Sunday, November 29, 2009

Finished in November

I actually remembered to take some photos of my finished projects this month, well I missed a couple but here is the ones I have.
A little purse that I had been asked to make some time ago.

Another little purse for another person

And another purse just for the sake of it, it's quicker to make them in a production line.

2 little doll quilts that measure about 13" x 20" that I made for a doll quilt swap for 2 little girls.

A little quilt that I made for a swap that I made and sent the clock mechanism to go with it.

I hope I am not too late posting this entry.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

8 Month update

I was extremely remiss last month and did not update a photo of Jess on her quilt.
It was a terrible month for me, Sam was sick with a tummy bug for 10 days and Jess had a cold for about the same time straight after he got better.
So now, just when things were going well and she was sleeping from 7pm to 5am she now wakes up 3 or 4 times a night. It doesn't help that the teeth are finally coming through, the first one broke the gum on Sunday and is here to stay.
We have had some ridiculously hot weather for late spring, the days have been mid to late 30's and until last week this was the only way for the kids to stay cool.

I have now invested in a clamshell and they just love it. I can sit on the verandah in a chair behind Jess and catch her if she topples over but I can still read a book and it's very pleasant as Sam is very kind and splashes my feet for me.

We have our all the way around verandah now and in the afternoon the eastern side is full shade and gets a lovely breeze sometimes so it's just bliss for all of us.

And here is the picture of Jess on her quilt, she has grown so much and is quite the character.

She sits up realy well now, she can't get herself up but is getting there. She isn't crawling yet but I expect it won't be long as she rolls herself to wherever she wants to go and gets up on her hands and knees and rocks alot. She also seems to like the push up position... don't know what that's all about.

Finally my pics have uploaded so that's it.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Doll quilt swap for Jess

I was lucky enough to receive a parcel in the mail this week and today (Saturday) was opening day.

The lovely TINA (sorry can't find her blog addy ATM) made this little Doll Quilt for Jess. It is so very cute with pinks, browns and greens that are put together so well. There is a Matroyshka doll that is puffed up a little and the detail on the doll is quilted. There is also some quilting on the background that has a flower and a heart.

I got some wonderful extra's with a new un-picker (needed), some buttons, ribbon, a very cute little pin cushion and 2 panels with such funny sayings on them.

Jess loves it already as you can see by the photo, Sam got one 2 years ago and now they both have a lovely little quilt for the toys.

I would show you a picture of the one that I made and sent away but as per usual I forgot to take one, so hopefully I can get one off the person when it is opened.
As per usualy my postie stuffed me up and didn't take it when it was in our box so it won't get there until Monday and I am highly embarrassed but thank goodness it went on Friday, now it just has to not get lost.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Swaps and Wins October was good to me...

This first quilt is an absolute work of art. It was sent to me from the USA.
It depicts the ocean and a sunrise in Carolina. She based it on a photo that a friend of hers took. You can see a copy of the photo in the 2nd picture that she put on the label on the back of the quilt.

This quilt is a little swap received from The Netherlands. It is really cute with 4 little mushrooms. It also had a lovely piece of paisley fabric and some Ric Rac and some little pegs with cute birds on them. I love the whole thing...

This is also sooo cute. It is from Sandy in Buenos Aires. She put a lovely little applique bird on a branch in some very accurate squares. There is also a lovley piece of butterly fabric and some ribbon, I am too lucky.

This last picture is of 2 things that I won in October, the item on the left is a little Techie bag, well it's actually bigger than I thought it would be. It's so beautifully made and would carry a camera and some extra items or some toiletries for a night away. It is a lovley giveaway that I won during the Bloggers Autumn Quilt Festival and it comes from Terri at Patchwork Trails on Etsy.
The 2nd item is the red thing on the top right. It's a handcarved stamp by Ruthie Powers at Next Signal Designs/ She had a giveaway on her blog that I was lucky enough to win.

Finished in October

I have been doing quite a bit lately but only small projects.
Here are 3 that I was lucky enough to get finished in October.
This is one I have been working on for a swap but decided to go in a different direction so it is mine until I find a home worthy. It is approx 23" x 15".
This was one I sent away for a Summer theme swap. The recipient sent me a lovley thank you so it seemed to be well received. I strip pieced the back ground and appliqued some items that looked very summery like surfboards, cocktail drinks and I Quilted the background blue in waves because it was supposed to be the sea. It is approx 22" x 15"
This is one that I also made for a mini swap. I love making flying geese and the background is randomly quilted. It is only 12" x 10".