I sure am looking forward to Springtime! There are some very early signs of it in my garden - albeit premature! Daffodils are blooming and buds are forming on the Japanese Maple trees… a lovely teaser for what is yet to come!
If you have followed my blog for a while you may remember that I held an auction back in January to raise money for Flood Relief. The auction was for a complete set of ‘Springtime’ blocks, a quilt designed by the recently disbanded Gum Tree Designers, of which I was once a member. Well, the wonderful Debra from Outback Crafter made the winning bid for the patterns and has made terrific progress on her stitchery blocks! Debra emailed me recently with this photo of the block that I designed, named ‘Sharing’.
As part of the auction I promised to make a bespoke quilt label for the winning bidder. I asked each of the Gum Tree Designers to sign a small block of fabric, then put each designer’s ‘signature’ in the same position as their blocks in the quilt design.
I’ve been sewing a lot recently, making gifts for my son’s family in England. My brave boy, all five foot ten of him (he’s 13, will he ever stop growing???), embarked on a 24-hour flight to the north of England last Friday night. He arrived safe and sound and is staying with his Dad, step-mum and two little sisters, for the next four weeks. I miss him like crazy so have been keeping incredibly busy! But before he left I made two little bags for his young sisters and these I-pod covers for his Step-mum and Nana. They’re designed by Janelle Wind and the pattern can be found in her book, Pieces of me. They’re so much fun to make!! I shall most definitely be making more!! (Lisa put me on to this pattern – she’s made quite a few – check out this post!)
Till next time!
Hugs!! Vikki xo