Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crafty Cherry has been crafting

It Its been longer between posts than I wanted but Ive been a busy girl. My two girls have been in a library programme and the finale was a Mad Hatters Party. Any body who know me knows that given a theme and a glue gun and with opportunities to visit the $2.00 shop often I tend to go over the top. These two hats for the girls were the end results. Georgias was a mass of flowers with butterflies suspended on wires coming out the sides and Alexs was a feather theme (lots of burnt fingers glueing all those teeny tiny feathers on ) with eggs and chicks coming off the side s and sitting in a colourful nest.
Im also (well and truly sick of ) quilting my halloween quilt... Its just going on and on and on now, but I have finished most of the meandering stitch and am now mostly doing in the ditch. I want to finish it before we go on Holiday up North in one and a half weeks time. For that journey and break I have my (I love it so much) table runner all pined up and ready to go. I am going to so enjoy doing this smaller project.
Ive also been scrapbooking. I go through scrapbooking phases and I know that if I wasnt so hung up on quilting then I would still spend all that time on scrapping. I LOVE photography and have so many pictures that i want to scrap and journal about. I am also going to work on those lovely retro brownie faded photos of my youth and I am doing pictures from my Dads and Grandads eras.
Georgia is playing the part of Victoria larkin in the OPeratics version of The darling Buds of may so I am there, helping with costumes and Naturally Quilting away in the green room. Its feels almost too good to be watching my daughter perform on stage while being able to quilt. SHould life be this great?! Alex loves it too so we are all happy. (And gorgeous hubby is able to lie down and sleep while all us girls are out) so everyone is pleased!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I "heart: thimbleberries...

I love Thimbleberries!! This pattern is from the book Thimbleberry weekend projects. I was a bit doubtful of the colours I had chosen but now put together I am thrilled. Of course its not quilted yet (wait in line there table runner..) but dont you think it looks great on the table??
I know I shouldnt be so boastful sounding of something Ivbe made myself but i just love it and as I was piecing it together I was getting faster and faster so keen was I to see how it was progressing.
Have a great day

Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy sixth birthday Alexandra!!

The day of the Olympics also hosted another world famous daughters birthday.! She is six now. I can hardly believe it!! So happy birthday Princess.
I have been so busy quilting. I have had a go at hand quilting stipple designs. I actually with huge difficulty tried to stipple on the machine but it looks awful. The Pumpkin cat photo is that effort... The other two are my own handiwork.
I also got a wonderful book from the library in Napier onn weekend project Thimbleberries quilts, and am doind a table runner, which i can hardly wait to finish and put on our large Rimu table.
As the book is from a neighbouring town on what they call a intercity loan I cannot renew it so I am going flat out to finish this treasure of a book before it goes back to the library, Lets hope I can post some pics next time!
have a great day