Thursday, January 21, 2016

Randomly....

With the Australian Tennis Open in full swing,
Azarenka warming up this morning

there is little time for sewing....

But I thought some of my followers might enjoy a 

snapshot of my last few days....

This is a mural at Margaret Court Arena...


Can you tell who all these players are?

made up of photographs from..



who knows where?


I have been playing with this pretty "Glitter" block,


from Jen Kingwell's book "Quilt Lovely".


This array of fabric and beads will  be used for my 

"Four-in-Art" project due on 1st February.



The theme is colour, with the sub-theme of 

microscopic!

I spied this 'Double Wedding' patterned vase in a gift 

shop recently.


It seems quilting patterns are everywhere!

And my son and daughter-in-law arrived home

from the States,


with a couple of beautiful gifts for me!


Now what to make from this pretty bundle?

Happy days!

SUZ


19 comments:

  1. I've been thinking of you when I saw the first reports about the Australian Open on TV! It must be so wonderful to be there and help at such a wonderful sports event!
    The glitter block looks great, I love the fabrics you've chosen. And I'm very excited what your art project will look like!
    Have fun with the new fabrics - what a wonderful gift!

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  2. That mural is amazing. Would love to see it in person, but unfortunately probably not gonna happen. The tournament at Indian Wells is much closer to where I live, but I've not been there either. Coverage on TV is so good and is easy for my budget. However, seeing Roger play in person would be priceless.

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  3. I hope you are enjoying the tennis. It looks like some fun quilting is happening too.

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  4. I subscribe to a lot of blogs but your blog is one of a few that I always can't wait to read. Your work is always so lovely.

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  5. That's a gorgeous pile of fabric - thinking about what to turn it into will give you something to do during the breaks in the tennis!

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  6. I was lucky enought to watch Australian open finals in Melbourne last year :) It was super cool !!! The glitter block looks good. It's great pattern!

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  7. Wow that mural is amazing, wonder how long it took to make.
    Nice to see your son again I bet, lovely pile of goodies from Purl.

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  8. I forgot you volunteered at the tennis. I've been watching 12 hours a day! It starts at 1pm here, and I usually tear myself away at midnight to go to bed. I think it was 5-3 in the Ferrer vs Hewitt match last night when I had to give in. I'm sad Lleyton lost, but he put up a huge fight last night. He's a good role model for those younger Aussie bad boys. (they need one!) I know he's your David Cup captain now.

    As for the mural:
    ?? Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Novak Djockivic, Raffa, Serena, ??, Maria Sharapova, ??, Justine Hennin?

    Love your Glitter blocks. It's on the agenda after My Small World gets finished.

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  9. I'm not a sports fan so I would never have seen it without your post. Thank you so much.

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  10. That mural is amazing. I am fascinated by how that is done with all those photos.
    Glad the weather is a little cooler for you now at the tennis.
    And I am pleased to see you have had some sewing time. Lovely.

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  11. What a beautiful bundle of fabric. I find pictures using a series of photographs fascinating. My brother-in-law used to work at a science museum in Minnesota, and they made a picture of the outside of the museum from smaller photos of people who worked there and lots of behind-the-scenes photos. He was in the photo quite a few times. I LOVE looking at it.

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  12. It's good to know they shop at the right places! Anthropologie and Purl....you just can't get much better. That mural is amazing! Like the pixelated quilts. I could never wrap my brain around them, but they are fabulous!

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  13. Those Glitter blocks are quite impressive (I love anything Jen Kingwell) and the Christmas gifts are the best - how thoughtful! Cannot wait to see your Feb. 1 Four-in-art reveal!

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  14. The book "Quilt Lovely" should be in my mailbox by Monday, and I can't wait! You'll have to clear a half hour of your schedule so we can Skype about it. I think it's so neat that you work at the Open. And, that your son/DIL brought you back gifts from Purl Soho. It seems everyone in the world likes to go to NYC but me! Guess they missed the great snowstorm there - Snowzilla.

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  15. Love your greens for the Four in Art. Color is a good theme. The bundle from Pearl Soho is lovely too.

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  16. I always think of you when the tennis season comes around to Melbourne again!! That bundle is gorgeous!

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  17. Looks like lots of fun in your world.
    What a great vase find!

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  18. Go Susan! (on the tennis aspect) But also looks like you have a few fun things going for you as well, with the Purl Soho bundle and the sweet S and oh my-those beads and fabrics for our Four-in-Art. Can't wait to see what you'll be doing with those. Love the Kingwell block--it will be beautiful no matter what you do, as everything you do is lovely. Have fun at the Open!

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  19. OOOOOOh!!! Andy Murray is in the final! Give him a wave from me if you are in the vicinity:-)

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