Saturday, June 06, 2009

Ahem.... so I tell FIBS...

Okay okay okay...

yep my last post I promised not so long between posts and wow, nearly 4 months.. CRIKEY FOUR FREAKING months have passed by...

after numerous emails and reading this blogpost I thought of a NIKE ad and thought 'JUST DO IT'...

What have I been up to since February???

Um I could have finished a quilt or three (putting binding on the last one)


I did finish a couple of tops



2007 Scquilters Retreat - Bendigonia Behemouth BACK (all signatures)



Bendigonia Behemouth FRONT (not sure about borders so have put this into the 'too hard' basket at the moment)



Perth 2008 Siggy squares, I thought of sunshine, so I have sort of kinda did a colour wash with the sun radiating from the left hand side.. its a signature quilt as well.. not sure about borders probably do a simple thing (I am a simple person)

I might of even gone on another retreat.. and come home with some more fabric.. UH OH.. this is only SOME of it.. Um I didn't take any pics but there are some Pics on Bernadette's blog, as we were roomies!!!


I might have even remebered how to crochet.. my friend Bernadette found this pattern so I had to make it (I think I finished it in two nights??) a certain furry person loves it for some reason, have to keep it in the car otherwise I go to work with a scarf that looks like it is ANGORA instead of plain ol' wool... this is for a book mark of course, but I used bigger hook and wool rather than perle thread.. it was a bit wavy, but I am sure thats the person driving the crochet hook rather than the pattern.. I am only 39, but I hadn't crochet anything other than granny rugs for um, 25 years at least!



Now on my last post I did promise a giveaway.. I asked my son (aka the beast) to pick a number and he picked "ONE" so if you posted on my PREVIOUS POST you could of won... so VICKIE from NT if my guess is correct, please email me your snail mail and I'll pop a wee surprise in the mail to you!!!

her comment was....
Vickie said...
HOLY snappin duck poop, good to read you is alive and kicking girl..hmmm been spendin again eh?some nice goodies there-and whats with all this winning eh..new name fr you "queen of winnings"
cheers Vickie

1:15 AM

I have had a poopy week.. the shingles are back - yes again... no spots, just the pain, I am sure I'll survive.. what brought on this dose? last Saturday, I drove past my g/fs street, had planned on calling in then thought 'nah I'll go home' then something told me to go back, so I backtracked and I had a lovely afternoon chatting to my g/f and her hubby.. four hours after I got home, my g/fs hubby passed away.. he was only 41.. so I have had the shock of that and the funeral this week.. so no wonder I have shingles..


Also check out Mid-Ohio-Knitters Blog she is having a giveaway!!!


Well I think thats enough for you all to take in.. next post, I'll put up some of the redwork I've been working on!



take care


Lissa

11 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Glas to see you're still kickin'. LOVE those quilts. I'll be needing a signature quilt for a graduation next year -- thanks sharing yours -- it gives me some good ideas!

Carol VR said...

I hope you don't desert us for another 4 months...LOL

Vickie said...

woohoo yipee...jiggety jig...glaad to see you post.Man I be thinkin you could be locked away in your house for 12 months and not run out of fabric...err ok maybe if you decided too lean away from 1930's and civil prints-then you may hab to leave..but then again I be guessing you hab a stash of others as well....love the front of your 2007 retreat quilt looks great...yes I woul dhave problems deciding on a border for that.
Ahh bastard cat looks so cosy in the crochet-looks great too me...
Golly no wonder your shingles are back...hugs to your g/friend how hhhhorrid,makes the "live each day to it's fullest" spring to mind..
Thank you to the beast...yeahhaaaaaaaah to me..I win from the queen of winnnings...
cheers Vickie
p.s. truly hope it's no more than 30 days at the most that I see you post again.

Vickie said...

woohoo yipee...jiggety jig...glaad to see you post.Man I be thinkin you could be locked away in your house for 12 months and not run out of fabric...err ok maybe if you decided too lean away from 1930's and civil prints-then you may hab to leave..but then again I be guessing you hab a stash of others as well....love the front of your 2007 retreat quilt looks great...yes I woul dhave problems deciding on a border for that.
Ahh bastard cat looks so cosy in the crochet-looks great too me...
Golly no wonder your shingles are back...hugs to your g/friend how hhhhorrid,makes the "live each day to it's fullest" spring to mind..
Thank you to the beast...yeahhaaaaaaaah to me..I win from the queen of winnnings...
cheers Vickie
p.s. truly hope it's no more than 30 days at the most that I see you post again.

Stina said...

Lissa ..YOU ARE BACK!!!! Hooray!!! :o)) Hope we wont have to wait 4 months for the next post!!!! :o)))
Gosh ... love the quit tops you made... lovely!!!
and oh NO::: sorry to hear about the shingles... but i say the same as the others.. no wonder... you have had a pretty tough time!!!
You take care.. and a big hug to you!!! :o))
And congtarts to Vickie...

sewkalico said...

You've done loads in 3 months!! Sorry to hear about your g/f's Hubby - so sad. Hope you feel better (and shingle-free) soon.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

So mUCH WORK!
Love the siggy swap one, came out well, I've one of those I'm having trouble getting together, i may work on that theory!
I'm giving you a heads up on my latest prize draw..cos I likes ya! Tracey

Carin said...

Great quilts!

Cath Ü said...

Hi Lissa.. just stumbled across your blog... I see it has been about 5 months since you last blogged... where are you... Is all well..???
Cath Ü

Lenemora said...

Hi!
Thank you for taking part in my lottery!
You make lovely quilts, my mother is also making quilts and patchwork, but I have not enough pation to do such work, so I take pictures and put them together om my PC instead...

Have a nice weekend!

Hud from Lenemora

Myriam said...

Oh...un air de famille avec Agate et Casimir!!!!