Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I am still alive and kickin'!!!

Phew... have had a couple of busy weeks.. and the darn ferals (aka my darling children) used up 8gigs of my broadband in the holidays, so I got s.l.o.w.e.d. down BIG TIME.. the bastards (the kids and the net mob)..

I have been doing a wee bit of sewing, no where near enough! This mini quilt was made for the Lucy Locket Mini Quilt swap.. it was to be bigger than 5x7" (not sure how big it ended up about 11x11 at a quick glance).. My swap partner was SewToBed and judging by her post, I think she likes it!

I did make a second quilt for Lucy Locket I thought I took a pic of it before it went to live in the UK (so did the other quilt so maybe they can visit each other??) I think Lucy Liked it too! This pic is 'borrowed' (and I am using the term very loosely) from Lucy's blog.. it is a little wrinkled from its 000's km's trip across the planet..

I started my Civil War Love Letters quilt last week, have 6 blocks done, the plan is to do 5 a week and I'll be finished by Christmas.. not sure which Christmas, but hey, the quilt police are not frequent visitors in the Land of Lissa.. I know I have to remake block 6, its too small (POO) but, it was a bit tricky.. will learn to not sew late at night when my maths brain has gone to sleep! LOL
and yes, I know I need a new camera, but I am such a slacker, everything keeps coming out fuzzy.. could be my eyes perhaps??

Just had to share a pic of the naughty cat who lives here... he isn't really allowed in bedrooms, this part of the house is off limits to evil cats (leather lounges and cats aren't a good combo) couldn't find him the other night and when I went to put on the PJ's here he was! ready for bed!!!! little bugger!!


I got some other stuffs to share with you, but I didn't plan on writing a book here..

Dad is doing OK still very feeble and driving me crazy (same-o same-o)
Grandma (my late mums mum) is in hospital now, waiting to have stents put in her heart.. she is a very healthy 85 yo, (can't kill her) so I am sure she'll be OK..
Lissa - well I am still suffering with shingles pain, but I am getting there! shingles are the PITS..


take care

Lissa who is getting very excited about running away from home next week!

18 comments:

lappquri said...

Hello
Have a great creative quilting week
from Norway:-))

Catherine said...

Your cat obviously knows where to curl up to be comfortable! :-) Your little quilts are wonderful.

Hope you feel better soon. Shingles are definitely not fun!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I absolutely love my quilt and I'm so pleased to have something made by you on my wall! I'm not surprised you are getting excited about running away from home - I just wish I could run away from my sewing machine at the moment which is a bit bizarre!

Take care, Lucy xxx

Carol Van Rooy said...

How far are you running???

Bernadette said...

Those little quilts are just gorgeous and so is the cat. I am very tempted by the civil war quilts...maybe when I get back from Perth...are you bringing the books?

Barbara/Ring-a-Rosie said...

Hi Lissa,
Love your 'Little Quilts'. Glad to see you're feeling a little bit better,

Barbara x

Rachelmp said...

Lissa go and hide your computer from the kids! I missed you! How nice to run away from home... I am very jealous. Your quilts are fantastic too x Rachel

Kathie said...

the blocks look great
I would just add the red fabric to the top and bottom and use that block! make it a square...
Kathie

Katherine said...

Love your little quilts, Lissa!

Sorry to hear you've got shingles - one of my girlfriends had it and said the pain was terrible. Hope you're feeling better soon.

How many sleeps left before you run away? ;o)

Sharon-NZ said...

I just love those little quilts and also the naughty cat LOL... animals rule in out household they have all the beds chairs etc.... have a great runaway trip and enjoy enjoy enjoy

blueberrylane said...

Love that big fluffy pussy cat..so sweet !

jacholm said...

Your B** cat would get on well with my B** dogs who sleep in the same possy. I am right there with you on running away, mind you am I running from or to the circus???

Love the little quilts, you got patience of a saint!!!!

Luv
Julie

Stina said...

Enjoy your runaway time...;D Love the little miniquilts you made...

nicky said...

I just love both those mini quilts. You are clever to come up with those designs- my mind is on a blank when it comes to mini quilt ideas.
Nicky

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, cute quilt swap quilts! Hope you soon feel better with your shingles!

May Kristin said...

Your two little swap quilts are really cute!

Carin said...

I love the look on your cats face, he looks like "Yeah I am here, what are you going to do about it!" LOL! He is beautiful!

Nicole and Phil said...

Hope you are feeling better soon...
Love your mini quilts, these look like great fun, and probably whip up pretty quickly too...I like the sound of that!
x