Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another finish for OPAM

One more cuddle quilt done. This time for my daughter Kym. Her favourite colour is purple so backed hers with that. She loved it when I gave it to her on the weekend. Four quilts done this month, an all time record.
Below is Block 11 of the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. Only one block to go next week. Can't wait to see how we are going to finish it off.
Well must go as hubby is waiting to look on the computer before he goes to bed. I've been on much too long, I think........ See ya......

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Catching Up

Yesterday I spent some time catching up on my blocks. Did some more work on my Gardeners Journal blocks but still have a bit of stitching to go before I can make up the blocks and add the photos to the Stitch-a-long blog. Sorry Chookyblue.........
I also completed my Love is block 12 and was able to finish joining the first three rows together. I like the way this is coming together, half way there now. I love the feel of French General fabrics and they are lovely to sew with as well.

I also completed my Jelly Roll block in time for the next one to be available today. This one is mainly reds and pinks as I am running out of the dark colours. Below is the photo, tell me what you think...........

Well just a short post today. Am on a mission to tidy up my computer room. It has all the kitchen stuff in it that I haven't been able to find a home for. Put a bit more shelving in here on the weekend so hopefully it will be tidy by days end.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Grandson's Visit, a Party & Another 3 Cuddle Quilts completed !!!!

Well it has been a busy few weeks. My grandson was down from Gayndah to visit his Dad on the school holidays so tried to spend some special time with him. I miss him a lot since he moved away. He seems to have grown so much taller even though it is only a few months since I last saw him. He loved the cuddle rug I made him as you can see in one of the pictures below. I managed to finish another one for his brother Jake as well. So there would be no arguments over them, I made them in their favourite colours. Like most siblings, they are very good at both wanting the same thing at the same time so it is good if you can overcome the problem before it arises. While Tom was visiting, his Dad had his 40 th birthday party so there was lots to do and prepare for that. It was a great night enjoyed by everyone and a great way to celebrate another milestone in my son's life. My daughter-in-law Deb put a photo poster together of Scott's 40 years. It is amazing how much we have all changed over that time especially the hairstyle and colour changes that I have had over the years. My grandson Josh asked his Mum who the person was in the photo with his Dad and Uncle Scott. Of course, it was a much younger and slimmer me with long blond hair.
Since the party, I have made 2 more of those cuddle quilts with another 2 to go. The pink and blue one is for me and the red star and black one is for Josh which I finished for his 13 th birthday yesterday. They are so warm across your knees on these chilly nights and so quick to make.

Tom above and Jake below.

Now I must get back to my quilting and stitching. Am way behind with everything. Till next time..........