Sunday, December 29, 2013

Almost 2014

Can you believe 2014 is just around the corner? It only seems like yesterday that I was talking about 2013 being a brand new year! I'm determined to start the new year with an amazing new project in mind ... and I think I've found a contender!

This past week I worked a couple of days in the store at Hettie's Patch, and one of the sweet ladies that came in purchased a book that I hadn't seen before. Before I left the shop for the day, I knew I had to purchase a copy for myself!

The book is called Primarly Quilts, and it's by a lovely Australian lady named Di Ford. I've admired so many of her quilts, and I just knew this book would be right up my alley. I love everthing in it, but I particularly have my eye on this one:

It's called 'Antique Wedding Sampler Revisited'. Ohhh my word, I am in lust! I can definitely see this project in my future. Also in my future, a good deal of scouting around looking for the perfect fabrics for broderie perse. Fabric shopping ... I CAN DO IT!!

On a completely different note, I had a message from Nan V. asking a question regarding the Anzac Biscuit recipe I posted a little while back. I wasn't able to respond directly as Nan's profile is set to no reply, but I didn't want to leave her question unanswered. Her question was whether I used sweetened or unsweetened coconut in the biscuits. I have used unsweetened coconut - I don't imagine it would be a problem to use sweetened, but if you do, definitely reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe, as they're quite sweet already. Hope this helps Nan - thank you for your message.

I hope to check in again before we click over to 2014, let's see if I can manage it. Chatter soon! xox


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Oh I love that book too! I got it several months ago and it is sitting waiting for me to finish a few more things before I get started on one of the quilts - my problem is I haven't decided which quilt yet! there are so many nice ones in it - I know one is in my future but I'm not sure which one.

Heather said...

I have that one on my to do list as well. I hope to get a few finished so I can start that one in 2014. Perhaps following your progress will be my inspiration!

Shay said...

That is most definitely a Tara quilt ! I cant wait to see this one coming together. It's going to be gorgeous!

YankeeQuilter said...

Isn't that a great book! There are a couple in there I have in mind...need to finish a ufo or two first though!

Happy New Year!

Sheila said...

I too have had the book for a while. Its the "broderie perse" that holds me back, i haven't found the right fabric and can't begin to put other blocks together until i find one i like. Or maybe it is the the 10 other projects waiting to be finished.


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