Saturday, July 16, 2011

Catching Up - A Finish!!!

Well, as I explained - life has been busy lately - but I have managed to sneak in some sewing.  Some of it I couldn't publish here as it was a surprise for my daughter for her wedding and really I just didnt get enough time on the computer for anything other than the basics.  So its catch up time.

Here is the quilt I made for her and her husband.  Hopefully they will enjoy snuggling under it on a cool night as they sit on the lounge watching TV.  (You can click on the photo to enlarge it)

The central part of the quilt is made from a pattern published by Paula at PacificPatchwork based on the Bible - 1 Corinthians 13:4 - Love is Patient, Love is Kind etc.

The outside blocks feature words to live by - the pattern "Gifts of Grace" supplied by Val Laird and based on Galatians 5:22-23.  (There were 9 patterns supplied but 8 worked for me!!)

Some close ups:

The quilting - not mine - I sub contracted that!
and the label - I designed it in Word and printed it on printable fabric - easy to do but a little difficult to hand sew.

So I have to pop on over to Sew Its Finished and mark up my finishes - whoopee!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm back!!

 I know I have been neglecting my Blog lately, but things have been so busy for the last few months or so.  My eldest daughter got married on 2nd July - last weekend and most of my spare time has been tied up with "the Big Day" as we have been calling it.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day - perfect weather - no hiccups and a truly radiant bride! and the groom looked happy too!

I'm not into photo heavy posts - especially for personal stuff but here are a few to record the day.

(a happy bride - a serious Father of the Bride)

the married couple

and if you want to see more you can go to the FaceBook page for the professional photographer - Leigh-Warner-Photography

As a post script - a departed dauhgter means a spare room - which means a sewing room for me!!!!!!!!!   Doing the Happy Dance about that!!  (though it may have been cheaper to add an extension to the house!)