Wednesday, 7 November 2007

WiP Wednesday - 07-11-07

Wooooo hoooooo - I'm having fun!

I found the original Ghosties and Ghoulies quote in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It actually reads:

"From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us."

I'm going to put "ghosties" down the right hand side and "Ahoouououou" across the bottom. I can't get the whole quote in - there isn't enough room.

Haunted Houses4

I've just done a search for ghoulies and ghosties and found this pattern by McCall's.

1/4″ foot

I finally managed to find a 1/4 inch foot for my sewing machine. It's actually for a Featherweight 221 but fits my "oddball" machine perfectly. Now that I know it's Featherweight 221 feet that fit my machine I can broaden my horizons a bit more and perhaps find a quilting foot too.

We had our first heavy frost this morning. They say that the first frost comes to this part of the Périgord on or about 5th November. Well, it's arrived! If you look close enough you may be able to see the leaves falling from the walnut tree - it was raining walnut leaves at 8.30 am.



DH and I went for a walk round Brantome the other day. I've been up to the top of this hill before, but have never had the camera with me.

Stunning, even if I say so myself *vbg*



Right - that's your lot for today. I've got buttons to sew on DH's PJ's for tomorrow and other bits and pieces. As from tomorrow evening I'm going on a 48 hour sew-a-thon - wooo hooo! His op is on Friday a.m and the clinique said he could be discharged on Saturday - we shall see - I think it is more likely to be Monday.

It's taken me 3 hours to write this post - the connection has been absolute rubbish these last few days. I've been commenting on some blogs, but by the time I manage to get to the comments page and write something, the connection slows right down and pfffffff - page gone and it won't reload!


Kieny said...

Success with the new 1/4 inch foot I hope it will help.

Bobby (UK) said...

Wonderful photos - absolutely stunning. No frost in the UK yet - not in my neck of the woods (Shropshire) anyway. Good luck with DH's op - my son had total knee replacement last night. Still woozy from morphine today, but hopefully he's on the mend. Had both knees done now - first in March this year. Stupid game - rugby!!! Bah, humbug!
Bobby (UK) x

Tonya R said...

Wooooooooooohoo, fun quilt. Frost? Aiyee, havne't seen any here yet, but I'm not usually outdoors until much later in the morning. Gorgeous pics.

Fiona said...

Your quilt is looking excellent - my favourite bit is the words around the edge - got to love the multicoloured letters.

nicolette said...

Thanks for so many beautiful Perigord photos. The quilt looks great! Good luck with your Dh op and have fun sewing for 48 hours!

Holly said...

Fantastic quilt. Hope dear hubby recuperates from surgery quickly. Have a great time sewing! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Lily said...

Hope you're enjoying your sew-a-thon! Did you realise you wrote 'clinique'? LOL

That view is indeed stunning and makes me go 'awwww'. Lucky you!

And brrrr to the frost!

Tanya said...

Love your quilt! I'm so glad you're not going to change anything! That is wonderful! And think, if you did change the "mistake" then you'd forever be telling people about what it "accidentally" said and have nothing to show as proof! Great quilt!

Julie Sefton said...

Oooohh... I love the ghosties quilt!!! I especially like the fabric you used for the words, the shading and colors are perfect. Here in Memphis, TN we had our first real frost just 2 nights ago. Enjoy your blog - thanks for your comments on mine!

Sarah Nopp said...

Your ghosties is looking quite impressive! And thank you for the photos from your walk. I love to see the sights, as it were. :)

Jenni said...

Beautiful part of the world you live in Clare.