Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Breaking a Rule

I`m breaking a self-imposed rule not to blog when feeling less than happy with the world.

I`m feeling a bit meh about things at the moment.

`Things` meaning blogging.

Someone somewhere in blogland has irritated me.  

It was bound to happen. But I won`t bore you with that.

Instead I`ll show you some photos of my Red City throw quilt bound and finished.


The fact it is slung on top of our Across the Seas quilt may give you an indication of my mood.




...and my other finish this week is my tablerunner for the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap 


..which is on its way to its new owner along with a couple of these...


...half inch square tree ornaments made using this tutorial by lovely Leanne.

I made a couple more blocks for my tramodernal quilt.  Here`s a mosaic block...


...and this is a lucky pieces block (it wasn`t so lucky for me as the seamripper came in to play on more than one occasion)...


and here`s a group shot.


Now I`m off to snap out of it.*edited to add - thanks for all your lovely comments.  I`m feeling much better and have officially snapped out of my funk!

38 comments:

Caren said...

Your mood might not be great right now, but your quilting is. Wow - that quilt is amazing. Beautiful. Find your smile and use it, chickie, you've got a gift! :) Caren

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

I hope it wasn't me!! Have a good old bitch about it and you will feel better ;-)

diane said...

Another beautiful finish and the quilting ...you're killing me with your abilities! Lucky partner on the tablerunner swap and those blocks, all lovely.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I thought exactly the same as Laura - if it was me I'm really sorry! I hope you feel better soon - the quilt and the runner are superb (hope compliments help cheer you up!). Take care x

Leanne said...

I am sending positive thoughts your way and hope that maybe a snuggle under those wonderful quilts will help. I so love that you gave the ornament a try, yours is so beautiful!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I'm sorry to read that you're feeling blue. We all, at times, engage our mouths before our brains.
Your works are incredible, thanks for the peek ;)

Carolyn

Little Island Quilting said...

I can be irritating. Was it me? ;-)

Strawberry Patch said...

Oh dear and I hope its not me either! I have my head up my own a**e at the moment, all preoccupied with the home move, barely time to read blogger let alone write a post or comments. Hope your back on top soon. The quilt is stunning, fancy coming over to be my interior decorator for a while? x

Kelli said...

Your work is so gorgeous, and I LOVE those little ornaments! Happy vibes to you!

Danny said...

Hot damn! Your quilting is amazing! And, you could always hunt down the poop head who said mean things to you and melt Jolly Ranchers to their windshield. I'll help you!

Pat said...

Well I have to say that your blog posts are always something I look forward too. I love your quilts! Sew, I'm sending you some positive thoughts, know that many of us love your blog!

Sheila said...

Oh good, glad you are cheerier. Your fmq is pretty amazing.

susan said...

Glad the mood is lifting - but no matter the mood the quilting on everything you made is amazing! As always - I love what you make and wish I had your eye for colour.

Fiona said...

I LOVE your quilting too. I love every single picture in this blog post!

Catherine said...

your pics are all amazing-and the finished quilt looks fab. your fabrics are just amazing. glad you are cheering up (and I hope it was nothing I said!!)

Katy Cameron said...

Love your Red City quilt, and that table runner. Glad your funk is lifting!

Ellie said...

Oh dear that doesn't sound good but I'm glad your mood is lifting. (Hope it wasn't me)
Your work looks amazing (as usual) and you have been super busy by the looks of it. I really like your taste in fabric.
Hope your mood continues to lift and you feel happy again. :))

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Sorry to hear about your changed mood Annabella. I even stopped blogging when I felt offended by another blogger. After I stopped, she started to offend the blogfriends from my favourite blogs list. After some time I started a new blog and now take into account that such things can happen. Often it is jealousy or envy.
You are an inspiration and you make such wonderful stuff, I love to read about your life in Marrakech and to watch your beautiful pictures!!

Leanne said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better (I only read this after your PS), sometimes it helps to share a little!

two hippos said...

glad you feeling better about the world of blogsville, can be a strange place. Love your finished quilt and the other blocks are fab!

aracne said...

People can be so mean for no reason at all. You are a wonderful, funny, talented person, very special indeed, take no notice of unpleasant comments.

Janine said...

Glad you're feeling better now :) As everyone has said, your quilting looks wonderful.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I always miss the fights! Glad you are already feeling back on form - taking a look at all your beautiful makes has made me happy anyway!!

Prof. S said...

I have no idea what happened...but glad to hear you're getting back on track :) You are one of the steadiest, most consistent blogland friends I know -- a treasure!! Have a good week; you deserve it.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am glad you are feeling better. I have been extremely irritated lately too. I have avoided blogging too. But for me it is a home situation...best not to document that!!! LOL

Toni said...

Glad you're feeling better! How could you be in a funk with that gorgeous Lucky Pieces block in your house? Love it! That quilt is going to be amazing! And look at you with your Red City quilt all done and looking so fabulous! I love that shot of it all rolled up against your dark wood. Well done!

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

So glad to see you're out of your funk! :)
And, I'm really glad you didn't let the funk stop you from blogging and showing us all these goodies. My goodness, Annabella!! Your quilts are gorgeous!

pcflamingo said...

For future reference: illegitimi non carborundum (you can Google it). Always good advice :D Glad you're feeling less funkified.

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

J'adore your group shot. Whatever you are making is on my Christmas wish list!
I think we all have those irritating blog moments. Just ignore those posts and e-mails! You are fabulous and anyone that says different is WRONG!

Petra said...

seems I'm too late and you are already feeling better. still, don't let stupid comments get to you. it's not worth it. xxx

Isisjem said...

Completely missed this post yesterday! Love that quilt! That table runner is so cool too - so wish I'd joined Susan's swap now! Hope I'm not the bloggy person that p'eed you off. Glad things are getting brighter already!

Cindy said...

Oh no! Blogging funk! I hope I didn't upset you. If I did - I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry!
Your quilt and runner are so spectacular. I love the dense quilting as it gives such great texture. Your little tree is just fantastic - what cute litle squares!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful stitchwork! you're very talented! i don't do well with fabric, needles, yarn or anything like that! :)

Brigitte Heitland said...

Your Christmas Quilt looks faboulos. And btw (since you have mentioned it in your post) it's the same with me these days. I feel a little down, hurted from someone and not happy at all. Wouldn't it be great to have a funny movie together and laugh about all the stupid opinions?

Lynn said...

I adore your Christmas runner! And thanks for the link to the ornament tutorial.

Manda said...

Glad you're feeling better now. All beautiful makes! You've been busy! :)

Sunnybec said...

For some unknown reason Google Reader has not been sending me post updates, this has only come through today....this and another 53 others!!. Anyway glad you are feeling better, don't let people get you down. Love your quilt and runner..I love crinkly quilts.

Kathinca said...

Lovely finishes! Does my eye spy a bit of terrain ánd heirloom in one of those blocks?