Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Being out of bread can be a good thing...........

We were out of bread yesterday so I went to the bakery...............at Woodside.....it's only 45 minutes away.....and we do have a couple of bakeries within a kilometre but it was a nice day for a drive......and guess what...it is right next door to the Patchwork Apple..who would have thought!! So I got the bread and a couple of treats for the Prince and called in to see Jane.....had a great visit and found a couple of Blackbird Designs books and some fabric I needed to complete a project for one of the girls in my stitching group...we are having our "end of year" get together on Saturday....it became a beginning of the year function when we couldn't find a date in December that suited everybody! Still...any time is good to get together with friends....!

I was leafing thru the "When the Cold Wind Blows" book last night and I have found the quilt I just have to make......not sure when .....but it is definitely a "must do" project.........!

Finally made it into the sewing room today...although I had to clear a path to the machine and the cutting table......but it sure felt good to be in there!

'til next time..........Lorraine

14 comments:

Nancy said...

Well, aren't YOU the ambitious one! I can't imagine trying to do that quilt. I really can't. DO keep us posted.

Word verification: stalessi which is the part of the barn where the mice live, I think

Karen said...

I have wanted both of those books but haven't made the purchase yet. There sure are a lot of leves on that quilt. But then lots of the Blackbird Designs have millions of leaves!

Gracie said...

I have the same book. Don't you blackbird gals! I'm working on block number four on the cover quilt. Have fun stitching!

Pat said...

I have both of the books too. I have projects that I like in both of them. What to do???

Doris said...

Wow! The border on that Misteltoe and Holly quilt is A M A Z I N G! Can't wait to see progress pics of it here.... ('cause I'm sure you will be starting it tomorrow, right...?)

Frogdancer said...

That quilt is something I'd never attempt in a month of Sundays.
(Actually, I'd btter watch what I say. I said that about hand stitching a quilt, and guess what I'm making right now? I must be mad...)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Lorraine, that quilt is going to be beautiful, I always like Blackbird designs. Can't wait to see it finished.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Julie said...

Thats a beautiful quilt. I can see lots more trips to the "bakery" coming up. :)

May Kristin said...

Oh, I envy you those books!
They are definately on my wish-list!

Maree said...

Well.!! when you said you got 2 books you didn't say THESE.!! OMG.!! that Quilt you have picked out is Gorgeous..oohh.!!! can't wait to get my hands on these....
Looking forward to seeing your Progress on this one...
Happy Stitching.

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

The quilt is beautiful. I didn't even get a chance to look through that book, they sold fast- better order more!
Always good to see you, enjoy the rest of your hols. whereever you end up!

Amanda said...

Just ordered When the cold wind blows have also got Christmas Memories coming from US in the next couple of weeks (it is an old pattern bom that they have just had reprinted). Might have to get out the blackbird house book and finish that one before I start on another blackbird quilt but I love them all. Maybe this year will see me back to applique instead of stitcheries.

Levin (and Emily) said...

the quilt that you want to make looks gorgeous - ambitious but gorgeous!
fancy driving 45mins to get some bread - did you husband notice you were missing??? lol
l
x

Sheryl said...

Just love your new books, I am a big fan of Blackbird Designs, that quilt is gorgeous, nice one to think about for the future.