Monday, February 02, 2009

Much excitement at Chez Bebbs

I've got quite a bit of stitching done this week in and amongst the taxi-driving

I've appliqued an entire panel of sunflowers for the garden quilt - this is the back of a recycled man's shirt so you can see how big these flowers are.

Plus I'm having a play at a surprise for a friend who lives a little further afield.

Sarah has spent plenty of time in the car this week.

Tuesday evening saw me taking her up to Bristol for her TDG (Talent Development Group) rugby training.
Nigel drove her over to Northampton on Friday for her England Colleges trial.

I took her down to Plymouth for Regional training again yesterday - she's subsequently heard she's in the starting 15 for the first Regional match next Sunday which is exciting enough.

But the most delightful news this week is that she has been selected for the England Colleges squad. She is the youngest in the squad at only 16 years and 7 months and because of this will not be able to play all the matches especially those against the older opposition teams.

But I know she will be so proud to pull on that white shirt (incidentally this isn't Sarah but a member of the existing England Ladies team - the picture is courtesy of the RFU website).

It's not quite her ultimate ambition - that is to play for England Ladies at Twickenham - but another big step along the way...................... and all in spite of that thumb :o)))


loulee1 said...

Thats great news, well done to Sarah. And good luck.

Clare said...

Fantastic news! I bet there has been lots of shouting for joy at Chez Bebbs this weekend.

The sunflowers are so life like. Are you trying your hand at crazy quilting?

McIrish Annie said...

Great news for your daughter! Congrats. I love nothing better than girls doing well at sports.

Your sunflower is gorgeous!!

Libby said...

Oh my - Sarah is well on her way to being a star *s* Congrats to her and the happy parents, too.

Love those sunflowers - don't they look wonderful on that background!

alice c said...

Wow! Big congratulations to Sarah. Looking forward to seeing her run at Twickers one of these days.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congrats to Sarah!! She's worked so hard for this...especially recuperating from that thumb!

Love the appliqué..glad you explained the shirt shape...otherwise I would have thought you were making an appliquéd vest! :o)

sewkalico said...

So pleased the thumb thing didn't stand in her way!! I really thought that pic may have been of her ;-)
Love the sunflower on that shirt - sending you a shirt for one of those LOL.
I see you're a little 'crazy' at the moment, must be all that driving ;-)

Gina said...

Congratulations to sarah. I hope she enjoys playing for the enemy. LOL

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Cascade Lily said...

Congrats to Sarah - how exciting!

Hope you're not snowed in over there!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what wonderful news for Sarah! How exciting! And I LOVE that sunflower applique! It looks great!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations Sarah!!!
Jeanne :)

Ali Honey said...

Congratulations Sarah!

The sunflowers and crazy look great progress, Taxi driver.

Keep warm!

Michelle said...

Wow what work and what a blog!! mine pales....
Love the progression onto applique, last time we spoke you were straightforward quilting. Cant believe how well Sarah's doin.
Love to All


meggie said...

Congratulations to Sarah!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

great news...sounds like the tummy is now going as well as my girl's...keep those fingers crossed!
Thanks for the support and comment, I may have a little bushfire project that might interset you...pop over for a visit, love Tracey

Finn said...

Hi Anne, I love the sunflowers and having them on a shirt backing is just a hoot! Who would ever know unless you told them? Isn't quilting just the best form of self expression.
The road trips sound long, but I believe you've made the best of it. Hugs, Finn *VBS*