08 February 2008

she said she wanted aqua

Here's Rosie's bag (crappy photo though I know). Very *her* especially with the frangipani's as this is her favourite flower. I made the straps adjustable and even found some aqua gingham for the lining. Let's wait and see what she thinks of it.

I never thought I'd find myself buying aqua cotton drill, and I even bought pink drill at the same time because I'm sure there will be times when pink drill is just what's required - almost scary in some ways.....

On the quilting scene I don't have a lot to report except that I have done a bit on the hexagon stars while watching telly of an evening. I'm itching to quilt though but are waiting on a text to say that the baby is born so I know what colours to use in it's quilt. Good friends are expecting their first any minute now (literally!) and I really want to make a quilt for them and it. At breakfast this morning Ant received a text and I automatically started to get excited, then disappointed when it was only one of his employees wanting to 'chuck a sickie', grrr.

Amazingly, I've only just discovered Gee's Bends quilts. I love the rough simplicity of them, reminds me of the Australian wagga quilts. This one in particular has really grabbed my attention and I'd like to try something similar for the baby quilt. Asymmetrical me is growing in strength!!

I've been smacked on the gob by Aurillia, which is so very kind of her!

In the words from "the original smoocheree":

So, the point (and I do have one) to this post is motivated by my desire to hand some of that love and kindness back around to those who have been so very, very, very good to me in this bloggy world. My hope is that those who receive this award will pass it on to those who have been very, very, very good to them as well. It's a big kiss, of the chaste platonic kind, from me to you with the underlying 'thanks' message implied. I really do appreciate your support and your friendship and yes, your comments. ... Mwah!

So here's the people I'd like to share the blogging love with -

Tales of the Travelling Teacosy*
Deck the Halls with Vows of Folly (sorry Mum, but you'll only have to pass it on once!)
Nanette (she's got a blog somewhere but I'm not sure of the title - bad me!)
Sipiweske Quilt Designs ('cause she welcomed me so nicely when I first became a blogger and she has lovely quilts)

So there you go. One day when I'm a grown up blogger I'd like to think that there'd be more. In the mean time I'll keep eating my greens and continue to endeavour.


  1. Ouch. Aqua is my least favourite colour, I'd have to say, and it did make me wince a bit as the page loaded and the photo was revealed.

    But I'm sure your friend Rosie will love it. The last thing I'd want is for us all to have the same taste - how boring would that be? :)

    I'll give you a "Mwah" anytime baby, just the say the word *eyebrow wiggle* *laughs and hugs big sister*

  2. thanks for your comment...I survived the cricket with my notepad & to do list...I would have knitted if I knew how..and not much of a handsewer :( It was ok though...I had my friend to chat to :)

  3. And "Mwah" to you too. Nothing like a nice sloppy kiss!

  4. Awww shucks! Thanks Jen. I am honoured!

    You did a great job on the bag! Sometimes we have to work with colours we normally wouldn't choose, but I think it helps stretch our creativity.

    Like my YD Daughter's bag... I wouldn't have put in blue flames as the liner... but thats what she wanted. Have to please our customers right! (even if they are non-paying) LOL.

    Again thanks for the "Kiss". Huggles back to you! -Alice