While I am still officially "on a break" from my blog, I just HAD to post a picture of my first baby quilt as I am such a proud newbie quilting girl. So ....here it is. Now it's on to the next one for E's grade 1 teacher who is having a baby in February. But school finishes for the year in just 7 or 8 weeks so I'd better get cracking.
The quilt has lots of corners that don't match up and wonky quilting stitches, but I'm quite happy with it as it was made with lots of love and is bright and colourful for a baby to lie on. I did pinch the idea of a baby quilt with a rainbow colour theme from one I saw on Etsy or ebay or somewhere but I changed the layout (honestly!).
A quick update from my garden. My gorgeous Dad has been slaving for a couple of hours each week creating a new wall around my old no dig vege garden. Even better than getting a new improved garden has been having Dad hang out our place with us, and sitting in the garden doing nothing but watching him work, patting the dog, and chatting about life. Thanks Dad! As you can see, G is the site inspector. The slightly ugly chicken wire and star pickets are to keep the pesky puppy off my yet to planted veges.
At the age of one year and a bit, Kippy has had his first hair cut at the puppy haircut shop. As you can see, it was a very close shave. Not what I wanted for our beautiful shaggy boy. He now looks more like a beagle than a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. And that would be because, against my express wishes, they "accidentally" cut off the lovely feathering on his legs. Won't be going back to that doggy parlour! We still love him even if he looks a bit like a big rat.