Wednesday, 5 March 2014

bee blessed, shamrock hexie, the hairbrush saga, 150 blogs

I is now march so Sara over at sew me released the latest block for bee blessed    Pippa longstocking.   I struggled with this one, chopped off the feet on one so started again,  the one with the continuous fabric border is the one I am keeping as it is not correct and it will go into my box of assorted trial blocks,   but the second one I am pleased with so will post it off to Sara today and it will go into a charity quilt during the year,   I believe they are using the hearts from the february block in the same quilt.




The child like fabrics I used here I could not resist the other day, maybe it was 6th sense that I would need them for these blocks.

I also did the hexie challenge for march,   a shamrock,  the 4 leaves have not been attached yet as I am waiting till all blocks are done to decide what background fabric to use,  the 4 leaves are not attached to each other either.They will be sewn as you see it now     more or less.



My girls say I am quite tight with my pennies,  well yesterday I spent £1 on a new hair brush,   I have been pondering when I bought my old one, I am sure it was before my divorce in 1986  so it  has done well.   It was from Avon but when I looked the other day they are no longer available!!   I am sure this new one will not last as long.   Had a comb too that I bought in 1996 whilst in Australia for my niece`s wedding and unfortunately I lost it last year so that was another  £1,   how I love the pound shops.


    No doubt you can spot which is which,    the old one has now been put in the rubbish bin.


Just noticed that this is my 150th blog  had no idea I had done so many,  it is about 2 years since I started blogging,   pat myself on the back,  good girl Margaret!

37 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Love both the blocks, even without feet she's cute. Congrats on your blogging and the new hair brush...I just replace my post divorce brush also, the old one was in a little bit better shape than yours and will now be the dogs hairbrush. He doesn't like it! I found it funny that we both had a divorce brush....and it reminded me of a song..."I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair".

Anneliese said...

Nice blocks, Margaret, the second one has the beautiful border which fits well the theme. Goodness how many hairbrushes I bought without divorce, leaving them in our different houses.

Vicki Miller said...

I love the pippi longstocking blocks. so cute. I am glad you got a new brush. The old one did not look at all serviceable. congrats on 150 blogs. I am approaching 500. Don't know how that happened!

Grit said...

Lovely blogs and wonderful hexies.

Starr White said...

You certainly know how to get your money's worth out of a brush!! I have a wide toothed comb that I have had since high school - you just made me realize that. I use it every single day, and it's still going strong. It must have come from the days when Miami Vice was all the rage because it is aqua and purple..lol!!

Queeniepatch said...

Pippi Longstocking had the kind of stockings with suspenders that I, too, had as a child. Boy how unattractive they were! Your Pippi is dressed much smarter, a stylish girl!
I think my combined hairbrush and comb (that can be folded like a jackknife) is from the late 80's and indestructible. However, I don't use it with a dryer. Yours look like it has been given the hot air treatment!
Congratulations on your blogging success! Looking forward to the 150 next posts!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Love the Longstockings block! Yes it was time for a new hairbrush, you may develop a whole new hairstyle with that new brush.
xo

deanna7trees said...

you could add feet to Pippi in the first block. they would look wonderful extended into the border. always love hexies....and the brush...oh my. i have several but don't use them anymore. they would take the curl out of my perm.

Anita said...

Congratulations Margaret for reaching 150 blog posts! It is quiet an achievement and I think I started following you from your early blogging days itself and it is really nice to know you and hope we will keep in touch for many more years.
Your blocks are lovely especially the hexies.

Boud said...

There's a name for 150th, maybe sesquicentennial. Anyway, happy 150th blogpost.

cottonreel said...

watta lotta blogs, whew!!

Monica said...

Congratulations, Margaret! I like your Pippi blocks too!

Gaia said...

All the blocks are very pretty, I do like green combinations used for the hexagons a lot.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Just love the Pippa Longstocking blocks! :) x

Jules Woolford said...

Very sweet blocks Margaret.

Good for you, I think I bought my brush in 1982 and it is still ok. They don't make things like they used to:) Well done on your 150th post btw you are doing brilliantly!

Renata's arts and crafts said...

Love your blocks , they will do great for a child's quilt and whishing you many more blogs in further

shirley said...

Your blocks are both great, but I too like the colourful one best. Those fabrics are just perfect and so colourful.
I have a brush that I think I bought in the early sixties which would make it over 50 years and still good. They dont make things like they used to any more.
Congratulations on your 500 blogs.

Susan In Texas said...

I love your hexies - all those greens are terrific. I know you love green! :) I really like the Pippa blocks too; I thought they were both fine. It's always fun to work on a group charity quilt; it's always such a fun surprise to see how they turn out. Thanks for your kind comments about my Dear Jane blocks. I'm really having fun with them, but A-10, the one I'm on now, is a real tough one! Wish me luck and congratulations on your 150th blog post - that's a lot of posts for only 2 years.

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Mary Ellen said...

Pippi - too cute! I am playing catch up with you. Worked on the green March hexies this evening. And, girl, that hairbrush is too much. What did your hair look like? Frugal is good, but I think this was above and way beyond.

Pippas quilts said...

Pippi long stocking blocks put a smile on my face they are great. I love pound shops, and at that price you could treat yourself to one every 10 years hehe.

motidana said...

Congrats Margaret on your 150th blog post ! It`s been a joyous journey of reading your vibrant and colourful posts as well as seeing the wonderful handwork you create . And I as always look forward to reading many many posts from you .
The pippi blocks are really lovly and I love the second , more colorful one .

Séverine said...

Your blocks and hexies are lovely!!!

Susan Hook said...

A lovely pippa block, I think I would have struggled with this subject but you have created something lovely. you made me laugh with your hair brush story, you aren't on your own in the pound shop world I always find good bargains on card and paper!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your blocks are hexie are lovely. Congratulations on your 150th post. Hugs Judy

desertskyquilts said...

I looked carefully at the two blocks and can't see anything wrong with the first pippa. Both great blocks! I still miss my Avon round brush! Here they are called dollar stores, and in some things can cost more than a dollar, but they are still fun. Love your hexagons, and already done for March!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

150 posts in two years is amazing. Congrats! Love the brush story. I can so relate. I can tend to be frugal too except when it comes to buying crafts supplies.

Kippy SoMature said...

I, too, pat you on the back! and give you a big hug as well! lovely and cheerful blocks :) and the hairbrush story is delightful !! hooray for the beautiful new brush :)

Jillian said...

Congratulations, Margaret. Your Pippi Longstockings are both great and I like the look of the shamrock. Hope the new hairbrush lasts as long as the old one!

Suztats said...

Pippa's a cutie! What fun fabrics, too.
Now, Margaret, I'm sure you could have made that hairbrush last just a little longer--no need to rush into buying something new when there's still some life left in the old one, is there? hahahahahahaha! Loved that! Congrats on 150 posts!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your Pippa and the four-leaf-clover hexies! You are correct is was time to replace your brush....:) I wished I had a better since of money and so does my DH....:)

Raewyn said...

I love your blocks Margaret, won't a whole lot of them look great joined up :-) Congratultions on your 150 blogposts- as I always say, that is a lot of talking!!! I think after all that use your hairbrush deserved to be retired!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations on your 150th post Margaret! Think the hairbrush replacement was long overdue :)

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very colourful Pippi Longstocking blocks and your hexies look great and so evenly done.
Congratulations on your 150th post Margaret. It's been wonderful to see all your stitching and sewing and quilt blocks.
Time for a new hairbrush indeed!

Createology said...

Congratulations on 150 blog posts. Adorable Pippi block and the fabrics are uber fun for it. Green hexies for Shamrocks...excellent. I am glad you treated yourself to a new brush and comb. The more brush bristles...the more hair you will grow. Maybe? I am very glad you are blogging and sharing your creativity...

Chris said...

Hi Margaret, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Jen said...

Congratulations Margaret 150 posts, you are a good girl. Pippi blocks look so much fun and so colourful, Love Alfie and your tablecloth too. I really enjoy your posts and always make sure I catch up with them.

stitchstrata said...

So cheerful and I love the hairstyle!(on your little girl :)
The colours are so appealing.
Barbara
P.S that's not to say your own 'hairdo' is not stylish, especially with your new brush
Barbara