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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Good Day Sunshine...

I had a lovely day.

All kids in school, and a non-volunteering day, so straight home before 9am for an hour and a half of gardening in the most amazing Spring weather.  I don't actually garden per se, but I gathered up a wheelie-bin full of dead stuff, so it is starting to look less bedraggled, and that's the main thing.

I then completed the piecing of my Stained quilt top.  Have you seen Susan's?  I love her wider border, so I sat in the sun and unpicked the two sides I'd already done, and then got the rest sewn up...


I need to order some more white for my BIG borders, as I want a continuous strip on the longer sides which is more than I have on hand, but no problemo.

Then I sat in the sun for an hour before going back to school.  My kind of day!

So now I have company again and things aren't so peaceful, but that's OK too; it's amazing what a bit of me time can do!

35 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks fabulous in the morning sunshine! I'm gonna need wider borders too to make mine big enough to cover my rugby playing nephew! jxo

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  2. So very cute! I may have some time this evening to work on mine. I may be home alone for a bit...can you imagine? In my house that almost NEVER happens!!!

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  3. Sounds like a fabulous day! Loving your Stained - the pink with bits of yellow looks like spring!

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  4. So pretty! I love how it's coming out. I want to make one too. I love that skinny sashing.

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  5. I like her border too. I think having that wider border will really make your quilt POP! I'm excited to see it all finished. You've made really good time with this one!

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  6. Your stains are looking good x

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  7. Looks great, I'm sure the wider white borders will set it off a treat!

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  8. Oh very pretty! Is this. QAL? I will have to dig deeper!

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  9. Looks so lovely H! Perfect stitching for a perfect summers day :)

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  10. Beautiful! Can't wait to see it with the borders. Glad you got some "me" time!

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  11. Ah - your own little piece of Marrakech sunshine in your garden. Good to hear you had a little `me time`. x

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  12. oh it's delicious Hadley ....

    I had a day at home marking and I was planning to sneak a little sewing in, but I started at 10:00 and have just finished the stack of exam papers ... sheesh ... still, feels good. Means I can do a little prep now for sewing tomorrow!

    I love the prints you've chosen and can't wait to see it with the jumbo borders.

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  13. This is gorgeous! Good Day Sunshine indeed! :)

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  14. I'm loveing the stained look too. and a bit of Vitamin D intake is always good too.

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  15. Me time is magical. Would be completely dolally without it. I love your Stained. The colours are stunning. And yea for wide borders!

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  16. Sounds like a pretty perfect day! Lots of sunshine in the Stained Glass top too!!

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  17. thats what so great about being retired the me time

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  19. Yay for sunshine! Even bigger Yayyyyyyy for me time! Gorgeous Hadley! lol did the moving dead stuff to wheelie bin in late evening sunshine last nite :)

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  20. Looks incredible!! I love those colours together!!!! Great work! When it's completed it'll look even more amazing!! =D

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  21. Such a sunshiny quilt. Pink and yellow make me think of pink lemonade, which make me think of summer. Yum!

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  22. This is so beautiful and such a happy quilt! And such a happy day!

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  23. Sounds good to me, as I was stuck in the office - boooo!

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  24. Oh I love it :-) It reminds me of boiled sweeties for some reason... Lovely stained :-) Glad you had such an enjoyable day too :-)

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  25. Beautiful quilt, lovely day, enjoy the company.

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  26. Oh to be able to sit in the sun for an hour in the afternoon and not get burnt to a crisp, sigh.
    Your quilt looks so pretty in the sun, gorgeous colours.

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  27. Oh to have "me" time is wonderful! Sounds like you had a lovely day...and I just love the colors or your quilt!

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  28. That is just amazing! Congratulations! And can I just say I am so jealous of your sun!!! We have had nothing but rain here - can't take any good pictures of anything these days!

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  29. This looks so pretty. I wish I had a reason to make a pink quilt. So, so pretty

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  30. It speaks summer to me. And sorbet.

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  31. my daughter asked me for one! ;)

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