Hello and welcome to my new followers Ali at Ali Bee Creations,Lynne at Pieceful, Faye at Cartwheels & Bubbles,Trudy at Playing in the Attic and Meredith at Mereknits,hope you enjoy visiting my blog.
Many Many thanks to all for your warm comments on my last post....it was really an awful week.
Last Saturday I received a lovely surprise when I returned from my five hours class in the Business College, my giveaway prize from Alison/Dormouse had arrived, all the way from France. Good delivery timing.
My first prize and I am so pleased.
Dear Alison....it must be telepathy ...how did you know that I needed a book marker....my last one got decidedly mangled by Willie when he was having a kittenish day and attacked the tassel on the end of the marker and then sucked and chewed it to a disgusting mess. Then he started to choke on the threads from the tassel and was sick ,so book marker went straight in the bin.
I love this book marker you have sent me, its far better than the last one.
As for the cookery book well I am always looking for new recipes and although I speak only a little French I have no problem understanding it as I speak some Valenciano (the language of this province)and its really similar to French. Although should I have problems Sr P will be of great help because he speaks some French which he picked up when staying with his family in Le Harve.
So in all its a lovely gift...thank you :-)
I am totally and utterly jealous to the gills of people who make quilts and patchwork ones at that. I have been seeing some REALLY impressive ones out there in blog land.
However I know this isn't the real thing but this was my effort at making something similar to a quilt,patchwork or a duvet cover.
Back in April 2000 when my daughter phoned me from Chicago to give me the wonderful news that she was expecting well I just couldn't keep still and wait I had to get cracking doing something crafty for that grandchild. Therefore before I even knew it was going to be a girl or boy I started the duvet cover. I wanted to do a big project because it was for a big event in my life and I also wanted to do something my grand-child could keep for the great grand-children.
As I said I started it before I knew if the babe was boy or girl so I picked teddy bears because I am a Winnie the Pooh Fan (may he live for ever)and also every child loves a Teddy.
It took me nine months to complete.
I had no sewing machine so after tacking it all together how I wanted it to look, I took it along to a sewing lady to finish it off for me.
I also made a rectangle cushion in the same material with a hidden purse inside for the tooth fairy but as yet I don't know what has happened to that. Its 11 years old now and wearing well but my Cookie Baby thinks its too babyish for her .......which is understandable at 11 so it'll be put away for my next grand-child or my first great-grandchild.
All the love and excitement and the waiting was wound into those threads ...and I made it to last. I traveled to Chicago in November 2000 to be with my daughter at the birth and gave it to her then, ....as my old Aunty May down in Somerset would have said "er were right struck with it!"
Better looking week ahead for me than last one I am pleased to say ....hope its going to be a good one for you all too.