How I wish it was summer and warm again…
But it's just to face the fact that leaves are falling and winter is coming …
SIGH!
 
This summer offered cold and windy weather, mixed with splashes of rain…
So most of the warm summer days was spent outside…
and for me it included secret sewing…
 
Bought myself a nice PINK little box to organise my applique stuff…
 
I have been annoyed with myself always losing needles, scissors and thimbles…
so with this one..I do hope it's going to be better..
 
My secret sewing was a pattern by April Rosenthal
The Dahlia pattern…
I did sew this one on machine and it was not hard
but not the easiest either…but FUN… :)
I think it turned out just wonderful…
 
Had fun again..trying to fussy cut some pieces…
making new holes in my fabric.. 😉
When finished… I needed to decide on quilting…
always such a BIG decision for me…
don't know why it always makes me want to put quilts away!
But this little one needed circular quilting…
and I just love how it turned out…
and it just got finished in time for my trip to Birmingham this year
and to be gifted to my lovely friend Shirley Sherratt ….
 
Was to take a photo of the quilt in Birmingham…
but my memory slipped as always!!
See you soon… :)
 
 

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Isn’t if fun when an idea just gets at you and you HAVE to do it…
 
Just because of three little words…
BUT FIRST TEA…
This quilt just was in my head one morning and I knew I had to make it for my
brother Anders when he turned 50…
One question I’m always asking myself…
why do ideas come when there is soooo little time left for a deadline???
 
So this quilt was done in just a few days…
It was so much fun just playing with my scraps and taking inspiration from
Tonya Riccucis book Word Play Quilts… Lovely book by the way!!
So out with the scraps and now some fun playing began…
Adding this and that to black strips and cut when it was needed…
FUN FUN FUN!
 
And smiling to myself when sewing…
Knowing my brother would smile seeing this one…
We both love tea… But HE LOVES TEA…and he KNOWS his tea…
The right minutes..the right temperature…the special blends…
different teacups…and teapots… Phew..
Tea is a way of living in my brothers life… Right Anders?
Quilted this with rectangles… No thinking here…Just did it!
 
So no wonder this one went together in no time!!
And I actually had some leftover time before the big party!!
No last sewing in the car…or loose ends to finish after the gift was received…
…but first TEA

We spent some lovely time with family and friends celebrating his birthday …
It was so nice to have us all together…with lovely food and laughter!
Family pictures taken from “granny’s house” and the evening…

Thank you brother for arranging this for us all…I had a lovely time..
hope you had too…and it was a pleasure making something for you!
Crappy picture …but in all excitement and the laughing it got blurry…
But I love seeing him smile…
See you... :)
 

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Sometimes it's so fun to bring in the mail…
A gift from Marica:)
And what a gift
A mini spool quilt:)
 
Made from a pattern by Camille Roskelly
Don't know how many times I was to download her patterns for her lovely minis…
Well I guess it ain't to late…can start a new collection… :)
 
Thankyou Marica for sending me this lovely gift…
I love it!!
Have to get my mini needles and the hammer out and put it up in my sewing room…
 
See you!!
 
 
 
 
 

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