Special Time: Family Time

The past two weekends have been special because both of them have centred on family events.  We had a special birthday last weekend which resulted in the coming together of all my brothers and sister for the first time in over 5 years.  We gathered together on the NSW Central Coast with us coming from all over the country and the world.  These times, as is obvious, are too infrequent and were especially important to my mother; even more so that the birthday boy!

This weekend we celebrated the baptism of one of our newer members of the family!  This also resulted in our family coming together for the day.  I so enjoy seeing my grandchildren excited about being together and revelling in each other’s company and I especially love having my children together.

I delivered the long-awaited quilt to my oldest grandson this morning, a little late but now he joins his twin sister with his own Nanny-made quilt, made especially for him.  I do hope he enjoys it!  Maybe that is why it is so wet and cold here today – give him a reason to snuggle up in it!!!  What do you think?  Pretty neat I reckon

Shaun's quilt

And the 2nd of the 3 little girls got her reversible dress and romper today as well!  I’m happy with the result and the 1st of them wore her dress this morning; enjoying it which is very satisfying as any sewer would appreciate.  So now that the celebrations are over this weekend, I’m back to the machine to get the 3rd of this set done.  Besides it is too wet and cold to do much else!

lucys

Don’t You Love a Productive Weekend

After several evenings of hand stitching and some tired eyes, I have finally finished my #1 grandson’s quilt. The end result is very pleasing; the pattern looks good, the quilt is square and the machine quilting isn’t too bad. It now needs a wash before I give it to him and I can enjoy it for a few days beforehand.

With the much appreciated assistance from my dear husband we made a padded cutting board for my sewing room. I wanted something to protect the desk top that I’m using as my cutting and preparation table. So we bought a large piece of board, 3 cutting mats, batting and fabric. We glued it altogether and viola … a reversible cutting/padded table top! It looks so fabulous and was put to an immediate test drive!

And then there was my 3rd accomplishment for the weekend. I got the first of the dresses for my granddaughters started. I need to pickup some shirring elastic today for the pockets and should be able to finish this first one tonight.

What a great start to the week! Shame I have to go to work for the next 5 days!