Monday, April 20, 2009

Autumn glow.

This was taken about a week ago - in the back garden - it was casting an orange glow into the lounge, and I thought it was so beautiful. Stunning autumn colours.

Well, the first round of the Bag Club is finished - this is the sixth and final bag. I really like this bag, though, to be honest I'm not sure which was my favourite.

Debbie has been busy with the latest ''pink'' block which is just so lovely....

...and block 5 of a Kittens Tale - half way there now, and I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Since the last post I have only managed to get one more of Barb's gorgeous little cat stitcheries done, but how sweet are these Hollyhock Cats.

I have also made a start on a new Christmas block of the month - this is a quilt designed by Vivian Robinson and it's called ''The Joys of Christmas Thyme''. I saw this gorgeous quilt stitched and on display in a shop that I visited when in Australia last year - as soon as I saw it I knew I had to stitch it - fabulous Christmas stitcheries, and lots of them - so I will show them as I stitch them. This one is part of the first block.

With the changing of the seasons I decided I also needed to change the display - so out with the red and in with the blue. The quilt on the wall is my version of Leanne Beasley's gorgeous ''Ruth's Quilt'' from her book "Living the Dream''. I did this quilt a couple of years back, now, and remember at the time how much fun the little tags were to stitch (which you can barely see but are in fact on each of the cream patches!)

Have had the fire on a few evenings lately - there is something very soothing about stitching in the warmth of a fire, although it sometimes happens that I end up stitching a little later into the night than I should cos it's so cosy. And if I am knitting, well... it's always, ''just one more row''!!!

Here's to more cold nights and warm fires.