Monday, April 20, 2009

Time!

This is what I have been doing with my spare time.

Granny Square

I have had the idea to make this for my bed for a very long time.

Granny Square

And I have had the wool for a very long time.

Granny square

Just no actual time to start it!

Granny Square

So how much time do you think will pass before this is finished?

Granny Square

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Show and Tell

Just before the Stitches and Craft show I received this gorgeous quilt in the mail and have been terribly slow in sharing it with you.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5

It is for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5 Monochromatic challenge. Don't worry I was polite enough to thank Simone whose lovely work it is.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5

Look at the gorgeous detail in the embroidery.

Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5

The stitches are so tiny and neat as is the piecing. And it is all lovely green!

Four Seasons Quilt Swap 5

Thank you again Simone. As I said, it will definitely become part of our family's Christmas traditions!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Just chilling....

It's school holidays here and so far we haven't done much which is quite nice really. I realised on the weekend how relaxed I was feeling for a change which just goes to show how stressed out I have been. The weather is also cooler and a little wet which is just lovely. Perfect for pulling out those knitting and quilting projects.

Today was my dear friend Christina's Birthday so we had an afternoon tea to celebrate. A little champagne and cake is very nice on a Wednesday afternoon!

Christina's Birthday afternoon tea

Especially if it's one of Helen's gorgeous passionfruit sponges!

A classic Passionfruit sponge from Helen

Happy Birthday Christina - thanks for being a couple of weeks younger than me!!

Christina's daughter also celebrated a Birthday last week and we popped in for a bit of cake and a dance after school.

Sophia's present from her Mum and Dad this year was a bedroom makeover and the theme was red and white and a bit of High School Musical. So I made her a cushion and bought her a matching fleecy blanket for her bed.

Sophia's Birthday Cushion

Sophia's Birthday Cushion

Sophia's Birthday Cushion

I enjoyed wrapping the present - check out the ribbon!!

Sophia's Birthday present

Chloe also made Sophia a 'Mixtape' full of their favourite songs so the kids had a ball in Sophia's room and gave us a few hilarious dance performances!!

Sophia's 9th Birthday Party

You definitely needed long hair!

Dancing

I also have some sneaky peeks of my latest creation for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap which is hopefully not far away from its new home.

4SQS Monocromatic Challenge

This was a monochromatic challenge and one of my partner's choices was yellow. I had an idea floating around my mind for several months but was side tracked by the huge volume of work I had to complete in the last couple of months. By the time I got to make the quilt I actually didn't like it any more and even Chloe and her girlfriends told me they didn't get it! They are usually gushing in their opinions and they just looked confused.

4SQS Monocromatic Challenge

So I pulled it all apart and made this one. I like it so very much more and hope that my partner does too. It will be a little later than expected but I have put in a few bits and bobs to soften the blow.

4SQS Monocromatic Challenge

I now have to work on my Doll Quilt Swap 6 quilt and I have a really cool partner whose work I have always loved. I have another great idea for this one - hope it works out this time.