Monday, 16 July 2012

A Busy Week-end.


My God-daughter and her new husband came for the week-end and we had a lovely time, just sitting and chatting and then on Sunday going out for a leisurely lunch. This morning they went back home and shortly after that my friend fromn Kent came (she is up here for a few days). B is the most wonderful patchwork quilter and she brought with her the beginnings of her latest quilt. I have put a photograph of it on here so that you can see the just how complicated the pattern is. A mutual friend, M, also came to lunch so that we all three met up together - what a lovely chatty time we had.

Now that everyone has gone home and it is just the farmer and I (and Tess of course) the house seems strangely quiet. Hope every else has had as pleasant a weekend as I have had. Back to normal tomorrow. The Northern Lights are supposed to be visible tonight, weather permitting - so we shall be on the lookout.

18 comments:

Gwil W said...

For a moment I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me ;) ! It's very colourful. Hope the Northern Lights are half as dramatic.

I will look out for them. They are rarely seen as far south as Austria but you never know. Two nights ago we had a plum red sky with a red rainbow and last night it was green and tonight I think it's going to be a pale shade of yellow. There's certainly some unusual atmospherics going on up there.

John Gray said...

be sure and photograph them for us if u can x

Heather said...

What a beautiful quilt. It's not at all easy to get all the blocks assembled as well as that - I know, I have tried!
We had a lovely day yesterday and both of us did a lot of gardening. Back to 'normal' today - damp and windy with cloud all over so not even stars for us tonight, and quite chilly too.

MarmaladeRose said...

Fabby patchwork Weaver, far too intricate for me though. Thank you for the offer of wool but to be honest, as much as I can't resist picking it up on my walks, I really have no idea what to do with it, lol. The temptation is just too great.

Sorry to hear about the farmers heifer, but it was very interesting to see, especially for us townies.

Bovey Belle said...

Oooh - Pineapple Log Cabin. I remember trying this pattern when my girls were small, whilst they had their naps. Your friend has a good eye for colour.

I hope you get to see the Northern Lights.

jill said...

What a lovely quilt,I have just started patchwork again but its a bit easier than that pattern.Hope you are well,love Jill xx

Dartford Warbler said...

Your friend must have endless patience to sew that lovely but very complicated quilt!

I hope you saw the Northern Lights.

mrsnesbitt said...

Back to normal eh? A lovely feeling Pat.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I love the many versions of the log cabin quilts and especially this Pineapple.. her selection of colors are perfect. ... Exquisite work.

Hildred and Charles said...

What a lovely week-end you must have had, - and then lunch with two good friends. Those of the things that make life pleasant and worthwhile...

angryparsnip said...

What a lovely weekend.
The quilt is so beautiful, your friend does indeed have a good eye for color.
How lucky you can (maybe) see the Northern lights tonight. I have always wanted to see them and I don't think I will be able too, way down south. But our Tucson sunsets do make up for that.

cheers, parsnip

Pondside said...

It sounds like you had a delightful weekend - and that you are satisfied to be once again in your own company.
It's been a long time since I last saw the Northern Lights. They were a common event when we lived in northern Alberta, but I've never seen them here.

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely quilt! Hope you get to see the Northern Lights.

ArcticFox said...

great quilt and glad you had a good weekend - we didn't get a sniff at the northern lights as it was total cloud cover here..... I can imagine that quilt would be EXTREMELY heavy!?!?

it's me said...

so much work in that quilt pattern--I think it would have me seeing double--it's beautiful

hope you get to see the Northern Lights!--we have had so many cloudy nights in recent weeks--I'm too far south though for any chance here.

it's me said...

so much work in that quilt pattern--I think it would have me seeing double--it's beautiful

hope you get to see the Northern Lights!--we have had so many cloudy nights in recent weeks--I'm too far south though for any chance here.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I will pass your comments on to my friend - thank you for visiting and commenting.

Dave King said...

Stunning quilt! Thanks for posting this.