Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 begins...

Quietly we saw in the New Year...DD in Rome preparing to join with her showband to play in the New Years Day parade before she heads off to Montecatini, Florence, Milan & Paris...DS on the NSW North Coast with his girlfriend & her family...and DH & myself at home...he is still fairly housebound. Up until yesterday there was little time to stitch, but hopefully as he improves there will be a little down time for me! Especially as I go back to work on Tuesday...aargh! Some time has been spent playing with Hexagons for my Brigitte Giblin inspired quilt. 
Here is a pic of  my interpretation. I am happy with it's bright cheeriness... as it is supposed to be a cot quilt I moved away from a gentle repro palette and am having fun putting my own spin on it.
...and this is Brigitte's original quilt.
 A short time ago I spotted these beautiful scissors on Siobhan's blog...she does the most exquisite cross stitch...and so I managed to source some...aren't they sweet? Now I just need to finish the cross stitch!
 My dear stitching friend, Lea, gave me this lovely bonbon for Christmas...super cute!
 And today I have hung my SSCS gift properly. It is the most beautiful stitchery from Nicky & it now hangs where I can see it every day.
 May we all have a good 2011. There are many changes afoot here in my home... it will be interesting to see how it all progresses! I have been playing with my blog...not happy with it, but I am fairly techno challenged...will keep on playing!
Cardygirl xx

14 comments:

Maree: said...

Love your Interpretation with those Gorgeous hexies...I Love the Challenge when we do Our Own Thing!
Enjoy your Quiet Time when you can.
cheers

Ann said...

Gorgeous as usual!I've had some time off blogging, so I'm just catching up with all my faves. Happy New Year!

suzitee said...

Happy New Year Alison! I hope your DH is up and about again soon, and that normality is restored to your house soon :) Your hexies are gorgeous...love the colours.

Farm Girl said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Love the little cot quilt, beautiful colours...... and very cute scissors too.

Miriam said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Alison.
I love the colours in the little quilt.
Those scissors are really cute!

Anne Heidi said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Love your sweet little project- those hexagons are really cute :-)
Sounds like your daughter will have lots to tell when she gets home- all those beautiful cities she's visiting... I am jealous....

gracie said...

Oh, the quilt is lovely....I love the colors you chose to do. Good wishes for your DH...and of course you for the new year.

Shiree said...

Happy New Year Alison, love the hexies, so bright and colourful... and summery!
Rome for New Years - fantastic!

How's hubby doing?

Chocolate Cat said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! Love your hexagons, the colors are just perfect as a baby quilt. Sure DD is having a wonderful trip!!

Chookyblue...... said...

hope you get a full day of stitching today........Nickys wall hanging looks great there.......oh the romance of Paris.......nice prezzie from Lea........

PEGGY said...

I love your quilt interpretation, scissors, gift etc.

Hope you and yours have a happy new year!
Peggy

Sherri said...

Your quilt is stunning...beautiful...love it!

LuAnn said...

I love your hexagons; glad your husband is improving. Happy New Year!

Siobhan said...

I love your hexies!! I love Brigette Giblin's work and also find her very inspiring. The bonbon that your friend made is absolutely adorable! What a neat idea. Good luck finishing your XS--it is too pretty not to finish. ;)

The blog changes look great!