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Friday, 30 March 2012

Projects on the Go

I have a number of projects on the go at the moment. Some crochet baby blankets and this quilt which has been ongoing for a few years...something else always gets in the way, but I ma now hand quilting it and then it will just need the binding attached...this quilt is for me:)
The fabric arrived from www.cottonpatch.net for my friends wedding quilt...I am really pleased with it and also my printed labels to sew on finished projects. Cant wait to get started on the quilt!



Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Italy

I haven't finished anything recently so thought I would post some photo's of a trip to Italy some years back. I love Italy and we had an amazing trip visiting some main cities and areas. We enjoy the architecture as well as the scenery. I would like you also to be praying for my daughter and her family in South Africa. The farm on which they have a cottage was broken into last night, their neighbour held at gun point while his property and our SIL's office robbed. Praise God that no one was hurt. 







Saturday, 24 March 2012

Wedding Quilt

My old school friend (we have known each other for over 40 years)is getting married in July so I have been mulling over in my mind what style quilt I should make for her. I kept thinking I would like to use just basic squares, knowing this would be quite simple and therefore quick to make but was wondering is this really just a bit boring? However, I just kept coming back to the thought that actually I really like basic squared quilts. I have a lot of Liberty squares that I am going to make into a quilt for myself...who knows when?
So I searched Amy Butler squared fabric and came across this beautiful quilt on http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/amy-butler-love.html
So now I know what I am going to make for my friend, I am going to buy ready cut Amy Butler squares from her 'Love' range...perfect!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Out with Daddy

 Off on a little ramble with Daddy
Stopping for a picnic on route

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Beach Robe

I expect many of you have seen one of these. I had one very similar colours to this when I was a child. I bought this robe some years ago in a charity shop. My daughter asked me if I would make her one with arm holes for when she takes her four year old twins and todder swimming. She can put it over her costume to keep warm and also have hands free to dry and dress the children. 


I couldn't find any exciting towelling at a reasonable price and so went for plain blue...Maggie will be pleased but Primrose will have wanted it pink :)

I went for a French seam as towelling frays so much.


 Measured and cut slits for arms

I used some Liberty print bias binding to bind the arm holes


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Gilby Skipp the Wonder Boy!

 I cant believe how grown up he is already
Makes a change from the buggy or the sling

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Baby Blue


I have finished the Blue Baby Blanket. I love the colours and used a shell stitch around the edge. The yarn is 100% acrylic and so very soft, machine washable and tumble dry.
I reckon I can get three blankets from the yarn I bought costing £13 in total....bargain!



Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Rough & Tumble

I just had to share these with you....I think it wont be long before its pay back time and he will be sorting these two out!




Sunday, 11 March 2012

Refiners Fire


'For He will be like a refiners fire....'
My husband spoke this morning from the book of Malachi, he spoke about God's refining fire.  It struck me that when gold ingots are being refined, they are heated by the fire and then at just the right moment are submerged into water. When God is refining us we need to allow Him to do so until he knows that the time is right for us to be submerged. Of course His refining of us continues throughout our life but there are times when God will work on specific issues in our lives. This may be a time of healing for past hurts and again we need to allow God to continue His refining until that time when He knows we are fully healed. 

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Blue for a Boy




Three of our nieces and nephews are having babies this summer. Two little boys and one little girl. I am making blankets for them. I love these colours and thought the cottage we came across yesterday fitted the theme quite well.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Homeless


Below are some photo's that my daughter took on one of her recent visits to the homeless shelter that she helps at in Durban. Her and her friend from church go each week, when they can, they take a team people of people with them. They find out the needs of the people living in the shelter. On this visit they had taken clothes for the children. Sometimes they make arrangements to go and pick up those who need to have HIV tests or other medical treatment. At the moment they are trying to sort out rehab for one young lady who is addicted to cocaine. They take the love of Jesus to these beautiful people who have been so badly wronged by family and/or society. Please pray for them and the people they are seeking to help.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Painting the Garden

I received these lovely photo's in my in box this morning. My daughter asked the twins to paint the garden.....


How beautiful are these paintings? And how alike are they too?
The tree with red apples, grass, sky, blue slide....

Monday, 5 March 2012

Pottery

My daughter bought my husband a bowl like this for part of his birthday gift...alongside the Scotty dog pen and pen recycled form corn on the cob chosen by the twins. This bowl is made by John Leach's Muchelney Pottery http://www.johnleachpottery.co.uk in Somerset, she bought it at Dartingon in Devon. We visited the pottery last summer and caught a glimpse of John Leach treating himself to a cone from the ice cream van. The pottery is lovely so I have put in an order with my daughter for my birthday :) 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Pottery

We had passed this pottery before on our way down into Cornwall but never had time to stop, this time we did stop and I asked if I could take some photo's of the potters beautiful pots