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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Friday, 16 January 2009

It's a Gift....

Look what my friend Sandy made Chris and I..
They are so pretty, thank you Sandy!!
She's been very busy this week, her huge quilted cushions are really coming together.
They are rather difficult to photograph because of the beautiful taffeta that surrounds them which reflects the flash.
Here's a close up of one showing the different Japanese prints in the centre, including that carp in the corner.
And here's Chris modelling her scarf , now including a pompom to finish it. She knitted it in a couple of nights. It's going to England with her next week.
As for me, well I'm STILL tying knots and tidying my last quilt. It takes so long but I'm determined to finish it before I show you. Not long now, I promise.
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ArtistUnplugged said...

Lovely quilt pieces and I can see why the quilt cushions would come in handy.

MyCretanlife said...

I love that fish material. I do like koi carp. Nice present too

Katiejane said...

Thesare beautiful quilt squares! I love the fabric chosen. Pretty scarf, too. Can't wait to see what you're doing.

soulbrush said...

that carp fish is very attractive. and yes she will need that scarf in england and gloves and boots and a woolly hat.

angharad handmade said...

The quilt squares look lovely!
Hope work on your quilt is going well.

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Thank you for your visit to Oasis Writing Link. I so enjoyed the craft work. That scarf looks like something my daughter would wear...so fluffy and fun. And the quilted pieces-gorgeous. How unfair of you to tempt about your own quilt and not show us a bit!

Clare Wassermann said...

well I am really looking forward to seeing the end product of tying yourself in knots.
Planning your daughter's wedding over there puts me in mind of Mama Mia!

Maria Verivaki said...

hi jude
absolutely spiffing craftwork
i envy you

it's warm enough today to go to the beach (if only we weren't at work...)

Maria Verivaki said...

what kind of olives do you want to cure? i do both green and black olives. here's how:

the black olives do come out salty, but they are also delicious. to rid them of the salt (which they need to be preserved), you can place them (once they are preserved)in a bowl of water when you want to use them, and keep changing the water every few hours until they are done to your liking.
the green olives simply need rinsing when they come out of the lemon brine (they are preserved with much less salt)
good luck

Lynn Cohen said...

lovely gifts, lovely quilt pieces.
Very cute pin cushions too.

Calico Kate said...

Lovely cushions and she is quite rightfully pround of that pretty scarf. & the wrist cuffs are great fun.