Sunday, April 8, 2012

April Wipocalypse - A FINISH!!!!!!

Actually finished one of the things on my list - mind you it was a small baby quilt...and a cheater panel at that.  But in my defence I did hand quilt around the individual pictures....and the baby I have made it for is only a few weeks old....which is pretty good for me!!  They usually get the birth gift when they are just starting to walk.







It is a flannel quilt and very cute....the animal faces are quite charming....and IT IS FINISHED!!

There has also been progress on The Bitterest Flower cross stitch.  I only have the basket at the bottom to do.  It will be finished by next month.



My husband and I went to the Royal Easter Show today. This is remarkable because my husband went with me. He really only wanted to see the wood chopping, which is a very small part of what is on offer at the Show.  (This event is a Sydney institution of rides and animals, agriculture generally,  sugar,  deep fried carbohydrate, fat and general fun and lots of money changing hands).  But husband actually went and looked at a few other exhibits as well....some horses and some cows (complaining of the smell all the way).  He did insist on sitting at the wood chopping while I went to the Arts and Crafts and saw amazing quilts and knitting and such.  Rather inspiring they were.  Watched a woman from the Spinners and Weavers Guild spinning with a drop spindle. She made it look quite easy.....must go and find the spindle I bought and give it another go.  It would be a big investment of time if you were intending to make a jumper that way though.

I hope all you Wipocalypse projects are progressing well and that you all have a peaceful Easter!!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE this quilt and your stitching is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you....will have to get a picture of the baby - Sienna in her new quilt

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  2. That quilt is just too cute!! What a lucky baby. Your cross stitch piece is really lovely. Sounds like the Royal Easter Show is like our State fairs - lots of fun and fried food - LOL!

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    1. Yes it would be the same as a State Fair....top rung of the agricultural shows (which of course have become completely commercialised - some people go and never actually see an animal, except by accident). But if you win at the Royal it is the bees kneez!!

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  3. WOW!!! I Adore your little quilt! It is gorgeous! ^_^

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  4. p.s.I'm nominating you for the Liebster Award! Hooray!!! http://thecraftypixie777.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Oooooooh a nomination....never had one of those before - that would be lovely. Thank you

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  5. YAY A FINISH!!! Beautiful quilt too lovie! Sorry never thought I'd say this but I have to agree with your hubby. The woodchopping is a major event for me too! Those blokes are smoking HOT!! It's an all day affair for me, and then to the craft stalls. I also awarded you the Liebster award. http://thecraftyprincess.blogspot.com.au/

    I didn't get a chance to post it earlier as you know the dramas I had. So congratulations beautiful girl with a blog to match!! xoxo Alicia

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  6. Congrats on the quilt, the colours combinations are terrific.
    Went to the show too, first time in years!

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