Friday, 30 October 2009

A welcome back from an old friend and goodbye to a new friend....

It has been a wee while since I have blogged.  Alas and alack, I like this blogging but I also like sewing and meeting up with friends and my darling hubby back from the sea.

First and foremost my darling hubby Andrew. His ship came back from the Caribbean, sailing into the East coast of Scotland where I drove over to meet him.

He (and the rest of the ship) have been very busy over the last few months and I have missed him sooooo much.  He is very supportive of my sewing and never even comments on the increasing size of various piles of delicious fabrics and hanks of wool.  I will be driving over to see him tomorrow (after visiting the Good Food show at the SECC).

With the joy of Andrew coming back there was a wee goodbye to say too.  A new friend of mine, Carrie, has flown back to the States (Seattle) today.  Yesterday, along with the other Flava Girls, the Gourock knitting group where I met Carrie, we had a lovely meal at the Tontine Hotel in Gourock and said our farewells before 3 of us had to catch the ferry back to Dunoon.  I have only known Carrie for a few months, when we met up most Thursday nights at the knitting group, but during this time I have found her to be a genuine and charming lady with immense talent.  We all consider ourselves to be so much better off for getting to know Carrie and it was our complete pleasure to give her a spinning wheel as a gift for her to take away back across the pond.

Happy spinning Carrie and haste ye back to our shores.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Angel Swap

I tried to include this part in the original blog for today but could not upload more than one photo so they are going to be added separately.
This project is for the Angel Swap. I spent ages deciding what to make, on the them of Roses, Roses, Roses. Roses appear, aplenty and I also included some Harris Tweed, a real favourite of mine and something I hope will add a touch of the West Coast of Scotland for the recipient of this.

The final completed project I want to share with you today is Olivia's Quilt. Olivia is the new baby daughter of a friend of mine. Born a couple of weeks ago.

Well, as you can see, I have now managed more than one photo in a blog post... I should really edit the first one and join it all up but I would rather go sew.

Would love to hear from you via a comment.

Cheerio from Dunoon.

Bags of Evidence

Sometimes we can talk quilting and shop quilting and enthuse quilting, but actually completing quilting is another thing entirely!

Well I decided I was going to put my stitching where my mouth is and complete more projects! Two projects were completed out of necessity, the best motive for production yet ... They were the Friendship bag swap and the Angel swap. The pictures are here too!

I have to say that this is not the best photograph ever, but it shows some of the colours. I filled the bag with some goodies but I forgot to photograph that !! Off it all went to Norway.

The bag swap was great fun, a small swap in as much as the work needed to make the project but the results are really nice. I think this was a great idea and a wonderful swap.

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