Thursday 31 December 2009

Raise Your Glasses for 2010

4 hours and counting till ...

(no pics tonight, internet isn't co-operating ... I'm hoping for a more reliable connection early next year)

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Christmas Wishes

To all my friends ...

Looking forward to a new year of friendships both continued and new.

Wednesday 16 December 2009

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

While visiting blogs this morning, I came across the Jolly Jabbers who have kindly offered to pass on my quilty Christmas Wishes to you.

Here's what I found at the Fat Quarter Shop. I would like to wish for ...

I could wish for clothing or chocolates
Should I wish for some lovely rain
Or maybe some beautiful fabric
To make a start on my 'Dear Jane'.

Chocolates would be nice
But gone way too soon
Clothing may not fit me for long
When after the chocolate I balloon.

Rain could be somewhat tricky
To deliver on your sleigh
So a gorgeous bundle of fat quarters
Will really brighten my day.

Thankyou Santa

PS: Help yourself to some hay in the shed for the reindeer.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Bedtime Bears and Bugs for Billy

My newest great nephew arrived in October and is now in possession of his very own shaggy quilt.

Cuddly bears ready for bed and the large white clouds glow in the dark.

I used the remaining blue check squares for a pattern on the reversible back ...

and found some cute butterfly/bugs fabric to finish it off ... just right for a little boy.

Sleep tight sweet baby boy.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Look what I found in my mailbox yesterday ... my very own piece of White Christmas!

The lovely Shiree of kiwifruit-shiree made this adorable little quilt for the Four Seasons Holiday Swap and sent it on it's way to my house. I'd asked for some snow at Christmas ... isn't it just perfect. Hanging proudly on my lounge wall, I can't help but smile everytime a walk past.

How cute is that tree? And can you see the garland along the eves?
Thankyou to Shiree for making my festive season 'snowy' and for the cute tree ornaments already hanging on my tree.
Thankyou to Margaret for yet another fantastic swap. I'm excited to now own a quilt for each of the four seasons and hope to hang them all together.
Wishing you both a loving, festive season.

Monday 7 December 2009

There's A Bear in There

Some lovely friends have commented on Teddy in my header ...

so here he is in all his finery.

"Teddy in a Tangle" is a Liz Stanway design and my choice for my Four Seasons Holiday Swap which has safely arrived at Andrea's home in Germany. He was so much fun to make, especially the baubles. His fur will keep him warm through a white Christmas ... it was getting a little hot for him here is Aus.
Happy Holidays