Thursday, August 20, 2009

A bit of this and a bit of that ...........

I finally finished this quilt - I'd been waiting for the ric rac to go with the binding. I really should be writing up the pattern rather than playing on my blog lol ... but I thought you might like to see what else I've been up to ;o). I'll show you a better pic of the quilt once I've written it up ... and of course there will have to be a giveaway too!!! But here's a sneaky peak for now ............ I love those Wildflower Serenade fabrics :o)!!! The lighter beige floral fabric on the left is actually the backing, the quilt is all folded up - I was being lazy ;o).
This little man was made by my friend Lynn when she and Valerie and I got together yesterday ... isn't he just so cute!!?! He's called Boyd (short for Boy Doll lol) .....And here's the one I made ... she'll be a birthday gift for someone soon ;o). I'm not telling who, just in case she reads my blog!!We had such a fun day yesterday. I'll post a piccy of Valierie's doll when it's finished too ;o).
DH went outside to do some gardening yesterday afternoon and he came in and gave me this from our garden. The roses are (over)due to be pruned but there are still so many gorgeous blooms and buds that we can't bear to cut them up yet. This one is called "Blue Moon".
I got some FABULOUS mail too!!! I got a bonus prize in Terry's giveaway not so long ago and she sent me 2 gorgeous fat quarters and some matching DMC threads. Thank you so much Terry, what a lovely surprise :o)!!!!
I also got this parcel in the mail. I couldn't for the life of me think who would be sending me anything via Swiss Mail (???) .....
So I opened it up and it turned out to be some fabrics I ordered from US a couple of weeks ago!!! Mmmmmm, fabricky yummy goodness.
It's all from the Collection for a Cause range in "Legacy" by Moda. It's just delish!!! I got a total of 12 yards of various florals and blenders ......
and the jelly roll .............. yuuuummmm :o)!!!
But wait, there's more!!! He he ... should I be telling you about steak knives right now??? He he ... no, just more quilty mail!!! I've been after this book for a while and I finally bought it. It's terrific, I've read all the Jennifer Chaverini books to date and I enjoyed them so much :o).
You never know, one day I might get around to making one of these gorgeous quilts ;o).
Have a great day!!!

12 comments:

Tozz said...

Wow so many lovely photos to look at Joy :) I love your dolls you are making and I too got my fabulous giveaway from Terry today :) We are lucky things for sure. I too have read The Elm creek books and just love them. I am waiting for the library to get her latest one in so I can read that too. Must get onto them and get them to get it in. That is one beautiful rose too :) Thanks for sharing and have a good day....looking forward to your new design too :) hugs
Vicki

kiwicarole said...

hahaha, yep I looked for the steak knifes! lol
I saw a quilt at the show last weekend that had ric rac sewn on to it, and it was very effective. Can't wait to see the rest of yours. I just love the jelly roll too! very tasty!!
Cx

Sherri said...

Such cute dolls...and wow...some great quilty mail! 12 yards!!!

Marls said...

What a great read Joy. I can remember when I was young mum had that Blue Moon rose in her garden. I used to love it and haven't really seen it since.
The dolls are just great-can't wait for my patterns to arrive.
Great deliveries from the postie-love the fabric.

Dawn said...

We are very alike in our tastes I think Joy! Oh how yummy is that fabric, I had some delivered a few weeks back from the US too.... can't show pics of finished project yet...this fabric is so gorgeous to work with....can't wait to see what you do with it as I have a heap left....yum yum

Thimbleanna said...

I love ric rac put in the binding like that -- I really want to do that on a wall hanging I'm making. Your little dolls are cute as always!

Terry said...

Oh...Boyd is so cute!! I have that quilt book too...must make something out of it one day! And you're very welcome for the goodies in your mail! Enjoy! :0)

wonderwoman said...

soo many lovely pics Joy - that Rose is just sensational. I've never read the Elm Creek books - i may have to order one on amazon - purely for research purposes!!! off to a quilt festival on saturday - we dont have as many as you guys so its a real event - credit card starting to panic already - all that fabric - yay!

xx

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Your postie sure has been busy at your house....
Love the dolls and those fabrics are gorgeeous.

Julia said...

Boy, the mailman must have needed help to deliver the goodies to your place today.
Great fabrics and love the doll.
Julia ♥

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Joy, love the fabrics you received from the US....hmmm chocolate and pink...thank you for your thoughts for our Jess.......look forward to seeing a full pic of your quilt...hugs lyn

willowberryd said...

hi joy... one word for everything - YUM :-)
we have Blue Moon roses - don't they have the most heady rosey perfume?
and how much fun is fabric bundles in the post...
cheryl xxx