Waiting In The Wings

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Fonthill, lax with blogging and other things

 I seem to have really lost the plot with my blogging at the moment due to so many things!

You may have read Wanda's blogs over past days with mention of the Fonthill quilt, we're both working on this Kaffe design.  Wanda is really progressing, I am way behind!  This is a photo from the book Passionate Patchwork, there are two photos in the book of this particular one below,  one showing  in a  slightly different shade , there is also a paler version shown.

It is the design which attracted me but after many attempts to try and go with the flow of the the colouring here I had to admit defeat! I'm going with a completely different take on the colour but sticking strictly to the pattern. Here I'm just beginning to test out different fabrics on the design wall, the stripe along with the purple Scarabs are the two constants throughout. Try outs for the small triangles in the centre portion are now being auditioned.

Holdups in my blogging and reading blog have once again been due to unfortunate event.
There were two cases of bad news (health) concerning very long time friends and also sadness over a situation with one of our grand-daughters, also health related. I have another rotator cuff tendon possibly torn - scan tomorrow - but the very saddest blow came last week, my brother-in-law - husband's  brother just three years younger in age than John, passed peacefully away in his sleep in the early hours of Thursday last week. This has just knocked us sideways - the family are still in England so communication is by 'phone or email. Many of you will no doubt have experienced the same sad happening. A quilt will be on the cards for my sister-in-law later in the year.

Whilst trying to process all the above I've been finding solace in the last flowers in the garden, watching the sunrises and sunsets and moon gazing - yes, I love watching for the moon each night.

Also a lovely flowered metre of fabric arrived in the mail.

That's it from me for the moment, hopefully I can put together another blog before I go off to hospital next week for my change of pacemaker, meantime apologies again for not being up to date with reading your posts.

Thank you for all your comments last post, Diane, if your read this thank you for your kind words, I'm unable to reply as you are showing as a no-reply blogger, if you pop into your settings you could enable your email and receive replies.

Enjoy your quilting my friends, see you soon.