Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm Back!

Hi all!  I have been on vacation in the Netherlands for the past 5 days. It was fantastic! We went to see the tulip fields in bloom. I won't bore you with my photos, but post one to give you a flavor. Try to imagine fields and fields of pink or yellow or purple.  Spectacular. 

I tried to keep Fluffy Sheep Quilting going while I was gone, but it was a bit tricky while away. Two posts were a bit out of order, so take a little time to page down and read the interview with Sandy and the review of the Quilting Answer Book. 

Many thanks to my other half, Brian, for keeping the blog running while I was away.  You're the best!

Now, to get us back track.  I was away, so there was little quilting going on.  But, I now have the last bit of fabric I need for my Mystery Quilt, so I will get to cutting and piecing that tonight. You'll have an update tomorrow with photos of my new blocks.

I spent a lot of time on the cross-Ireland bus yesterday trying to get home from Dublin airport. I was working on my embroidery piece until the sun went down.  I spent a lot of time on my knots and got to backstitching at dusk. You can see that I couldn't really follow my guide on the vine on the left. I'll pull out a few stitches and smooth out my rough corners. Serves me right for stitching in the dark :)  You see I gave up mid way through the second green vine...

I hope you are all well and I am happy to be back blogging!  Let me know what you are working on.  What did I miss this week?

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