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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Bit of Holiday Stitching...

Hello my Friends...and first up thank you so much for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments on the Sea Fever poem!!! I am well and truly stoked... After the birth of my new little Grand-Daughter Lidija (pronounced Lydia) in July...she came nearly 2 weeks early...I made a little pram quilt for her...by Leanne's House...I hadn't even started but I had purchased the fabric...and then, fate stepped in and I was on a break from TAFE and my cookery classes...and I put it together in 3 days!!! An accomplishment for me!!! I have my 20 year quilt and my Tulip Quilt on the side bar...they are my only completed quilts...I do have another Work in Slow Progress (WISP)...which I will do a post on soon...I had some strips left over and thought...mmm...enough there for something!!! So...2 little bags...one for my Daughter Jacqueline and one for me...baglover that I am...can't have too many I say...like most of us gals!!! So...after my surgery Jacqueline helped put the strips together as I was only good for sitting, chatting, sipping...and here they are above and below...my one is on the right!!!
...and ta...da...all completed together with the little quilt!!! Me being me...more is more...had to embelish with red buttons and ric-rac. Jacqueline is enjoying hers as the quilt folds up nicely in it...and then she will use it as a stitching carry bag...mine will sit there looking pretty and awaiting the next project...which will probably be Gail's Block of the Month below...

Quilt in reverse...quilted by me...diagonally, my first attempt by machine!!! My 20 year quilt was professionaly done, and the Tulip Quilt by hand...

Gail's Mystery BOM...on the sidebar...quite a few of us have taken on this challenge, including my Blogging Friend...Simone...it's going to be fun and I am looking forward to starting!!! Only thing is I take so long choosing fabrics!!! Not sure whether to make sure I have enough fabric for the whole quilt or just work from the stash...but thinking...use from the stash...adds more to the mystery!!! And Jacqueline...how about it!!!

Amidst all this thinking on the weekend...Christmas was packed up back into the old shipping trunk...awaiting the once a year opening next time around...

...and then to freshen up after the packing away...some Parfum pour la Maison...just a refreshing scent for the New Year and following blissful summer days...All is well in my world!!!

14 comments:

Mildred said...

What beautiful items you have completed. It would be hard to choose a favorite. I love it all!

Fer said...

Great bags! Lets see what you can do next. :o)

Simone de Klerk said...

You made some very wonderful projects. I love the colors you used! The machine quilting is perfect. Very secure.
Good luck with making choices for your Christmas wish ...

Maree said...

Lovely work you have been doing lately...love the bags & your christmas wish block looks Great...I am starting mine soon..
cheers

Kath said...

I love all your fabulous work, especially your exquisite tulip quilt. What a talented lady you are, love Kath

Sea Angels said...

How very lovely, I hope they will become family heirlooms and are as treasured as they deserve to be.
I like your Xmas in a trunk, it will be so lovely to open next year.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Lynn xx

a good yarn said...

The bags and quilt are just lovely. So pretty and I like your personal touch - button and ric rac embellishment. Hope you enjopyed your foray into machine quilting. You'll be stippling and feathering and flourishing in no time - and then you can teach me!

I'll be keenly watching everyone's progress on Gail's BOM.

Another delightful blog, Dzintra, thanks!

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Iris said...

Your bags are pretty. Hope you have a good week. take care. Iris :)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

You do such beautiful work! You should see me when I have to sew anything - not only does the thread get tangled into knots, so does the brain! But I perservere!
Love the Marvin Gaye. Ya know, D, you're a pretty hip gal, aren't ya?
L.,
Catherine

Sandi said...

Lidija's quilt is beautiful - love the soft colours you have used. The matching bags are pretty too. I still have to round up a few christmas decorations and put them away (the christmas tree was taken down in the first week of the new year though!)

Roosamamma said...

So many so beautiful things - and I can see how much love is in your work! Lidija is now 6 months - yes - like my Vanessa...It is so good to read your posts....
Hugs,
Roosamamma

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The little quilt is darling and just perfect for that grandbaby to snuggle under.
The bags are nifty too, you could load them up with quilting projects, knitting... what ever you desire.
They might be the perfect size for a pair of shoes that you could carry with you so when you get to where you're going you can remove your winter wellies and put them on.You see it is -12C (yes you read that right) here today and one certainly needs wellies along with a parka, hat, mits...if you are to venture outdoors.
Enjoy your summer warmth!
xo Susan
PS I can't believe your daughter's name is Jacqueline, so is mine!

The Pink Poodle said...

Such a clever lady!! much MUCH more so than ME!! keep up the lovely work..
I just wish i could sew...OH well..i guess we all have certain talents..and mine does NOT involve sewing..
ps..not quite sure what mine involves??!!

xx andrea

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats on finishing your project so quickly. Once you get on a roll, watch out! Deadlines also help I find....

I agree chosing fabrics sometimes takes ages

Cheers, QGB

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