Sunday, 18 March 2012

FNSI projects

A Happy Mothers Day to all (mothers day here in Ireland and the UK).
Friday was Friday Night Sew In and I managed to get the following done.
This is a mug rug for a secret swap on flickr.  My partner likes flowers so the front is a very scrappy paper pieced leaft and the back has some flowers to which I've added some hand stitching and french knots in the centre.  I hope she likes it.

I also managed to get a start on a New York Beauty project.  I am stitching this one by hand.  It is a panel of 16 blocks which a lady at my quilt group was selling.  I like these as I can stitch them at night while watching something on the telly.

As you can see it is really scrappy as I'm using a very random group of 5 and 1/2 inch charm squares.

On a different note, I received the following during the week.  They were from my work colleagues to celebrate the fact that I have worked for the same company for 30 years.  Aren't they lovely?

Today is a beautiful sunny day, a little bit cold in the wind but a great day for a walk.  Hubby, youngest daughter, dog and myself went for a walk around the cliffs this morning.  Thought you might like to see what it looked like today.
The cliffs

As you can see we had a lot of rain on Saturday

Lambay Island

Loughshinney village

This is a ring fort, the gully is what remains of a moat (there is still water in it).  The story goes that some of the oldest kings of Ireland are buried in this ring fort.

This is Drummanagh Martello Tower

Everytime we have gone on this walk we see three cormorants on this rock.

Everyone goes at their own pace on our walk and as usual I am last.

One of the beaches.

Hope everyone has a great weekend (bank holiday here on Monday0.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

St Patricks Day

Hope you are all having a great St Patricks Day.  It threatened to rain but it stayed dry for our parade here in Rush.
Here are a few photos of our town's parade today.
Parade on the Main Street

Rush Pipe Band

Vintage tractors and there were some cars as well

Somebody tell the lepreachaun he's going the wrong way

Some of the junior sailors from Rush Sailing Club

Promoting Daffodil day in aid of cancer which is on March 23rd

The Drama Dudes (from the Millbank Theatre).  My daughter is the one in the top hat carrying the banner

Rush Cubs and Scouts

Rush Chamber of Commerce

Rush Sailing Club

Rush Pipe Band

Dance Divas

Rush Athletic Football

Ros Eo Community Childcare centre

Some more of the Drama Dudes

Drama Dudes

St Maurs GAA

Sailing Club

Grow It Yourself

Temple St Childrens Hospital

Rush Fight Academy

Dance Divas

Rush Gymnastics

Hope you all have a great day.
Slan (Bye)

Friday, 16 March 2012


It's Friday Night Sew in again (where does the time go).
If you want to link up on Heidi's  site.
I have a long list of TO DO so will have to decide which one is going to be top of the list for Friday.

I've also received so more goodies in the post this week.  Will include that in my to do list for tonight.

Monday, 5 March 2012


Nothing to do with quilting but an Irish group of dancers won the Got to Dance final in the UK last night.  I hadn't seen them before but just found their performance from last night on Youtube and here it is
If you liked Riverdance or if you like street dance you will enjoy this.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

lovely goodies

I've received some lovely goodies in the post.
First I received this lovely postcard from Louise (who I know from the Quilting Board) as a RAK (random act of kindness).
Isn't it lovely.

I also received the following package from Diane (also from the Quilting Board) as a RAK.  I'm so overwhelmed by their genorosity is sending something to me.

I finished my paper pieced gnome postcards for a swap in a group on Yahoo and have sent them.  I posted them on leap day so that they would have that date stamped on them by the post office.  I think they are cute.

I've also finished my little house ornament for Leonie and posted off to her with a few extra's in it for her three beautiful girls.  I can't show a photo of what I sent as she reads my blog and I want it to be a surprise.

I also finished and posted off my doll quilt for the February doll quilt swap on the Quilting Board to Christina.  I can show you a photo as she doesn't follow my blog.

I have the front of my Name Swap banner finished but as it is a surprise I can't show any of it except this as it would be a complete giveaway.

I also had the honour of being given the chance to pick the March block for a BOM on the Quilting Board by Cheryl (Sulabug).  I chose this block.  I even wrote up a tutorial for it and for anybody who is interested, here it is Shamrock Block.  I might just have to make it up in a few different colour combinations to see what it is like.

That's it for now.  Hope you all have a great weekend.