Saturday, July 3, 2010

When the postie just isn't fast enough!

Patience is not one of my strong points...I admit it.

I have, however, been waiting quite patiently on the postie to deliver some fabrics so that I could start a new project...(because I am sooooo low on fabric around here LOL)...

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across a happy little group on the net who've started stitching A Gardeners' Journal by Anni Downs, following a month-by-month plan. This quilt has been on my to-do list for, oh, about 5 years now, and I left a comment on one of the posts to that effect. Miss Chookyblue , the organizer of the group, decided I needed a little persuasion and encouragement...LOL...and invited me to join the group....several times :) I've had several false starts...I couldn't find my book, couldn't decide on the fabric, and then ordered the fabric, and it still hasn't arrived!

Yesterday I went fabric shopping with my bloggy buddies (you can read all about that trip here)
and ended up with this little bundle...
Mmmmmmm.....it's mostly Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, and I have had those bolts in my hands on more than one occasion, and resisted. Not yesterday :)
Can't wait to start!
Thought you might like to see the card I made for Janelle...it's her birthday tomorrow!


Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday...after a cold and somewhat early start to take Riley to training, and a trip to the markets to stock up on fresh produce, I baked a zucchini slice, some yummy cheese and bacon pies for lunch (with fresh garden salad), and some fresh hot scones with jam and cream for afternoon tea. Does anything beat winter comfort food?
TTFN xxx

10 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you have joined us..........love the fabrics and threads........can't wait to see your first block together.......

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You scones sound delicious! Love your Nicey Jane fabric purchases - it was just meant to be. Looking forward to seeing your Gardeners Journal blocks.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Susan! Welcome to the mad mob who are stitchin' along! :0) Resistance is useless when it comes to Miss Chookyblue ... she really should be running the country, I think. I, too, put up some initial token protests, but she talked me into dragging my book out of the cupboard and making a start. I really must thank her, cos I'm enjoying the journey of stitching along with all the other Gardening gals. :0) I'm sure it won't be long til you catch up ... and maybe pass!! ... some of us who've been stitchin' along from the start. Welcome ... and ENJOY! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Deb said...

Welcome to the group. Yummy fabrics and threads... its going to look fabulous.
hugs Deb

Thimbelina said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all that gorgeous Nicey Jane fabric!

Shiree said...

well done Susie!! Nicey Jane is a lovely lovely fabric, I can't wait to see your blocks! (I need to do a bit of a catch up...)

Love Bears All Things said...

Welcome to a Gardener's Journal Stitch a long...we look forward to seeing the first block with those luscious fabrics..
Mama Bear

Cubby House Crafts said...

I have just come from Stitch-a-long blog...I just love your fabrics...just gorgeous!
Lisa ʚϊɞ

Linda said...

More bloggy shopping hmmmmm

Janellybelly said...

Mmmm, Nicey Jane! I'm so glad you bought some for your Gardeners Journal project - just perfect.
I just love my birthday card :)