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Sunday, March 11, 2012


I don't have any stitching updates to show you, since I have not done very much lately.  The house quilt is progressing and I am hoping to have that together soon.  A group of us are going to work on Kim McLean's Flower Garden, so I am busy collecting fabrics for that, and will start after the houses are finished. 
I have been to two quilt shows recently, but I don't think I have seen too many new things.  People are using up what they have collected over time I think, especially since cotton fabric has gone up a lot in price.
I want to make a few small quilts for the stairway in our country cottage, but I just can't decide what to do.  I would rather applique than piece, of course !
I am very excited today and can't wait to see some pictures from the boutis expo in Pierrefeu du var.
Janet and I, as well as Hiromi and Lou sent pouches to exchange.  The drawing was planned for this afternoon, so with the time difference they have already done it.  I can't wait to see what we will receive !!!  It was so much fun to participate, and the exchange has grown exponentially since the first one two years ago.  As soon as I have some pictures, I will share them.
Until then, what do you think of the bougainvilla growing in our garden ?  It was a poor pot plant which just looked sad until we planted it in the yard.  It is huge and beautiful now !
Hope you all get some stitching time today


stadtgarten said...

Die Bougainvillea sieht einfach toll aus! Ich mag diese Pflanze unheimlich gerne, aber leider ist sie hier in unserem Breiten nicht winterhart und drinnen habe ich keine geeignete Möglichkeit zum Überwintern.
Einen schönen Sonntag noch, liebe Grüße, Monika

Lou said...

Ce bougainvillé est magnifique. Ici trop de vent pour lui !

Donna in SW PA said...

How did your exchange go? The person receiving your projrct should be pleased!!

hiromi said...

Have you seen the photos of Pierrefeu that Lou had sent to us? I am really excited!!
Wonderful bougainvilla! You definitely have green fingers!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Die Bougainvillea ist wunderschön !
Ich bin gespannt, was für eine Tasche Du bekommst. Schöner als Deine kann sie nicht sein :-)
Liebe Grüße