Nice to be sharing another blog post with you. A warm welcome to those who pop by to have a look at the goings on here but don't leave a comment for whatever reason, nice to have you here too. Today's post is a bit if this and that, or bits n' pieces.
My personal pile of quilts that need to be quilted is growing far too rapidly for my mental health, so yesterday I loaded two at the same time and put my superhero cape on and knocked two off the list!
Two different cot panels near enough the same size, the same green flannel backing and the same cotton batting made for easy loading. I chose 'Turbulence' for the edge to edge pattern and a nice Madeira variegated thread in greens and blues.
The finish came quickly as did the binding which I did entirely by machine, some might say that is 'cheating', others might say, it looks good and they are finished, I am in the latter group!
The limey green flannel backing will be snuggly for the babies that will be gifted these quilts.
The remainder of the quilts in my personal quilting pile will not get finished so quickly as they all require custom quilting.
Last week was a friends birthday and I wanted pop something special in her parcel. A couple weeks ago I was having a professional development weekend at home, playing and experimenting with vintage linens. (some of you may have seen this activity on Facebook)
The end result was three rather pretty pieces that will make gifts or keepsakes for myself! The piece I gave to my friend I bound and made into a table topper. The others may become cushions, I am undecided on that.
Below is the piece gifted to my friend.
The back has another small vintage Linen serving as a label.
Yesterday my sweet man and I took a drive to Helena Bay stopping in at the Cafe/Gallery there for a coffee and maybe we shared a yummy German apple strudel! Please enjoy some photo's I took on my phone while there.
|The view from the cafe's deck!|
Art works in the garden, fabulous plantings and white stoney pathways, this magic Kowhai tree in full flower, my phone did not do a good job of showing the Tui in the tree, but he/she is there!
The HUGE sculptured hawk and wire nest complete with eggs over looks the cafe and gallery.
For those asking where is Simon? He is still here, just resting, when you have a fabulously luxurious life like he does, it is part of his job to rest and eat well!