Thursday, May 8, 2008

Still here, still sick, still sewing!!

Well I'm still here and I'm still sick! But to make it more interesting I have a different cold this week.

The last one was a snotty sinus, headachy thing but this one comes with a lovely never ending cough and a lack of voice. So not only do I feel poorly but I'm driving everyone else completely mad!

And added to that I have had various children home with it and little Daphne is now coughing along with me. So not much is getting done although I do have a few bits and pieces to show you.

Yesterday I had a note from the postie to go and pick up a registered parcel which I knew must be one of my doll quilts. When I went to pick it up the girl handed me a huge and heavy box so I was a bit surprised. We raced it home all excited and sure enough it was my Four Seasons Quilt Swap Spring quilt. But it was also four lovely quilting magazines and lots of yummy lollies/candy/sweeties (depending on where you are from).

How incredibly generous!

Four Seasons Quilt Swap Spring Quilt

The quilt was designed and made by Su who makes all sorts of wonderful quilts and sounds like a gorgeous woman with a really big heart. It's a pleasure to have 'met' her. Thanks so much Su for my lovely bright, cheerful Spring quilt and all the other goodies, we are enjoying them enormously.

Finally I have completed my Spring quilt. It's off to its new owner who as far as I'm concerned is one cool girl. I'll let you know who it is when she gets it because she has a lovely blog.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap Spring Quilt

I hope she likes it.

And here is a little sneak peak at my doll quilt for the Doll Quilt III swap. I haven't said much about this quilt as it was inspired very much by something my partner said on her blog and I think it will be way too obvious. So again, you'll have to wait and see.

Doll quilt swap III

The other thing keeping me extremely busy at the moment is pattern writing and sample making. So in case you forgot that I make aprons - here's a few of my recent ones.

Aprons

We're not far off launching so stay tuned!

Oh and by the way Fi, my extra exciting news is that I WON $5,000 of advertising on the Living Creatively website for generating lots of leads from my blog during the month of April. So yippy for me - perfect timing for our new venture!!

22 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Lovely spring quilts - both sent and received. Curious to see what the next one will be!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope you and yours are all feeling brighter soon! Love the dolls quilts - lovely to see the different interpretations. Your apron designs are darling - I love redwork - so very retro.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you are very lucky looks great........hope you are feeling better and congrats on your living creatively win.......

Leah said...

Hope you're all feeeling better soon :) And congrats on the prize - fabbo start to any business! As for the quilkt, lovely. Its fulfilled it's potential.

Tamara said...

Congratulations on the advertising. It is all falling into place perfectly.

I just adore the quilt that you made, its beautiful.

Hope you are all feeling better soon.

a friend to knit with said...

wow. both quilts are so incredible. beautiful and creative!
i am so excited for you and your big launch. good things happening for sure!
hope you are all on the mends soon.....and your voice comes back!

ginger said...

I love the quilt you made for 4 Seasons... It's probably too much to hope it is coming to me, although I haven't received mine yet.
Your partner will love it!

Florence said...

Oh Louise, you poor thing, that sounds horrible. But how amazing that out of all that sinusy hideousness you manage to create something so divine as that quilt - I do love the things that you make, they make my fingers itch with the desire to get straight to my machine!

Hope you feel better soon. x

amandajean said...

I love those little quilts. both are amazing works of art.

hope you are feeling better soon!

dontlooknow said...

Congratulation Louise! How fantastic is that?????? You must be thrilled with the quilt you scored! It is lovely and of course as I have already said yours is just fantastic! Hope you are finally feeling a bit better!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Louise -- those quilts are just beautiful! It looks like you got a great partner. Both quilts are so cute and just full of spring. Love your aprons!

h&b said...

these bugs !!!

I swear, will we ever be well again ? I give up !

Although I have been getting emails this week about rubbing VICKS on the soles of your feet, popping on socks, and you'll be well in the morning ??!? Ever heard of it ? Sounds good to me, i'll try anything that doesn't involve great risk or death to small animals etc ..

Gorgeous work as usual Louise, I have no idea how you do so many sampler swaps - what do you do with them all ?

Traci said...

Aren't packages the best? I love the colors of the one for your upcoming swap - all the reds, yellows, and oranges. Gorgeous. Love those aprons too.

dizzyjadey said...

Ack! You've been incredibly productive (everything is so gorgeous!) ...even with all the snotty business. The germs must be travelling cos all three of us have it, too. Not fun. And congratulations on winning the ad space prize. That's huge! Hope you're having a nice mother's day!

Soo said...

your spring quilt is lovely! hope you manage to shake off your flu too.

Rosalind said...

Your quilt is lovely and the swap you received is beautiful! Lucky lady! Hope you feel better.

Dallas said...

The quilt you received is really amazing. I love the colors. And the one you sent off is great too. That's a really clever design.

periwinkle said...

Lovely quilts. Hope you feel better soon
Lisa x

All Of Us said...

I love these quilts.

Cute blog...

Philigry said...

the quilts are beautiful! happy be-lated birthday!!

Helen said...

Ohhhhh, they are both so lovely! Looking foward to your sneek peek being revealled too! Love the colours!

Rose Marie said...

Love both of those spring quilts .... so nice and bright and cheery!