Waiting In The Wings

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Madness


Monday again - the start of another week and a change in the weather! Gone are our sunny days we have had a wet and windy day and from what the weather forecasters told us tonight on the news it may be like this for the best part of the week. I really should have been out in the garden today but that didn't happen, nor did being able to put the washing outside to dry. The up-side to this was having  a great day tucking myself away in my room to sit and sew and boy what a mess my room was by the end of the day, I am trying something new and I am really enjoying it but there is fabric all over the place. I was able to get a shot of the huge oak tree next door at sunset the other day and one of our Japanese maple, the colours at this time of the year are glorious.

 I have a number of projects to keep me busy but I suddenly remembered that I had cut out a quilt for my daughter, this was a pattern and fabric bought from the Fat Quarter Shop, just tried to take a shot of the fabric but I see that my battery needs a recharge - however the fabric was from the Lark collection by Amy Butler and really is colourful, I will try and remember to include a pic next post.

I finished a quick half square triangle quilt a few weeks ago, my husband bought me a bundle of batiks some time ago and I decided it was time to make something with them. He really likes  greyed down colours whereas I prefer brights. 

My scrappy bargello style is coming along nicely and I really want to get this one finished and on to other projects. Our youngest son and his wife are expecting their second baby on Wednesday this week so could be a busy one! They have little Jacob who is 2yrs old and they know that this one is also a boy, Jacob was just under 10lbs by only an ounce or two,  needless to say Mum is a bit concerned with the issue of the weight!!
Looking forward so much to his arrival, grandchild number six. How on earth did I get to this age and become a grandma? Where have the years gone? 

A treat for me this week, at least I hope my package will arrive this week, will be some of the new fabrics from Kaffe Fasset and Philip Jacobs which I ordered a few days ago from Glorious Color.  Do I really need any more fabric -NO, but I couldn't resist and I don't know where I am going to  put them.

Hopefully a finished project or two to show in my next post, until then hope you all have a great week.


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I love your half triangle quilt. Doesn't look too greyed down to me! Hope you share your new Kaffe with us.



Miki Willa said...

I love the half square triangle quilt. I, too, like the greyed down colors. I keep wanting to like the brights, but even when I think I am choosing bright orange, it is a toned down version. I also really like your tree photos. Fall colors are my favorites, it seems. I look forward to our Japanese maple turning each October.