There's a lap quilt in pretty peaches and cream, a cute little embroidery folder with a stitching reference chart, Vintage Treats - an everyday version of the popular Christmas Treats table setting, My little zoo set of ten cute zoo babies (check out Harley the lion and Maurice the monkey) and lots more in the pipeline.
Lap Quilt "Sophia" loaded on the quilting frame and ready for quilting
Lilac and Roses - single bed quilt - this pattern will be ready by mid February '08
LIttle Maisie is ready, finally! She's dressed up and ready to go in her pretty embroidered smock, vest, bloomers and little tote bag. All of my patterns can be purchased from Marion at The Quilter's Angel in Highfields.
Well, lots of stitching, quilting, drawing up new designs, eating good food, more housework than I care to remember, chatting to the chooks and a little bit of gardening..... That's what I've been doing for the last month while waiting for my little workhorse to be repaired (thank goodness for extended warranties). Christmas has been and gone, hope you all had fun and found time to appreciate everything that the festive season means to you. We certainly did, with Lisa our beautiful almost 25 year old, Amanda our eldest daughter and my Mum, Pat. Unfortunately our son, Andrew couldn't get the time off so stayed in Sydney. He gets paid to sail around Sydney Harbour every day. Amanda was home for just over a week - along with Willis her cat. Of course, our two cats Norman and Ratty had their serenity upended as they only just manage to tolerate each other, let alone an intruder. But we all survived thanks to the Willis Motel that Col built under the house. Truly a sumptious retreat, it boasts a North wing, East wing, separate toilet facilities and a mezzanine sleeping loft. Of course, the north and east wings are joined by an arch doorway with a quilted curtain for privacy.
Anyway, back to the chooks. I have three gorgeous girls who gobble up our scraps and reward us with two, sometimes three, eggs a day. They are Nisey, Bevvy and Shelley - named after my three sisters who live in Rockhampton, Brisbane and Weipa respectively. I don't see them often enough but at least I can give their namesakes a cuddle every day, feathers and all!
I've been busy with some new designs and will post some photos tomorrow,