Sunday, July 18, 2010

And so my CW Journey starts............

I have been wanting to start the Civil War journey for a while now......an opportunity came up to join the CW Club at the Patchwork Apple - yesterday was the first "meeting"......I have a large fabric stash but very few of the repro prints .......so begins the journey......


I have always loved the more traditional blocks and I wasn't disappointed with the first two from the book.....yes....I have even done my "homework".......I thought if I didn't do it today it would be time for the next gathering and I wouldn't be ready........


The red theme will continue with Red Club at the Patchwork Apple next Saturday......

The fur kids (also known as Circus Loz) keep me busy and entertained......Never a dull moment here! Mark comes over for tea on Sunday nights......this week he bought their puppy with him....Lexi is Rose's cousin and the great grand daughter of my previous dog Chelsea - the two girls had heaps of fun and will sleep well tonight....we tried to get a pic of them together....but they were moving too fast for that....so here they are in a more calm moment......

Rose .........(butter wouldn't melt in my mouth).......


And Lexi...........check out this face!

Not much else going on here...work is busy.......I had to work at a function yesterday after I got home from Civil War club........organising Mayoral functions is part of my job and they aren't usually on a weekend....but it was only for a couple of hours so wasn't too onerous. There have been a few different "versions" of winter lurgy going around the office...I managed to catch one last week....just a head cold...and it was gone in a couple of days.....nothing stays with me for too long....! Oooooooooooooo..that came out a bit bitter....LOLOL I think I am getting my sense of humour back....!

'Til next time.....................Lorraine (aka the Ringmaster of Circus Loz)








29 comments:

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, you have THE cutest puppy in the world! So cute. CW looks like fun. Impressive homework too! Glad to hear Circus Loz plays on! Have a great week Ringmaster!!!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! Oh ... look! Your first two comments are from Kris's with a 'K'! I just love the title of "Circus Loz" maybe it's time to rename your blog - new start, new name! :0) And what super-cute mascots you have ... Rose is sucha sweetie and looks like she belongs in one of those puppy calendars. Love your blocks. After green, red is my next fave colour. And wonderful to hear that your sense of humour is bouncing back. It's the essential 6th sense, I reckon! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love the civil war blocks. I would love to make a quilt like that - maybe someday! The puppies are adorable!!

Nancy said...

That Rosie is a cutie...

Does your club use reproduction fabric or not?

Love that first block..

Yvette said...

I really like your first block! What a great club to belong to.

Puppies!!! So cute!!!!!

Stina said...

My heart melts.. your puppy is the sweetest I have seen... oh my gosh.. wonder how you get anything sewn.. I would just sit and look at her all day...:o)
Nice to see you have settled in and enjoy your new life.. take care my friend.. lots of hugs!!

Karen said...

Love the curly hair on their ears!
I think you are going to enjoy your dive into reproduction fabrics and quilt.

Pat said...

Great start on your CW journey. Love it. That Rosie is the sweetest dog.

Winona said...

Your blocks are great, and I am positively drooling over the fabric choices. Those are so my colors. Where did the kids hide during all the romping and playing of the pups? Have a wonderful day. Winona

OzRose said...

Bet the butter wouldnt melt, but plenty of socks would!! They are sooo cute :) Glad the humour is coming back for you too xx

AnnieO said...

I LOVE all those reds! They would be perfect in my bow tie quilt. I'll have to look for similar ones in my LQS.

The puppies are so cute! Hope Circus Loz is not driving you round the bend...

Linda said...

Oooo. Your red/white blocks are so pretty. A whole bunch of them together will be prettier still! And those puppies... my heart turns to mush looking at them. Adorable.

Chocolate Cat said...

Looking forward to watching you on your CW Journey, those first 2 blocks are lovely and wow how impressive to do your homework straight away!! I'm the person that would still be doing it the morning of the next meeting!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh love the fabrics from the civil war club.........great way to get the quilt done.....I have started to gather more repros since I did the nine patch swap last year and I LOVE them........

Amanda said...

Hi Lorraine,
lovely blocks, if you need a few repro's let me know I am sure I went through that stage somewhere in my stash. The fur baby has grown and his hair is getting lovely curls. Your right butter wouldn't melt.

Jo in TAS said...

Rose is so adorable, I want to cuddle her!! I cracked up when I saw Lexi's face. Gorgeous blocks CW blocks too.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I just love those first two blocks---they are beautiful and you have done a great job on them!!! As for that 'pup' oh my--wished I was there for some of your circus shows!!! what did the kitties think of another 'pup' around????
Hugs, Di
Have a great week

Lynda said...

Your blocks are magnificent. And such gorgeous puppies.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Roll up roll up...the circus is in town...how cute...little Miss Rose is so very cute....love the blocks Loz...

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Wow you've been busy!

I love the idea of re-naming your blog Circus Loz. You should definitely consider it.

Those puppies are cute cute cute !

Sue said...

Hi Loz! Yours CW blocks are just fab Im having a bit of a repo moment myself. And those two puppies how cute are they both!! How nice will it be to have each other to grow up with and gang up on the two white fluffy one!!! lol Good luck for the week at circus loz!! Cheers S

Doris said...

Circus Loz!!!! ROFLOL...

Rose is a doll, and you know I love those baby kitties... I saw a kitten at the pet store (I should know better than to even go in there!) on Sunday and I so wanted to bring him home! Frank says two should be our limit... :-(

Adoring your red blocks.

Sue said...

Love your civil war blocks. The red theme will be great. Glad you're getting your humour back and that your son comes for tea each sunday. Looking forward to seeing your progress with your quilt. xx Sue

Kim said...

Great blocks! And I love the reds. I'm happy to see you're enjoying all the furry babies--but then with those faces, how could you resist?!

Leanne said...

Rose looks like she has just come from the hairdressers. I am impressed with your blocks....... far tooo may little pieces in that quilt for me.

quiltygal said...

Oh yummy fabrics...gorgeous puppy hope life is treating you well ?? Love the look of the Civil war book but not starting anything else before I go away..not long now !!

Suzanne said...

The furry babies are beautiful. I love Red so of course I am looking forward to seeing many more of your pretty blocks. Thanks for the comment on our kitty

Darlene said...

Sweet puppy! I'm looking forward to seeing more progress on your CW project. Enjoy.

May Kristin said...

How cute Rose is!
And I love your CW blocks! And in red and white, even better!! :-)