Fun in my fabric world....

Friday, July 13, 2012

Paper piecing, baby quilts and lost marbles!

Miserable here today...rained and rained! More house inspections...feeling a bit violated with so many people tramping through my home...including a nosy neighbour (rude!)...I think buying a house brings out the worst in people...hope it is all over soon! 
Need to focus on some jobs, but there always seems to be phone calls, house decisions, blah, blah, blah! So, despite having other stuff "needing" to be done,
 I thought I might have a play with these gems...
 take a pic of a baby quilt I made for some dear friends nearly due niece (a pattern from Moda Bakeshop)...
and show you the little quilt I made for another baby girl from a pattern by Kate.
So you can have an update, here are some pics of the house...
a happy hubby...
 George looking for my lost marbles (why am I doing such a big reno??)...
and my very not private ensuite....I am sure if a wall doesn't go up soon there will be mass hysteria and people poking out their own eyes!!!!! They will only look once! 
But lovely to see it all coming together.
Cardygirl xx

25 comments:

Heather said...

Good luck with the renovations, looks like a huge job. I love that top quilt, I may need to make something similar!

shez said...

lovely finishes Alison and boy lots of extra room for you when these reno's are finished.xx

Siobhán said...

Good luck with everything! We had some nosey neighbors when we were selling our house, too. People can be so cheeky!

LOVE that quilt top!

Janet said...

I'd never dare be a nosy neighbour like that, how cheeky. I hope you see the end of the strangers soon. Loving your octagons of course and the darling baby quilt. I hope the renos go fast and you get some sun soon.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Hay Cardy....The house looks GREAT!.. Nice and straight.The boys will have it back together in no time for you!!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Did he find your marbles? Xx

Susan said...

Oh the reno looks exciting. Love those in progress shots, especially in hindsight! I have never made anything white, but gee Kate's designs are tempting. Lovely baby quilts.

Cheryll said...

Such a FuN post this was... grinned all the way thru!!!
It won't be long and you'll be inside all nice and cosy!
Exciting :)

Janice said...

I'm glad you found an escape in some stitching. Lovely results. All the effort of the renovations will be worth it when you get into you new home. Hopefully one of those strangers will buy your house soon. Did those marbles turn up, or are they still missing in action?

Anita said...

we have yet to put our house on the market - not looking forward to that!
Those quilts are gorgeous - love Kate Conklin designs!

Chookyblue...... said...

i'm sure you will be in your new house in no time and all this will be over..............

Shiralee Stitches said...

Did you find those marbles, Cardy?....I love your bright quilts and especially the baby one...just lovely with the white.......renos look like they're in full swing, it will be over one day and you'll be happy and think it was all worth it.......see you very soon....

Lorraine said...

I am sure your marbles will turn up soon....or not...LOL nice finishes! I am sure the house will sell soon....gotta love the cheek of some people who just come thru for a sticky beak.....nice pics of the renos!

Josie said...

Your renovations look really exciting. It's going to look great when it's finished. Lots to look forward to.
Hope you enjoyed playing with your 'gems'. Real eye candy... gorgeous. Love the baby quilts too.

Nedra said...

You have the right idea to bring out the quilting as a stress release. Moving and remodeling takes a lot of emotional energy.
Tell me again the name of the pattern with the hexagons.

Anne Heidi said...

I hope your house sells soon so you don't have to have people in and out for very long. Have fun with the renovation- how fun to get everything just like you want it!

Shay said...

At least you have some gorgeous projects on the go to keep your mind of all the yukkiness..

I may just steal a couple of those ideas for future quilts.

Lynda said...

Some gorgeous goodies there Alison and there's good progress on the renovations. Good luck with the wall building.

SandyN said...

Cardy.. I lost my marbles years ago... LOVE your quilts.. I do love all that you make...

With a bathroom like yours... at least you don't need any air fresher....lol

SAndyn

Cathy said...

Found your marbles yet Cardy? Love your post, seeing what you are working on is inspiring, and seeing your house reno pics are fabulous, but I hope you get a private ensuite fast!!! xo

Marg said...

Good luck with both the house sale and the reno. I can totally sympathise with you about complete strangers nosing through your house.
Keep up the pics of the renovation, it's great seeing the progress.

Annie said...

Love your moda bake shop quilt

Sue-Anne said...

Love the baby quilts and I bt you are looking forward to all the renos being finished!

suzitee said...

Here's hoping the house sells very very soon! I love your quilts...but you knew I would ;) Good to see some progress on the renos...it will all be worth it in the end.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

lookin good Cardy... Hope the house plans are moving quickly xx