Holidaying in N.Z.

Holidaying in N.Z.
Our favourite holiday spot N.Z.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Debs early bday present

I surprised my friend Deb with a quilt to remember her dear old dog that passed away.

she sure was happy with it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

two presents for two sisters

This is two metres of polar fleece turned inside out sewn together to make a warm blanket for my sister undergoing chemo and radiation - a must in our cold winter evenings.
Had a little break inbetween from sewing and got out the needles and made this very thick warm scarf for my other sister. I couldn't even remember how to cast off!!!!! so good old U tube came in handy.

Friday, June 11, 2010

For my cousin overseas

My cousin in England sent me
a message a few weeks ago and said she wished she lived closer so i could make her a quilt, so I wipped this one up and it is about to be sent to her, hope she likes it. I know she likes flowers and tried to make it colours that would suit her. fingers crossed they are the right ones. Again I backed it with black polar fleece - don't think there is much danger of it being too hot in England.
I call them knee rugs more than a quilt (quicker and easier to put together)

Birthday quilt

A friend is having a birthday so I surprised her with a quilt - made from scraps from other quilts I have made recently, I backed it with black polar fleece so it will be nice and warm on those cool winter nights.
It is folded in half here.

sewing chair

At a local second hand shop I came across this repro chair, couldn't resist it and it has now become my new sewing chair. It goes with our old house and looks the part next to the wooden fire surround built into the house back in 1918.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Couch cover - black patchwork

Another week-end project, didn't have anyone in mind when I started this but half way through thought it would look very nice draped over our couch - I was very pleased with the end result, backed it with a black polar fleece blanket, so it serves as a cosy rug at night and looks good throughout the day.

winnies new cover

Winnie the Pooh now has a new patcwhwork quilt for his little chair. The Day care children thought I was very clever.
Seems I can never run out of "someone" to make a quilt for.