Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Monday.

Hello and "Happy Monday "everyone.

We have a long weekend here in West Australia, we are celebrating Foundation Day. The sun is shining and it is perfect weather outside. So that makes for a perfect start to Happy Monday.



Yesterday I joined together the blocks for the "Catnip" quilt. I am happy with how it looks.



 I just picked blocks up and sewed them together. I made a few more of the patchwork blocks because I didn't have any more vlisofix and  after all  this year is all about using up what I have on hand.



Did you notice a dolly had decided to join in on the action. She is not part of the original pattern but from Toni's Blogging Buddies doll pattern. Her hair adds a bit of 3D to the quilt. I did button hole by hand on all the applique except for dolls hair. Here I did a satin stitch by machine as this helped hold down her hair. I have plans for the border of the quilt. Will work on that this week.



Last night I felt like doing some cross stitch. So I went to my local shop which is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week (my sewing room) and looked through the drawers of projects I have ready. I purchased this cross stitch last year from the Good Sammy's for only $3.00. Look what I got done in a short time.I plan to do lots of cross stitching in Winter. There is something about Winter that makes me to want to stitch.

This weekend it is ten years since we shifted here to Kainga. Still happy to be living here. Today we celebrate David's 20th Birthday. We will be going out for tea tonight to the Tavern. Gotta go where the boy can get his steak sandwich!! Happy Birthday David and all the best for the coming year.

Happy Monday and all the best for the week.
Bev C






26 comments:

Jeanette said...

Your top is beautiful. Love the bright colours. Happy Stitching,

shez said...

your quilt looks fantastic well done, you had me going when you said your patchwork shop was open 24hrs a day 7 days a week,lol

Michelle said...

I've been tempted to get back into a bit of cross stitch lately too, not that I have... yet;O).
The quilt looks sew cool and I almost fell for the 24 hour quilt shop too, I was getting rather envious there for a minute!

Karen said...

Bev, your quilt is looking great. I love the way it is so bright and colourful. Your extra blocks worked in well.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Nice and happy quilt Bev...Lucky your having a long weekend...do you get one next weekend too? Where were you before Kainga...Happy Birthday to David...enjoy the steak!!! Happy cross stitching...Dzintra

BubzRugz said...

Bev I just love your catnip quilt.... fantastic...
Hugz

Pauline said...

That's such a cheerful, smiley sort of quilt, Bev.
Happy Brithday to David and hope you had a lovely dinner.

Vickie said...

Catnip is so bright and cheery-cute with dolly there too..well done Bev..oh yum David a steak sandwich hmm,cheers Vickie

marina said...

Your catnip quilt looks amazing, and I love your personal touch of adding the little people.
Lovely cross stitch too.
Happy 10th anniversary and hope you enjoy the birthday celebrations.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy Birthday David. Cute cats! I haven't done any cross stitch for ages.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Wow....I love your new header Bev!! Your Catnip Quilt is looking fabulous & Happy Birthday David!
Happy Monday Bev!!
Cheers....Jane.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Happy Birthday to David and it is lovely weather for sure. I love how happy and bright your catnip quilt turned out. Kind regards, Anita.

Sally said...

Oh my! So much delightful colour!

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt top is adorable! Love the cute faces and the bright colors :) Happy stitching!!
PS. Love how you described your sewing room as a shop open 24 hours a day :D

Terriaw said...

You made a lot of progress on this quilt over the weekend! I love how colorful and cheerful it is. Love the addition of those patchwork blocks to make it a little bigger. I always love that feeling of having a new stitching project when the winter season comes along.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
First, love your new blog header photo. Your quilt is adorable and love the little girl that you added. Girls and kittens go well. Happy 10 years and many more happy years and happy Birthday to David too.

Have a great week.
PS. You roses look beautiful.

Maria said...

Love your "catnip" quilt. looks so different in your pretty colours.

Cottage Tails said...

What a quilt shop open 24 hours - what bliss giggle.

The quilt has turned out real nice.

Love Leanne

73mw said...

A very happy birthday to David. Catnip is so fun and cheerful, I love the colours.

I still haven't made it back into cross-stitch yet though I'm sure I will one day cos my 24-7 shop is overflowing with them.

Happy Monday and Week to you Bev ;-)

rosie said...

Absolutely love your new header Bev and your cat quilt.. You are so close to being finished.. I wonder how many of us you tricked with your 24/7 patchwork shop!!

Lynda said...

Catnip looks wonderful Bev - lovely colours.

Jenny said...

Ohhhh it is gorgeous Bev!! I love it, and I love the dollies, they are so cute! I started reading on and when I read about you getting a cross stitch at your local shop that is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week I got very excited!!! I love night shopping! ...I hope David has a wonderful birthday, and enjoy the dinner!!

Maree: said...

Love your Quilt...soo Cute.
cheers

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Well, you are keeping your creative fingers busy! Such a cheery quilt and love the cross stitch! blessings,Kathleen

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

10 years goes by so quickly doesn't it? Happy birthday to your David! Love the quilt! blessings,Kathleen

Toni said...

OMG! It is fantastic... really fantastic!!! I adore the colours, the faces, everything. Better than my original! Have a wonderful weekend, toni xxx