"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

A GOOD BEGINNING...



I had decided that the first project to finish as a top was Laura's African quilt >>> done !
I spent the whole afternoon with the sewing machine, and I'm quite happy with the result. I don't know yet, whether I'll hand quilt it or tie it (it's due for next May). I made it with all my heart and love for my daughter, and I love that piece very much, but I'll be glad coming back to more traditional and "softer" quilts

I'm also working at the first block of "Garden Gatherings", of which I'll post a photo tomorrow.I don't know why, but strangely, I just don't "feel" that one.... We'll see.....

Again I'd like to thank you, my blog friends, for all the kind messages I got for Christmas and the New Year. Blogging has brought so many good things to my life ! That will be my gratitude for today....


Thought of the day :
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You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. (Ziggy)









18 comments:

  1. Oh, Nadine, it's lovely. Laura is truly going to love it! You've been busy!

    Don't fret about not "feeling" your Garden Gatherings project. Maybe you should put it aside and find something more fun. This is the year for fun!

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  2. You've done a really wonderful job with Laura's quilt, Nadine! And point me in the direction of what "Garden Gatherings" looks like....sounds like one I would really like. :) I'm pondering doing that BOM applique that you, Darlene and May Britt are doing. I've had the book for ages and haven't done a thing out of it. LOL But that's not really saying a lot...I could open a quilting bookstore with all of the books that I have and haven't made anything from -- YET! ROFL

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  3. Love it!!!!! And I am sure Laura also will love it. Do not feel guilty not continuing on Garden Gatherings. You have tryed it, did not fancy it, so put it away for a while. This shall be a year of fun. Start on another project instead.....like our challenge LOL

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  4. I just love that quilt for Laura.

    I also like the quote for the day!

    Happy 2007!

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  5. Laura's quilt has turned out beautifully Nadine. I'm sure she will be happy with it.

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  6. Nadine, I have already taken Garden Gatherings out of play for the time being -- just can't get excited over it. Maybe later in the year *s*

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  7. Your daughter will love that forever. I thought your New Year goals were great, very achievable. I'm planning my hexagons too but where to start with fabrics?? Happy New Year, Tracey

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  8. You should be happy with the results of Laura's quilt - it looks wonderful. Although I want to see it close up and when I click on the image to enlarge it I get some really, really close up shot. But I bet Laura will just love it.

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  9. Oooh! Celebrate you...Celebrate Laura...Celebrate S. Africa! Well done, Nadine!

    Love your quote...is this something you're doing for the new year? Perhaps I should think of doing something like that.

    Hugs to you!

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  10. Nadine! It is absolutely WONDERFUL! Bright colors are not usually my thing, but this quilt just sings of happiness and you did such a wonderful job with it!

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  11. What a lovely quilt top :-)
    The project not singing to you, put it away for later.
    I am sitting here thumbing the My mother taught me to sew book, to pick a block to do. So many choices :-)
    Have I said Happy New Year to you? I don't think so - I am saying it now!

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  12. Hey Nadine.. Its a very nice quilt for Laura ...eagerly waiting to have a view of your garden gatherings....well wish u have a bright year ahead as colorful and nice as your creativity...u drop by My Blog sometime to have share some views and ideas...!!!

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  13. WOW, Nadine. 5 days into the new year and you have a top done already. Good for you--and Laura! What interesting fabric when you enlarge the pic.

    Your applique blocks are looking terrific. Sounds like all are going to have a wonderful time in your block a week challenge. They looke like the finish about 6 inches or are they smaller?

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  14. The Africa quilt is wonderful Nadine - so striking and vibrant.Such an original choice of fabrics too which makes it even better. Your daughter will love it.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful quilt Nadine!! A real work of art..and it's ok if it's not your cup of tea. She'll love it!! Hugs, Finn

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  16. Love the finished African Quilt! You did a great job there.

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  17. your job is very beautifull and I like your blog .I'm italian and I live in Monza near Milano ciao ciao

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  18. Hi Nadine!
    I'm 57 and I have 2 children: a boy, 30, and a girl, 23. My real name is Teodolinda. I live in Monza, close to Milan. I was teacher and now that I've stopped working I look after my family, my home and patchwork too of course. I know Simonetta why I met her in the net through my blog..but she is more or less 150 km far from me.
    Il tuo italiano va benissimo! Ci risentiamo prestissimo sul blog!!ciao ciao Teodo

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Thanks a bunch for your comments, they just make my day !