Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday Favourites - on Sunday!!

Yes, missed the Friday post this week, busy, busy and achieving not much at all!

Quilting on Jacob's quilt - simple straight lines
given that this is for a five year old and needs to hold
up well.

Not a very pretty sight, threads waiting to be dealt with and the
lines just eyeballed so the resulting squares are never quite 
the same size!

Made a start on section 8 of Gypsy Wife

and deciding on fabric for the outer strips
of the block to fit underneath.  Still playing.

I'm going to have a break now until the end of the year
or the beginning of the New Year, lots of plans including
working on the blog. I already have a new photo for the header, the centre
piece of Northern Lights - albeit not yet quilted. Grateful thanks to Melody of
mixitupmel for sorting out the size, lettering and centering for the new header.
More work on a better set up
in my tiny studio is also on my list of things to do.

My clumps of Hellebore  finished flowering a few weeks ago
but suddenly last week up popped this

and isn't it a delight!!

I'll end this post with a view from the beach last week

I feel another quilt coming on!!!!

Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Christmas
and New Year!



Janie said...

Thank you, Maureen, best wishes to you and your family too.
I like your work, thanks for sharing your Hellebore and beach view photo,

Raewyn said...

Bestr wishes for a lovely Christmas and New Year Maureen. Hope you get some time to spend sorting out your studio. Lovely photo to end your blogging year on!

Leeanne said...

The new header looks good...wishing you a Happy time over Christmas and time to play!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the hellebore! I wish I had one like it.

Sally Trude said...

That is the most swanky Hellebore I've ever seen. Awesome. And I was happy to see the return of Gypsy Wife. Look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Julie said...

That Hellebore is just beautiful - I wonder about an overhaul of my blog sometimes, but where does one start - looking forward to seeing what you do. Enjoy your break, see you in 2017!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your new 'header' pic! And glad you are getting on with GW... I'm still fluffing around with #6! Enjoy your break!

Kaja said...

What a beautiful view! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year too. See you in 2017.

Debbie said...

Beautiful view and love the new header. Enjoy your break, relish the season, and have a very Merry Christmas.

Barb Neiwert said...

Oooooh, that flower is gorgeous! And the ocean looks so enticing. I have the Gypsy Wife pattern but have not yet started to think about it! However, it would make a good winter project for me. I love your fabric choices. Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and a New Year filled with all sorts of blessings!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love that Hellebore bloom! I have never planted any of those. Have a Merry Christmas and I hope your new year starts off with a re-arranged studio ready to work in.

Louise said...

Have a wonderful holiday, Maureen! Enjoy your time off and we'll see you next year.

Monica said...

Whew, love that beach scene! Gypsy Wife is looking good too. And the new header is gorgeous! You really used that gradient fabric well. Have a great holiday!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh, do enjoy your break and I'm looking forward to your return!

gayle said...

Many happies to you, too! Enjoy your break, and I hope you find plenty of time for sewing.
That hellebore is beautiful!

Ann said...

I see many similar colors in your hellebore and ocean/sunset photos. Lovely.
Merry Christmas.

Kate said...

Love the bright colors in Jacob's quilt. Enjoy your holiday break. Happy stitching.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've been working on lots of fabulous projects! Have a wonderful break, and of course a very Merry Christmas. That surpris heleborus is a beauty!!

Sharon said...

I hope you had a very happy Christmas, and I wish you a super New Year! I like your new header! Good luck on the studio re-vamp. That's what I need to do too. I have no room to actually cut fabric or sew at this point.
I love your photos, esp. the Hellebore! It's so nice to see a fresh flower in the middle of our dark, dank winter!