Saturday, 1 May 2010

It’s the 1st of May already!

Isn’t the time going quick? …
I know I say this every month but it really is flying by.
Nearly half way thru the year and that means it’s coming up to my birthday soon.
We just had my DH’s birthday last week and it was a nice day he had too. Yummy Tiramisu cake and all sorts of pressies.
My son asked me how old I am going to be and I reminded him that I am 20 years older than he is and he then reminded me that he is now 36 years old ….EEkkk! that means I am 56 now!! I am going to be 57 yrs old…Where did that last year go to??? I was telling him that I am going to be 56 this year…that is why he asked how old I am as he knows I am 20 yrs older.
So…’s the first of May….that means its time for block number 5 of my Flirting With Flowers BOM.
Block 5 - Flitting About small
This one is called Flitting About. The ladybug looks like she is flitting about the flowers looking at them all.
I hope you all enjoy sewing it as much as I did.
Of course you can do it with Blanket stitch or Needle turn…..up to you how you do your block.
This block will be available until the 1st of June 2010 and then block 6 will be available.
If you missed out on the last 4 blocks of Flirting With Flowers you can get them from my Etsy shop.
Block 1 BOM 2010 copyBlock 2 BOM 2010 copyBlock 3 BOM 2010 a copy
Block 1……………..Block 2………………Block 3…..
Block 4 - Fluttering By[18]
Block 4………
I can show you the layout of the quilt too as I have finished it….Yay!! \o/ \o/
I am really pleased with how it has turned out and love the overall effect….of course there are more blocks to come but you can’t see them just yet…you gotta love surprises :) I decided to give you more than just 6 blocks.
I have written the instructions for the layout and but would love it if you wait until the last block is given out and then I will give you the pattern for a short time. The finished size is 40 x 40 inches.
Hop on over to the Among the Gum Tree’s blog as its my turn to have a bit of fun for Mother’s Day Mania that we are having for the week.
I made this Tote just for you all to put your pressies in for your Mum. It’s very quick and easy to make and looks so pretty. The little bit of lace gives it a sweet and pretty look just for your Mum.
Jardin of Roses
You can get it HERE also when you get my Flitting About BOM pattern.
Hugs to all……..Vicki

18 lovely people said....:


Love this block, who can resist ladybugs!!! It's seem so odd that it's May 1st there but only April 30th here!! Hope your May basket is filled with cute little things! No one around here celebrates May day. :-(
Hope you guys do! cyndi

Sew Useful Designs said...

Vicki, I can't believe you are going to be 57! You're a young 57 sweetie!!! :-) x

LOVE the ladybug block!!!! Love all your blocks - the quilt is looking stunning! And your Mothers Day project is divine! Great idea and beautiful choice of fabrics and lace!

Hugs sweetie!!!
Vikki xoxo

Barb said...

Your blocks are just so are one creative person.

sandra said...

Love the new block Vicki, and they layout. Would you believe I have the last block all cut out, glued etc. etc. and I can't find it!! I remember putting the pieces in a zip lock bag and it has vanished. A very concerted effort will be made this afternoon to find it. Then perhaps I will do two at once!

Raewyn said...

Love this block too thank you!!!I know what I'll be starting this weekend. Thank you for the sneak look at the finished project; just lovely!!

teresa said...

LOVE this block too Vicki and I LOVE the quilt layout. Gets very exciting when you see them all laid out together. It's going to be so lovely. Your bag is gorgeous too and you know how much I love bags! THANK YOU for all wonderful patterns you give us - we are very lucky! I've decided on NO more birthdays! When is your birthday?

Allie said...

Oh boy a birthday! I love birthdays - it beats the alternative.
Oh Vicki I adore the newest block, love your little ladybug - this is so darling! The quilt layout looks wonderful. I love your pretty tote too! Thank you sweetie!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you again Vicki - another gorgeous block!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
Oh, another gorgeous block to add to the Flirting with flowers.
I love the finished look and intend on getting onto this one ASAP!
You Mum will be thrilled with this Tote bag. Ah, another thing to add to my list of "Want to makes"
Thank you for you generousity.
Have a great weekend,
PS: what did you find/buy at the quilt show?

Rhonda said...

Hi Vicki! You're aren't getting older, you're getting better. I'm fifty 54 and I wouldn't go back to a younger age for anything....This time of life is fantastic!!!!!
Love the latest block!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Another GAWJUS block, Vicki!!! The quilt be so lovely when you reveal it all!! :-)

Rose said...

Hope your upcoming birthday is wonderful! My son is also 20 years younger than I am.
I stopped by from Gail's follower feature on you. You are so creative. I love your work, and so wish i had learned to sew....

Jeannie said...

Super cute block! and I love the layout you have done as well.
Your still'm 10 years older than you!!
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday!

Miss Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you and to DH. Time does go by way to fast. I know that feeling. Thank you for another wonderful block. These are absolutely the best.

Have a super great day.

Blogless me said...

It is a charming, heart-warming block - thank you!

Debs said...

Hap, Hap, Happy Birthday Vicki. We both share a special month :)

Micki said...

The block is beautiful and thanks!

Laurette said...

Hi, Vicki... I think all your new blogs are gorgeous . I have them so far and waiting to have all of them. A big thank you for letting us have them free. You are a very generous person...I also had your little hats one,and they are done ,all I have to do is put them together.I have put few on my blog.Laurette.