More work on Leanne's House block # 5 is happening here.
This is the middle portion, which is also the middle block of the whole quilt:
I also pieced one of the four corner mini-blocks of this block. Those hearts are tiny!
And here are the boys (Kruimel on the left and Elvis on the right). It is not often that we see them together like that. Yesterday was Elvis' 5th birthday. Of course this is a 'chosen' birthday in cooperation with our vets, since we do not know when Elvis was born. We rescued him from a shelter in september 2005 when he was still very tiny.
Look how tiny he was on the day he arrived here, five years ago:
The aquilegia my MIL bought me for my birthday has started flowering again. This could be considered a miracle, since I am far from green-fingered ;o)
These little flowers are so intricate, I just had to show you both sides of this beautiful flower:
Hopefully next time I will be able to show you block #5 of Leanne's House all finished and maybe also a picture of the fabrics for Vintage Valentine.
Another long post with plenty of piccies, since you haven't heard from me for a little while.
I'm still working on Le Jardin, because I have a lot of catching up to do before block #7 arrives.
This is the first part of block # 4:
The sidebar of this block:
And the main part of the block:
They are now ready to be assembled.
And here is block # 5, almost done apart from stitching the end of the washing line (coming from block #4) which the two birds at the top are holding, and the ribbon which embellishes the rabbit on the watering can.
There has been a lot more painting going on, since I managed to create a painting corner in my hobby room. This makes life much easier when leaving the layers to dry, without two young cats who are very interested in the water, the paints, the brushes; basically everything I need for watercolour painting! ;o)
Here are my two favourite paintings from recent sessions:
First of all, Rackwick Bay on the island of Hoy in the Orkneys (Scotland), where I'm hoping to go next year. We will be staying on the island of South Ronaldsay and hopefully there will be a little ferry or causeway to the island of Hoy, where this bay holds the most spectacular collection of boulders I have ever seen.
This painting was painted in mixed media, using water colour paints, gouache and soft pastels.
Rackwick Bay, Hoy, Orkney Islands
And this is one of my favourite places on the isle of Skye: Elgol. A different view from the usual one pointing towards the Cuillins. This is the view towards the islands of Rhum and Eigg. Also painted in mixed media, using a combination of watercolour paints and soft pastels.
Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland
And whilst I was doing that, our little furbaby Luna - who hates to be locked out of my painting room - finally fell asleep on my bed and had a loooooong nap.
Tomorrow Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs (the designer of among others Le Jardin) will be publishing the 6th block for Snowbound. Guess what I'll be doing?