Wednesday, 14 September 2011

WOYWW 119 - Quilting and Monkey

Hello there Peeps

Here we are again on another Wednesday showing our desks off to the world via the lovely Julia Dunnitt.

Here is what is actually on my desk at the moment......


I attended a quilting workshop on Saturday at our Quilting Group and was able to put the whole of the quilt top together with borders!! I even managed to cut out the rest of the fabric to make a backing rather than find another piece of fabric and to avoid having big scraps of these fabrics and not have anything to use them in.   So on Sunday I put the back of the quilt together and then with the help of my tacking gun it is now all ready to quilt.  I will show you more once I have quilted the whole thing.

In the meantime, I needed to make a New Home card for a friend of mine and look who has agreed to have his photo taken and "come out" to meet you all.  Yes.  I have a lickle Monkey too however, unlike some of the others I have seen on my travels around desks, this little chap is incredibly shy. 

Incidentally, I went out last night with a few friends of mine to see the new Jane Eyre.  It is BRILLIANT!!!  I thoroughly recommend you go and see it.

Well, off to work now and tonight my Scottish Dancing class starts so I will probably have to come around and visit you tomorrow.  I hope you don't mind, I know it is supposed to be on Wednesday but I cannot NOT join in any more with this phenonomonomon that is WOYWW!!!!

TTFN and don't forget to visit Julia's desk.

Hettie and Monkey

19 comments:

ElizabethR said...

Wow can't beleive you did the whole thing in one weekend!! It looks fabulous. xxx

Annie said...

Love the quilt. Tell you little Monkey my Mitzy thinks he's lovely and she would soon get him over his shyness!
Hugs,
A x

Bella said...

love the quilt, can't sew even if my life depended on it!

Sarah said...

Quilts, cards and dancing - she's a woman on the go. I have a monkey too but he's so shy, he lives in a suitcase at the mo - eek.
have a great day. Thanks for sharing your desk today. Sarah

Helen said...

what a fabulous quilt! such a talent... and welcome to monkey.

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a stunning quilzt and lovely card on your desk.
Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

NatashaMay said...

The quilt is beautiful! And so is the card. :) Have fun dancing tonight. :)

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful quilt I love patchwork. Your tacking gun sounds fabulous - what is it?? Thanks for sharing

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That quilt - wow - it's just gorgeous!! You have way more patience than me!! How did you get all the seams to line up so squarely and perfectly? Awesome. Please, what is a tacking gun?? Sounds like fun, although I'm a very bad girl and *whisper* hardly tack anything. My guilty secret is out!! Croeso i Monkey :D xx

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Beautiful quilt, but not I can't help thinking my desk needs a mas ot. Hmm...Have a happy Wednesday! Mel #51

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love your quilt, I so admire quilters! Lovely card too- and if we all tell Monkey how cute he is, maybe he will come out to play more!Happy WOYWW,Shaz

S said...

Wonderful quilt - so nice for fall. And I'll have to get to see that movie too. Glad I popped by.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh that quilt looks wonderful.

Good luck with the Scottish dancing this eve! I might try a Zumba class later this week!

Hugs, Sandra

Sunshine Girl said...

Am loving the quilt! card is fab too - have fun dancing!

Di said...

Fabulous quilt! And d'you think monkeys are making a takeover bid? :) Di xx

RosC said...

No monkey business here! Quilting, cards, dancing - I'm in awe. Love to your little mate there. ;-)
Ros (84)

butlersabroad said...

That's an amazing quilt and you put it together so quickly! Love the little monkey, I used to work with a lady who had two real ones, one walked down the aisle with her on her arm when she got married!! Sounds like it's all go where you are, since I got back from my hols I have hardly had the energy to get up off the sofa in the evening!!

Hugs
Brenda 88

Tertia said...

Cute monkey, great card and awesome quilt!
Happy very belated WOYWW

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Hettie lovely to see the quilting at work you are industrious plus monkey has come to visit Mrs A.'s boys will be pleased!! mine are still in the car! have fun Scottish dancing I love it but never able to do it - minimal co-ordination! stayed for 3 years at a place where they taught it so saw and heard heaps of it, when I was school-teaching in Sydney. happy WOYWW, Shaz in oz.x