I still get excited every time I look at how it's progressing, it's just such a wonderful quilt.
Now I'm hoping to impress here so would you all put on a suitable 'I'm impressed face'. The other day I opened a comment email from the CWBQ blog and was thrilled to read ....
"So excited this famous Album is being reproduced widely!! Elly Sienkiewicz, The Appliqué Academy® "
........now, were you suitable impressed?? I was! The applique queen leaving a comment on our blog. Insert very big grin! I think it had something to do with the lovely Bobbie from here, if you scroll down to the second post (I think) it might give you an explanation.
Ok, back down to earth. I've finished piecing Caitlin's quilt together, it just has to be squared off now. I'm not putting any borders on, just sandwiching, quilting and binding. The bit you can just see to the right of the quilt top, is a strip of leftover fabric that I just stitched together to put in the backing, which I haven't bought yet, hence it's still on the wall!
Back in April, I found these stashed away and declared that I wanted something done with it, well I've been working on and off on it since then and this is as far as I've got. I still have one Christmas ornament to stitch on the side then I can put it together. There is a slim chance that I can have it done for THIS Christmas, but it's only a slim one you understand. LOL!
I thought that I would show this to you, the top of my computer mini tower. Does anyone else do that? Cover every available space, I think some would (unkindly) call it clutter, for me it's the emphemera of my life. My little things that I have to have around me to function on a daily basis. A changing collage of things that matter in a small way, little reminders that life is short but very, very sweet. I seem to do it in every room of the house, yep, even the bathroom! Oh yes, do you see the little 'Ticketek' ticket that golly is leaning against? WooHoo, that's my next trip to the theatre. Not until February though, Rebecca, Caitlin and I are off to see the fabulous 'Mamma Mia!'. John and I saw it the first time around, this time it's the 10th Anniversary tour. First time for Rebecca and Caitlin. Amazing show. Can't wait!!
I have a few sneaky peeks to show you. I'm nearly finished getting together my Advent Swap and I have some PIFs that are almost ready to head off on an adventure with the Big Red Truck from Australia Post!