Thursday, 8 May 2008

Mr Postman...look and see...

The Lucy Lockets Quilt Swap is now in full swing, I can picture lots of sewers patching together little bits of fabric and eagerly waiting for their Postie to drop their swapie's quilt through the door...Hurrah!!! Mine has arrived... I was very happy to be paired up with Quilting Bebbs, I have had the pleasure in us emailing each other through our blogs, so it wass lovely to get a quilt from a Friend. Quilting Bebbs, I thank you from the heart...yes the heart and just look at all those lovely hearts...how sweet is this? it is already up in my sewing room. I just need to buy some more hooks and Quilting Bebbs thought of everything including little rings to hang it on the wall with some lovely little extra bits and bobs...buttons and nice goodies:-)
So I guess I must be falling a little behind...Oh but look, the sewing room has taken on the paraphernalia of a quilter...the ruler, rotary cutter and lots of little bits of fabric litter the floor...
Add in some colour and texture for inspiration and not to mention the beautiful sunshine shinning away...
There you have it a 'SNEAKY PEEK' at my finished quilt, I do not want to give to much away as it is a gift...

Now as if that was not enough from my dear postman who is weighed under by packages and letters walking through the village in the heat...Oh Bless...He also delivered this little package...A GIVEAWAY win...THREE CHEERS for GIVEAWAYS...This came from the lovely Sal Snippets...who you should all know by now...she has just got in a new range of fabrics and I was lucky enough to win a Fat Quarter and in true Sal Style I got a few extra bits. She is always so generous...I am not sure yet what I will make with this, its very pretty fabric with a large pattern and I am thinking it might be nice as a summer garden cushion. Thanks Sal...
SO whilst Mommy is busy sewing what are the little ones up to...Well we have new craze going on around here, remember 'Shrinky Dinks'? You used to (depending on your age) get them free in cereal boxes, you colour them in and pop them in the oven and they shrink to about a tenth of the size. As a previous paper crafter I have all the bits to make these, but we used a heat gun rather than the oven...both children love them and are able to turn out great results...with a little help from me with the keyring attachment they have produced some great little things that have been given out to friends and family...Oh and a few to decorate the light fitting in my kitchen...because you have to do that...right?
I had to show you my latest thrifted Tea set...yes another tea set in the 'Suzie Sews' household...this set has been on my mind, remember the 'Critters in Tea Cups'? well I am looking at some lovely buttermilk yarn to make up some mice to go with the these tea cups...
Talking of future projects this little pile is inspiring me, a few bits I picked up from the patchwork shop at the weekend...I am thinking yo yo buttons and small knitted flowers for hair clips...
To finish with a totally self indulgent picture of my wee ones sandy toes...Yer Its Beach weather...
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Blogger is having great fun with me today, from not allowing pictures up, to refusing to post up to days post and saying it will be posted at a set time...So if it all goes a little odd or maybe you get two posts of the same thing etc...I apologise...if its the spelling and the grammar...well that's my fault!(You should know that by now)!


15 comments:

said...

hey, how lucky you are!
love those tiny feet!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a lovely quilt from Anne - I'm so pleased I organised this swap!!!! Love your other goodies too! Lucy x

anne bebbington said...

Soooo glad it arrived there safely and that you like it :o)))

Lesley said...

Sooo many lovely things in this post Suzie!! Your mini-quilt is beautiful and that sneaky peak looks very lovely.

My favourite would probably have to be those little sandy feet :)

xxx

French Knots said...

What a lovely quilt, great colours!
I've got some of that shrinky stuff somewhere, will have to dig it out for the children....might take some time!

quiltdude said...

Your mini quilt is lovely, looks like Anne had the same idea as me with the hearts :)
The fabric pile looks interesting as does the sneak peek at your mini quilt.
But most of all I love those toes in the sand.
X Clare

Anonymous said...

What a lovely quilt - lucky you! I do remember Shrinky Dinks, and strangely enough my eldest came home from Beavers tonight having made one! (they used the microwave apparently!)- got me all nostalgic i can tell you.
Hip hip hooray for the sun!!!!!!!!!
love
Caroline
xx

the homely year said...

Hi, beautiful quilts. Lovely photos but those little feet are the best!
Margaret and Noreen

two hippos said...

what a lovely heart quilt and I love the fabrics you have used in your sneeky peek!

pink-petal-designs said...

Lucky you, what a lovely quilt! I love the spotty fabric you have there too.
Sarah x

Tracy said...

Gorgerous little quilt! I like mini quilts. Delicious bits of fabric and whatnot...can't wait to see what you'll be up to next! Always such a treat of eye candy here...LOL! Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

Queen of the froggers said...

That quilting is gorgeous isn't it.

Ziakoko said...

Ah lovely give away goodies and swaps- I never win a thing, ever! Love the Amy Butler fabric in that quilt can't wait to see it all! I did see someone using that shrinking plastic to make jewellry once- looked so lovely they used it to make a plastic cover over some lovely vintage printed paper to make a pendant, the possibilities are endless!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

My daughter loves shrinky dinks as well - I have seen some lovely things made out of this medium recently - it must be making a come back! That mini quilt is so sweet.

Rachelmp said...

So lucky Suzie! Great read on a Monday morning (at work...) too x Rachel