Saturday, 1 March 2008

It is a big day in this household today!

Firstly, Zach has his Year 12 ball tonight (and just how did he get to be 17 SO fast???), secondly, it is a long weekend here in Western Australia (I just love long weekends - a much better life work balance is achieved with a 3/4 pattern!!), thirdly, the March "Take it Further Challenge has been announced (and I love the theme this month - more on that tomorrow) and fourthly, it is the start of autumn (usually a lovely time here inland as it cools down a bit, although today is forecast to be 37 degrees).


I have finally finished my February "Colour" Journal Quilt - it really is as wonky as it looks on the scan and I have learnt a lot in the process of trying a sleeve style backing! But I really enjoyed making it, right from ripping up the strips, fraying the edges, experimenting with soluble fabric, choosing and couching the various fibres, using a delicate ribbon as an edging (it doesn't technically bind the quilt as it is decorative only) and adding the sequins and beads. The March theme that I am choosing is to create an abstract piece based on a photograph, another new thing for me to try.


This week I received this beautiful, delicate fibre ATC from the delightful Laurence Rocher who lives in France and who unfortunately doesn't have a blog. The pink is not part of the ATC, it is just the background card I used in the scanner. Laurence also sent me some beautiful French bird stamps which were a lovely surprise.


My friend Annie (who just started her blog) and I have both joined Kathryn Robertson's latest Fabric Inchies swap and of course Annie has finished and I haven't even started mine (I only have to make 72 in the next two weeks!). Annie has given me a set of hers - these are her first go at these little wonders and she has done a brilliant job on them and is presenting them beautifully with a stamped flourish.

Sue Smith, who has finally got back to blogging (we all missed you Sue!!) has awarded me another "You Make my Day Award" - it really means a lot to me so thanks a lot Sue.

So what, in creative terms, do I planned for this weekend - firstly I have to finish my "veil" postcards (which have hit a few technical hitches) for a small Australian exchange, finish Jo Wholohan's Diamond Journal pages, do a little paper arts project for a magazine, start my inchies, think about the March TIF challenge, maybe plan my March Journal quilt, start playing around with some ideas for my March Calendar Girl postcard, make a couple of ATCs for a trade with Sabine and ....(I love to have lots to do and fortunately only the first three must get done this weekend!) Oh yes, I also want to catch up on lots of blogs that I haven't had time to visit lately.

9 comments:

Janet said...

Whew!! After reading this I realized how little I accomplish compared to you! I love your "Colour" Journal Quilt. I love vibrant colors and this definitely has that.

Myra said...

Debi - I absolutely love your February Journal Quilt. I fancy rainbows and your piece is just the epitome of a rainbow. Great work! I hope you accomplish everything on your list this weekend. Have a great one!

Night Owl Designs said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Debbi! So many stunning colours :-)

Doreen G said...

Debbi I love your colour journal quilt it is beautiful-----Are you sure you have got enough to do this weekend?

Sue Smith said...

Hi Debbi,
I hope you have the most wonderfully productive long weekend! I love, love, love the quilt - truly gorgeous! xx

Barbara said...

thats me...a lot of work and no time to visit good friends here ....I am busy too but I hope time gives me more chance of enjoying my hobbies....at the moment my pupils at school makes my days full and fuller...
HUGS Barbara

Pat said...

A beautiful rainbow quilt.Have a great weekend, I'm alrady worn out just imagining trying to pack that list in!!!!

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sharon young said...

Hi Debbi
Wow! what a busy person you are, but to be honest, writing it down is the only way to get it done, I think!!
I love the finished "Colour" Journal Quilt, it looks absolutely super with the final embellishments.
Looking forward to seeing your ideas for the next TIF challenge.