Tuesday, February 24, 2009

“unfortunately, ...”

Monica over at Happy Zombie posted about a google game where you search for “unfortunately, your name”, including the quotes.  The search results should reveal some interesting, if not unusual quotes.

Here's what I got when I searched for “Unfortunately, Jane”

Unfortunately, Jane’s Butterscotch is not available on eBay, but Hardly Honey, is.

Unfortunately, Jane was unable to make the transition from child star to adult actress...

Unfortunately, Jane became frustrated as she tried to settle into her new position.

Unfortunately Jane’s not very well so we decided to leave the photos until the next time.

Unfortunately, Jane then hears Tarzan talking fondly to his pet chimp, Cheeta, and mistakenly thinks he is talking to another girl...

Unfortunately Jane’s hearing was so bad, she couldn’t understand anything anyone said.

Unfortunately Jane suffered severe tendonitis and had to curtail piano. She picked up the flute in her last year of high school.

Unfortunately, Jane chose to handle the situation by avoiding it.

LOL  - and there is plenty more laughs.  Have a go yourself and see what results you get :o)

Until next time...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

12 pictures of the Safari...

I told you we've been busy...we've even been on safari!  Ok...It was the West Midlands Safari Park, but what a day out!  Honestly, if you are in the UK and you want a day out then this is fantastic.  Apparently it gets really busy in the school holidays (and the summer) but I guess because it was the first week open it was reasonably quiet.  It was dry and warmish and personally perfectly weather for driving round the park for 1 1/2hours.
























Until next time...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

12 pictures of Camden...

It's been a busy few days as the children have been off school for half term and the DH has been off work to spend some quality time with us. It's been a really special time. The children have been brilliant and have really been game for these little adventures.

On Sunday we drove down to Camden Market in London just to look around and take in the sights and sounds. These pictures don't tell the whole story...but it is a most fantastic experience with live music and the smells of many many different foods. I hope you like these pictures...







As you can see it is a very busy place...





The pan in the center was about a meter across...hmm don't think that would fit into any of my cupboards!



Everywhere you went there was food...the smells were divine!!





Lots of fabrics, patchwork and fashion...



Outside one shop there were these giant metal statues...amazing!!



Oh...did I mention the antique markets?  Look at this old gas pump...LOOK at that price!!





Fantastic atmosphere and so much style to look at!

Hope you enjoyed the little tour.


Stay tunned tomorrow for the next 12 pictures of...

Until next time...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Siggy blocks II



I know what you are going to ask :o) ... I used iron-on transfer paper for the signatures using my inkjet printer. It's worked quite well, though it's left a bit of a sheen. In hind sight I think I would have preferred to print directly on the fabric and set it with Bubble Jet Set...just the same I'm pleased with the results and they will be completed before the deadline ;o)


Until next time...

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Siggy Blocks



Little by little I've been sewing together my blocks for the signature swap that Connie is hosting.

I thought the triangles all stacked ready to go looked really pretty...Sewing 60 of these blocks is taking a bit of time...signing them will too...but I have a plan ;o)  Just hope it works!

Also, I wanted to let you know of a new blog.  Chris (who is a fellow Rugby quilter) is a very talented lady..her quilts are so inspiring not only because she has a great eye for colour, but because she can incorporate the oddest things and make them work...just check out her BQL challenge quilt that has heat 'n bond sweetie papers!!

Until next time...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Seasonal pictures (part II)

Those weren't "snow" pictures...but these definitely are!

This was the scene at 6:45 a.m....hmmm I think we might have a snow day!



This was the scene up and down my street later...




This was my DD2 being hit with a snowball...she wasn't too impressed!!



And this is my arty shot for the day!



I'd like to say that I had a sewing snow day...but with a 6 year old looking for constant amusement it wasn't to happen!


Until next time...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Seasonal pictures...

I'm so glad my DD (age 6) understands my passion for photography.  Only she would understand my desire to capture the snowy morning on our way to school and agree to stop and take pictures!! :o)





Until next time...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Another Linus Quilt Done and a Pretty Picture

Remember that pile of binding?  Well, here is the scrappy quilt I used it on.  Last week I put on some tunes and I finished quilting another quilt for Project Linus.  I have 2 more that are basted and ready to go...



I just love this variation of the meandering stitch.  Long and thin...it is one I will try again!




Lastly, I wanted to share this chance photo I took on the weekend.  I was just dropping my daughter off at a party, when I felt as though I was being watched...  :o)


Until next time...

Monday, February 02, 2009

Friday Fun...

On Friday when the post came through the door it had that sound of something good hitting the mat...and it was. :o) I won a pattern from Rosalie that uses jelly rolls. And....



...the postman also brought the latest edition of Irish Quilting. But what made that delivery extra special was the article on page 90 about Quilting and the Internet...



...look at what the staff picks included!!!



WOW! I can't believe it!

The funny thing is that I didn't know it was going to be there and made the discovery in the car when I was waiting for my daughter to finish school. I was so giddy when I got to the playground that I was showing every mother who would listen. If they didn't think I was a bit strange before...they do now! :o)

I'm so grateful to be recognized...and to be listed with 3 other great talents as Cathi from Celtic Knots, Pink Chalk Studio and Bonnie at Quiltville is such a thrill. Thanks Irish Quilting!!

Until next time...