Monday, August 3, 2009

Christmas in July - Quilting in CT

Christmas in July arrived for me on Friday - Thankyou Tracey! I love the things she has made for me. A huge Christmas bag, a GAIL PAN Christmas wallhanging, a couch companion, three co-ordinating fat quarters, some maple syrup candy (very very yummy!) and a lovely Mary Enlgebreit card!

This is the gorgeous GAIL PAN wallhanging, love it - and Tracey has used a varigate thread which I love!

This is the beautiful couch companion Tracey made me, love the colours!

I have to show you up close her stitchery work, such neat and even stitches!
The pincushion part of the couch companion.


I am sorry to take so long to post about this but weekends here are rather hectic, and today was not the best school day we have had - I am pleased dinner is started and the older children busy with chores.

All last week I was busting to get some sewing done, yet when I had the opportunity yesterday to do a bit I just kept floundering, like just now. Guess I just need to sit down and focus on what is most urgent to be finished!
I have a quilt to piece and quilt before the end of this month, another 5 quilt tops to baste, a couple of birthday presents to make and a huge list of wish-to-do's! What are you up to this month????

Tomorrow I will share JessieGirl's Christmas ornament swap with three other girls her age, Chooky has already blogged about it here and here.

Before I forget, almost did!, Jenny of Elefantz and Chookyblue have both posted a bit about leaving comments for blogs. So if there is a blog or two that you just lurk on, leave them a comment - comments are sooo much appreciated by blog owners, don't forget about new bloggers either.

Till tomorrow, here's hoping for a better day!
(I KNOW this Sunday will great, as I will be visiting with Chookyblue, Farmyard Crafts, and Kerry!)

19 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh Bec you lucky thing you are off to Nundle. Your xmas swap gifts are gorgeous - lucky you.

Priscilla said...

You got some gorgeous gifts in the swap - I really love that couch companion - lovely fresh colours!

Cardygirl said...

Oh no...I will be there on saturday!

Tammy James said...

Hi Bec, Oh you are very Lucky I totally Adore the colours in the couch companion you have there, and the stitching is beautiful, just divine! Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
T. x

Stephanie said...

Very nice swap gifts. I just love the couch caddy!

jannimary said...

Your gifts are beautiful. Very lucky you! Do you just feel overwhelmed at times and don't know where to start with things? I know I do. I'm sure you'll make a start on one of your projects and then all will move along fine.

Terry said...

hat great gifts! I LOVE that couch companion...those fabrics are so bright and cheerful! :0)

Linda said...

Terrific gifts from Tracey, she chose such bright and happy fabrics. Lucky you.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely goodies.........see you Sunday not long now.........can't wait.........

Wendi said...

I am a bit of a lurker but do enjoy your blog:) Very encouraging to get some quilts finished!!

Carin said...

Wow you got some beautiful stuff in the swap!

Do you need a gentle kick in the tush towards your quilt? lol

Farmyard Crafts said...

Hope you find some time to get into the projects you need to get finished.... it's always hard finding time to get things done. Hope that todays school day is better too! I can't believe that it's this week.... Nundle.... it's gone so fast!! Drive safe and I'll see you on Sunday. :)

Joy said...

Oooh, you got some lovely goodies Bec!!
Don't panic about all that you have to do. I go through stages like that too where I have what seems like an overwhelming amount on my 'to do' list. Just prioritise - put the less urgent stuff to the back of your mind (or cupboard lol) until you have the time to deal with them, then you can concentrate on what HAS to be done :o).
Good luck!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lynn said...

lovely swap gifts! Lucky you - a visit with other quilters/bloggers - have fun!

Guðrún said...

I love the fabric she used for the couch companion, it is so bright and cheerful.

Kerri said...

Great chrissy swap. I have bee wanting to make a chair caddy for myself.

Have a great weekend with the girls.

Tracey in CT said...

I'm glad to hear that the package finally arrived! I was starting to get worried that it was delayed or lost somewhere along the way! I'm thrilled to see that you liked everything I chose for you, I had fun making the gifts, that armchair pincushion is a favorite project of mine. One small correction, to give credit where credit is due, the little wallhanging pattern is actually from Gail Pan, not Cinderberry Stitches (though the little bird looks like some of Cinderberry Stitches birds!).

Messy Karen said...

a package of goodies from Tracey. love the happy colors combined with her stitching.

Sarah said...

Such great gifts Bec! The arm chair caddy is quite bright and cheery!
Have fun with the girls in Nundle say 'HI' to them from me xx
x Sarah