Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bitter sweet day

 This is the "tube" quilt that I made for DS1's best friend's baby. I delivered it today and got to have a cuddle of this little fellow....
 This is Archer being held by my DD1 He is so cute and slept through four of us holding him. He is so like his mum!
 These are my "babies" Today is the second anniversary of us losing Christopher so while it has been an emotionally sad day it has been lovely to see new life in Archer.Christopher actually sneaks into this photo above Hannah's head but the light was shining on the frame so he's a bit fuzzy.My beautiful big boy who turned 21 on Saturday isn't keen on having photos taken but I insisted on this one. Love you guys.
 We all were overwhelmed by the size of his hands and I had to get this to show the comparison in Terry's baby's hand to my baby's hand. Tiny little knee in there too.
So while my heart is still broken about Christopher there was joy in greeting this little one. Thanks Terry and Mikayla for sharing him with us today and I know that he has a guardian angel watching over him.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's beginning to look....

 ...a lot like Christmas. Just a few of the decorations I have been sewing in the last couple of weeks.Thanks to Michelle Ridgeway's patterns( last year's and this year's)
 When I went to the craft show in July I bought a kit to make these tiny angels. I still have to put ribbon on 10 of them but that won't take long.
 These are three that I had tucked away and forgotten about till after I had taken the photo of the other ones. Christmas is one of those times I feel very homesick so I am not big on lots of fuss but I do love making decorations as gifts for my friends.

I'm sure everyone else is well on in their Christmas preparations. Only ??? days to go?
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Friday, November 8, 2013

More practise with quilting

 I did these embroideries about 3 years ago and have finally put them into something,(using scraps). I think the original method of completing the quilt is in the ether somewhere. Anyway I just cross hatched and sewed 1/4 " around the embroideries. As the person who is getting this " can't even cut a hem in a straight line let alone sew on a button" in her words I think she will like it. It took ages for me and DD2 to decide on the border fabric! Do love disappearing nine patches.
 One of those lovely charm pack x 3 that makes a very quick quilt. Again this is a present for someone who I think will be very happy with it.
 This was the experiment that failed but was able to be reurrected into something good. I bought a half jelly roll at the retreat this year and wanted to do a jelly roll race quilt. You do need a FULL jelly roll. After doing all the sewing together the resulting quilt was a bit of a funny size, so i ditched that idea, gave the baby it was going to be for the panel in a previous post, and chopped this into two 24" squares. I sewed 1/4" down each side of the strips and sent it off to Cheryll who has "Blankets of Love" They are now with her and I am so happy that they can be used in this manner.
Really must get into the real free motion quilting! Have some more projects to have a go at so we will see what happens!
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