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Monday, June 8, 2015

Queen's Birthday Weekend

We are enjoying a long weekend here "downunder" to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 89th birthday.
Nice gentle weekend....coffee with old friends, a very nice breakfast out with Mr. R and a lot of time curled up in my chair...here!
Yes! The evenings do get cool here in Queensland. Nothing like a bit of hand quilting near the fire to nourish and soothe the soul...
I love the hills and valleys and little stitches all in a row...
It took me ages to decide on the inbetween bits near the plates....but even though it is simple, I like it.
I have quilted one row of Dresden's and I am on to the second row with some work on the inbetweeens.
In keeping with my sticking to the "list" I have worked on another little secret for a certain someone..
You know it takes me ten times as long to decide what I am going to do as it does to actually do it!!!!
Today I have been sewing on some binding on a little Christmas project which has been deliciously quilted for me by my clever friend Fiona but this is all I can show you for now.
I can however show you a little Show & Tell from my dear friend Shez....some of you may have seen it over at Shez blog here Shez has made my "Gingie Tabletopper" which featured in Country Threads Magazine a while ago now....I really enjoyed creating this one and I love Shez's version.
Look at Keryn's cute Santa looking right at home there!
Thanks so much for letting me share your beautiful work Shez xx
My "just because I like it" piccie  and what I wish you all is...
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

26 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle oh my I am loving your hand quilting on your gorgeous quilt the pattern is so pretty,you are very clever my friend and I love your sneak peek,Fiona is very talented,love her FMQ. So glad you like my version of your very cute Gingie table topper it's so cute I am making another one,Namaste my friend xx

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  2. Lovely quilting, Michelle and I do love the look of your fire. You think that you are cold up in Queensland - try being here down in Melbourne - Brrr! Just right for getting lots of stitching done, though. Thanks for sharing Shez's finish - off to check out her blog post now. hugs, Kaye

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  3. Love your quilting. Looks fabulous. Hugs, xx

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  4. Oh Michelle........my heart was beating faster at seeing your Dresden......LOVE what you are doing, just perfect! Do you think we need to call ourselves "The Dresden Gals"?? as we both seem to adore them so! Your secret sewing and the wee gingerbread topper is cute and the next to the fire is the place to be on a chilly night.

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  5. Sounds like a perfect weekend, Michelle. Love your hand quilting of your dresden project! Shez's table topper using your design is so special! Hmmm...the glimpse of the secret project looks very interesting!

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  6. Hello Michelle,

    The Queen would be delighted with what you did on her Birthday weekend. Could you tell us what brand of thread you use for your hand quilting, please.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  7. your quilting looks so perfect Michelle,
    love the design for the 'inbetween bits'.
    looking forward to seeing your secret project.

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  8. By the fire is a good place to be here, too! Great quilting design - it suits your Dresden Plates very well, doesn't it?

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  9. beautiful quilting as usual, love the fabrics and quilting designs !!

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  10. Your quilting looks beautiful Michelle...perfect for your Dresdens! Your secret project looks interesting...Fiona's quilting is lovely. Shez did a wonderful job on the ginges didn't she!! She is a clever lady! It always surprises me that you need to have a fire in Qld..I always assume it is warm there!!

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  11. That fire looks so warm and inviting! A perfect place to work on your gorgeous quilting. Shez's work is lovely.
    Any better luck this year getting some birthday cake from the queen?

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  12. The quilting is just beautiful, still love that quilt. Secret sewing for someone - what a lucky duck they will be.

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  13. perfect weather for a fire and stitching..............Fiona is a gorgeous quilter...........

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  14. Beautiful quilting Michelle, I can totally understand why you're getting so much pleasure from it. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  15. You are such a beautiful quilter Michelle. Lovely design you have picked for this gorgeous project. Cute version of your design by clever shez

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  16. Love you quilting Michelle. Hope you had a lovely relaxing weekend xx

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  17. Lovely quilting Michelle. Can't wait to see another of Fiona's masterpieces! xx

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  18. Fabulous quilting and how cleaver is our Shez x

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  19. Beautiful hand-quilting Michelle, and I like the look of your fire, too :)
    xx

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  20. I just love what you are doing with your Dresdens.... fun to see you sneaky peak and Shez did a great job with your gingies...
    Hugz

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  21. Your hand quilting is just exquisite Michelle, as is your secret sewing :-) Thats great you are on task with your to do list, wish I could say the same !!! Your fire looks most inviting there too. Its been very cold here as well.

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  22. Hi Michelle - the hand quilting looks amazing, well done, so clever.
    And I wish it would get cold enough here to put our heating on... we're comfy with warm clothes but it's just not 'put-the-heater-on' temps!

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  23. Your quilting is looking wonderful, Michelle. Nothing beats sitting by the fire stitching! xx

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  24. Love your hand quilting.
    Oh no it's still far too hot for fires here. Was 31 today. We need rain sew badly..

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  25. Dear Michelle,
    your quilting on the Dresden Quilt is wonderful, such even little stitches.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  26. Nothing like a warm fire when its chilly, I just remembered when I'm hot here your cold there. Very pretty work of your and your friends.

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