Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Goodies from Yorkshire and a finish

I said I would show you the lovely fabric that Karol-Ann sent me in exchange for her needle-case
The fabric feels to be a poly-cotton mix but I don't have a problem with that as I have a little wall hanging in mind for those gorgeous pots and I'm happy to mix fabrics on it as it won't be compromised in laundering


Sarah has a project to work on for her Food Technology GCSE this next school year and she has chosen multi-cultural food as the topic. Part of the marks for this assignment go on presentation and I suggested that lots of different textures and obviously ethnic designs to use in a collage wouldn't go amiss - she's rather fallen for these fabrics too so they may well crop up in several different places there.


The card and butterfly key-ring were also included in the parcel - I love butterflies, they are my absolute favourite thing - Karol-Ann has been working on a beautiful 'pineapple' design in butterfly fabrics, pop over to have a look


Another busy week here. Nick has his best friend down last night and tonight staying from Gloucester, they haven't seen each other since January, although they chat on the MSN all the time. To counter this and save arguments one of Louise's class mates stayed last night too so as you can imagine it was a bit of a late night. Why anyone calls them sleepovers I can't guess - they should be wakeovers really.


Sarah started this morning on a three day Rugby camp at the local club but run by Northampton Saints - she's signed up with one of her team mates which is just as well as they are the only girls on the course and of course wouldn't have been allowed to do any physical manoeuvres against the boys. If nothing else it will be three solid days pre-season fitness training ready for County trials at the end of September and who knows they may well pick up some useful tips too


I've managed to fit in a bit of stitching


Here is my completed 'Stitchery Swap' piece just waiting a hanging rod and I can pop it in the post to wend its way to its new owner who I can't reveal until it has arrived.


I also got round to making one of those wallets - well almost as I need to mine the depths of the garage boxes to find some velcro to do the last little piece of the jigsaw. The pattern turned out really well but I haven't photographed it yet - something for my next post. I've also been working on my four seasons Autumn swap quilt and I may just steal a few minutes cutting and piecing as the weary sleepover participants have gone out to the park behind our house into the sunshine to play for a while.


Peace perfect peace!

15 comments:

May Britt said...

The receiver of your stitchery will be lucky girl. It's beautiful.

Screen Door said...

I love th epurple stitchery-- great detail..

gwen said...

I envy the recipient of your nice stitchery! Let us see how your 4 seasons quilt comes along. Take care.

Chookyblue said...

very nice stitchery.......I have the stitchery done but just need to make it into something......I have a few ideas.....

Andrea said...

I quite agree with the sleepover thing. They're all half dead the next day ! Wonderful little quilty stitchery ! Are you going to give us a sneaky peak of the 4 seasons swap ?

Tanya said...

You look like you're keeping busy. I'll be interested in what Sarah comes up with. Need any scraps from Japan? Let me know.

meggie said...

I wish that little hearts stitchery was mine! It is beautiful. And those pots look interesting.

Libby said...

Oh I remember the days of girls spending the night - there was precious little sleep, but the giggles we heard all through the night made up for it *s*

atet said...

Such lovely goodies (from today's post, yesterday's and your trip with DH -- LOVE that batik multi!). Isn't that wallet pattern easy? I've made several and used them as gift card holders (nicer than an envelope IMO). That stitchery is wonderful -- the recipient will be lucky to get it!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely little purple quilt - I love the button accents!

katelnorth said...

Do let us know if she needs any more ethnic fabrics - I'm sure some of us might have something in our stashes which would work. (Though come to think of it, my ethnic fabric is largely African, too - with maybe some Indian?) Anyway...

sMC said...

Not the Northampton Saints as from Northampton in the Midlands? the place of my birth. :) if so what a small world. Love your quilts and blog.

Dawn said...

Those are really fun fabrics! You can do some really fun things with them!

Lily said...

Beautiful work on the stitchery Anne. Ah yes, those few minutes of tranquility - very precious!

Nancy said...

This is such a sweet piece.

How can I find out about this swap, please? I've seen other references to it . . . . . Thanks. n