Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WOYWW 148: Short and sweet

Last week Julia our link goddess, asked us to keep our posts short. Since I'm usually a bit windy, I didn't need to be told twice (grin). On my sewing machine/cutting table is a small art quilt I am finishing for my friend's birthday which is tomorrow (Wednesday). Nothing like being "just in time." On my guillotine cutter is WOYWWendy sporting my WOYWW button I forgot to show last week, along with a rocking horse (one of about 450, since some of you have asked), this one from my office.

Please join us, and PLEASE add your number (the one you got when you linked to Stamping Ground) when you visit. And thanks to all who visited last week, even though you thought my link came out of the UK. Not sure how it happened, but I can't predict Blogger's moods!

EDIT: Looks like it's really only WOYWW 147!


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86 thoughtful remarks:

PetraB said...

Your quilt is absolutely delightful and beautiful. I am sure your friend will be delighted.

May said...

Love the quilt, your friend will love it Fabulous, Hugs May x x x No14

Ohhh Snap said...

I'm sure your quilt will be the apple of her eye! (sorry, had to go there lol). Wendy is looking fabulous with her new accessory. Happy WOYWW! #10

Minxy said...

The quilt looks real cool, lucky friend is all I can say.
Happy Woyww'ing
Minxy #11

voodoo vixen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, and I am sure will be treasured! I am in shock... not sure I have ever seen such a short post on your blog!! LOL

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hello Wendy! Nice to see she is happily sporting the WOYWW button! Congratulations on being on time for your friend's birthday! What a quaint quilt, i am sure your firnd will be thrilled! Patsy from
HeARTworks

elle said...

Wow, I'm sew impressed! Sewing a little quiltlet. High Five, Elizabeth.

Tracy said...

Love the quilt! I'm impressed with the shortness of your blog post. Alas I have yet to contain my long windedness! Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #34

Shoshi said...

Lovely quilt, Elizabeth! I expect Bluebeard will want to lie on it before you give it away, though.

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I don't think of knitting or crochet projects in the same way as other projects - it doesn't worry me that they take so long, because the enjoyment is in the doing, and you can do them while watching TV, or just pick them up at odd moments, or even take them with you when you've got to sit in the car!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

Judy said...

Love that quilt Elizabeth.Cats love new things don't they?They have to explore!!

Anonymous said...

loving that quiltlet. wish it was my birthday. i'm not with that w group, so have no number.

XX Rachel XX

Halle said...

Hey I think we have the same cutter! Boston 2612

famfa said...

I get the number wrong most weeks. Love the quilt
Famfa #28

butlersabroad said...

That quitlt's going to be gorgeous and treasured by your friend for sure. I've relinked (no30) as I screwed up my first link!!

Hugs
Brenda

Sophia said...

hahaha you're too funny. :) Anyway, loving your quilt. It's coming along great thus far!

trisha too said...

What a wonderful gift, your friend will be delighted!

:)trisha
#43

Neesie said...

I hate to say it publically, but I fear I'm windy too...but I haven't got a remedy yet. I promise to make an extra effort by next week.
Your quilt looks lovely and will make your friend feel very special I'm sure.
Thanks for popping over to visit me even though I have a flatulent problem.
;D

Joynana said...

Wonderful Quilt you are making. 450 rocking horses. Wow. About your question about the copics. With them it does not matter if you stand them up or lay them down. they are fine either way. Thanks for stopping by.

sandysewin said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend, I'm sure she's going to be thrilled. :-)

Happy WOYWW,

Sandy #44

Sara S. said...

The quilt is great! I'm sure your friend will love it!

505whimsygirl said...

Your art quilt looks really cool. I'm sure your friend is going to love it.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay
#50

Paula Gale said...

Hello my dear friend. How the devil are you?

Sorry i didn't visit last week. Put it down to my lack of focus and organisation!!!

Anyway, looks like Wendy is on hand to keep you company and chat while you make the gift for your friend. I wondered if Wendy has been walking through your inks pads or paint. She certainly looks like she's been joining in somehow!

Happy WOYWW 147

Paula xxx (51)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations on such a short post, Elizabeth. i must try harder next time. your art quilt is looking good.
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,#21
peggy aplSEEDS

Sue from Oregon said...

What a super special gift for your friend...hand crafted is the best!!! You did a great job keeping it short and sweet girlie! I must get me one of the WOYWW buttons!

jude said...

Hiya your quilt looks gorgeous hunni.Sorry my parcel hasnt turned up so annoyed but hubby says thinks must be lost .It was a beautiful vintage rocking horse i bought at pastimes unfortunately it is closed down now.So never know may turn up for crimbo 2012...lol if our post is anything to go by!
Have fab wenesday and creative week ahead hugs judex 67

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...very neat & tidy desk and an impressive guillotine you've got there bet that gets the job done in no time...Mel :)

Tuire said...

Your quilt is fabulous! Thank God your pics are back on your blog, so I can continue my AB :D
Hugs
Tuire #72

Jeremy and Samantha said...

The doll with the button is too cute I may just need one after all. Happy woyww!!
#55

Helen said...

The quilt is fab! Love that you've given Wendy your badge! Thanks for dropping by already - I can't buy any more accessories for my camera now, I don't think, as they seem only to cater for digital! Helen, 9

BJ said...

I think this is the first I have met WOYWWendy - how cool. Loving the quilt too. BJ #73

Ann B said...

Love the quilt and Wendy looks super cool with her WOYWW badge.
Tried to keep my post shorter as well this week
Ann B
#74

Neet said...

Why didn't I mention the number thing - you have lots of numbers on your blog. I find it so useful, saves a lot of messing about. Forgot about the short and sweet (evident in my post) too. Doh!
Love your art quilt and this week's horse.
Email me (button on my blog) and I will tell you how I did that post - schedule)
Don't forget I have candy - thanks for the snoop - Hugs, Neet #5

sandee said...

OK, you beat me to my page first so I'm guessing that means I don't have to leave you my number! lol I was hoping for an AB fix, lol, I'm seriously in need of one, guess I'll go stalk.....errrr...visit the classmates and see if they are doing a show and tell. Thank you for your words on my book btw, it really put a smile on my face! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You must have way more patience than me to do all the stamping and then embroidering on the quilt. It's really effective and looks great - but I'm an instant gratification sorta gal.... know myself well :)
Hugs, LLJ #76 xx

Di said...

Wow, super piece of work there :) It's a flat screen TV in the far corner of my desk and the little thing like a mouse controls the speaker volumes as I have speakers and a 'woofer thingy' (that's under the desk) for when I listen to music. Am usually too engrossed to use it though :)) Di xx #16

Suzanne said...

Beautiful quilt and luck friend, I havent tried stamping on fabric yet but would love to give it a go.
Suzanne @ desk 90

Tracey Potter said...

Great Art Quilt, your friend is very lucky!

Tracey #69

Annie said...

I'm just enjoying a coffee break while my little munchkins take their nap so thought I'd catch up with a few of my blogging friends and check out what you've been up to this week. Such a fab quilt. What a lucky friend.
Hugs,
A x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Gorgeous quilt. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

Cardarian said...

Lovely art quilt! Ah your ideas are lovely - I don't seem to think of anything original! 450 rocking horses! Absolutely amazing!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

MaggieC said...

Good morning Elizabeth and Bleubeard, thank you for your visit this week. We think that Flash had just been running round like a lunatic, as usual, and just pulled something, The vet checked him over very thoroughly and could not find anything in particular other than a little tenderness on his left hind leg. Anti-imflammatory injection and painkillers have restored him to his normal bouncy self. The vet did not bother to tell us to keep Flash quiet - he knows him of old. Quiet and working cocker spaniels do not go together. They are very high energy dogs, and can work all day in the field without tiring. Your quilt is lovely, but I was unsure what it will be used for as it is quite small. Is it for a baby? Have a great week. xx Maggie #7

Lothian Crafts said...

Your quilt looks lovely and your friend will just love it. Have a good Wednesday. Elaine

Jacqueline said...

That quilt is stunning!! I'm sure your friend will love it!

I have always wanted to have a go at 'freehand' machine quilting, but I need a sewing machine with a drop feed dog, and at the moment I just can't afford one, not even a second hand one! Maybe one day.

Thanks for sharing, and Happy WOYWW

Jackie x

Karen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, I am sure your friend will love it as its really is beautiful.

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xxx

Artyjen said...

Love the look of the quilt.....so pretty ;)
xoxo Sioux

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

The art quilt looks fabulous. What a lovely gift :o)
Fiona xx #100

VonnyK said...

You are so clever, that quilt is fabulous. Love Woyww Wendy and you have a badge you lucky thing.
Have a great week.
Von #49

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lovely quilt. Your friend will love it! Happy WOYWW!

Diane said...

Love this!

Spyder said...

I know, I talk too much too, there's always too much to oogle at! Thanks for my snoop, blogger is being a pain this morning, but I hope to beat it!
Have a great crafting week. HaPpY wOyWw!!
((Lyn)) #19 now!

JoZart said...

Love your art quilt..... and look at Wendy sitting there proudly flashing her new badge!!
Thanks for your visit,
Love joZarty x

Gabrielle said...

Hi! I adore your art quilt! It looks absolutely amazing! I think my post was too long this week - will try and be a s concise as you are next week! See, inspiration comes in many forms! Happy WOYWW x

inkypinkycraft said...

A lovely quilt, ! Hugs trace

Linda Manning Findley said...

Very nice ... lucky person that receives this ...... Linda F

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a lucky friend to be receiving such a wonderful (beautiful) present! You are such a GOOD friend!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Rita said...

This looks fabulous and must have taken a good bit of time. TFS. Hugs Rita xx

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Ooh, "just in time" is right on time in my book! Neat quilt. :)

Cheers,
Susan #136

Caterina Giglio said...

sorry I missed tea day... your art quilt is wonderful and I am sure it will be a perfect gift... x

Jingle said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh that is such a nice sampler...loving the combo of letters and a teacherly apple! Poor WOYWWWendy is weighed down by the button!!

Danielle said...

Wendy is adorable! And I love your art quilt. What a lucky friend! dani42

okienurse said...

great looking art quilt Elizabeth! Love to see all the different things that you create! Hope you have a great week! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #138

Lisa Richards said...

Your friend will be ecstatic to receive that artful quilt! I'm just joining up with you on your Altered Book tutorials. So exciting!
Lisa
#140

Healing Woman said...

Lucky birthday girl! I just scrolled down to your Tuesday Tea memory post. You certainly have entertained us with some gorgeous tea shots over the last 2 years.

Just got back from visiting Sherry at Sherry's Simple blog. She is following your tutorial to a T! (speaking of T's.) How wonderful and generous you are to provide all this information! I will definitely be trying some of your techniques when time allows! Thanks!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your quilt ... being on time is much better than not being there at all ... and WOYWWendy looks fab with her new badge. Belated happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #145

Lynn Holland said...

Hello, I enjoyed snooping at your quilt. Ive got my old banger of a machine on my table, my hubby rescued it from a skip. I am going to attempt some freestyle embroidery. So will keep an eye open for your blog.
Lynn
www.oneimadeearliertoday.blogspot.com

thanks

laurie said...

thats a beautiful quilt, time well spent if you ask me!

MvM-design said...

Lovely quilt!!
Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
Hugs Marleen;-)

BumbleVee said...

talk about short and sweet...... hahahha..... you did it.

I guess I should have read hers before I posted....oh, well.... I have a feeling a lot of folks just come to look at the photos anyway....

kay said...

what a special present,am sure your friend will love the quilt,have a great week :)
#66

see you there! said...

I don't post wnat in on my work table but always enjoy looking at yours. The art quilt looks like a wonderful gift.

Darla

Miriam said...

Lovely quilt - thanks for sharing

#163

Twiglet said...

Hope we get to see your finished quiltlet. It looks fascinating. x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

What a lovely pressie, the mix of outlined letters and the solid apple is very unusual.
happy WOYWW
janet #16

Serendipity Stamping said...

A special gift for a special friend! Not linked again this week.

Li'l Pidge said...

Windy eh?!?!? LOL!

Love the art quilt, stunning.

Kyla #174

RosC said...

Good morning on this lovely autumn morning down here :-)
The quilting work looks great and the high-lighting with the sewing machine makes an interesting photo.
Ros. #127

Angie said...

A late start today as i've been enjoying the sun . What an unusual gift ...made with love i can see. xx 17

Sarah said...

I love sewing and your desk makes me want to get all quilty too. It's looking great!!!I think I'll try a short post every week and fail every time. Well done. Have a great week and thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 1)

Laura said...

I always finish everything at the last minute, too. Something about the adrenaline of the deadline. Happy Thursday from #151 (although, oddly, I was #152 yesterday; was someone abducted by aliens and their link taken, too? -- lol)

Sherry Edwards said...

Goodness, that IS a short posting from you Elizabeth - lol! The mini quilt looks as though it was big hit, judging by the grin on your friend's face! Hope your throat isn't so raspy now. Take care,

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week
WoYwW # 3

Charlene said...

Your quilt is delightful and your friend, Sally's smile is proof. Shame on you for posting that pastry....I gave up sweet for Lent and am CRAVING!

Bridget Larsen said...

Quilt looks complicated. hahaha my post is short because I have not been productive this week and I am tired from working longer hours and driving more.
Bridget #79

SophieNewton said...

Stunning quilt...wish I had the patience to try this. Very inspiring work x
Sophie no.183

Debs Willis said...

I didnlt manage to keep it short this week, you've managed to get a lot into a small space!

Happy woyww

Debs #129

Mari K. said...

I'm finally getting around to the desks this week- way more than I usually do, I think this is my first time visiting yours! Lovely little quilt, happy WOYWW! Mari K #55