Sunday, 19 August 2012

what I've been up to...- FWQ

I finally finished all my Fw blocks. I've made 83 for i'm doing the Twin size quilt. Last week I received from Fat quarter Shop all the fabrics for the sashing, corner stones and setting triangles.
After cutting all the necessary pieces i finally began joining the blocks, this is what I've done so far...

Monday, 13 August 2012

Design Wall Monday - What's new

I'm back to work today. Vacations are gone! In the mean time I did a little bit of sewing, this is what I've got to share with you

A new table runner. I still need to hand stitch the binding

I used some Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O'Cake Designs for Robert Kaufman. It's a wonderful line of fabric with bright and cheerful colors.

I used the leftovers and some more fabric and made this scrappy pot holder, it's not ready yet.

Slowly my Double Wedding Ring is growing, I've added another ring to it. Please forgive me the poor photo but I'm using my cell phone for my daughter took my camera away. Nevertheless you can have an idea of how it's coming. Today I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times, join the fun,too.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Pay it Forward - More goodies

Yesterday I received a surprise package from Tanya at Wee Little Birds. It was my PIF. Oh my God, I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends
Look at the beautiful bag she made me. Full of other gifts,too. A sewing case, some pieces of beautiful fabric, golden thread and a personalized card.
 A matching sewing case, both with the most wonderful embroidery
this is a close up of the bag's embroidery. The stitching is perfect! I am so happy with my gifts.
Thank you very much Tanya!!!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Pets on Quilts 2012

This is my first Pets on Quilts participation. Why? Because I didn't have a pet until last year. Blackie, my mini schnauzer came to live with us almost a year ago. He is the joy of the house and my quilt inspector,too.

Here he is counting all the hexies I had sewn on my "Sweet Summer Cottage", he was just a little puppy at the time.

 Inspecting the border and the softness of his own quilt, the "Blackie's Quilt"

Hum... Are all the seams matching each other? I think he spotted a faulty one on my " Penelope's Garden ".

 But his favorite quilt is my daughter's, he loves to jump up to her bed and take a nap on the "Catarina's Hearts"

Don't miss all the fun and join us,too. Make sure you check out all the other pets and quilts in this wonderful blog show HERE!! 
And if you liked Blackie, please vote for him!

I'm back....From vacation

I haven't posted for quite a while but there was a very good reason to do so. I was enjoying some days away with my family.
We went to the Algarve, in the south of Portugal. We spent the most wonderful six days.
The resort was wonderful, the weather was hot enough to enjoy the pool and the beach and the nights were warm.
The animation staff were wonderful, lots of different activities, aqua gym , darts, beach volley, cocktail games, you name it. There was fun everyday long and also night shows.
The food was splendid ( I gained 2 kg). We had a great time. But now I'm back to real life and I'll be returning to work very soon. Until then I'm posting some photos.
The pool

 A view of the resort and the beach
An apartment block

 Our rooms
 A view from one of the three restaurants
Another view of the pool and the bar