Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

I've been so busy lately with getting DD ready to leave (she left us Monday night, we miss her a lot already). Finally, I managed to put together the top for the valentine banner that I found on Nanette's blog. I also made a smaller version with 1" squares. So much fun! All that's missing is some valentine fabric for the borders of the double heart banner. I'd like to have a dark valentine print with red and some black like Nanette's. It's very hard to find quality cotton here in Riyadh and you can forget about finding valentines fabric! Next week I'll be going back to Dubai so I'll look in the shops there. I'll be attending the Dubai International Quilt Festival with four other members of our little quilt guild. We are SO EXCITED!!! More on that later...

I watched "Sense and Sensibility" today - how's that for a Valentine 's Day flick? I hadn't watched it for ages and I ended up shedding a few tears at the end. It won't replace the beauty of  "Pride and Prejudice" with Kiera Knightley and Mathew Macfadyen though - I think I have Mr. Darcy's  every gesture and every look in that film memorized! 

More quilty content in he next couple of days - I promise ; ) I'm still new to this blogging thing so you'll have to be patient!

I'm getting better at the picture thing though (placement of photos etc.) It took awhile to figure out on my own but it's worth it so if anyone out there is thinking of starting their own blog I would encourage you to do so. All you need is a digital camera and a high-speed internet and some time to devote to this hobby. Good luck to all! 

BTW Happy Birthday to a dear friend who's birthday is so easy to remember because it falls on Valentine's Day and she is such a sweetheart! Happy Birthday Aisha!


CONNIE W said...

Oh, I love this version of P&P and Mr. Darcy, oh my, he is fabulous. I've watched it over & over and also am love S&S...two of my most favorite movies.

Lisa Boyer said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Your blog is so INTERESTING!! Unbelievable that you're so far away in such a surreal-looking landscape--yet your quilts reflect your American origins. They're very nice and remind me of home, too! Out here in Hawaii, most quilters "do" Hawaiian and Asian. I'm the only one whose quilts look like their Grandma was from Arkansas! Fun blog--thanks for sharing!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great Job, again Denise. Thank you.