Saturday, January 07, 2006

First anniversary

Today is the first anniversary of KenmaursCorner!
Talk about fools rushing in where angels fear to tread--------
I must acknowledge the help and encouragement that SharonB
and LindaB have given me over this period,as well as the help from members of Bloggerswhoembellish

Thank you ,one and all!

From memory,this is also the first anniversary of Linda's Chloes Place

I was going to link to a mention in one of Sharon's musings about whether blogging had helped me complete more UFOs if I journalled my progress,but......
the answer is plain and simple: NO
Some UFOs were Starry starry skies quilt for one;
Three Bags of Fun
and I fell into ever deeper water blogging with CQCrazy to entrap new CQ addicts,
and Kurliskottage where I was going to try out new(to me)formats and things pertaining to maintaining a better blog.

Enough,already...........I'm going to stitch today.
And,thankyou,for visiting !

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Completed patch

Final scan of young M's block before it goes off on it's travels again tomorrow.I added a couple of flutterbys to the wisteria vine at the top of the patch,and a cat(of course is sitting under one of the Norfolk pines surveying his garden and thinking about curling up in the wheel barrow the other side of the cobbled garden path.

I must complete another 3 or 4 Mother Goose blocks before mid February and make a start on a bag for Kaz in Victoria to be with her by first week of February....
Then I really must commence journalling my ideas for the Art quilt Challenge;the Post card for the Rocky Mountain Crazy Quilters/SCCs swap in May.........
and tackle some UFOs...............
Try out some new(for me) tecniques............ Posted by Picasa

More buttons

This is for Darilyn of Tropical Screamer & Tropical Dreamer
who spoke of her buttons being in Apothecary jars!
How I envy dad was a pharmacuetical chemist in the days when pharmacists still prepared the doctor's prescriptions instead of (like today) just slapping a computer printed label on a manufacturer's container!
I'd dearly love to own some jars and an old stone mortar and pestle or two.
But that's not gonna happen,so I'll make do with my fancy Brandy Balloon. Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 02, 2006

Don't drop the button box!

One of several button and bead containers that were re-organised today:
This one contains MoP, Bakelite,ceramic,timber,glass, metallic buttons and even some crafty plastic shapes.
I know some purists will throw their hands up in horror at the button soup,but

a serious collector I'm NOT and I plan on using them day! Posted by Picasa

Feeling virtuous in the New Year

As it was too warm (again) outside,I've spent the afternoon sorting buttons and beads!
Must admit I didn't realize just how much I'd accumulated,but at least most of it is "sorted" and I have emptied a lot of makeshift containers into a better setup.(Well,"better" is probably rather subjective)
Any way I'll close,by adding this message I received from an online contact:


May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $ 200 notes.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May your clothes smell of success like smoking tyres.
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May the problems you had forget your home address!

(It reads a little like an Irish Blessing,doesn't it :-)

Sunday, January 01, 2006

A slight change of direction!

In an effort to tidy up my Blogging life,I've decided,that in the future ,postings on
my cat family
will be made on what till now has been my "try it out" Blog: Kurliskottage
I'll trial it this way for a while,and rely on you to tell me if it's worth continuing or not.


It's amazing,what crops up...........

.......when you read your emails and start trawling the Web!
First,Bernadine logged in and left a message............her gallery led me to Ozquiltnetwork,which I never knew of until tonight.
I'm sure you'll recognise some of the names in their Gallery...........go have alook at yet some more Art quilts by Australians.