It has taken me quite some time to reach this milestone for lots of reasons and ones in which I won't delve in to. I even missed the milestone of being a blogger for 1year but, at last, here it is. Hurrah! Hurrah!
During this time I have had the pleasure of seeing all your beautiful work and had some lovely "conversations" with you and feel that you have become friends. I have even had the luxury of meeting some of you and that has been a delight I can tell you. Hopefully in the future there will be many more meetings, conversations and your fabulous quilts to ogle and admire. As women we like to take the time to listen, encourage and nurture each other along the way and also aid and abet each other in starting lots more projects. That is all part of the fun.
As a little thank you to you for staying with me and making life more pleasurable I am having a little giveaway. I don't want anything from you other than a comment and one person will be the owner of this little thimble holder. It is in my favourite colours and I make no apologies for it but if you would like to have it then you know what to do. I shall announce the winner on September 10th.
Now that I have the lovely Dancing Dollies pattern I am eager to start it but feel that I have to crack on with a few other things first. What I did do is cut out all the pieces ready. All I need now are the backgrounds which will be with me soon I hope. Several of you have told me that you have seen the real quilt up close and personal and I am envious. Trish Harper, you are one talented lady and I am pleased to have met your acquaintance even if only in the virtual sense.
Today I found inspiration to cut out the last block. It has taken me some time to do this as whatever I picked up I just couldn't find the energy to make it happen. Well, I am back on track and have also started to cut out all the other little corner posts and outer triangles for the border. This is one BIG quilt and I did think that I would reduce the size of it somehow but having had a good play this morning I have decided to keep it as the instructions and I am excited now to get on with it. I think it will be some time before I can call it finished but I am enjoying the process all the same.
Some of you will be pleased to know that order has been restored to Stitcherydo HQ and it is now all shipshape and bristol fashion.
Happy Stitching and good luck.
p.s. anyone in the vicinity next weekend do come and see Kate's exhibition in her house and garden. It should be a good weekend. All proceeds for St.Margaret's Hospice.