Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Waiting... waiting...

It is such fun to be able to track flights... so addictive though... checking every few minutes.....

the plane carrying my precious cargo has landed... and they are in the car on the way home .... last thing you want after 20+ hours of flying is a 2 hour drive!!

I have been up since 5am... the house is clean, I'm high on coffee... all ready.... except for...


one needs an engineering degree to put up a folding bed it seems.... or is it just me????
oh well... that is now a parents problem... not a nana problem.....

I did some more of the Scrappy Trip blocks over the last couple of days..... this is 12 completed blocks and it is really taking shape nicely..... love, love, love it.....

I am beginning to think Scrappy is 'my style'.... luckily I need to make new things in order to make scraps for my scrappy style...... Hubz would say that is stitchers logic.....


Handsewing in the evenings.... these little stitcheries for Boys Story (by Anni Downs) involve quite a lot of stitching but they are oh so fun.....


some detail .... I just love the expressions....




I need to get into girl mode... never had a grandiegirl to stay here....

this is the quilt I have taken out to put on her bed
(when we can unfold it and make it!!!)

made from a charm pack of "Little Apples" by Aneela Hooey


I used some of the designs on the fabric to embroider motifs on the top border...


... and appliqued the letters using remaining charm squares...


founds some vintage sheeting for the backing.... so soft and cuddly 


Righto, Gotto Go......

I won't be blogging much for a few weeks... no prizes for guessing why....

32 comments:

Mistea said...

Pretty quilt for a little girl to sleep under.
The boys story stitching looks like fun - lovely details.
Enjoy the visit.

Anonymous said...

oh Fiona i will be thinking of you having so much fun with your family,cant wait for those special pics ,have fun my friend.xx

Elyte said...

Lovely work on show. Couldn't pick a favourite. Have a great time but I bet you can't resist to show off your grandees in a very quick post.

Daisy Jayne said...

I now have a degree in the folding bed ( chuckle) dont feel like a ophan took me several attemps and quite a few more.... looking forward to those memory photos

Carin Aschan said...

Lovely work of yours!
I hope you`ll have a lovely time with your family!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Have an absolutely amazing time with your family. Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy hugs xx

Karen said...

Have a wonderful time!! I love the quilt you are putting on the bed. What a lucky visitor!
Make sure you enjoy your family every minute they are there!!

Marilyn said...

Have a lovely time with your special guests. Will be waiting for some pics when you get a chance to post them. So lovely to have a girl Grandie to enjoy that beautiful quilt.

Terry said...

I'm sure you'll have a lovely visit, and the quilt will be wonderful on the bed, once you can get it set up! :0)

regan said...

The scrappy trips is really looking great! Woohoo! And that embroidery is too darned funny! I love it! Your sweet dreams quilt is going to be such a hit! It's lovely and charming.....sure to delight a little girl! Have a wonderful time with your family.....we'll be here when you're done! :o)

Susan said...

I hope you're prepared to lose that quilt, I think your granddaughter will LOVE it. The embroidery is perfect for the design. Love the boy stitcheries too...my favourite is the one with the castle. Enjoy your visitors.

Sheila said...

Oh how exciting , enjoy your visitors . I love your scrappy quilt and of course that adorable quilt your special someone will be sleeping under . Hugs Sheila

Chris H said...

I can assemble those porta cots!
I've had one or more for YEARS.
Your Sweet Dreams quilt is GORGEOUS.

Barb said...

Your stitching is wonderful as always and that fabric is just to die for... Enjoy your precious cargo.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching as always. Enjoy all those wonderful hugs and your Nana time.

Susan said...

Oh you will have such a wonderful time - what a gorgeous quilt for a little visitor! Maybe a bit of hand sewing at night. We will be waiting for your return . . .

Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Fiona. Have a wonderful time with your special visitors.

Jennifer said...

Have a wonderful time with your family.....I know you will! We understand why you will be MIA for a while.

Deb R said...

Ohh enjoy your time with your loved ones Fiona. Take lots of pics x

Jane Galley said...

How exciting, have fun, and with quilts like that, bedtime will be a dream

Sue SA said...

You need to push the centre down on the portacot first, then you pull up the sides...getting it back into the bag is another story!
Love the boy stitcheries. Have a fun visit, so pleased for you, hope the weather is good so you can enjoy some Australian adventures with your grandies.

Cheryl said...

Lots of lovely projects fiona - love your scrappy trip quilt - love scrap quilts too. Have fun with the family

Wendy said...

how exciting. Have a wonderful time with your family.

Love the stitching!

Maria said...

I bet the parents had no problem putting up the cot...LOL
Love the pretty quilt you made to put itn it..
Scrappy is looking good too.

Sunnybec said...

Just wanted to say ENJOY!! I know you will, it's lovely to see family when you live so far apart. Hugs xx

Josie said...

Have a fabulous time with your family. Bet you have loads of fun days with them and tons of photos for proof! :o) The little girly quilt is to die for. Beautiful touch embroidering the top to match the fabric... and the wording is perfect. One little girl is going to feel very special!
Have fun.....

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So excited for you Bubz....love the quilt...

Anita said...

Just love the stitchery with the shark!!! Someone has a great sense of humour.
Cheers, Anita.

Janet said...

I love the boy's story blocks - must check into that. And a lovely quilt for your grandgirlie to sleep with. Hope you are having barrels of fun (and I bet your house is no longer clean :))

quilary said...

Have a wonderful time with your little visitor...you've done some lovely sewing and stitching so enjoy your break!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I'm sure you're having a wonderful time with family. Your scrappy quilt and stitchery are looking wonderful and I have always loved the girlie quilt!

Joy McD said...

Hope you are having a LOVELY time Fiona! Love your quilt and stitchery, xxx

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