Thursday, August 20, 2009

In the mail & a little piecing

Earlier this week I received the most delightful treat in the mail. My dear blogging friend Michele from Sugar Bowl House had recently achieved a blogging milestone, and I was one of the lucky recipients of her celebratory gifts. Michele is the sweetest person, and I feel so lucky to be her buddy - do stop by and say 'Hi', she has been working on some Very Special Projects lately. The gifts are so sweet, I love the Christmas project, and I especially love the book and the sentiment behind it. Thank you Michele!

And on the sewing front - these are some blocks I've been putting together over a long period of time. Many of the blocks were already made - they're Double Irish Chain blocks inspired by one of Bonnie's Leader and Ender projects. I just had to make a couple more blocks, and I've now started putting the top together. I'd like to start quilting this weekend if I can - fingers crossed :-)

I'm definitely on the mend now - my doctor prescribed some fabulous antibiotics and my cough is really starting to clear up. I did have a little nap today, but I definitely have more energy. I even felt like moving around in the kitchen! We have roast beef, onion gravy and potatoes in the slow cooker, and I'm toying with making a peach pound cake this afternoon. I found the link on someones blog (sorry - don't remember who's) but I feel sure it is going to be super yummy!

Last of all - a big HI to JulieJaz who has come out of lurkdom to comment recently. I visited at your blog to add my greetings, but for some reason the commenting wasn't working. And thank you to everyone who has stopped by to check up on me - you're treasures :-)


loulee said...

Looking god Tazzie. Glad you're feeling better.
I popped into Julies and couldn't comment either. I have some of that Chinese writing fabric I'd happily swap if she needs it, only fat quarters. Julie, if you're reading this, come and see me.

Vickie said...

great too read you ar eon the mend..oh man I soo want to come to your house for dinner sounds yummo...your top is coming together nicely well done,cheers Vickie

Karen said...

I love your Irish chain! It is so much fun to see it done in a scrappy way. The peach pound Cake really sounds yummy! Peaches are coming in from the orchards here, so I might just give the recipe a try myself. Thanks for sharing.

Juliejaz said...

Yay! My blog has had visitors. I have no idea why comments couldn't be left. I will have to check if I've ticked our unticked something. *puzzled*

I love the Double Irish Chain quilt and I'm glad you're feeling better.

Michele said...

Glad you're feeling better, Tazzie! And I love the scrappy Irish Chain. I'm definitely going to add that one to my "to do" list.

And so great that you liked the giftees! I really love the quilt on the front of the book, with the dolls. Maybe one of these days we can start an international quilting bee! :) As soon as either of us has nothing but time on our hands! LOL


quiltmom said...

HI Tazzie,
Your leaders and enders project has come along very nicely.
So glad to know that you are feeling better- you had one nasty bug.
My best friend and her family have just returned from Australia and brought me some quilting magazines as a gift. The Patchwork and Quilting issue they brought me has your fabulous dogtoothed violets pattern. I was so thrilled to own it and remembered watching you develop on your blog. I am sure that I would have, at some point, found it on our Canadian news stands but it may have been awhile yet.
Michelle is a lovely woman and she sent me a nice gift also - it is a wonderful wall hanging kit. Your book looks lovely - enjoy...
Happy cooking and quilting.
Warmest regards,

LC said...

I'm glad you are feeling better also. Interesting, when I feel good after being under it, I often hit the recipe books too!

The Irish chain is lovely. I've a pile of fabrics set aside for one and cannot decide whether to do a double or a triple. Yours is inspiration!

Roseanne said...

I just love your blocks .Look like you have put a lot of work in to them. The colours are just lovely. I will have to come back and have a look, when you have finished quilting it.
X Razzy

The Calico Cat said...

We have roast beef, onion gravy and potatoes in the slow cooker

please do share the recipe, that sounds like something right up my alley. onion gravy - I can almost taste it...

Nice Irish Chain.

AnnieO said...

The double Irish chain is so great looking, and I like the fabric you chose for the alternate blocks so much! I've yet to get a leader-ender project ready but think about it all the time :)

Quirky said...

It sounds like you put more effort into dinner & quilting when you are still feeling ill than I do when I'm feeling well!

The Irish chain looks great! I
think that I need to try something similar one of these days...


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