Thursday, June 26, 2008

So much to show and tell............


I decided I was going to try and be a little better this week and post more frequently. Surely I must be able to find something in my day that is newsworthy!! Well today I probably have enough material for a few posts (although short!) but in case I forget them I will share them now!





The 'horsey one' spent a few hours with her Nan this morning and decided to take her horse fabric and make a cushion! Think she decided if she waited for Mum (me) to do it she may be in a nursing home herself!! Well she came home with the most wonderful horse cushion and also a pin cushion she made out of one of the scraps. She did a great job and Mum said although she gave her some advice she basically made it herself.








While she was there Mum gave her a little sewing kit she has just finished making. Said it was time she had her own 'tools of the trade' so to speak! It is a gorgeous little box thing that collapses when you take off the lid to reveal the needle / pin holder and the scissors , tape measure etc. Mum has used a gorgeous cat fabric to make it. Hope the photos are clear enough to see what I mean!



The other excitement for today was that I received another parcel in the mail, this time from Norway. Some weeks ago I had commented on a table runner that Anne Heidi was making and queried where I could get the pattern from. She suggested a 'pattern swap' which I very happily agreed to. I sent her Leanne Beasley's 'two brown chickens' (and in the process bought the pattern for myself as well!!) and today my cow runner pattern arrived. Anne Heidi was so generous and also included some fabric so I could stick to the original colors. Gosh this blogging world is full of the most amazing people!

8 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Horsey one has done well and good idea doing a swap.........

Tanya said...

I'm just getting caught up on blog reading. I'm sorry to hear about Olivia. Her children will never be afraid of dying because they know they will see her in heaven. Happy birthday to you mother!

Anne Heidi said...

What a great job your daughter did on the cushio! The fabrics are so cute! Swapping was so much fun, I received my lovely parcel yesterday as well, you were so generous to include the extra pattern and the yummy chocolates!!! Tusen Takk.
Hugs.

Pen Pen said...

I don't know how old horsey one is... but I think her pillow and sewing gift from grandma are absolutely wonderful. I remember learning to sew as a young girl and being thrilled when I got my first sewing kit!!! What a treasure!

Carol said...

How absolutely fabulous that cushion is, the horsey one will adore it. She'll remember always her grandma teaching her to sew. How wonderful.

Purple and Paisley said...

oh, what a special gift the sewing kit is! i love it!

Victoria said...

The horse pillow and pin cushion are so gorgeous!

I love the box idea, too!

The pattern swap is such a great idea and the fabrics added was such a sweet thing!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love that sewing kit - how nice to store all your sewing items in a special box! Even nicer that it was made by Grandma!