Saturday, January 17, 2009

Updates, News, etc

Wow, I can hardly believe a week has passed since my last post. I returned to work on Monday having had 3 weeks of holiday. I was only meant to have 2, but decided in the 2nd week of my break that I wasn't ready to go back to work (Is anyone EVER ready to go back to work after a holiday???). So now the weekend has come around again....yay...

I received some fun mail this week...late last year I participated in this swap and ended up making 2 quilts for 2 different people. Well, the person who was supposed to send to me never eventuated so the hostess of the swap very kindly made me this lovely little quilt...I just LOVE it...the colours are so me


and then the person who I was an "angel" to (because her partner never made her a quilt) sent me a little bundle of goodies including a bag pattern, some fabric, notepads and lip balm...all so unexpected....and my dear friend Sue sent me a beautiful cross-stitch pincushion.


and then with some money I received for Christmas, I purchased this lovely book.....it is definitely beautiful eye candy for this lover of all things blue and white!!!! These are just a few of my favourite shots in the book....go over here to see more of what this amazing designer does...

I also made this in my holidays....would really love your opinion....

I am also am particpating in this pincushion of the month...and have made these so far



and probably one of the most exciting pieces of news is that I am helping doing some pattern testing for Melly and Me...but can't say or show too much as it is major secret business!!! But I feel so blessed to be able to help out.....


oh and finally, this post has become much longer than I anticipated...an update on my UFO's...well not, much. I have been busy doing a few other things....but here is a photo of my next major UFO which I only started early in 2008 so I am not feeling too stressed about it....we have our final class with Leanne next month...yep, it is her "Butterfly Garden BOM"...I have pieced all the mini blocks and now only need to do all the masses of needleturn applique and stitchery....



a close up of my first completed block.....

3 comments:

Sharon said...

You do beautiful work, Lisa. I love the little quilt you gifted me with as my "angel." I've finally posted a picture of it on my blog, so stop and see it. Glad you liked your "thank you" goodies, too. Love the pincushions!

Catherine said...

What beautiful projects, Lisa! I love those pincushions, particularly the little bag, and the hedgehog. Where do you buy your felt from?

I always come away very inspired from your blog, Lisa. Do you mind if I link you in my sidebar?

Cybele's patch said...

I really love the things you made. The pincushions are adorable.