Things change in life, and sometimes they are big changes. One of the biggest changes in my life would be the appearance of two car seats in my car. How wonderful!
Two little superheroes in my life were running around with extra large teatowels as Batman superhero capes.... awwww... so cute! and so what to do but make them some capes? Shelley is Purple Star. Rhette is Red Flash. But you know kids, they are still Batman capes to them. Bless 'em!
It's taken 4 weeks for me to get a photo of the capes while they are clean and not being worn. ;)
I crocheted this blanket as a special present for my girlfriend that lives in Devon, U.K. She likes pink, and I knew if I made every hexagon the same I would be bored, so I made every single hexie different. I took the 7kg woollen item overseas, carrying it around England (losing it and half my luggage on the way to London), then took it to Paris where I met my sweet girl and gave it to her.
I finished sewing it together and tying all the ends up while we were in Paris, gazing out the window at the Eiffel Tower.... oh how lush! But, how often does a girl (me) turn 40??
I thought I'd share some pics from the trip, as I can see a few of them would make great scenery/landscape quilts if I ever felt like it one day.
Or maybe I could print them onto inkjet fabric and make a photo album quilt to look like scrapbooking pages... that could also be fun....
This one is outside Kensington Palace.
The doorman at Harrod's... (what shopping?? they were having a big sale... and half my bags were lost, I needed makeup, toiletries and underwear!)
Stonehenge needs no introduction.
I am still a Harry Potter fan.
Parisienne restaurant - in a patchwork jacket!
Oh! the cottages in England!
And the cute little pubs with flowers out the front!
This is the Christmas tablecloth I've been sewing since I started living in the caravan (yep, everything is by hand these days)..... It's a pre-printed linen (even with the hems done! PLUS the gold edging is pre-machine-embroidered).
All I've had to do is embroider the birds and holly. Awww... how beautiful....
There's not much to go, but I am running out of embroidery thread in the greens. I must go into the local shop to match the colour with some DMC.
This blog is a journal of my collected works. Each year I have it printed in hard copy to pass on information to my ancestors in future years. Many old quilts survive today with no information about their maker, or identification of the quilter. Have you labelled your quilts? What is their story?