Saturday, June 26, 2010

June's Efforts

Finished and handed over with the bag from the previous post! The recipient was pleased, thank heavens. It turns out blue is her favourite colour. That was a good guess on my part and no thanks to her hubbie who could not help me with suggestions. I did a bit of stirring of him at the morning tea we had to say goodbye. I ended up calling it 'Boxes' because it looks like all the boxes we have carefully packed and stacked in the bookshop.
This was all I was able to do in June for the Gardener's Journal stitch-along. I have the house and July's stitcheries traced and ready to go. I'm off to Bunya Mountains tomorrow for a few days. I'm aiming to go walking in the mornings and stitch in the afternoons. The glasses are a bit lairy. They are a pair of those cheap magnifying ones. My prescription craft glasses are good, but these are better to see with at the position where I hold my stitching.
I've been quilting for a few years now, so I thought I might start showing photos of some of the quilts I've made. This one was purchased as a kit. The pattern is a Terry Atkinson one called 'Lucky Stars' rather appropriate as it turned out. It sat languishing in my stash for 'one day'. 'One day' came late last year when a friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. The kit became her 'chemo' blanket. I got a lovely card from her, telling me it helped to brighten some dark days. It was great one to make, not too hard at all. I ditched stitched the quilting, but I would have loved to have free motioned it.
In case any one's interested, I did find my keys. Somehow they found their way way out of my handbag and onto the ground at work. Luckily they were handed in to the groundsman. My hubbie's relieved too. I think he is working out how to staple them to my head!
Take care everyone. I hope to have some good photos from the Bunyas for my next post.

1 comment:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Kayly! I know how you feel with your Gardeners Journal stitching this month ... I seem to have lost most of the month somewhere and haven't got any of the stitchery blocks ready, let alone got to the piecing stage for this month's block. SIGH! Guess next month will be a catch-up one ... hope July's block is simpler! :0) Love both your quilts, especially the star quilt for your friend - so wonderfully bright and cheerful. And how fabulous to hear that it provided some light during a dark time for her. Enjoy your trip to the Bunyas ... rug up, cos it's ALWAYS cold up there! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS