"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sewing, knitting and gifts

It's hot in Esperance today so we shut the house up and sat inside with the fans roaring while we knitted and sewed.

I finished the log cabin quilt top yesterday, now Blossom is knitting a trauma teddy to post to Karen for the bushfire quilt/teddy appeal. I also have some fabric to send and one of the cot quilts from my Etsy store.

At the moment I am finishing a lap quilt for my grandchildren using the Noah's Ark blocks I stitched from Lynette Anderson's BOM.

A lovely surprise arrived in the mail today!
Maree arranged the Birthday Fat 1/4's Swap for 2009, and with my 50th birthday just 9 days away I've been quite excited at the prospect of receiving a lovely collection of fat 1/4's in the mail over the next week or two.

Jeni's parcel arrived today, so prettily wrapped...

...and the fabrics are exactly what I would have chosen myself! Thanks so much Jeni!!

Hopefully the cool change will come soon and I can get back to the sewing machine for some piecing...I'm sort of ready to put the embroideries on the shelf for a little while and take time out to sew some blocks.
Do you find you get really hot sitting at the sewing machine?? I do, even in winter!

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad you like my choice and have a happy birthday .....love your quilt your working on
    hugs again Jeni


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