Wednesday, 6 February 2008

A RELAXED LONG WEEK-END

Last week-end was a long one here because of Carnival. As I don´t like being in a crowd, I stayed at home. My DS and I baked some crêpes though (a tradition in France before Lent begins).


My second Bea´s BOM is finished. I can already see that it will make a nice quilt when the 12 blocks are done!

My first yarn parcel arrived! My DH gave me a yarn suscribtion for Christmas. It means that I will become 4 times during the year 4 different yarns according to the season. Here you see the spring pack. The wool is very nice and so yummy that I had to start something straight away of course. I took the one on the far right and I started knitting some socks. The yarn is finer than normal sock wool I think and I knit with needles Nr. 2 (US 0).


I will show some pictures in the next post!

I sewed all the blocks of my "Delectable Mountains" and it turned out BIG! It is over 2 meters x 2 metres (80" x 80"). I wonder what I will do with that one!

I started sewing the top together so I hope to have it finished next week. Then I only (sic!) have to make about 120 prairie points.


My 4SSQ arrived at Julie´s and she told me that she liked it. I haven´t heard anything from Margaret telling me that the quilt for me was on the way so I hope nothing bad happened to the maker.


I wish you a nice time and a lot of inspiration.

14 comments:

blackbearcabin said...

wow...that quilt is going to be beautiful...cant wait to see it all sewn together!
cheers~
lisajo

Andrea said...

I haven't heard about my 4seasons quilt either. i am just stalking the postman and keeping my fingers crossed - lol ! Those delectable mountain blocks are lovely. You whipped them out nice and quick.

Chookyblue said...

Bea's Stitchery BOM is great I am enjoying doing it.........love your quilt........

Lea said...

Ooooo, I love the way you set those blocks. It's so beautiful.
and those yarns! It's very lovely... Do you have a plan to use them near the future? I'm looking forward to your project.

Libby said...

Your Delectable Mountains are just delectable *s*
My daughter went on a tour to Cologne (Koln)over the weekend and found the city was overtaken by the carnival festivities - fun to see, but many of the sights they intended to visit wer unavailable. Guess she'll just have to go back *s*

Carol said...

Oh my! I'm in love with your yarn. As for that quilt, I'm gobsmacked, it's GORGEOUS !!!!

Anne said...

Hello from sunny England. Your Ds here, thank you very much for my new cushion. It is my favorite! I wonder if my husband will notice I have acquired yet another cushion! Problem is, it makes the green cushions look very small!! Could you,,, only kidding!
Lots of love,

Anne

Melinda said...

Hi - I mailed your 4 seasons quilt to you and you should receive it soon. I hope you like it.

Quilty said...

I do love Crepes. Do you have a special reciepe for me? I have an Original France crepemaker.

The mountain quilt is beautiful. I like the way you put the blocks together and the fabrics.

Dawn said...

Oh man I love your blocks! Your stitches are so wonderful! I just can't get good outline stitches (or whatever they are called). It is wonderful!

paula, the quilter said...

You really got a lot done! I've been downloading the stitchery BOM but haven't had a chance to start. The yarn looks absolutely scrumptious and the quilt top is so bright and cheery.

trelly said...

Hi Gwen, thank you very much for visit my blog, I hope that is not the last time...(my english is very bad). I'll tell you all about my travel to London, un abrazo

atet said...

Oooh...those yarns. Oh my, those yarns. Socks. Oh yes, socks. And it might be perfect for doing a chevron scarf. :0). LOVE your quilt top -- and 80x80 sounds just perfect for snuggling under in bed to me!

Lucy said...

This quilt is becoming a stunner. I lvoe that center star!!!