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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My Chatelaine, and a little of this and that...

This is my "chatelaine" I made about 4 years ago when I joined our provinces quild. A lot of the ladies wore them, so I just had to have one also, being a fairly new quilter and all...

The chetelaine has little pockets on the bottom of each side, with a bit of elastic at the top to help keep little items in it contained...

I am not getting anywhere fast with my mother's Sweatshirt Jacket. I hope to have it done...tonight, to post it at the bottom of the tutorial... 8-/

This next photo is of a gift my DD2 received from one of her employees yesterday. I tell you, this woman is an artist!!! She painted it for DD2 as a combination "thank-you", birthday, and house-warming gift, to remind DD2 of her trip to Australia this past summer. This photo really doesn't hold a candle to the gift itself!!! Beautiful!!!

I picked up some fallen leaves on my walk with the fur-girls...DD2's hand is beside them... That big one is from a Little Leaf Linden Tree... little leaf my foot!!! 8-) I love the colors in it.


... and there is DH doing the handy man thing once again... or should I say, as usual... 8-)

Found this neat "Paintbox Quilt" and the "tutorial" made by
Elizabeth Hartman on her "oh fransson" blog/webpage. Check it out! She has some absolutely wonderful items to look through there... 8-)

Found cute little
Fabric Chalkboards on the "Anyone Can Quilt" blog, but could not find that name of the blog holder...? The little chalkboards would make cute little gifts...

Check out Megan's blog "The Bitchy Stitcher", read this post of her first experience with binding...It's hillarius, and oh so true for many... Warning, she uses a few "colorful" words, so if you are offended by that, perhaps you should carry on with what you were doing... 8-)

And lastly, I am thinking of looking for a new doctor...if I can find one! I came across this list, so if you are interested in checking out your Doctor's patient rating, go here. They have lists for CA, USA, UK, AU, & India listings...

8 comments:

Joyce said...

Very interesting sites you found there. I checked out my doctor and she has a very high rating. My husband's doctor not so much but he likes the guy so that's the main thing.

em's scrapbag said...

Your chatelaine is very nice. You did a good job. Love the painting. How nice of your DD2's boss.

Guðrún said...

The leaves are beautiful. The chatelaine is a great idea.

Rosaline said...

The painting is amazing! Your daughter must be an exceptional employee and highly valued. Re your tutorial on the sweatshirt jacket - thank-you, it's easy to follow. Have you considered selling finished sweatshirts or kits even, on your blog? They're unique and very attractive looking.

Quilt Pixie said...

love the chalkboard link you provided... now to see if I can find chalkboard fabric anywhere in Winniepg.....

Lurline's Place said...

Love you catelaine - I need one as I'm always mislaying things! So much of interest on today's post - I endedup on a ric-rac quilt post - just loved it!
Hugs - Lurline!

call me crazy said...

Hi Myra~ what a lucky DD!~ that painting is great! I like your chatelaine too, I'll bet it is handy (says she who is always losing her scissors) ;-) LOL

Wendy said...

Love your chatelaine, I've got a paper piece pattern for one that I keep looking at... and thanks for the fun links!