Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Challenge






I decided that my challenge quilt was a little bland (!) so, prompted by Tina, I thought I would add a few embellishments.  As you can see I got a bit carried away!  My photo is suffering a little from sun glare but I am really pleased with it now. 

I've had the results of my chest x-ray today and it's clear so the doctor is now telling me I have an allergy so I have to persevere with some therapies and see how it goes.  Who would believe, suddenly allergic, maybe to atmospheric changes, at my age?



I was going to post this photo a few days ago and chickened out but I was reminded of it tonight by Tom.  So, this one's for you Tom!  As you can see DH has his cupboard and spends most evenings there while I sit on the settee with my laptop! Ain't love grand?! lol

20 comments:

JP said...

fancy putting him in a cupboard Julie - love the quilt

margaret said...

This puts a new spin on "cupboard love" all right...
The contrast of the definite lines of the embellishments and the hazy colours works well on the quilt - good result!

Angela said...

Love the quilt Julie. You have my sympathy where allergies are concerned. I'm allergic to three types of antibiotics and it makes life difficult but you do get used to it.

Sarah said...

lovely quilt Julie - the embellishments really make it pop and bring it alive. Good job!!!

Gina said...

Had to laugh at DH in his cupboard! The quilt looks very pretty.

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Glad your xray was ok..must be a relief for you, although you have my sympathies with the allergy thing. My mum has had a small cough for the last 50 years, and has just been diagnosed with asthma aged 85!! It's obviously an allergy to something but goodness knows what and it doesn't cause her any problems as such. I hope it will be easy to find out what you're allergic too, so you can avoid it....hope it's not something essential to life like wine or choc!

The quilt is lovely. I love the colours. Says Harmony to me.

pam said...

The quilt is lovely you are very clever. Still once you know what you are allergic to then you can protect against it I guess. Take care.

Jan said...

I love what you have done to your quilt hee hee at the cupboard ,so pleased to hear the x ray results were OK ..love Jan xx

Heather said...

The quilt is gorgeous Julie and I'm glad the xray was clear. At least you and your husband are in the same room - mine is downstairs in front of the TV and I am upstairs blogging! But we have been out together all day today.

Ro Bruhn said...

The quilt looks grand, love it. Love hubbies cupboard too.

ju-north said...

At least you're in the same room! Love that quilt, especially the colours

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi
Glad your x-ray was OK. I love the challenge quilt. My DH was impressed with the cupboard, maybe I ought to get him one for next Xmas. Thakn you for entering my first giveaway too. Angela

Gail P said...

oh gosh, allergies! I started having problems with them about decade ago after never having any. At least you now know. Man-in-the-cupboard! Lovely quilt. Hugs!

Odile said...

Thank you for this tutorial of snow dyeing. I have never heard of this method before but i have experimented yesterday. I have got lovely colours. Snow dyeing is very interessing and funny !
Your blog is wonderfull.

fibrefrolics said...

Glad your x-ray was fine and hope your allergy is soon sorted out. I love your sumptuous, colourful quilt and its embellishments bring it to life. Also like the husband in the cupboard idea. You can just wheel him out when he is needed! Just joking and its nice that you work in the same room.

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Val said...

Your quilt looks amazing Julie - I love it, no wonder you are delighted. Good news about the X-Ray - at least you can cope easier when you know what the problem is. Love the 'cupboard love' pic!

Elizabeth said...

I love what the extra's have done for this quilt!! It really begs for a closer look and that is always a good thing!!! Great colors!
My Tom plants himslef with his laptop in front of whatever we are watching on tv - usually a dvd of some sort of mystery. Even though I am beside him with my stitching or knitting I am never sure where he is mind wise!!! SIGH!!
THe package arrived YEsterday!
You are a Goddess!!!
Hugsand huge thanks!!

DILLY said...

Hewo Julie!
Julie,
Dilly noe Julie not like tags,
but Dilly do giv Julie award.
Hope be k.
Bye Julie!!!

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Patti G. said...

Julie, I am a friend of Elizabeth's and she won your gorgeous Journal Quilt. What a bbbbbbeautiful piece! :0) Love it!
Your quilting is wonderful and has a movement and feel to it! FUN!
Also, I admired your snow dying as a friend of mine, Laura Krasinski just did some snow dying and it came out great too! Gotta make use of that snow somehow! Hehehe!

I have not posted on my blog in forever, so if you go to find some recent artwork, you will not see much.....go into older posts and you will have more luck! This Holiday season has taken all my time away! But I hope to get back to some art soon. I have missed it!

Nice to meet you through Elizabeth!
Hugs,Patti
P.S. Sorry to hear about the allergies, but better that than something more serious! Hang in there!