Wednesday, August 4, 2010

To The Beach We Go..........

Hubz and I are travelling Northwards for a week.  It is time Hubz had a break from work and friends of ours are celebrating 50 years of marriage... a golden couple - so we are combining the two and going to explore some of North Queensland......... it will be warmer than here so I am packing the summer clothes!

I am giving them the Natalie Lymer Bird of Hope stitchery which I set with a golden yellow border and framed on a canvas.  I hope they like it!


In the meantime I am showing some of the lovely little home made stitcheries that I made into comforter quilts for my two grandsons over in the UK. 

The patches were stitched by a group of ladies living with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe - and a friend gave me a 20 different pictures as a farewell gift (I had spent several years working with them in the HIV/AIDS organisation). 








I think they are so beautiful............ I had the patches in my cupboard for ages as we didn't come over with a sewing machine. In 2009 the taxman was kind to us and I bought my little 'precious' so I could get into quilting (no-one warned me about that addiction either!!!) - these were the first things I made...... two comforter quilts.......




Apologies for the poor quality pictures...... There is lots I would do differently now I have learnt a bit more but they are well loved by the boys and each of them have completely different pictures on them even if the design is the same.

Dawn is starting a very pretty BOM called:


go HERE to see the first one and download her free pattern and these can be ready for Christmas .....  Thanks Dawn - it is beautiful
Until next time.......

Hugz

9 comments:

  1. Lucky grandsons! The quilts are totally stitched with love :)

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  2. Wonderful embroideries, and don't they look great made into quilts!

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  3. Those embroideries are really great. Perfect for a little boys quilt.
    Have a lovely trip!
    I am sure your friends will like their handmade gift. It is lovely.

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  4. You've done a wonderful job turning those gorgeous stitched blocks into quilts for your grandsons. Lucky boys.

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  5. The quilts are great and I'm sure your friends will love the stitchery...its beautiful

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  6. The quilt looks fantastic Fiona.....and your stitchery is very cute...

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  7. Love your little stitchery ,so cute and the fabrics are sweet. The stitcheries from Zimbabwe are incredible , the colors are so bright and cheerful and the quilts are a perfect way to have them on display but also loved by the boys !~

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  8. Love your stitchery canvas!
    Enjoy your trip!
    Lisa ʚϊɞ

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  9. Beautiful embroideries darling...yours as well! Love the way you have collated the special ones into a quilt. Enjoy your break!
    Hugs..from Judith
    http://creativestudio10.blogspot.

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