Thursday, 27 December 2007

Normality beckons

Things are settling down now and even though we didn't have a wild time the last few days have been hectic. Today the house is a little tidier, DH Jason is back in work and our house guest - Jess's boyfriend has gone home so time to think about some sewing.

On the present front my quilty gifts went down a treat. My MIL and FIL loved their braid quilt and it looked just right on the back of their sofa. She couldn't believe I had made it and asked the inevitable question - how long did that take ? I just said quite a while and left it at that - lol !




My sister loved her knitting bag which was finished in the nick of time on Christmas Eve. In fact, my mum who is notoriously hard to please on the present front wants one too so I guess Mothers Day next year is catered for.

Unfortunatley Patricks quillow didn't make the deadline - maybe Easter ! Who knows !

I was chuffed on Christmas Day when my 15 year old nephew Chris asked would I make him a quilt for the beginning of March. He is going on a school exchange to Germany and will be travelling by coach for approx 30 hours and he said he would love something to snuggle up in. I made him a quilt about 3 years ago - lots of brightly coloured football fabrics and my sister says he loves it. I think he has probably outgrown this a bit now and I am delighted he wants another. My mum said he was a bit cheeky to ask but I think it's great that he wants one so will have a think of what I can do.

I mentioned in my last post that I was thinking of doing Bonnies mystery quilt - well guess what-




Took me a while to come up with colours but this is what I'm going with. A lot different than my usual scrappy quilts but I think I will like it.

Had an early night in bed last night with my quilting books and a chocolate reindeer - lol !! Think I have found someinspiration for the 4 Seasons quilt swap. Will do some more on the mystery quilt while I'm mulling some ideas over. Really looking forward to doing this.
Hope you're all finding some time to quilt !!


16 comments:

joyce said...

I think we're all glad to have things get back to normal. The colors you have chosen for your quilt are beautiful.

Helen in the UK said...

Your mystery start looks great :)

Bren said...

Hey, if a 15 year old boy ASKS for a quilt, then he should get one! What an honor. 15 year old boys usually could care less.

Norma said...

I love the colours that you came up with for the mystery quilt! I can hardly wait to see what your version turns out like.

meggie said...

It was hectic over Chrissy, but all over now.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year, & wonderful health & joy in 2008.

The knitting bag is lovely BTW.

Dawn said...

Oh the knitting bag is wonderful! I"m so glad all your gifts were loved!

mereth said...

I'd be pleased to have a teenage boy ask for a quilt, he must really want one. Far worse to make one for him and be uncertain of the reception.
The knitting bag turned out great, and the mystery qult will be beautiful in those colours. I hope you get lots of sewing time now that Christmas is over!

Alycia said...

Your mystery colors are really neat - can't wait to see how that turns out. Congrats on all the handmade presents! Good job

gwen said...

When looking at the blocks for the mystery quilt, I had to resist really strong not to start one right away. The colours you chose are great. The knitting bag is lovely too. I wish you inspiration for the 4SQS and a happy new year. Take care.

katelnorth said...

Nice colour choices - I keep seeing nice starts to that mystery quilt on blogs - almost tempts me to do it myself - but not quite!

Happy In Quilting said...

Love the colours for your mystery quilt...

Ali Honey said...

I'm glad your gifts were warmly recieved. What an honour to have a teenage boy like a quilt so much to ask for another. That's cool!

Annie said...

I have found some time to find my sewing table and a little bit of floor space. I loved your header Normality beckons! It's nice just puddling about and doing what I please. Isn't it great when someone really loves your quilts. I made one for my Irish cousins little girl after she admired all my quilts last christams. She will come back to Australia next christmas, so I will have it ready.

Guðrún said...

I haven´t got to the sewing machine yet, I think it won´t be until beginning of January :) I think it is great to have a 15 year old ask for a quilt!

Linda said...

The colours you picked look fantastic. Happy Quilting.

JaCk said...

Nice blog
Compliments

greetings from italy :D