This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Gardener's Journal...Block F

Woo Hooo....Block F complete!!!








 Finally all the stitcheries are done...


and put together...


Progress so far on the quilt...only 3 blocks to go!!!
Even though it's taking me a long time to put together I am having so much fun doing this quilt...
especially choosing the fabrics and putting them all together...
I'm loving all the florals and paisleys in this!!!

Back to the drawing stitching board for me now...Dzintra

20 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Your progress is great! Some very fine stitchery.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YEAH!!!!!! Doesn't it feel GREAT to accomplish a goal? It is lovely, wonderful, and I so love being able to see the work of your hands my BIRTHDAY BUDDY!!!! LOVE TO YOU AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Anita

Kath said...

beautiful work Dzintra, what patience you have. I love your choice of fabrics.

Karena said...

Beautiful I adore your new quilt and the colors are so delightful! Happy Birthday!

....I wanted you to know...I am featuring Anita,our Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages, & her Giveaway on my site!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

ParisMaddy said...

These are really, really cute. They made me smile!

Susan said...

Your Gardener's Journal is simply beautiful! Good for you! I am motivated by seeing what others have done and keep hoping one day to finally finish one of mine. Hugs!

Margaret said...

Yes so bright and love the Queen in the armchair.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looking so good..

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! And it does look fun to make, such fun pictures for stitches. Enjoy every stitch!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My beautiful birthday girl!

Bundle up my sweet....and here? WE ARE WARM AND OUTSIDE PLAYING AND ENJOYING the sunshine! May our worlds one day converge so we can both enjoy the rays of light that embrace us!!!! Anita

Chookyblue...... said...

your doing so well with this.......keep up the great work.......love your fabrics.......

tillymint said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You're making great progress on your GJ quilt... it is looking fantastic!!! I just love the fabrics you are using... such a lovely combination :)

Sandi said...

Looking fabulous!!! Nearly finished......

Palomasea said...

This is so beautiful, Dzintra! Looking at it makes me happy :)
Keep creating, dear friend!
Love and blessings,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful sista!

Your comment was so beautiful to me my dear Dzintra. I know many a boy and girl who felt a closeness to me as a mother. It would always steal my heart away to know that I acted as a role model for these children. Our system however and the stresses that parents also feel compound and just make this noble profession a difficult task that takes a toll on a teacher's life. I thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me. OH! Every time I see this post of yours, I am reminded of a GORGEOUS old French book that I have a picture of. It is a book where the pages are FABRIC and each page has embroidery on it! I must make one, a small one.. that means I have to whip out my embroidery needles and thread!!! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

A Magical Whimsy said...

All that beautiful handiwork is so very lovely! Oh, about the 'Sew Somerset' Winter 2012 issue with the toile French phamphlet book, you may be able to order it online straight from Stampinton.com I think they do mail to other countries. Also, on Etsy, sometimes you can find the Stampington publications, if the seller would mail to Australia. I find many back issues that are now not in print in 'Supplies' in Etsy.
I have found Art Doll Quarterly, PRIMS, Cloth, Paper, Scissors which is an Interweave.com publication. If you go to the Interweave site, they have a really cool newsletter where they have free tutorials you can download along with constant updates of their publications. It's great fun!
Have a lovely week!
Teresa in California

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oops! The Sew Somerset magazine has the French purse design in it (The you tube video for the French book is what I have posted on my blog).
hugs,
Teresa in California

Lisa D said...

This is looking beautiful... I love your stitchery work.. it is just beautiful... Happy Birthday

Palomasea said...

A Happy Monday to you, kind friend...I hope it is a beautiful one!
Just wanted to stop by and enjoy your lovely creation again...
Blessings!!
:)
xoxo,
- Irina

Jeni said...

Oh Dzintra
you must be so happy with your work
just beautiful

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