keep telling myself anyway . I havent even finished one yet ! Yours look gorgeous!

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  21. Hi Michelle

    I've just started quilt lessons at Patchwork Passion in Auckland.
    I'm starting with English Paper Piecing and most of the class are doing the Crosses project - tyoo big for a newbie like me tho!!

    I love all that you do!
    Shane

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  22. Your blocks are lovely, Michelle. I stumbled across that movie last week and really enjoyed it. I wish I'd caught the beginning. Your bag is lovely. I'll keep an eye out for the magazine.

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  23. Yes some project are l-o-n-g term but worth it in the end. Rainy here too so my garden is lovin it too!
    Enjoy a restful Sunday! :)

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  24. Love the Lucy Boston block and you only need to do one bit at a time and before you know it , it will be finished! EPP is so relaxing. I also agree with Mr R... the yarn bombing leaves me with lots of ????'s

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  25. Great post Michelle. I don't think I could explain that "knitted" tree to my hubby! I think I would be sticking to something smaller for those Lucy Boston blocks but then I do take an awful long time to do anything.

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  26. Love your blocks and if you are still working on them I am sure you could take them to the retirement home! LOL! Table runner sounds like a great idea.

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  27. Love the look of your Lucy Boston blocks but I don't think I'd have enough patience to do more than a cushion or table runner. I look forward with great interest to see what these ones will eventually turn into :) Barb.

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  28. Oh I was wondering why that bag looked familiar! Where is my head? It is so lovely I am glad it has been published, it is a design I would like to play with :)
    Wow I can't imagine how one would explain yarn bombing to a male!
    Lovely EPP blocks, such a challenge :)

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  29. Love your Patchwork of the Crosses! Another quilt that is on my to do list :)

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  30. That's a novel idea to have the wool there to use..Lucy Boston looks just lovely with the colours you have chosen..a gorgeous bag.

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  31. Love your Lucy Boston blocks Michelle. Definitely a long term labour of love. Such a sweet bag you made for Peg, so can't wait to buy Country Threads and make my own

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  32. Wow, those blocks look pretty complicated and time intensive Michelle. I hope you get them finished eventually. Love your little tote and pics of the yarn bombing. Cheers, Tracy.

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  33. I love your Lucy Boston blocks so ho-pe you won't give up on them! That yarn tree is too cute! Congrats on your publication of your stitchery tote. Well done!

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  34. Oh wow that tree looks so cool!

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