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:

Jeni said...

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