Thursday, 5 July 2007

Back in the swing of things

Things are retuning to some normality after the much need break, I still have so much to share with you about my special week, watching my son painting a landscape, decorating cookies, some great photography by my babes, endless amounts of origami, we all enjoyed playing with paper this break. For now though I am still thinking Doll Quilt Swap, I have seen a few people post pictures of their quilts before they have sent them out so I thought I would show you the WIP...Here is the label I did on the new 'LOVE OF MY LIFE'... Here is the front of the quilt, I have tried to incorporate different techniques to keep the interest going for the the receiver. That's the first hand embroidery I have done in years, I mean years...since I was a child I think! The weather here is still raining and gloomy so all pictures need better light, if I waited for it though you might not see any pictures for ages.
So as I mentioned yesterday I was off to buy the binding and some thread, I went with a friend who at the time of leaving had to feed her little one so I called into a garage sale on the way to waste a little time. Oh joy! I am so glad I did, look at the yummy goodness I walked away with, and I have to confess this was not all of it! Just look at this lovely bowl set, its very kitch and very ME. I can not wait for the summer weather to be dipping into a bowl of strawberries or cherries or better still home made trifle, my Mom says it has to be made with sponge not jelly to be a real trifle!!! I especially like it if the sponge has been soaked in Madeira. This beautiful cake stand said 'BUY ME', but it weird as I am sure I have seen this before as if I have already owned it, very bizarre, but how sweet it is and even better as the glass cake stand I had got broken being washed up after the babes birthday party.
Of course I need another tea set, I really must show you my collection...I just can not help myself and whats a girl to do when it was only a pound. My tea sets used to be displayed on my kitchen window sill for me to enjoy looking at, I got asked once did I not have any cupboard space for them, I was devastated, I could not understand how people could not get the joy out of them like I do, it seemed odd. I was adamant it was not me in the wrong, BUT sadly the joy of looking at them diminished as worry took over that when people visited did they think me slightly mad. So they are now all stored in my glass fronted cupboard, I have to say the kitchen does look brighter and the the cupboard looks real 'eye candy' so once this lot has been scrubbed up and shiny it will join the others.
Garage sales are not big around here so when I saw this one I had to have a poke around, the ladies that ran it could not have been nicer to me and so happy to see my little babe, they even offered me a drink in their kitchen, sadly I had to decline as I had my shopping date at the thread n fabric store.

I took my little helper to his nursery today only to find it was the open day for the new intakes and we had to come home, I was delighted, so as soon as I have finished this and made the beds we are 'Baking Cookies' the apron is already on and I have a little person wanting my attention...

8 comments:

Alison said...

Your quit is just lovely and like you I just love a bargain especially if it is china.
Alison. x

Ragged Roses said...

What a fantastic garage sale! I've only stumbled across once but was lucky enough to buy a cupboard for £2! Love the look of your quilt and that tea set is gorgeous!
Kim x

www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com said...

I love that cake stand. LOVE IT!

Sarah and Jack said...

The tea cups are lovely.

I think that around here too many people have garage sales actually. It means there is a lot JUNK and not a lot of treasure most of the time. I still manage though, lol.

sarah said...

Suzie, your quilt is so pretty! I don't know what you were worried about!

Lovely finds, especially that tea set!

French Knots said...

Is there nothing that new machine cannot do - Bet it even does the washing up! The hand embroidery is lovely

Caroline said...

Love the quilt - especially the hand embroidery - really pretty. As for tea sets on the window sill - fab idea! Very pretty pink tea set - I can just see you with your cuppa and cake (from that lovely stand) - would love to join you xx

julie said...

What a gorgeous quilt! The new love of your life did a brilliant job on the label. Your new teaset is beautiful too - love the little flower inside the cups, you certainly got lucky with your finds!