Thursday, 9 May 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful...Part 3

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Perhaps I got out of bed the wrong side this morning but ask my husband, my mum or my newly turned 5 year old son and they'll all tell you I've been in a bit of a funk today. There were reasons but I won't bore you with them!


After having a whinge of mammoth proportions to anyone who would listen, I turned the aircon on and basted my Field Study triangles quilt. The backing arrived last night and I love it! It was silly price Loulouthi voile which I bought in a recent Pink Castle sale and it is super soft, silky and just well lovely and far prettier in real life. Now I just have to decide how to quilt it - straight line echoing I imagine!

Then as if the universe knew I needed cheering up, I found my copy of Hand Quilted with Love by Sarah Fielke lying next to the gate having been thrown over it by the postie. A quick flick through and my eyes widened on seeing this quilt. This was one of two quilts that Sarah was making for a very special person and her daughter, and I contributed blocks! You can read about it and see my blocks here.


My mum also sent me this picture of her presenting the Patchwork Wheel quilt made by the members of the Care Circle, do.Good Stitches to the local representative of  Project Linus UK. It made me smile to see it finally going on its journey to a new home.


Lastly, if that wasn't enough reason to get out of my funk I only have to look at this little one who turned 5 on Tuesday and I smile.


Whinge over.Thank you for listening. Off to look at my new book!

29 comments:

elsy said...

and who could blame you....look at that face....wish mine were 5 again...well maybe for an hour or two!

Archie the wonder dog said...

He's such a cutie!! Hope he had a wonderful birthday!

I'm glad you're feeling chirpier and can't wait to see your triangles quilt!

Fran said...

Stunning quilt!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

such beautiful colours! And how exciting to have your blocks pictures in a book! Wow...a celebrity!!

Charlotte said...

glad you managed to find some things to cheer you up!

Little Island Quilting said...

Happy 5th. Is the book worth buying...honest opinion please

Canadian Abroad said...

So much good stuff to be happy about. Hope the funk buggers off. Hear to listen if you need that though.

Patchwork and Play said...

Lovely photo of your mum. Your quilt was really well received! Congratulations!

Nat at Made in Home said...

So many great things! Great quilt! And happy 5th!

CJ said...

Beautiful quilt in the book. Hope you are feeling cheerier now. I am being ground down by technology and it's not much fun! But the little people do indeed cheer us up. My littlest will be five in three weeks as well, it's such a happy age.

heart of charnwood said...

Oh bless, hope you're feeling a bit better, and it was just a grumpy day and nothing more serious! :o)

Issabella The Cat said...

I am totally crushing on your field study quilt! I hope your funk subsided as the day wore on :)
I have to ask you how does anyone get in contact with project linus in the UK? I'd love to help but finding a point of contact is a bit of a challenge!

Judith, Belfast said...

Aw A! I hope you are feeling a bit better! Lovely pics there to enjoy! Jxo

Katy Cameron said...

Happy birthday to Z man! Glad the book could cheer you up too (and that you found it!)

Inspiredbyfelix said...

The tri-nag-inals are looking fabby, I'm getting in a super stress with some 7" ones, I think I should have stabilised them, as they're stretching all over the place! Anyway, I hope you are still feeling chirpier...:) x

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

You are forgiven for your rant, we ALL have them!! LOVE the pix of your mom. Great quilt.

leanne said...

glad you talked yourself out of your funk !! I got my copy of Sarah's book on Monday and was as excited as you to see my block in the quilt - I told my mum I'd been published (hehe) - oh to be five again - he would make anyone smile :)

leanne said...

oh and sooo cool to see the gorgeous care quilt go to Linus :)

Carla said...

A beautiful quilt you donated. Happy days to you!

Nicole said...

Glad to hear that several things brightened your day!

diane said...

I hope the funk is gone for good. Lovely post, Bella.

Jess said...

Hope you're feeling better Annabella. He is very cute - has a rather cheeky look about him!

Dianne Neale said...

I always think a good whinge does you good! Hope you have banished the blues by now, will all those nicee things!

tusen said...

This quilt is going to be so lovely and luxurious with the voile backing.
Sending a virtual hug your way.

Cindy said...

Look at your happy mom! I love that quilt, A. Gorgeous make.

Katherine said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome young man!

We all get in a funk from time to time. Helps to vent a little. ;o)
Happy to hear you have some good reasons to be cheerful - enjoy them all.

QuiltCandy said...

Sorry to hear your day started badly. But it certainly ended well! Nothing like some fabric and quilts to cheer you up. And Sarah Fielke's book too - even better!

Janine said...

Lots of reasons to be cheerful! I love your triangles quilt so much I'm seriously thinking about making one with some cocoon I ordered (although I've never seen it in real life yet!). I hope you're enjoying your book and a belated Happy Birthday to Zakki!

made by ChrissieD said...

Oh all the good work you're doing with your quilting and that you did some of the blocks for the Amy & Annabel quilt. Happy birthday to your 5 year old, it's a long, long time since mine were 5 and I do miss those days! :)