Saturday, 5 April 2008

Cards and blocks (12)

Yesterday I paid a visit to the school I used to teach at until last July. Two of the members of staff were leaving, and I was invited along to the farewell lunch. It was lovely to visit the school - I haven't been since before Christmas - but, oh, the changes! Even in so short a time there have been alterations, decorating and purchases - all for the good, and the school is looking very attractive, but it seemed very strange. It was good to see many old friends and to catch up with what was happening in their lives and in the school.

I made these two cards for the people who were leaving. The top card is for the speech therapy assistant who is retiring, and the 
lower card is for the speech therapist, who is leaving to have a baby.

I didn't do much sewing, but managed to finish the BOM club block, so that makes two plus two filler sections. It's the first time I've done any applique, and they are full of glaring mistakes, but hopefully they won't show so much once the whole thing is done. It's also the first time I've done foundation piecing too. I'm not keen on the colours of these blocks, but if I still don't like it when it's finished it can be my first donation piece. I love learning some
thing new with each quilt, and there seems so much more to learn - it keeps my brain from shrinking or something, now that I'm retired!

I could never get my displays properly vertical when I was teaching, and it looks as if my 
photography suffers from the same problem!


Roslyn Atwood said...

I finally got the comment window to open for me in your blog, Amanda. I now have a working ringsurf from my blog, woohoo, is it working for you now?
Spring is springing here in AZ too, my ornage tree has bloomed so fragrantly, hope I get lots of fruit again this year.

momma_donna said...

Hi Amanda;

Congratulations on the start of your new blog!

I'm going to sit back and see what happens with Bonnie's OC mystery. I used to love mysteries, but the last few haven't turned out very well. I should trust Bonnie though, she's created some BEAUTIFUL quilts!

I think your quilting is lovely. I especially like your applique and pieced basket. Your cards are very cute too! You're multi-talented.

Take care,
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

HI amanda

If this is your first applique then you are doing realy well, it is lovely.
reat blog and I love those cards.
Have fun.

Christine Brisbane were Autumn is on it's way.

Vickie said...

Hi Amanda,
your cards are really nice(i'm not patient enough too do that...I love your applique it looks real kewl,
cheers Vickie