Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Still here. The Princess festivities continue and everyone is having a good time. Last night one of her girlfriends flew in for a few day's visit. Such fun to have a houseful. Harper is working hard on figuring out how to keep this lively action going.
During the evenings, I have been working on the applique for Holly and Berries. Today while the girls are out exploring all southern California has to offer, I got the pieced borders stitched together and added to the top. My hope is to get layered and basted. The plan is to hand quilt with a big stitch using black perle cotton. Hand quilting is so relaxing to me and I love to have something just lying around to pick up whenever a moment or two to stitch comes along.I have been very lackadaisical in keeping up with blog reading and comments. Please bear with me for another week longer. I will be back to my regular Princess-less schedule before we know it and will have more than ample time to read and see everything you have been up to.

25 comments:

Judy said...

You went from having one and a half done to the whole top!! My you do work fast when left alone, huh! It looks great!

Darlene said...

It's so pretty, Libby! Like you, I like to have handwork ready. It's perfect when I'm watching baseball on TV, or a movie or just catching a few minutes of quiet time. I've not had anything ready recently and it's starting to bug me. Time to do some applique prep or quilt one of my flimsies so I can handstitch the binding. Wait, maybe I could get back to my hexagon flowers. HMMMM

Enjoy your time with The Princess that's more important than anything else in the world right now!

Connie said...

Libby, Enjoy the time with THE Princess while you have it! Connie

Katie said...

Love the quilt and hearing about happy times with the Princess. Enjoy!

Susie said...

Enjoy your time with your daughter. Blogging can wait!
:)

Patti said...

I can't believe how quickly you put this together - it's wonderful! That sounds like the perfect way to finish it. How much fun you'll have using this next Christmas!

Nancy in MT said...

Wonderful, and the big stitch will be just perfect for it. It really did go together fast, have fun with the Princess.

Diana said...

Have fun with the princess. And have fun quilting--the big stitches with black cotton sounds perfect!

Dawn said...

I am so totally jealous! I've "thought" about starting it and got the book out. Bought a couple black FQS I saw at the show, and you finished it! Darn your good. It is totally WONDERFUL!

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful. love the red border

May Britt said...

Enjoy your time together with your daughter and do not think about us. We'll be here waiting for you.

Lucy said...

wWw! You are almost ready before christmas... It is gorgeous !

Fiona said...

You must have been piecing/appliquing at the speed of light! I like the red pieced borders - they really set the leaves off.

The Calico Cat said...

Nice! Those blacks are great... (still)

Carol said...

Oh Libby it is just beautiful and you are so incredibly fast. It is just awesome and what a wonderful addition to your holdiday decorations. Enjoy your time with the Princess...even though we love to hear from you time with her is much more important.We'll wait :)

Angie said...

I knew that was going to be a wonderful Christmas quilt...and you are sooo fast, girlfriend! So glad you're enjoying your visit with the Princess. :)

Cynthia said...

beautiful quilt Libby. Enjoy your time with the Princess while you have her there with you.

Carole said...

Oh so nice! The quilt looks lovely! Enjoy our time!

Wendy said...

Beautiful holiday quilt, you are quick. I'm starting the big stitch on my Scrappy Quilt for the kitchen.
Have fun with your daughter.

Lois R. said...

I'm starting to think it is a GOOD THING when life gets in the way of the blog. That's how I have been lately too.

Knot Garden said...

It all looks perfect. I love the red piecing in the border. I'm looking forward to seeing the big stitch quilting.
I love it when my daughters bring their friends round, it's great to have a young vibe in the house.

Nicole said...

What beautiful work you do. I too enjoy handwork--bindings, applique, and hand quilting. Wish I were better at it, but I know it is a matter of practice, practice and more practice!

Finn said...

Hi Libby, soooo great to hear how much happiness there is in your words these days. Peace and happiness all rolled into a few words *VBS*

The holly looks amazing, what a great quilt this will be! Hugs, Finn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love holly and berries! That red zig zag border is sensational! have fun with the baby, Cheers, Tracey

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very pretty Holly and Berries, I love the big stitch on some things; this would be one of them! Great quilt. Enjoy your time with your princess!