Monday, 18 March 2013

88

Wowzers - I've had an unintended blog break! My mum was here for 10 days bringing forward her trip scheduled for April and she left last Friday taking with her the two quilts made by the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches.  We had a lovely time despite her coming down with a cold and the weather being a bit mizzy and we could spend Mothers Day together.

There hasn't been a whole lot of sewing round here but neither have I been completely idle.

There has been some secret sewing...


...and some more secret sewing...


...and with 2 trips to Casablanca in as many weeks, some progress was made on the aqua, orange and grey hexie flowers - I EPPed in the car for the first time and it made a dull motorway journey pass in no time.

There are 88 now and I still have quite a few more hexagons basted. I could continue assembling these for a while as the thought of stitching them together and then appliqueing them fills me with dread.


Here's my handsome boy who was on more than a couple of occasions a bit of a cheeky monkey while his granny was here but he's a very normal little boy I guess and redeemed himself with impeccable behaviour at the 'sbour' (naming party for baby Amira) last weekend.


Linking up with Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted blog hop here this week.




35 comments:

heart of charnwood said...

Oooh, secret sewing, how exciting. And I love your hexies, great progress, I've spent days in the car in the last few years doing them, and you're right, they really do make the time go quicker, and it doesn't feel like such a waste of time! And welcome back! :o)

Janine said...

Your secret sewing projects look exciting! And a little boy who is never cheeky wouldn't be much fun - he looks adorable as always :)

Isisjem said...

Loving those sneaky peeks. And your hexies are coming along a treat!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the sneaky peeks.... And 88 hexies, whoah!

Deborah said...

I am crazy about your hexagons!! Looking forward to seeing more of those sneaky peaks!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I adore your hexagons and am intrigued by the secret sewing!

diane said...

Secret sewing is always intriguing. I love your hexies and the colors. It will make a gorgeous quilt when you are ready to put it together.
Z looks as handsome as ever and I swear us growing like a weed. Cheeky=a normal little boy in my book.
I loved catching up with you on the phone today. You are a dear friend!

Charlotte said...

oooh, you tease! He's a gorgeous boy, that's for sure!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Your hexies are just beautiful! Such an adorable boy you have! :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the hexies! They are going to be a stunning quilt!

Kirsten said...

Your hexies look beautiful together and your secret sewing project looks so lovely!

Canadian Abroad said...

Liking all these secret project peeks. Glad you had a great time with your mum, and Zaki is as gorgeous as ever.

Little Island Quilting said...

Non-quilty comment alert: that boy is going to break hearts when he is older!

QuiltCandy said...

Loving the secret project sneek peaks and wow those hexies are amazing!! I just love EPP and once you get into the flow of sewing them all together you will love that bit too :-)

Sheila said...

Delicious hexies, I just love those colours together.

Flying Blind... said...

Loving your hexies, and the cute young man x

Judith, Belfast said...

Stunning hexies A! So glad you had a great time with mum! Time with family is precious! Jxo

Heidi Staples said...

I'm just dying over those hexies, Annabella -- gorgeous!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Och just keep going with the flowers, you might end up with an entire floor rug ;o)

Dianne Neale said...

The Henie flowers are stunning annabella. Keep going, you will have a fantastic quilt!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great color choices for the hexie quilt. It will be amazing!

Carla said...

Your hexagons are SO beautiful!

Catherine said...

Your hexies are looking amazing! Glad you had a great time with your mum

blandina said...

I love the 'secret stitching', very intriguing and attractive. Your little boy is so handsome that i am sure he makes his being cheeky very forgivable!

Collette said...

what a handsome wee chap!! I have an 8 year old cheeky monkey boy and the girl is just as bad at times but quicker to say sorry. I think it's something to do with being a boy unfortunately :(( Can't wait for the big reveals!

Mareenchen said...

Secret sewing looks fab. I just love HSTs.

How big are your hexies? Mine are 2" in diameter and I've got 66 flowers by now. I've never put them together like you have here. Maybe I should, mabye I shouldn't. Not sure whether dread wouldn't sneak up on me, too..

Rebecca Lynne said...

Very handsome Z! I'm digging the colors of the secret stitching , can't wait for more!

Cindy said...

Oh wow your hexies are incredible! A cheeky little fella can be great fun, though. I like his spirit.

Marit said...

Patience pays off with hexies, I think! Love your choosen colors, this will be a beauty
; )

Kelly said...

Oh those hexies *swoons*! Zaki is an adorable cheeky monkey.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Your project with the Denyse Schmidt fabric really caught my eye! That sure is a lot of hexies! I haven't ever given them a go, but someday I will...

Thanks for linking up:)

Jenelle said...

I'm loving everything you're working on right now! Those hexies just keep growing too! It really makes me smile to see them all laid out together. :)

Beth said...

Wow - that EPP is so beautiful!

jeifner said...

Those hexi-flowers are especially beautiful and I like those colors so much

Nicky said...

Keep to a target for a week/day with the hexies and before you know it you will be done!

When is this big reveal then?