Hello lovely lovelies❣ A beautiful welcome to you on this Sunday morning. Spring is unfurling it's loveliness down here. The fragrances and visual gorgeousness are intoxicating my little spring place. As I sit here I am drinking in the perfumed, visual delight. Drinking in the miracle of this new morning that God has gifted me. Drinking in the miracle of each exquisite flower that pops up in the garden; the daffodils, waratahs, rhododendrons, camellias, tulips......the diosma; these are the flowers that are making my heart joyful at the moment.
When last you visited I spoke of Maisie being well and healing nicely. Now, before you say "Oh no...what's happened?" let me say that Maisie is hunky dory but after my last post she proved once again that she is up there with Houdini, that great escapologist of old. Yep, she decided once again that the grass is sooooooo much greener in dem dar paddocks on the other side of the impossibly high fence. Yet again she donned her invisible wings and escaped! But all's good. After several days of me and my good husband searching high and low for her, to no avail, she turned up at our door, late in the night, looking a tad woeful. She was putrid, exhausted and starving, and, by all appearances, it's safe to say there are exactly the same number of ducks swimming in the pond that were there before 'sweet' Maisie's adventure. No, my spaniel, which those in the know say is a hunting breed, didn't hunt any animals. I have a sneaky suspicion she might just well fail the doggy hunting school.......which is a good thing. But, after another couple of days filled with much needed rest and snoozing, a belly gurgling with doggy food, she is back to her 'normal' sweet self.
Let us hope that the memory of wandering kilometre after kilometre for two days, padding along dusty roads and paddock after paddock, sleeping in freezing, wet grass and starving for two days, that she has decided that the outside world is not what it is cracked up to be; that the grass is not at all greener on the other side of that very tempting fence. That life is so much better here, where she can sniff out the critters in 'her' beautiful garden, snoozing whenever she likes on her oh-so-soft bed and have a deliciously, doggy meal sprinkled with treats, every day. Let us hope that the only walks she goes on is with the safety of her very accommodating mistress. Fingers crossed! Let us hope she remembers she is getting on in years and much too old for such escapades! Let us hope that the memory of the sorest of paws which took days to walk on will be enough to prevent her from absconding again. We think some horses spooked her because this behaviour is unusual, even for her. I must say that this community in which we live were wonderful in letting us know when they sighted her. Social media and people sharing posts far and wide is a most excellent thing when it comes to tracking lost pets.
Besides playing detectives and putting my sleuthing abilities to use, I have been skipping along the merry hexie EPP path to once again play with triangles and diamonds, and other shapes to fashion a whimsical quilt for my lifelong friend's, two year old granddaughter, Lucy. A simple quilt filled with oodles and oodles of 1930 prints and a sprinkling of whimsical prints for good measure. I am reusing my papers from my Sweet Sunday quilt and fabrics from my stash.
This is a sweet quilt where little boys and girls play in meadows, frolicking with sweet kitties and puppy dogs, bunnies hoppity hopping through flowers, lady bugs, chickens, butterflies, school houses......so, so much whimsy to smile and bring much delight to a little girl's day.
I have enjoyed having a little break from my flower garden quilt these last two weeks. Oh, I will pick it up again very soon, but with Lucy's birthday on the horizon an opportunity to EPP a child's hexie quilt seemed to be a most excellent idea. As it is Sunday I am going to enjoy stitching some more sweet hexies. I am going to find a comfy spot and with lovely ladies all over the globe, join in with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and hand stitch a little, joining this little pile of hexies to the quilt; quietening the worries and woes of this deafening and troubled world, if only for a little while. Wherever you are I pray that you may smile at sprinkles of beauty gifted to you on this brand-new day❣
Until the next time.................
Naughty Maisie! Let’s hope she stops her wandering now!ReplyDelete
I’ve enjoyed a lovely visit here today Kim!
I love all those different hexies, and so many pretty fabrics, such a delight!
Keep well my friend!
Adorable quilt and stunning flower!Cute Maisie! Afer sunny and hot days,Spring is arriving with rain and pleasant weather...But I prefer sunny days. Hugs,have a lovely week ahead.ReplyDelete
I adore sunny days too, Maristella, but just think how beautiful the flowers will be after a day or two drinking in all that rain. =) May your week be sunshiney one, lovely lady. Kim XxDelete
Oh, that will be so lovely. I love your bouquet as well with such vibrant color! You are so creative!ReplyDelete
That is just going to be the sweetest quilt there Kim. How beautiful your photos are. Oh dear - poor Maisie ... doesn't she know she gives her Mum & Dad heart palpitations when she runs off like that. Look at her dear little face there wondering what all the fuss is about!!ReplyDelete
Thank goodness Miss Maisie came to no real harm. Spring in your corner of the world sure looks fine and hexies always make you smile. Love the fussy cut ladybug too.ReplyDelete
Hi Kim what a wonderful happy post ,oh I love your flowers and had to chuckle Maisie is a character love your beautiful blocks,well done my friend stay safe and take care my friend xxReplyDelete
Those flowers are so beautiful and just think of all the floral delights you have yet to come as spring and then summer infirls, I'm taking a lot of pleasure in my late summer/autumn garden the flowers are so bright and vibrant. Oh naughty Maisie you must have been beside yourself with worry! thank goodness she found her way back to you and she is back to her old self again. That quilt is so beautiful I love the ladybirds! so much thought and attention to detail, Lucy is going to love it! please show us the quilt when it's finished and enjoy your slow Sunday stitching, I love popping over to Kathy's place to see what everyone has been up to. Stay safe. xxReplyDelete
Glad masie is safe love your drawers please show us the full set one day,did you put them together and paint them or buy and paint themReplyDelete
Elizabeth, my husband bought the drawers for me as a present, as they are. Aren't they fabulous. They are one of my favourite pieces of furniture in my humble abode. Thank you for your sweet visit, lovely lady. Kim XxDelete
Beautiful flowers, beautiful hexies, beautiful pictures and naughty Maisie ;)ReplyDelete
Glad to read she's ok and Spring bring you flagrant, visual delight and will to create more quilts !
Have a lovely week, dear Kim !
So glad Maisie is back and hopefully will not do this again. Love hexagons love all the colours and fabrics. So pretty and cheerful. Wonderful flowers
Best wishes Kay c XX
Fingers crossed, Kay, Maisie will behave herself and remember she is an old girl. =) Thank you for your cheerful visit, lovely lady. Enjoy a fabulous week. Kim XxDelete
The flowers of spring are so gorgeous, Kim! Lucy is one fortunate child to be the recipient of your handwork! And Maisie, well, what can we say?! Surely she knows the comforts of home far outweigh the tease of whatever it is she thinks might be out there?! So glad she returned. We all love happy endings. ♥ReplyDelete
Glad to hear Maisie is home, safe and sound! Lucy is a lucky little girl to have a special quilt made by you! Your flowers are gorgeous...ours are fading as the colder weather arrives.ReplyDelete
Oh that hexie with the ladybugs traveling around it made me smile. I do hope that Maisie remembers the hardships you listed and stays where she is safe and well-loved in the future. I am so glad that she found her way home. Enjoy your lovely Spring flowers. We are having our first real cool days of Fall here. Had to turn on the heat yesterday.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt you are making! Love all the fun prints. So glad the wandering soul has returned.ReplyDelete
I love all the bright colors in this post! So cheery!ReplyDelete
The quilt for the little girl is beautiful! I have EPP paper to make a quilt like this, someday!ReplyDelete
I am so relieved that Maisie found her way home, somewhat bedraggled, hungry and in need of a bath, but all in one piece. As always, it is so delightful to see your spring flowers, artfully arranged, just our season winds down. It's been down into the 30's the last two nights, but so far, the fall blooms are hanging on. The hexie quilt for Lucy is charming and will be cherished I'm sure. You are so fast at making the complex hexie blocks. If I were making such a quilt, the poor child would be graduating from high school before it was done. So nice to visit you again.ReplyDelete
What a delightful post! All the pretty colors and I can almost smell the glorious floral fragrances! I love your EPP hanging pieces! :)ReplyDelete
Oh dear! I do hope your runaway has figured out where the good life really is! The flowers are beautiful as your spring arrives. The hexes are also fabulous. That will be a lovely gift.ReplyDelete
Each of your posts are so visually exciting!ReplyDelete
Now let's hope Maisie has learned her lesson and will not be even tempted to leave her cosy home again. Our Murphy,a black Lab, will follow her nose and cause us some anxious minutes but so far that's all it has ever been...minutes. So I can imagine how when it stretched into hours it would feel. Enjoy your spring!
Oh! What a gorgeous quilt! I am so glad you got your dog back. Your writing, as always really draws me in. You are so very clever with words!ReplyDelete
I am very glad Maisie got home ok. I'd be frantic if my old dog were missing. Not sure he is smart enough to find his way home! Your quilt is darling!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Those hexies look lovely. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness you must have been frantic with worry! Very glad to hear Maisie is safe and sound and hopefully she has learnt her lesson! Gorgeous pictures of flowers and I love your hexie quilt such beautiful fabrics.ReplyDelete
So happy Maisie found her way back to you again. Loved hearing about her escapades. What a lovely hexie quilt. I have tons of 30's fabrics myself. Love as always seeing your beautiful flowers and reading your fascinating narratives!ReplyDelete
So enjoyable to see your pretty spring flowers and fabrics, when we are heading into fall up here! Naughty Maisie! We had an old dog who did some of that wandering, too. So glad you found her again!ReplyDelete
Glad Maisie is back.ReplyDelete
Love your hexagons beautiful facrics and colors.
Es estupendo que Maisie haya regresado sana y salva a casa y que hayáis recuperado la tranquilidad.ReplyDelete
Disfruta mucho de ésa preciosa colcha con mariquitas encantadoras y de todas ésas flores primaverales, aquí mañana comienza el otoño y seguimos con los inconvenientes de la pandemia...........
You have been busy creating such a gorgeous quilt for the little granddaughter of your life time friend. How sweet it is looking already!ReplyDelete
I do hope your Maisie has learnt her lesson and is now content to stay at home and relax enjoying the good life she certainly gets there with you. Such a worry when pets go missing.
Spring is bursting out all over in your lovely garden everything looks lovely.
Lucy's EPP quilt is lovely; I noticed all the 30s fabrics in your very first picture. Any quilt made with 30s fabrics is perfect though your complex hexies are exceptional. I had to do a bit of research after you mentioned waratahs and diosma. I coudl easily pick out the waratahs in your pictures; I found that they are endemic to Australia! Are all of yours in the reds/pinks or do you have whites? I didn't see the diosmas but perhaps the pictures on the net weren't the best. Isn't the internet amazing when it comes to learning new things that years ago would have taken a trip to the library to learn very much. From my experience, I would forget what I wan't to look up, or the spelling, or time would be my downfall. :( Having a good day; take care of your Houdini Maisie; what an escape artist she is. Perhaps she wanted to spread her wings in her later years. I've felt the same pull as I know this old body has only so much youthfulness and energy left!ReplyDelete
Oh, I’m so glad Maisie is back home safe again! Silly old dog! Hopefully her wondering is done and doesn’t put you through all of that worry. Your pretty quilt will be a beloved blanket, I’m sure. With so many fun things to look at as she wraps up, there will be many hours of delight. I’ve just started my 2-year-old grandson’s I Spy quilt for Christmas. It’s fun for me to look for scraps of interesting fabric to add. I’m hoping he’ll have as much fun using it as I’m having fun putting it together.ReplyDelete
The weather is cooling off here in Missouri, the crops are ripening and the trees are turning. Fall is on the way. The only flowers flourishing now are late sunflowers, rudbeckia and golden rod, a sea of yellow. Our daughter hired a photographer to take little Jack’s 2 year photos here at the farm this afternoon. Andy and Jamie we’re here as was Jack’s other grandmother, Cami. I hope they turned out well. I’ll share them when we get them back. I’ve been busy planning a district gathering for a group I’m in and had it yesterday. We decided to hold it outside (thankfully) and everyone wore masks and social distanced. The weather was just gorgeous! I’m so glad it’s over. I’ll be enjoying staying safe at home for fall and winter. I hope to share some posts on a more regular basis, too. Hope you are staying well! Enjoy those beautiful blooms and your Spring weather, dear friend! Zenda
I was so very glad she had made it home, I too hope she has learned a lesson from her travels and realizes how good home is.ReplyDelete
Your friends granddaughter is very lucky to have one of your gorgeous creations to bring warmth and security her way, I am sure she will feel very blessed to have it as she grows older! Beautiful prints and love the little extras you add to the centers of the blocks!
Wishing you the most wonderful week ahead as you enjoy all those blooming flowers coming your way!!
Awww that Maisie!! I’m so glad that she showed up, even bedraggled and hungry. Let’s hope that she learned her lesson that there’s no place like home!ReplyDelete
Your hexie quilt with the darling fabrics, is looking so pretty! Enjoy the smells, sights, and sounds of spring as you stitch away!!
Sounds like Maise had a big adventure. If only she could talk, she could write a book! Wow, you are making a hexi quilt as a baby quilt! That gift will be a treasure for sure. It is so beautiful - I especially like the ladybug blocks.ReplyDelete
So pleased that Maisie found her way back home after her adventures. Gorgeous fabric hexies, the quilt will be another beauty.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! I am so happy to hear that she returned home and all is well now. After that "adventure", I hope she decides to stay close to you and at home. Lucy is a very lucky girl. She is going to have a beautiful quilt, no doubt there!ReplyDelete
Your little spaniel had quite an adventure. Glad she is back.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty quilt for your Grandaughter.
I wish we were in Spring instead of the cold Winter coming.
Happy Spring to you. Stay safe and well
Thelma, I feel for you regarding your lament of Winter. I must say I am ecstatic that it is Spring here. Thank you for your lovely visit and sweet comments. Wishing you a warm day and please keep safe! Kim XxDelete
A fantastic wee quilt, Kim. Little Lucy will have something to treasure all her life. As for Maisie, I do admire spirit in a dog, but you must have been so worried, so very naughty behavior.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! The colors for the little birthday quilt are AMAZING!ReplyDelete
Maisie is naughty! I'm so glad she's okay! (BIG HUG!)
Nice hearing from you. The quit for Lucy is lovely and I am sure she will treasure it. Glad that Maisie is okay. Have a good week.'ReplyDelete
I think this quilt is one that Lucy will smile at as she grows, Marion. The 1930's sweet whimsical prints can't help but cause one to smile. May you have a beautiful week, lovely lady. Kim XxDelete
Happy to hear that Maisie is fine. She sure is a roamer. The quilt is gorgeous. Lucy will be delighted to have it. God Bless. Have a good week.ReplyDelete
Perhaps I should put a tracking device around her neck. =) She has been behaving herself of late. She seems to relish lazing all day in the sprintime sunshine. Thank you for popping by, lovely Marilyn. Enjoy your week. Kim XxDelete
Naughty Maisie! You must have been worried sick but I'm very glad she arrived back and is safe and sound. I hope she has learned her lesson...ReplyDelete
Your flowers are exquisite and those hexies are gorgeous. Lucy is a very lucky little girl and I'll look forward to seeing her quilt all stitched up :)
I was sorry to hear about all those whales stranded near Tasmania. The rescuers sound to be be doing a great job. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they can save as many as possible.
I can only imagine what you went though worrying about Maisie and good to hear she's back.ReplyDelete
Love seeing your deeply and so inspirational colorful world and I couldn't stop drooling over those adorable fabric and hexies! You have your quilting magic at its glorious peak!
Kim - I have no doubt that there was little panic in the hours that you were searching for Maisie, so what a relief to have a happy ending! The pink tulips are a sight for sore eyes - so incredibly, delicately pink! I enjoyed looking at the fabrics that are making up the hexies for Lucy's quilt - childhood personified! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Maisie is an adventurous dog, you must have been very worried, hopefully she will stay closer to home now. A beautiful quilt for a sweet little girl.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the beautiful days and lots of love,
A beautiful quilt for a sweet little girl.
Enjoy the beautiful days and lots of love,
Maisie seems to love adventure with a capital "A", Loes. =) Aah....the beautiful days of spring....I am enjoying them like there is no tomorrow. Hope you are enjoying your beautiful autumnal days, lovely lady. Kim XxDelete
What a dog! Oh my! I know you were so worried about her. She's such a cutie sitting there looking like such a good doggie. (But we know the truth about her!) Enjoy your lovely stitching.ReplyDelete
Oh, Maisie, you naughty girl! You must have been worried sick while she was off on her adventure. Fences are a double-edged sword sometimes. Hopefully this has cured her wander-lust for a while. I'm sure she had no intention of getting herself lost, poor thing, and thank goodness for kind neighbors! Your friend's little daughter is a lucky little girl, indeed, to be gifted with such a lovely quilt. She will have many happy and cozy naps as she delights in all the darling little fabrics and shapes. What a kind 'Auntie' you are! Enjoy your beautiful spring days - the flowers are so beautiful and the scenery so green. Happy stitching - sending hugs xo KarenReplyDelete
I'm so glad your dog's home again.ReplyDelete
Oh, all the beautiful flowers in your garden. Yes, it is amazing that they come up and flourish for us year after year. What a blessing from God. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful photos. It gives me joy and peace of mind when I look at the pictures. Thank you!
Sounds like Maisie was struck with the wanderlust. Poor darling. I am sure she must be delighted to be warm, well fed, well loved and cozy again.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the lovely spring days, Kim. The flowers are so beautiful!
Let's hope, Dixie, Maisie has realised that the comforts of home are much more agreeable than those beyond the fence. =) As for the lovely spring days that are enveloping me at the moment, I must say I am soaking them in and enjoying every minute. Kim XxDelete
So very thankful that sweet Maisie is back home with you, and trust that this escapade will end her wandering ideas! I just adore springtime in your beautiful landscape... oh it is marvelous to see, even as ole man Jack Frost has made his appearance here several times recently, and my garden blooms are dwindling. I am still picking amazing strawberries though, and they are soo sweet! I think the frost must make them sweeter. I always enjoy a visit with you, and the gorgeous project you are embarking upon! With much love to you dear friend :)ReplyDelete
we will forgive maisie this time but there is to be no more of that!! the quilt is coming along beautifully, i always adore how you display and photograph things!!!ReplyDelete
Oh goodness that Maisie is a troublemaker isn't she! I really do hope that she's learned her lesson. Lovely to know that the community were keeping an eye out for her. Ah, the spring flowers, lucky you! But the bestest part is that sweet little quilt for a very blessed little girl.ReplyDelete