Sunday, March 02, 2008

Happy Mothering Day

The past week you could just feel spring sneaking into the area. Just in time for Mothering Sunday some of the spring flowers like daffodils and crocus are peeking up and making the village entrance look quite festive. I wish I could post some photos however the camera has been acting up and will not be back until tomorrow.
The Flog It show was fine. I looked a bit heavier and a bit older than I expected but it has been 10 years since I saw myself on TV...I did have a very heavy American accent (that I expected!) but I did make sense so in the end I was happy. The quilt that was auctioned is the one on the right hand side.

I got a call from a woman asking me if I could show my quilts to her quilt group (more than 50 vintage/antique quilts.) I haven't done that for awhile so I am looking forward to it. Gives me a good chance to take the quilts out and refold them.

As I was cleaning up photo files last week I came across this pine tree quilt from West Virginia. It is made of all plaid and stripped shirting fabric! Reminds me of a "Bonnie" quilt. (except that the blocks are 15 inches across!)

Today I worked with a friends daughter making placemats and a pillow. Pretty good for just few hours!

I made a totally disgraceful dessert. Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding. It is sinful! It is made with chocolate milk, dark dutch chocolate powder, and semi-sweet chopped chocolate. Yikes. It is wonderful. I am on a diet and only allow myself one dessert a week so I really have to make it count!

8 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

That's a lovely quilt - I bet it was hard to part with. Showing your antique quilts sounds like fun. Daffodils and crocuses, oh boy! I admit to hiding out in my apartment (rain and gray skies) so I have no idea what's going on out in the larger world.

anne bebbington said...

I'm really sick I missed your tv appearance because I didn't spot it on your blog until the Monday evening - DRAT! - the chocolate pudding sounds absolutely delicious amd I agree if you're only allowing yourself one it might as well be something truly scrumptious

Andrea said...

I saw you Siobhan - you were great and certainly gave them all a lesson in quilt history. I've never seen Flog It before and had my whole family watching. Great fun ! I am dieting too but yesterday had an urge to make sultana scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream so that's what I did. Damage limitation this week...

Marilyn R said...

Flot It sounds like so much fun! Your dessert does too - you can never have too much chocolate! *G*

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Daffodils blooming here, too! The chocolate bread pudding does sound wonderful. The quilts are great and you're right... that Pine Tree has Bonnie's name written all over it.

Elaine Adair said...

Love that tree quilt.

I am looking at the wall mountings -- are those the kind of hangers that release cleanly (3M brand) when you're finished with them?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What fun to show your quilts. I'm excited about that!

The photos of the quilts shown are just lovely.

I love that quilt on the right that you auctioned. Very cool!

Admiring Love, *karendianne.

atet said...

Beautiful quilts! Have a great time showing all of your treasures (what fun). As for the dessert? Um, do you have enough to share?