Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Not Wordless Wednesday .....

........ because we have photos and words.

I've been slaving away and trying to meet my self imposed challenge.

So far I have one more quilt basted and waiting to be tied.

This one is going to a little girl in the UK who has just celebrated the first anniversary of her bone marrow transplant.

Then we have another quilt waiting to be be basted.

I've grown very fond of this one.  It's the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning.

Then we have my huge string quilt.

Whoops!  Didn't realise that a corner had flipped!

Each 1/4 block is 9" so this is going to be BIG!  It takes me about an afternoon to do one complete block.  I managed 1 and 2/3 today and have got another 4 complete blocks to do.

When it is finally done you'll have to flip over to the Quilts 4 Leukaemia blog.  I'll let you know when.

So far I've completed 3 quilts and with 2 in the making that makes 5 done and 4 to go (the one above doesn't count.  Yet!).

I've also extended the date of my Challenge until the end of April.  Spring is on its way and the garden is calling. The Wisteria needs pruning and there is a lot of stuff that has got to be moved or removed!   I've yet to update my sidebar, but keeping watching it.  The date may change again.

Mimi Pipette/Poucette is doing fine.  Gaining in confidence every day.

I somehow managed to lose the SD card for my camera today (goodness only knows where it is).  The inbuilt memory only allows 5 captures at a time so this is the last photo of the day.

We've decided to kick the old fashioned desktop (5 years old!) into touch.  It's still with us and being used as a music player/recorder etc, etc, etc.

The Young One and I now use a cross between a laptop and a Netbook.  It's downstairs in the kitchen and we love it.  The only problem is I'm standing up/crouching to use it and it's not doing my posture any good.

I promise that photo is not posed.  That's how it is.

The cotton reel is there because I'm doing a search for the thread that I like best.  The coffee cup?  A long story but I love it and it's staying put!

Just before I sign off.

Someone recently gave me an blogging award.  A Very Nice One.  She sent me an email and I looked at her blog.  Now I can't find the mail or the blog link.  If you, nice personnage, are reading this could you contact me again.  Thanks.

More soon.


Scrappy quilter said...

Oooh I'm glad you extended it because we are putting our house on the market and quilting will be going alond the wayside for bit at the end of the month and I still don't have my quilt made. Question...does it have to be red and white and where do I send it when it's done. You can e-mail me the answers. Love your quilts...beautiful work.

Sandee said...

I believe I might have been the person who bestowed you with a blogging award called the Stylish Blogger Award. Here is my blog address that explains about the award:
I enjoy your upadates, thank you so much.

sophie said...

I want to help with your self-imposed challenge and send some LOVE blocks. Please send me your mailing address.

VivJM said...

Clare, you are doing a sterling job on those quilts. I can certainly see why you have grown so fond of the hearts one. Will be posting you my love blocks tomorrow xx

Shasta said...

You are making great progress on all of these beautiful quilts.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Oh, Clare. I just absolutely, positively LOVE your quilts. They are so, so very special and quite beautiful! And I must say...Miss Liberated Lady...if I had known we could alter our deadlines with Finn's Challenge, I most certainly would have liberated myself from all of that two month stress..haha.

NEXT TIME, I'm breaking more rules ;) Love you, Clare...You are doing great and I always, always love seeing how people live and what they surround themselves with. Its those little details that help us truly know another!

Tonya Ricucci said...

you've done such an amazing job - I think you should definitely reward yourself with an extension. enjoy the garden - hope the weather is wonderful.

ROZ said...

What a lovely bunch of quilts!!

Kim said...

Okay red and white quilts are some of my favorites....and these are just wonderful and for such a good cause.
Good for you for all those efforts but remember to keep it fun too.

Happy Sewing so you don't burn out :0)