Sunday, January 31, 2010
This was for the Quilting Gallery Fall Quilt Swap, it went to france. It measures 16" square and is hand embroidered in a simple backstitch on Linen then 2 borders. The outer border is some really nice fabric with faint leaves on it, I have done some Free Motion leaves on top of this one and it looks really good.
Friday, January 29, 2010
It was from Jo in Tasmania.
My parcel contained this amazing piece of work.
A lovely little bucket bag and a needle case. It is hand embroidered in amazing small even stitches and the saying on the bag is:
"In my heart there lives a joyful song, the road to a friend's house is never long"
I feel very lucky, I have never met Jo, I participated in the Advent swap she organised last year and I wrote to give her some feedback and she sent me this.
I really enjoyed the swap and will be hoping that it runs again this year.
While I am here I just got pointed to this blog: WorldsBiggestHexagonQuilt it is amazing and I can't wait to see the finished quilt, it's going the rock the world record off it's socks.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Our little girl is 10 months old.
Here is the late photo of her on her gorgeous quilt made by my wonderful online quilting friends.
Then I was lucky enough to win $25 to spend at the Etsy store This&ThatfromJapan. Where I got these beautiful fabrics. I did spend a bit more than that but not much and they are such lovely fabrics to look at and to feel. 3rd
And I also went a bit nuts at FreshFabricsAustralia on Etsy Amber has a wonderful collection of fabrics and is always quite competative considering how expensive it can be to get some of the popular fabrics here in Australia. I don't have a photo but go and check out her store, she is lovely and will do great prices and good postage too.
So that's about it, except to say a HUGE...
to my cousin Peter and his lovely wife Lucy, on Sunday 17 January they had a little baby boy and have named him Archie.
I am already working on something special for him and he will get a quilt in a year or 2 also.
Friday, January 08, 2010
You just finish what you can during the month and then get all proud and let them know about it and you can even win a few prizes along the way.
I enjoyed it last year as I really had no idea how much I was getting done before I started keeping track.
This year the lovely hosts are Kris and Peg. So if you are interested rush over to one of their blogs to sign up as places are limited.