Monday, January 9, 2012

Wipocalypse - January


Well here we have a new year and hopefully....on my part.....a newly envigorated blog.  Got a bit sidetracked at the end of last year with all the Christmas stuff and just got tired...as if the year was taking its toll....Anyway few days off....and a lovely family Christmas and the warm weather returning to Sydney after weeks of rain.....I am ready for another year.  And Wipocalypse.  I have not made a list but I have it in my head....so here is my first post for the year.  I have made progress on Golden Wood (the reason for this blog) and that is going to be my first entry in Wipocalypse.








Have also finished a couple of quilts.  One for my stepdaughter Tina and one for me which had been around for years as a top.  The  Flying Geese started life as a jelly roll which my daughter Bee bought at a quilt show.  Rather surprisingly she offered to take me to the show and she got sucked in by the lovely jelly roll.  She used to stitch when she was little and I have hopes that her craft side will spring back to life (she is now nearly 20 and it does not seem to be cool to stitch) but I have faith that it will rise to the surface again at some stage....it is in her blood, my mother and grandmother and I are (and were) addicted to craft -- so I say "Blood will out".  When Bee bought the jelly roll she said she would make something for Tina and I swore that I would not do it for her.....well you know how that went.  After the jelly roll sat in my sewing room for nearly 18 months I capitulated and made this quilt...just got it finished in time for Christmas...........





The trouble with making a quilt as a present, by the end of the process you want to keep it for yourself....I particularly loved this selection of fabric.....oh well!


So to all who happen upon this blog and read, may we all have a positive and creative New Year and may we all be able to throw off the sorrows and difficulties of last year (if we had them) and start afresh.

17 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by the piece you are stitching on. Can't wait to see the progress on it.

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  2. Wow! Golden Wood looks like it will be fabulous! I, too, am intrigued as to what it will look like finished!

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  3. Way to go Mrs Dibble, I certainly hope 2012 brings a lot of happiness and craft time to you as you so deserve. I'm not sure what Wipocalypse is but all the best lovie xxx

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  4. The quilt is fab and so is Golden Wood.
    Too funny I think I started stitching when I was 22! Funny she doesn't want to stitch anymore. I'm sure she will later.

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  5. Hey Mrs. D good going on GW. I will challenge you yet on that one. It's a funny chart as it always looks more detailed in the pics than it does in reality. Usually it's the other way round...Anyway it's looks great both ways, and you can see my wahoo sticking out from the bottom of it..LOL!

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  6. Goldenwood. Love. One of the first HAED patterns I simply HAD to have. :) I am gonna love watching your progress on it (and try like heck not to start it myself)! lol Your stepdaughter is going to love that quilt... it's beautiful!!

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  7. Happy New Year to you all....and many more. Let us all stitch like demons this year!!!!!

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  8. OMG you're stitching Golden Wood? I've long loved that HAED, but never had the courage to start it. Well done!

    I adore quilts in general, and the one you show here looks very fine. :)

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  9. After seeing your progress on Golden Wood, I had to go look it up, since I had not seen the complete design before. Oh. My. Gosh. This is absolutely going on my wish list, it is GORGEOUS. Want. Want. Want. (That is the purpose of the challenge, right? So we can add to our WIP piles? Kidding, of course!) In the meantime, I am going to enjoy watching your progress on it - great work!

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  10. Beautiful progress on Golden Wood! Stunning!

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  11. The Golden wood peice is stunning, will look forward to watching it grow.

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  12. I can blame Golden Wood on The Crafty Princess....she put me onto the HAED site and of course that was the end of that.....never liked any or the small uncomplicated ones....only the GIANT 90 colour ones...I can almost see the end of the tunnel with Golden Wood. Mind you, it is very far off and a very small pinprick of light, but I CAN see it. Welcome to my new followers and have a good year

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  13. Golden Wood looks stunning--and difficult! I look forward to seeing more of it. Wonderful quilt, too!

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  14. I admire anyone who stitches a design like Golden Woods

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  15. Golden Wood is gorgeous! I hadn't seen that one before (but then again, there is so much on the HAED site, it's so easy to miss pieces).

    I love your quilts too - great colors in the piecework!

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  16. Thank you ladies for all your lovely comments....every now and them I look at the picture of the finished article and imagine it all finished, framed and put over my bed....keeps me going!

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