Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Couldn't resist a quick post!

Hello Lovely Bloggy Friends

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 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.

I knew I wouldn't last too long without blogging but will try and abstain until I at least get our tax done. Is there a Bloggers Anonymous??


Tammie said...

the quilt is insanely beautiful. i think you are a natural.

hester said...

You're very kind, Tammie. You can take some of the credit for inspiring me to buy a sewing machine and get started on making things.

Now I have to tackle those Lazy Days skirts you make. I've actually bought some material and red grosgrain ribbon but I accidentally bought 45 cm of material instead of 45 inches so they may be very short skirts!

le @ whoopwhoop said...

hee hee lovely to hear your voice - have missed it - hugs le xox

Jennewby71 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! AND your first quilt is beautiful! Welcome to a new addiction! I can't believe I've been quilting less than a year and it's all I think about! It's always on my mind, like what I want to do next, what I need to get done, and how I NEVER have enough time to do all I want to do! Looking forward to seeing your future quilts!

CT said...

Hello Heather! That quilt is gorgeous! You are terrific! I love making quilts, but haven't made any in a while, but seeing your quilt really made me itch to reach for my rotary cutter!!!

Girl, you rock! Glad you took a time to show us these photos!!!

Sending you hugs! I've missed you!