Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scrappy Embellished Quilt

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Another OPAM for the month of February! I've been working on this for some time now and the binding took ages to hand sew. (That's just how much I enjoy sewing binding). It is very encouraging doing OPAM, it makes me want to get pieces finished.
I'm not sure why they call this scrappy because I start with 6" strips!
All the embellished pieces and motifs are hand sewn.
Hm, Maybe I should have ironed the quilt before taking the photo's.
Have you noticed how long some pictures take to upload? I think it depends on the time of day you are uploading!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Mum was here

My Mum came to stay for the week. It's been one year since she was here last, so I made the most of her being here. On Tuesday, we went for a Pedicure, out to lunch and shopping.

My Mum let me add some colour to her hair after having it cut! She was a bit concerned about what Aunty Beryl may think, but Aunty Beryl thought she was a "Groovy Granny", I think my guys were more shocked.

Aunty Beryl was a Pastry Chef in her younger years, (She owned "Coronation Cake Shop" in Preston) and boy can she still cook up a storm.

We had a feast of home made pasties, sausage rolls, cucumber sandwiches, little cup cakes, home made pavlova, lamingingtons and scones, using the finest china. Actually we couldn't eat the Pavlova so I brang it home for my guys.

This is a picture of Aunty Beryl aged 87 now- holding a photo of herself at the age of 22. Wasn't she beautiful and she still is!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

OPAM, Perth

I know I've been a bit quiet in blogland-Hubby and I went to Perth to visit relatives and chill out.
It was wonderful over there catching up with everyone, meeting and cuddling the new babies in the family and taking some reference photo's for painting. I have started painting these Frangipani's!
Here are a few of my OPAM pieces for this month.

I adapted this design by painting in the elements and adding glass beads.(Handmade Magazine)

I made these hanging tea towels. I'm lucky enough to have a dish washer, so only hand towels are needed. Living with three guys who like to throw the tea towel where ever it lands, I decided I needed some hanging towels.

I also made a couple of pin cushions.
I know I showed you a sneak peak on my last post of my latest quilt,
Um, I'm still working on it, well just the binding but it seems to take me for ever. Hugs, Anna