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Saturday, February 21, 2009

What's this strange wet stuff falling on my head?

Well, I had some good news that my two little monsters from my previous post found a home! Two children found them (a boy and a girl - just like I had hoped,) and took them home. Their parents decided to donate the two toys to the Healesville Relief Centre for the fire victims. So I'm hoping some lucky child will find them and look after them.

Well, the new Homespun magazine came out this week, and inside were the two new blocks for the "Breast of Friends," mystery BOM. The third block in the series is a gorgeous applique by Natalie Bird, and the fourth one is a simple and pretty block by Rosalie Quinlan.
I have just completed the third block, and had a great time stitching it.

I did the wording part on mine slightly different to how the pattern suggested. I wasn't happy with the fabric I had chosen for the border originally, but I quite like it now. When you see it in person it really gives the block a pretty and refreshing look.



Check out Homespun Magazines website, as they have a blog that is updated every monday. This week they interview Rosalie Quinlan.

I have also been working on the quilt for my Omi. Yes, you remember that one that I had so much trouble with, right? Well I am pleased to announce that it is finally quilted!! And I stipple quilted the whole thing! I'm quite stunned with myself as this is the largest quilt I have stipple quilted other than a wallhanging. It's not perfect and there are quite a few mistakes, but I don't really care. And I don't think my Omi will either. Considering where I have come with this quilt and what we have been through, I'm so happy with it!

This morning I am pleased to report that we had a few sprinkles of rain! Praise God! We haven't had rain here for litterally months, and everything is dying. The beautiful hedge that we have around the back fence on our property is dropping it's leaves and looking miserable.
As it was drizzling this morning, I turned around and saw this rainbow, with the end of it sitting directly in the township of Healesville. It gave me a nice safe and secure feeling that Healesville was saved from all the desctruction of the bushfires, and the promise of rain is coming.


8 comments:

barb's creations said...

Sam,
I love how your third block turned out.The border fabric just adds that bit of zing to the whole block.
I hope you seeing that rainbow ending in healesville means good tidings and better days ahead for you and everyone you know.
Isn't it nice and reasuring to know that the next generation can show compassion and think of others in this stressful time.It gives me a warm fuzzy to think of these two children not thinking of themselves but of the plight of other children who have lost so much.Barb

Tozz said...

Sam your block has turned out really lovely. I really like the border too and think its a nice frame for the block. I like your rainbow too...no more hard times for Healesville!!

Margarita said...

Sam, your quilting is great, I bet your Omi will love it. The breast of friends number three block also looks terrific in blue. Hugs!!!!

Kimba4 said...

Sam I love your blocks they all look great.

Chookyblue...... said...

hope you get lots more gentle soaking rain.........

Chookyblue...... said...

do you know you are no reply........

Leah said...

Just wanted to say your block looks very yummy and Im thinking today as I know its suppost to be a bad one again! Stay safe!

Jules said...

Hello Sam,
I love your third block. The blue border looks lovely. I have just started my third. How are things looking at the moment with the fire situation there. Are you still ok. I have heard everyone is on high alert again. I pray for a good pouring of rain your way.

Jules