Thursday, 8 October 2009

Why my week whizzed
I've been cutting and gardening and cleaning (just a bit) (not that you'd notice) and seeing friends and sewing.
This is a cot-sized quilt top that is on its way to the extremely talented Tracey in FNQ, who is going to quilt it for me. I'm very excited about this, as her quilting is a work of art ... though knowing of her expertise did make me very conscious of my wonky piecing and slapdash sewing ... and did I iron all the bits the right way? Oops.
I just can't wait to see the result!
The quilt is a multinational project. I started the piecing in December last year in San Diego, using fabrics I'd bought there and in Chicago. Finished the sashing yesterday here in Perth. Now it's all in Queensland, or on its way at least, and when I get it back and finish the binding, it will be posted off to Sam and Tom in Brighton, UK, whose baby is due in January. It was their gorgeous country wedding I went to last July with Lily.
Sam is the daughter of my cousin, Kathleen, and in 1996, when Sam was just out of her teens, she came and lived with us in Subiaco for eight months. We had a ball with her, and the kids still adore her.
:: My parents had their 59th — that's fifty-ninth — wedding anniversary yesterday, so in a short while I'm driving south to spend the weekend with them and catch up with my brother. Yay!
Next year we'll be giving Old Betty Windsor a nudge to send M&D an anniversary greeting for their diamond wedding. I think you have to pay for it these days — typical.
Before I go, I'm making a CD of MP3s to play on the drive down. Hooray for MP3 players in cars. One CD will hold about 110 songs. Brilliant. Stick it in, press 'random', and that's me all set.
See you later.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait for that quilt to arrive! Congratulations to your parents. What an amazing, marathon wedded life.

Ulla said...

The quilt looks adorable, just like a modern glass painting.
Congratulations to your parents! My parents were married for 64 years before my father died 90 years old. They set a good example!

Anonymous said...

How adorable, gosh you girls are talented. I wish iI could do that. I can't even sew on a button!

Gina said...

love the quilt.

Give my congratulations to your parents

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Frogdancer said...

Stained glass window!

Laura Jane said...

The quilt looks GORGEOUS!!!!!

It really does look like a stained glass window held that way. I can't wait to see it in person, esp after Tracy has her way with it!

And please give your folks a big hug each from me and congratulate them on a job WELL DONE.

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