After the last week or so I have taken inspiration from the book below, bought
a few days ago,
very good quotes and I love sloths so it 's a win, win.
On the advice of the above little creatures I spent the weekend
putting together a simple new quilt, following the pattern,
following the makers fabric selection and enjoying the process.
At this point in time it was an ideal project.
Just the borders to go on today.
A free pattern from Free Spirit
using fabrics by who else but
I first made a quilt using the pattern from the
Kaffe Fassett Patchwork book around 17 years ago.
It was listed then as Leafy Rosy Quilt, different fabrics of course, and I stitched away
as my Mum was dying of cancer back in the UK, the process kept me sane.
Unable to travel to be with her then due to my health at the time,
when I came across this pattern again I felt it was right to make
one during a happier time in my life.
There are so many ideas for quilts buzzing around in my head right now which need listing
and prioritising, some will not make the list as I was going into overdrive!
The weather is ideal for quilting as it's been so cold and wet but
today the sun is shining, although still very cold, and I've just wandered
through the garden.
Flowering and multiplying is a plant brought home with me
from Dad's garden in Napier 16 years ago, I wasn't sure exactly what it was.
Seems to be a Celandine according to the book below
comprising of illustrations of Victorian flower paintings found 20 years ago in
the attic of Frampton Court in Gloucestershire, UK.
Painted between 1828 and 1851 by three sisters and their aunt they are of
native plants from their area.
A wonderful book for plant lovers, given to me by the local
bookshop owner who retired 18 months ago
after 34 years!! As you can imagine I was a frequent visitor during those
years, my bookshelves can prove that fact!
Gosh, I have rambled on a while, this was intended to be a short post
however I do have one more photo of a sunset - pure heaven to me - from our deck a few evenings ago.
Oak tree in Winter, wonderful colour in the sky and the newish moon visible between
the bare branches. I find the moon in all it's phases quite magical, a joy to see every night and it saddens me greatly to
think that perhaps one day rockets will take more and more enthusiasts to
land on the surface. Tragic.
Signing out now!!