Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bloggers Block and a Gorgeous Pressie!

I have sat down to try and write a blog post for days! What is wrong with me, I cannot think of anything to say, yikes!! I haven't been feeling well with a very sore throat, but really, that shouldn't affect my typing fingers! Anyway, tonight I've decided just to sit down and make a start, so here I am.

One wonderful thing that happened to me recently was a most beautiful gift from Judy Newman (a very fine house) who made this absolutely stunning pincushion for me, I adore it!! I have a thing going for mushrooms and fungi right now, so her gift is perfect. It is almost too good to start stabbing with pins, I think I will enjoy it pinless for a while!!


Judy made my pincushion based on a new pattern by Louise (Lululollylegs). The good news is that Louise is coming to Treehouse Textiles to spend a day showing us how to make one, yay.


These pincushions are large, around 6-7 inches across and about 3 inches high. There are 8 different applique designs to choose from, or you can design your own! Book here for the class on Saturday 23rd March.

So what else has been happening? Our crazy Melbourne summer weather...36 degrees (centigrade) one day, 13 degrees the next has been sending Millie (our Groodle) a little crazy! She does enjoy a good snuggle under any quilt she can find on a cold summer's day!!


A new coffee shop has opened up near us, Commonfolk Coffee is an amazing space set in an industrial shed. It's a large area with beautiful hand crafted timber tables, a quiet room in front, 3 fabulous artist spaces where you can watch the artist at work, and their own coffee roaster! This is going to be a place DH and I will hang out a lot!


And check out the beautiful home grown roses Deb (72 Derwents) bought round last weekend, I only wish you could smell them, they are amazing! Deb said they are called Child's Rose (I think I got that right!!).


Well, that's about it, I have no quilty photo's and not much else to say, I hope I get my blogging mojo back soon, I am still stitching, but haven't gotten around to taking photo's, ooops! Thank you for your patience. xo

18 comments:

Nedra said...

Sometimes we all need a little blog nap:) It's good to know your friends are taking good care of you. Love the cute pincushion and it's nice to see what else has been going on in your life.

Angela said...

Love your blog = and that pincushion! I live in Qld but am from Melbourne and I actually miss the unpredictive weather - this heat gets a bit bland!

Shocking Hocking said...

lucky you - hope you're feeling much better - we missed you on monday night :) ps - saw your quilt in the latest homespun (lollipops) - very pretty

Anna said...

for some one who says she can't find anything to blog about I have been hanging on every word! The pincushion is adorable...I did see a quilt on Millie and I could swear I caught a scent of the roses.

imquilternity said...

Hi Cathy! No apologies needed. I ready your blog because I love what you do and your point of view. If you get busy and/or don't feel like blogging it's perfectly understandable. I think many of us feel this way from time to time. One has to take a moment and step back from the computer in order to enjoy the life we are living. Just happy to see you when you do feel like blogging.

Nifty Quilts said...

I hope you feel better soon! There's no obligation to blog more often. We just love hearing from you when you feel like it.

Donna~~ said...

Ditto what Nifty Quilts said. Sometimes a little break is rejuvenating too! Those roses are so lovely--makes me wish for spring!

Patchwork and Play said...

Commonfolk - directions please! (It doesn't say on their website!) Love the pin cushion! Pity I have another date in my diary for the 23rd!

Janet said...

Thanks for giving us a peek into your world even when it's not quilting. Love the pincushion.
We have a new favourite coffee place too that has a vintage coffee roaster and mismatched crockery from thrift shops. The coffee is amazing and all the baked goodies are home made. Your place sounds even better with artists in residence.

Liane said...

Sorry to hear you have not been well. Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the sound of the new coffee place (I'll be there in spirit!)

Marjorie said...

Wait a minute...how did we both get the terrible sore throat the same week? We must have picked up that virus from the Internet.

Jenny M said...

No wonder you don't feel like posting when you are feeling unwell. I had the sore throat & aches a week back. "Doc's" orders are to drink plenty of fluids and have afternoon naps. Hope you are soon feeling better.

Sheila said...

I love your blog, read every post.
Beautiful pin cushion. Not too big really, if you think about it. Easy to see.
Sounds like a nice coffee shop.

Carla said...

I love your blog header! Have a great day

carla said...

Hi!! I would still be sitting around admiring that quilt top you finished! Wow!! Beautiful!!! I do love your pincushion too!!! Blogging will come back to you!!! Have a great day!!!

pandchintz said...

Blah! Hope you're feeling better soon - it's no fun to be sick in Summer! Gorgeous pin cushion and love the sound of the new cafe - enjoy.

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, that pin cushion is adorable! Hope you're better soon and back in the blogging spirit. I read but don't comment... need to change that! Enjoy your summer.

sandra said...

Hope you get better soon!!! I know what you mean by summer weather. It has been the same where I live in SA. Can you tell me the name of the pattern for the quilt over your dog? Looks gorgeous. I want to make one with a grey background like that.