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Monday, February 2, 2009

UFO's and completed things....Men in kilts and babboons in South Africa



I had to put a photo of the Professor in his kilt at a friends wedding. Our friend was a Scot, whose mum said the Professor had the legs for a kilt. I agree. He looked pretty grand that day.












Thought you might enjoy seeing the lovely little babboons in the trees...I do miss seeing these guys hanging out literally, they were more common close to the coast, not sure why, but we did see them often, when driving about. And I have to admit...that I did succomb to a few fabric "spends" this week. Shame on me, nothing major, but I did buy 4 yds of fabric to complete my 2009 BOM at the fabric store. I also quilted 3 quilts this past week and finished this flimsy, which will be loaded tomorrow on "Rosie" the longarm. I have to get it quilted ready to deliver to a family member. I have owed it to him for a long time. The first was a UFO quilt
of a friend, I have never made a lonestar quilt, but always wanted one, this one turned out so well, wish it was mine. This lovely green quilt is
a first quilt of one of our new guild members, I quilted it using the terry twist method.Man I do love her little stencils.They worked so well. I forgot to take a photo of quilt No. 3, will have to post that after I get a photo of it at show and tell next week. I would like to add that I purchased some silicon lubricant for thread...as I had thread issues on my longarm. It so helped me, the site is called Time and Again quilters. It was simple to use, and worked wonders for my thread. So if you have thread issues check out the site and give it a try. It was fairly inexpensive and clear, no residue on the quilt. Seems like it will last a long time too, so economical as well. On a totally other vane, I am so missing cricket .... it is the season in South Africa but we don't seem to get any coverage here. I loved it on TV and in person. I find myself watching BBC news so I can get a glimpse of the English cricket ...just to satisfy my itch! Hope you all have fun sewing.

10 comments:

Miss 376 said...

With English cricket in the state it is in at the moment, it must be a poor substitute! A lovely collection of quilts, they would be very welcome here at the moment

Jenny said...

Kilt and quilts all look great. I've been trying to make a patchwork for 6 months, I must get started again.

Libby said...

Love seeing all the quilts from your long arm - you are doing some fabulous work!

Nana's Quilts said...

The kilts are fabulous! My mother was a McLean, and it's my Grandson's middle name, so we feel at least partially Scots around here. Lovely to read of your adventures in So. Africa.
Good wishes
Marne

Kitty said...

I love that green quilt in particular, but then I love green! Your husband looks great in the kilt - very dashing.

It won't be the cricket season here until a few months' time, but like you - I enjoy it. x

KCQuilter said...

Enjoyed seeing the beautiful quilts! And the babboons are wonderful!!!

Mel said...

Fun stuff! I think your post title would win a blogging award for most random title!

Fun blog, I'll hang around a bit!

hunnybunny said...

I love all your pictures, but that BOM quilt is especially splendid!

LuAnn said...

You do beautiful long arm work, and it's fun to see the quilts you've done. I also enjoy your Africa photos; it;s much different than I would have pictured it. I'm glad you stopped by my blog.

sewkalico said...

I have a Lone star UFo - you just reminded me ;-(
BTW, I'll send your love to SA - we're off shortly :-)