Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you got what you wanted from Santa. I got what I wanted. A sewing day! There is only Mum and me here this year so I suggested that we spent the day making up the toys we started months ago.

I took my sewing machine to Mum's house and started on the lion I cut out in July. This is from Abby Glassenberg's book "Stuffed Animals".

Mum finally cut out her doll and was very pleased with her pretty face. Also an Abby Glassenberg design.

I made a Palangi version. Here's what we achieved in a day.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Melanie and Becky's wedding bouquet quilt

I've got a bit of catching up to do. This is a quilt I made two months ago.

Auckland Guild had a challenge, 12" by 12" quilt with two circles and a triangle. I've used the crochet flowers we made for Melanie's wedding bouquet that were reused for Becky's wedding bouquet. Now they are preserved in a quilt.

Here's a detail shot of the quilting. I painted the background in a silk painting class.

I had a busy day yesterday.
Sang in the morning...
... and played with the steelband in the evening at a house with this view!