Wednesday, April 16, 2014

View From My Window Tonight

 Can you believe how bleak and dreary it is?

I think this is the winter of our discontent 
and the one that never will end.

On the flip side, it is nice that it is light quite late into the evening.

Since it's so dreary and wearying, one needs something to brighten up their little spot of the world.

What better way than with 'High Street' material by Moda.

Phew, much better than the view outside.

I have been itching to do something with this jelly roll that I purchased a while back.
I've had my eye on Good Night Irene or Briar Rose pattern out there.
Went with Briar Rose by Shontelle at England Street Quilts 
and am very happy with the combo of fabric and pattern.

 The colours are so luscious!

Have completed four rows only but have only been working on it 
off and on for the last couple of weeks.
There hasn't been a lot of spare time around here.

Hoping to get a little bit more sewing done over the Easter weekend.

A couple of weeks ago I was able to take a day off work 
and spend the day with my good friend, Debbie.
We were in prenatal classes together and our eldest children are now 27 
so it's been a long time that we have been friends.

We used to spend time cross stitching and doing crafts together in the early years.
Such fun we had!!

Both Debbie and tend to like the same things - food, crafting, thrifting, 
spending time together and collecting any Bessie Pease Gutmann items we can find.

So our day together was perfect as we met over lunch,
shared and talked for a couple of hours, and went thrifting together and look what we found!!

Bessie Pease Gutmann mugs!!!!
We split them up and she took two and I took two.
What a find!!

 It's enough to tickle your fancy and some days that's just what you need.

Hope that spring has arrived in your neck of the woods.  
One day, we'll get there too!

Until then . . . .




  1. Your blocks are beautiful! I love how one quilt pattern can have so many different names! :0)

  2. Your quilt is coming along nicely. Such vibrant saturated color. Happy Easter

  3. Not nice outside :( but splendidly fandabbylicious inside :) LOVE this, Shauna :)

  4. Hi Shauna, Your quilt is looking so gorgeous - thank you for choosing to use my pattern! My mum has a shop selling fabric and I take the photos for her advertising, so I get to see all the luscious fabrics when they are hot off the press - when High Street came in I was in love! But sadly for me, it all sold out in the blink of an eye. All the best, Shontelle. x