Finally I have a few things to show you and I'm running miles behind as usual!!
This family has had so many illnesses in the last couple of months and I am so completely over it. My little Daphne had a yucky tummy bug last Thursday which she lovingly passed on to me and my husband. I am slowly recovering from a horrible day yesterday spent either curled up on the couch or in the bathroom. And I couldn't even go to work and you know how much I love my job. Hmmm - not fair!
The two older girls both have horrible sinus infections but are soldiering on and all three have a decent cough! It never ends!!
And thanks for the concern for my neck. It improved very quickly and has been fine ever since. I'm sure it's just from having a certain 2 year old squeezed up against me in bed!
So I solemnly swear the next two quilt swaps I do are going to be finished at least 2 weeks before they are due regardless of what hideous bugs you throw at me - and you can hold me to that!
Now some photos.............
This is my Summer Sassy Apron Swap apron. I actually completed the apron weeks ago but forgot all the extra bits to go with it. It's taken me this much time to get everything else together.
I found some lovely summery fabric.
The apron had to have some embellishment so I thought some frills would be pretty.
And then I decided to add a flower for good measure! I hope my partner doesn't think it too over the top but it is only a brooch so can be removed and put on a bag or something.
We also had to provide a recipe for a non-alcoholic summery drink so I included this from one of my favourite Aussie chefs, Bill Granger.
And last we also had to include a 'dish cloth' or what we call a tea towel. I found some nice matching orangey ones and appliqued one of them with one of the lovely sunshine images from the fabric.
So, sorry to my partner but it is now on its way!
Tomorrow I will hopefully show you a picture of my lastest quilt for the Lemonade Stand quilt swap. It is also terribly late but it's on its way after I take some photos in the morning.
I received some lovely mail yesterday but will show you later this week.
I am off to have some more sleep while I can!