Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pictures speak louder than words

I've just been so busy - work, work, work.................
And then stitch, stitch, stitch..............

I'm sneaking this in between coming home from the supermarket after work, collecting Sarah from her fitness session at college at the end of her timetabled day, tidying the house because my parents are due down tomorrow for the first time for over two years (the house bears a striking resemblance to a fabric bomb aftermath) and feeding the household - how unreasonable is that to need feeding for heaven's sake.

However I'll show you just a little of what I've managed to fit in on the stitching front

A quilt top just ready for sandwiching to make a nice big baby quilt or play mat for a girl or a boy

Some christmas tree baubles -
embroidered........


or not.......... as the fancy takes you
An 'Odd Sock Sack' for that irritating collection of mateless odd ones you're always left with after a load of washing or two - they'll happily wait in here until their mates materialise after the next wash
A Christmas napkin basket which will usefully undo and store flat until next year...............
Some door hangers - just because................
And finally a new scarf for Sarah in lovely selection of heathery marl colours - just right for the college girl - and so relaxing to sit and add to at the end of a weary day.

22 comments:

Anastácio Soberbo said...

Hello, I like the blog.
It is very beautiful
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from Portugal

Nancy in Norway said...

Love your Odd sock sack. I need to make one too.

Angelcat said...

wow you have been busy! I love your odd sock sack, what a charming idea!

Clare said...

Don't you ever stop! You're making me feel exhausted just looking at that lot. Don't through away the scraps!!!!!!

Wooo hooo - do I see that "someone" has being fiddling with their blog. 10 out of 10 and go to the top of the class.

Clare said...

Oh gawd - it's late 'scuse grammatical errors.

loulee1 said...

Wow busy lady! And thats befoe you started on all your motherly duties. I love the Christmas decorations.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love that first quilt...that looks like a quicky..but a goodie.

Cascade Lily said...

Anne you are truly amazing how you manage to get so much crafting done in and around your other responsibilities! I sometimes wish that dinner wasn't necessary - it really does get in the way of all things pleasurable!

Pat said...

Love your stitcheries.

miniaturequilter said...

You are a busy woman!!!I love the quilt and the colors of the scarf! You know there is always pizza!!!!

Gina said...

Love all that you've done.
What a great idea for an odd sock bag. Mine just get thrown back in the wash until the partner turns up.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Karol-Ann said...

Lots of lovely things!!! Of course the odd sock sack is a winner!! (I need a huge one LOL (Maybe a black bag instead!!!!)
I do hope you do well!

Ali Honey said...

I too have been too busy,( I prefer a better balance of work and play ) but you've achieved some lovely finishes there.( you have got more done than me )I especially love the ( idea ) odd sock bag. LOL.

Ginger_Curls said...

What a big collection of finishes! I like all of them but the Odd Sock Sack especially - all washing machines should have one! I went down your blog saying "ooh, that's nice, so's that, oh I like that!" My DH is going to ban me from even looking if I steal any more ideas from people!

Mad about Craft said...

Everyone needs an odd sock bag1

You have been busy!

Rose Marie said...

Love the baby quilt and what a great collection of crafty things.

meggie said...

Nice production there!
Love the scarf for Sarah, very pretty colours.

pascale said...

You have made so much, I am in admiration. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for the name of the giant, I'll go and update it.

French Knots said...

Goodness, do you ever sleep?! Lots of inspiration there.

Tanya said...

My goodness! You really have been busy. Hope you are enjoying your time with your parents. Love your Christmas baubles. How did you make the little folded-like ones? Are those from fabric or is that paper?

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

You have been very busy Anne! well done, the quilt top came up beautifully and I love the Christmas decorations. Your girl will be very cool at College with her scarf!
I have a sock sack...works a charm! Tracey

Nancy said...

I love the little quilt with the triangles . . . .