lunch with a friend at the golf club. The club house is a " falcon" and it is reported the sheik will not enter through the front door of the building as it is the tail of the bird.
dinner at a vegetarian indian resturant. the only english on the menu is the name so this meal was quite a surprise when it arrived....indian mcdonalds? It was beautiful and we had a dosa as well. The biggest surprise was the bill at the end, a whopping 15AED which is less than $5, oh and this included 2 bottles of water.
house hunting as we will have to decide soon where we are going to live...so many decisions. apartment, villa, low rise, on island, off island ( didn't know what people were talking about to begin with thought it must have been Manhattan). Then the agent took us to Etihad towers and that view was hard to see past. Over looking the palace on level 32, but as you can see the area is a building site, the rooms small and no balcony which we would prefer so we keep looking
but eating and house hunting are not the only things I have been doing... my new quilt is almost finished so here is a little teaser. Must go now as I have important things to do GREYS ANATOMY is about to start!
A fair while ago, when working through the Delilah patterns I thought "yeah... I might just make this".
After a quick brain storm with the Boss Lady/Mum, I decided why not! But it has to be different, we thought because we have no use for 2 quilts that look very similar. So, what could I do?
That's when my eyes landed on my always growing stash of Liberty.
March arrived and so did our stock of templates, and off I went...
My, my, my Delilah.
You have brought me to a few firsts so I think some confessions need to me made.
1. I have never pieced a curve.
Nope... No sir! Not one.
Curves have always scared me. I could never wrap my head around them but the Boss Lady...
She loves them!
I mean... she really LOVES them!
Or maybe she just loves cruel and unusual punishment like this block?!
Just an idea.
But wait, there's more (confessions and curves!)
2. I don't* own an iron.
I managed to get to a few days shy of 30 years old without…
Half way into this quilt and with every stitch I fall more and more in love.
With each block completed, I drag all my blocks out again and lay them out. I posted this image recently on Instagram (@lucycarsonkingwell) of my 'Design Floor' to gauge where it's all heading and it's looking okay!!
Delilah has been a test - I have learnt many new skills and it is definitely the most technical quilt I have taken on to date... but it's not hard!
The templates are fantastic. I swear working with acrylic templates makes it quite challenging to go back to temp-plastic! These templates are ensuring my blocks come out correct, every time.
Month 5 brought us North Star. "Woo hoo. Straight lines!" I hear the masses cheer as they open their mail!
I knew it was time to start focusing on other colours other than pink and aqua. I tend to gravitate towards these two colours because they seem to go with everything to me... especially in the Liberty of London f…