Thursday 29 May 2014

year of the koo koo...

koo koo: a feeling of disorientation or craziness
 usually caused by the excessive intake of disco biscuits, 
mexican speedballs, or wiffle dust*
the koo koo quilt
 Is it me or has there been a massive explosion of crazy quilting going on?
You'll know by now that I do crazy most a lot of the time.
With so many online outlets now available to peruse such doings
I needed time out to find myself again!
It's all to easy to get caught up in people pleasing.
We are nearly halfway though the year
this is what I have to show so far...
 the network quilt
 the economy block quilt
 stars and stripes mini quilt
 the Liberty shell quilt
and the native American one.

* let me make it clear, I do not take drugs....but if I did....whoaaaa what quilts I could make!!

Thursday 22 May 2014

my chelsea garden

I've been watching the Chelsea Flower show all week.
They've been requesting pictures of your own Chelsea garden
so here are mine.
I know I share similar things every year
it's a good way to keep track of how things are developing
for me as well as you.
I think this garden will always be my biggest WIP
(Work in Progress).

*clematis ville de lyon

Friday 16 May 2014

when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie....

 ..thats amor-eh!
 And that's our view of Sorrento from our balcony!
I have a big birthday this year
lets say it's the one where they say your life begins.
So this holiday was my choice
and somewhere I've wanted to go for a long time.
Not Sorrento actually 
but the historical sights of Pompeii and Heculaneum.
I didn't however expect to fall in love with Sorrento.
It's my third trip to Italy
and can honestly say it is by far the friendliest most easy going town,
I would highly reccommend it.
I strangely put it on a par with St Ives in Cornwall,
great views, quaint cobbled streets with an artsy vibe.
I have a feeling we will return...maybe sooner than later!

I'll leave you with the awesome Vesuvius over looking Pompeii.
More pics to follow
with masses of quilting inspiration that truly puts the 
'who got there first, regarding block design' to bed.
ps. I'm still a thirty-niner!!
Ciao bella xx
No one tells you that the air is filled with the
most intoxicating lemon blossom fragrance.
If you know what ylang ylang smells like you'll have an idea
of the headiness that follows you around!!!!!!!