Sunday, March 28, 2010

Still no phebe

Isn't it frustrating when you can't find just the right piece of material to finish off your applique? Well that's where I'm at. First off I tried to find a lovely print for the central urn - auditioned many but couldn't find one I liked. Eventually I gave up and used the same as Di did. I have already confessed to wholesale copying of Di's Phebe wherever possible, but I thought if I cold find a different urn it might not be so obvious. Now I'm looking for the top and bottom of the urn, and then I'm done, so it's not far off.

On Thursday I had to have two MRI's with a three hour delay in the middle. So since I had the day off I decided to head out to Needles and Pins in Warrandyte. Hadn't been there for years and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had a large stock of repro fabrics. Of course I had to get just a few pieces. Including this piece which will make beautiful backing for Ann Dagg.

Isn't it glorious?

I do have a little bit of Phebe to show you.

It's the second frame. Love that vine fabric. It's from the Pink and Chocolate range.

And I have done a little more on the GTASB -these two out of the last three blocks for March.

The one on the left looks smaller because the background has been pieced already.

Yesterday the family piled in the car and we headed off to Ballan for the fair and quilt show. They put on a good party for such a little town - we thoroughly enjoyed the event and the opportunity to get out of town. The quilt show was great - the organisers had designed around a circus theme - well done Lizzie and the team. So much creativity. I'm sure Lizzie will have many photos to show you. It was great to catch up with Lizzie there too.

Reviews:

Restaurant : Hellenic Republic. Those of you who live in Oz may know of George Kaloumbaris??? Well HR is one of his restaurants. We had a lovely night - a very busy, noisy place with great food. A little disappointed at the relatively limited selection though.

Movie: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Extremely faithful adaptation of the book. Main characters (Blomkvist and Salander) were excellently cast. For those of you who know the story, it is quite violent and the movie doesn't shy away from it - in fact it is very confronting, not for the squeamish.

Music: Had a hot date with my favourite toy boy ( ahem...my son) - went off to see the Branford Marsalis Quartet - what a knockout, the drummer was a maniac (I mean that in a good way). So if you're looking for a new Jazz CD, it's well worth a listen.

Still trying to catch up on my backlog of email and blog reading - I think this will be my Easter project. In the meantime, happy sewing.

Deb

13 comments:

Sue-Anne said...

I feel your pain with fabric selection for Phebe!!!! I love that fabric you bought for your Ann Daggs - it's gorgeous.

Kathie said...

oh my gosh that fabric is just beautiful, love that red !
sure sounds like a fun day your family had and a quilt show too, lucky you!
Kathie

Cardygirl said...

Lots of stitching happening! You will find the "right" fabric for Phebe...be patient. Love that red! I am working with Pink Chocolate at the moment too. Hope all is well with you!

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Deb That Ann Dagg Fabric is just gorgeous. Glad you had a couple of other finds too.
Take Care and Have a good week
Cheers
Lynne

Lori said...

WOW! The fabric is so beautiful!! That is really an understatement!!
A fun outing with the family- what could be better?!

Kim said...

OMGosh Deb! I LOVE the peacock fabric!! It's luscious!! Cannot wait to see more of Phebe! Your GTASB looks great, as always! Hope all is well with you! Have a great day!

Karen said...

The bird fabric is a beauty.

Jan said...

That red fabric, yummy, and the circle blocks, love those, too!

Lizzie said...

Thanks Deb, it was great to catch up and thanks for making the effort to support us. It was a great weekend, well worth all the effort.
Have a good week,
Lizzie
xxx

Janet said...

Fabuous fabric, quite the find. It's great the kids still go out on family outings. I'm reading book three of the series which is a bit more drawn out, now I wouldn't mind seeing the movie.

Karen said...

Fun fabric for the GTASB.

Anonymous said...

I am glad that you are still tempting carma to go driving, to seek out beautiful fabric. How intrepid we are!
Cheers
Merri

Janine said...

I Love that Particular fabric that you have chosen for your Anne Daggs. I have purchased it for the back of my Morrell Quilt. Mind you ,I have only done the centre so am a bit ahead of myself.