Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bon Voyage Mum!

My Mum, the intrepid traveller, is on her way to South America today, for three months! Bon voyage Mum - what an adventure. It's hard to believe that this time tomorrow she will be exploring the city of Quito, Ecquador. The stories she will have to tell on her return will be incredible I am sure. Places she has been and people she has met. I will definitely miss our telephone chats, though, for the next three months - email is great but it is just not quite the same as a chat is it!

This little treasure disappeared a few months back, you might remember. Well, this is version two and I'm happy now!

I've also done a couple more of the lovely little stitcheries for Viv's Christmas quilt - a pudding....

and a tree....

Am currently working on the next block which is snowmen and some writing. But... I'm about to go into a headspin as Natalie's new quilt, "Tail Feathers", is coming through very soon and Bronwyn's ''Gingham Girls'' is here!!! Now, both of these quilts absolutely have to be done of course! The patterns for the "Gingham Girls" are sitting on the desk in front of me as I write - the temptation to do nothing else today but start stitching the first pattern is huge!!! Perhaps I should move them to a place where I can't see them - that would be the sensible thing to do - or.... maybe just a peek at the first pattern sheet!

Have a look at this fabulous range of fabric just arrived yesterday - "Beach House" by Blackbird Designs for Moda. Isn't it just so delicious - these soft blues, reds and greens always look so wonderful. Hmmm - I wonder how ''Gingham Girls'' would go in these fabrics, not that I have got it on my mind or anything!

I have decided I will be good (and sensible) and do what I have to do today before peeking. So I'm going to go and do those things now, so that I can peek soon!!!
Happy Stitching



Bloom said...

Such self control surrounded by such loveliness! I'm looking forward to Natalie's new release too, and your Beach House fabrics are so soft & beautiful. Good luck for resisting the temptation all day - I couldn't!!

Diane Bell-Robertson said...

Oh no I just love all the yummy things being material and threads and patterns and everything yummy on your blog.........dont tempt me

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely stitcheries, Jenny and I love the new fabrics! Hope you can soon find time for those gorgeous girls (O: