Thursday, April 25, 2013

Critters for sale

While it's been fun watching her critters multiply, Miss 14 has decided that it's time for them to go!
Here they are all packed up and ready for sale at the coffee shop where she works... don't they look cute?
A close up of Buster and Lolly

I think almost all of these have been sold over the last week or so and the next batch is ready to take their place along with a few other bits and pieces Miss 14 has made. I can't wait to see what she makes next!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friendship Quilt Completed

So..... have I kept you waiting long enough?

Here it is all ready to go for quilting
and after a hastily stitched binding and label -

We travelled to Port Stephens for a surprise weekend away with a few other families at Port Stephens where we all spoilt my beautiful friend for her 40th birthday..... she was blown away with everyone's thoughtfulness and had the best time with oodles of great company, flowers, cake & chocolate!

And of course her new quilt
not the best pics.... just when I thought I was starting to master my new camera too!

I had to enlarge this one for you to see so it's a bit blurry..... but it seems someone got a bit hungry and helped himself to some chocolate.... Hmmm, I wonder how that happened? Pretty sure Miss 4 had nothing to do with it, lol (Trish was horrified). 

I hope Trish enjoys her quilt as much as I loved making it for her - I'm told it has been tried and tested and given the thumbs up for afternoon Nanna naps! Perfect!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friendship Quilt

Do you remember this sneak peak I showed you back in this post ?

I'm pleased to say that the surprise quilt is now finished and was gifted to my dear friend a couple of weeks ago ... a bit slow with my post yet again, Ooops!

Just to drag it out a little longer (because I can and because I know you all love the anticipation) I'm not going to show you the finished quilt just yet.

I will show you all the finished blocks ready to put together after a frantic two weeks of stiching though!

It's not the first one of these quilts I've made and I just love these blocks.... Perfect for a special friend!


Friday, April 5, 2013

For Aunty Lin

I'm very pleased to finally show you this quilt completed.... I finished the top back here almost two years ago now and have only just put the finishing touches on it this Easter weekend. In my defense, it was at the quilters for over eight months but I had said I wasn't in a hurry for it (I think I was dreading all those fiddly yo-yo flowers).

The quilt was started by my beautiful Aunt, who passed away with it incomplete.
I finished the top and had it quilted, then Mum and I did the bind together and I sewed the yo-yo's and buttons on.... Nice that all three of us worked on it which makes it even more special to my Mum, who treasures it.

The dreaded yo-yo flowers!
I'm sure my Aunty Lin would have had a great laugh watching me make all those yo-yo's.... she tried to get me to do them for her before she became ill but I declined. I told her I would teach her how and then she could do them herself..... looks like she won that one! Makes me smile everytime I look at them now.