My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Friday, April 29, 2011

Home taken over!!


 This week we have had a surprise visit from friends further down country. They were meant to be visiting elsewhere but their destination was flooded out and evacuated. So we were second choice, but that's OK, we can live with that :-) While the men go out and do farming stuff Robyn and I can talk and create. One visit, she brought up all her beading and we made beaded things; another time it was mosaics. This time it is sewing - I got off the phone this morning to find my dining table taken over with her machines and there were baskets of sewing everywhere.
Robyn has a large costume hire business so today she completed a nun's habit and Alice In Wonderland dress - modelled in the photo!! She has lots of fun with her business and costumes.
As we chatted, I finished this block of My Garden, last year's BOM from Lynette Anderson.
I just have one more of these to do then I can 'throw it all together' - another finish in sight....well sort of!
The ladybird button is very sweet.
Now I'm off to practise more of today's free motion quilting for the FMQ challenge. I'm only 3 days in but I think perhaps I'm feeling a bit more confident with it...???  And no, I'm not being unsociable, our visitors are diehard Breakers (basketball) fans and are busy yahooing at the TV watching the finals. I've snuck away to catch up on myself!!
[It's OK, we are taping THE wedding to watch later after the BIG game!!]
                  Happy sewing everyone,

9 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Your stitchery is beautiful! I can't wait to see the next block.

Yvette said...

What a cute stitchery! I have this kit and haven't even opened it yet, you are doing a fantastic job.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very cute stitchery...and so much fun to share your sewing space....

Maria said...

I love visitors you do not have to entertain all the time.
Lovely stitchery and can't wait to see it put together.
Hope you enjoyed the wedding I did.

sunny said...

I have to agree with Maria. The best guests are the ones that don't have to be entertained every minute. Love your stitchery!

Karen said...

The ladybug button is the finishing touch! You do nice stitching.

Linda said...

Your blog is full of beautiful artwork. I enjoy it so much!! I've been working on my freemotion quilting, just didn't know about the FMQ challenge until I saw your blog. Your feathers are lovely. I'll practice some more tomorrow on mine - as mine are terrible!!! Thanks so much for following me.

Melody said...

Lovely work as always. I really love Lynette's designs, My garden is a beautiful project and yours is looking fabulous.

Karen said...

A very productive visit and such a sweet block!