Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank you!

...for your patience, for your support and encouragement. I am slowly healing. In the interim from having a bit of a stitchy, bloggy break, I have been spending some time playing with some of the silver findings and lampwork beads I have purchased on etsy over time.
I love these lampwork beads (alas the shop I purchased these from appears to be closed). Those fat bali silver beads are one of my favourites. It is a very comfortable bracelet to wear (please excuse all my wrinkles!!)...
My Little Folks Snowball quilt is being worked on from time to time...
The handquilting is very soothing I find. Big stitches using these gorgeous perle threads...
Had to have a photo of them piled up...that colour is divine!
On a matter of housekeeping, I have changed computers and in the process lost all my email contacts! Also my email address has changed, you will find my new one in my profile. 
Hope to see you soon! xo

25 comments:

Miriam said...

Great to see you back, Cathy!! :)
Love those perle thread colours and your snowball quilt. Wonderful to hear you are able to stitch a little again.
Love the beads! Lampwork beads are always beautiful!

Maree: said...

Great to hear from you Cathy & Happy New Year to YOU....
Love the Jewellery just Gorgeous on you(didn't see any wrinkles..I can show You Wrinkles love)..also Love those perle's they are Divine & go so well with your Snowball....
Hope you are healing quicker than Expected...
Take Care
Hope to meet up at the AQC in april....

Tarnyia said...

Those cottons are just ''yummo''... are they good to use and are they what you use for all your hand quilting? xxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad to hear you are feeling brighter! Love your snowball quilt - those colours are sure to put a smile on your face. Best wishes for 2011!

Christine said...

Happy ne year to you and your family Cathy and lovely to see a post form you.
Love the beads and your little quilt, what number needle and perle thread do you use for big hand quilting?

Take care from a wet Brisbane
Christine

Janet said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous Cathy! I daren't do beading, I think it looks addictive. You have some luscious threads there for the snowball, it looks great and I'm glad you can stitch a bit again. Take care.

mieke said...

How nice to see you are back on track, Cathy! Love your projects, bracelet and snowball quilt. And very inspiring too, the quilting with these perlé threads! Take it easy, and keep dry!Love, M

Jenny said...

welcome back cathy..your snowball block quilt is wonderful! i really must find a source for more perle thread...my local store has only white, red, blue...not too inspiring.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Beads! One more thing to tempt me. I really like the snowball quilt.

Cardygirl said...

Hope you are starting to mend & the pain & darkness is subsiding. Love the beads and your snowball quilt. May this year be kind to you & your shoulder!

Lizzie said...

I'm so pleased that you are healing well Cathy, sometimes we forget that we need TLC for ourselves too..
Love your bead bracelets, the colour of the beads is gorgeous..
Lizzie
xxx

Robyn G. said...

Take your time Cathy and get better :-)
Glad you're enjoying some lovely hand stitching with beautiful Perle threads... oh yeah...relaxing...and your quilt looks wonderful! The colours are such happy colours.
Will update your email.
Happy New Year xx

hugs
Robyn xx

Teresa said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend! I love the beadwork...I like to make earrings when I need a break from stitching!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

ranette said...

Yeah!!! I've missed you Cathy! I love, love, love your snowball quilt! All of the gorgeous colors of the beads, quilt and Perle threads have left me almost breathless, but inspired :)

Keep healing!

Jan said...

Yehhh so glad to hear from you, I kept checking back. I hope your pain has lessened, it is a real burden I know, I suffer with it too and yes it does bring you down at times.
I look forward to seeing more beautiful things from you.
Take care

Sarah said...

Gorgeous perle cottons Cathy! Which brand?

Char said...

Such beauty, I don't know what I like the most the beads or the perle cotton.
Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Ooo, the threads are beautiful! I'm glad you're on the mend and getting back to normal. That's a lovely bracelet on your lovely hand. ;) I haven't 'played' with my beads in quite a while...I haven't stopped buying them though. ;D

alobsiger said...

You've been missed! Glad you're well! Lovely bracelet! Lovely threads!! It makes me very happy to see your beautiful snowballs and applique again!!

Kathie said...

oh those threads look so great! Thats a plan and challenge for me this year
I really want to quilt a few quilts using pearle cotton.
I love your new bracelet...a fun project I bet.
My dD's loved going to the bead stores and buying beads like your orange and pink to make brackets too.
they haven't done that in years, I will have to remind them!
or maybe I had better not it will cost me!
love your snowball quilt,
kathie

Talin's Corner said...

Love your jewelry. I have never heard of lampwork beads before I read your post. I will have to look into them, they are very pretty.

cathleen said...

Glad you are feeling better, Cathy. Hand quilting is good for soothing a heart and makes for some happy thoughts. Take care!

Helen said...

The thread are so beautiful! Glad you are feeling better. :)

Andi said...

Love a pile of perles!
Glad you're on the mend.
Andi x

turtlebog said...

It's wonderful to see you posting again. The jewelry and the quilt are a double treat! Both are very lovely. Do show us another close-up of the quilt when you get a chance. I'd like to see more of the stitching and hear more about your experiences using the thread. I've got a small collection of perle cottons and am liking the idea of trying the big stitch quilting with them. Take good care of yourself, and best wishes from (a very chilly!) Gettysburg, USA.
Annie