Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just like those sands thru the hourglass!

Days have blurred into one another, and I was surprised to see how many days have passed since my last post. The brief version is blah, blah....working full time...blah, blah....more work on the house....blah, blah....not enough time to stitch or blog. Enough of that, so I will share some snaps of what has happened in my pocket of the world...


A kitchen almost complete...just waiting for a splash back. Friends have shared a meal to celebrate the passing of another year...


With delicious cake (super yummy red velvet)...


The new island bench has been used to create...but a fabric concoction not a food one! Trying different ways to achieve a lovely appliqué circle...


But returned to my perennial favourite...needle turn, to play with centres for the vintage Dresden.


I have procrastinated over the centres...they are quite big and most fabrics auditioned dominated the block....oh, what to do, what to do! I ended up at a local shop, Pot Pourri Cottage, finally I found some fabrics and devised a plan.


Each Dresden will have two fabrics for their centres, and I think I will have different combinations for each of the four blocks. It will be interesting to see how it progresses.


Lastly, a pic of me. Like most of us, I prefer not to post pics of myself, but I thought an update was in order. So here we go!


Hope all is well wherever you are!
Cardygirl xx
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30 comments:

Jan said...

So lovely to get an update ,I wondered where you was ,but of course knew you'd be busy,with the house , And wow YES it is happening and well worth all the angst ,super see a picture of you ..love Jan xx

gracie said...

Oh the kitchen looks so nice....and to celebrate with friends is even better. I love the quilt pieces....
I think we all dislike having our pictures taken and prefer to do the taking...but it is nice to see you "again"...

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful space. I love the big center island. Useful for basting quilts, right? :o) I heart anything dresden. Those are beauties. Nice to see you.

Heather said...

How nice to see your almost complete kitchen. It looks lovely especially that wonderful large island! Your dresdens look super too!

suzitee said...

Your white kitchen is stunning...you would have to be so happy with it :) Love your Dresden plates, and so nice to see you again!

Sue SA said...

Love seeing the new kitchen, the splash back will really finish it. So nice to have a big, workable, organised space isnt it! Dresdens look good, I am doing a work shop for them next month, so it was nice to see yours especially with the 2 toned centres, which I think works well.
Nice pic of you...but no cardy?!! Hope you get some more free time soon as life settles down.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

The kitchen looks beautiful and so does your sewing, nice to see you again, if only in a photo :)

Jeanette said...

Fabulous kitchen. Love the island bench. The Dresdens look great. Hugs,xx

Noela said...

Lovely Dresdans, I like the two colours in the centre. What a beautiful kitchen. Hugs.....

Julia said...

Beautiful kitchen, love the island bench, wish I had room for one.
The Dresdens look lovely with the 2 colour centres...
Julia ♥

Marg said...

Your kitchen was well worth the wait, it's beautiful. I love the island bench, great for basting!
Love the pic of you, nice to see you!

Susan said...

The kitchen is looking great, love that big island bench (insert drool here). The two colours in the centre of the dresdens is a good solution. Lovely photo too, looking healthy and relaxed.

Janet said...

Happy celebration! Love the big island in your new kitchen.
What a brillaint solution for your centers.
Nice to "see" you.

shez said...

what a gorgeous Kitchen Alison,lots of fun times will be had there.xx

Deb R said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous, I love the centre island...a great kitchen to mingle in...is that Leas behind??? lol
Your dresdans are coming along nicely, I think the blur has hit most of us lately.

Quilt Kitty said...

The pic of you is gorgeous Alison & you suit that colour top too. You almost made me forget how much I swooned at the white kitchen - or was that the cake... Needleturn circles, just those words make me quiver with fright! Tracee xx

quiltygal said...

Have heard such a lot about you from Loz thought it was about time I dropped in....How good is a new kitchen mine is just over a year old I love it much smaller than yours tho ..I love the island bench..& your Dresdens are smashing it has reminded me that I have a top waiting to be quilted ( amongst many more ) !!

Maree: said...

A Kitchen WooHoo it's Gorgeous...
Love a Dresden and Love your Hair Shorter.
Take Care
Thanks for the Update
xx

Too many eggs said...

your kitchen looks great, glad to see you have done some sewing, it's awful that full time work isn't it....just interferes with everything

Too many eggs said...

your kitchen looks great, glad to see you have done some sewing, it's awful that full time work isn't it....just interferes with everything

Nicky said...

Loving your kitchen, absolutely beautiful! Your dresdens look great, the two fabric centres is a super way of softening the centre fabric. Lovely to 'see' you too, great pic of you Alison!

Kate said...

Noice kitchen Cardy! That work life balance is almost impossible to achieve don't you think? Oh to be independdently independent.

Dresdens are looking good, I like your solution, still plenty of space in the centre for some quilting too.

BTW will you be managing to make Sydney Quilt Show this year?
K

Lorraine said...

Look at you ....looking good!! ...also looking good is your kitchen ....and the cake.....and I love the centres in your rescued dresden blocks....must get around to doing mine. PS could you send rain please

Sue-Anne said...

Your new kitchen is gorgeous, I bet now it feels like it was worth the wait. Your Dresdens look great too and I like the idea of the two colours for each centre.

Cheryl said...

Your kitchen is so wonderful Alison! Pretty Dresdens too!

Anita said...

Love Love Love the kitchen!!
And I love your new hair do too!!

Salley said...

Alfoil for applique??? . . . . and I thought you had put a casserole on the ironing board.
Love the Dresdens by the way.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

I like your hair ...you look so young!
Xx Lea

Yvonne W said...

Your kitchen looks lovely--great for parties and craft too! Nice to see a photo too.

Sinta Renee said...

Great kitchen... nice to gather up a bunch of friends and enjoy! I love your Dresden too.