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Friday, 17 February 2012

Catch-up!

Where is the time going - i can't believe we are mid way through February already! I have been busy though - got the sewing mojo going - I made this cushion for my dearest friend Trash's birthday - i just loved doing it and am thinking of doing it on a bigger scale as a wall hanging.
Em's puppy Indie seems to be settling in well as you can see! We still have the odd puddle or two but not too bad for 14 weeks! She's been to a few puppy classes and does not seem too phased!
My son has been asking me to make him a quilt for ages so finally got round to buying some fabrics and found this design from Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making although i have slightly modified it. I wasn't too sure about the fabric clash when i started but am quite liking it now and my son likes it so that's all that matters. I think i am going to do a border in a plainish purple to finish it off.
Finally a bit of news - although you may guess when you look at the pic below! I am going to be a granma!!! I can't tell you how excited i am. My eldest son Tom and his girlfriend Lin are having a boy and he's due the beginning of May! They got engaged on Christmas Day which was just lovely and a total surprise! This crib has been used by all mine when they were babies and we got it down from the loft the other day - i have to recover it so if any of you know of any good patterns or have any ideas how to start i would be most grateful!Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
xxx

12 comments:

Poppy Cottage said...

Congratulations on the impending Grannydom xx

Joy said...

Oh I love the bassinette, how absolutely gawjus!! I've saved the cot my kids used too, so Ross and Alicia are going to have it for their baby too. Isn't it all so incredibly exciting :o)!!?!!
Oh ... and thanks for the pupper/kitty pic, those too are adorable ;o).
Love n hugs,
Joy xxx
PS ... I love Trash' cushion!!! She'll be rapt :o)!!!

Annie said...

Congratulations - what wonderful news.

jennyflower said...

Wow- so many congratulations to all concerned! That cushion is a beauty and that quilt is amazing- what a creative lot you are!! xx

dottycookie said...

Oooh, congratulations - how exciting!

Locket Pocket said...

Huge congratulations! What exciting news! xx

Gina said...

Congratulations! Very exciting news.

trash said...

Oh wow! I see what you mean about that quilt. I think your plan with the BIG handstitched quilting is the best.

And yes everyone I do rooly rooly love my cushion. A lot.

Indigo Blue said...

Congratulations Maria!! Is the crib about the size of a moses basket? I still have Sophie's wooden cot in the attic. It breaks down into a junior bed so I am keeping that just in case.........
Hope you are well.


Love the cushion design too.

silverpebble said...

Wow, huge congratulations Maria! How exciting!

Fleur Cotton said...

What lovely news, and a great excuse for more crafting, all those handmade nursery projects!!

Fleur xx

Anna Sonata said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Anna @ sewa elf