Saturday, October 22, 2016

A visitor....


Monday was a pupil free day for the schools and whilst Mum was at work Widget came for the night and day with us....

I enjoyed watching him read this quilt with stitched cartoons - the backing is flannel and so nice and warm for our cool spring nights...



This stitchery by Fee Ransley for The Splendid Sampler is finished.... its sweet isn't it?


Widget loves ball games.... Nana is useless at them.... so he suggested sewing since he knows Nana can do that!!

I had been given some fabrics by a friend from her Mom's old craft stuff - and found this really fun piece of vintage style fabric 


He sewed pockets!


.. and in less than a day he had a pair of sleeping shorts - I was impressed, but most of all so was he!


We decided we needed to go out for lunch after all that effort - there is a nearby cafe/bead shop and we watched this lovely peacock wandering around....


... then he spotted a girl and started showing off!


.. he let me get in quite close - just stunning detail on him....


... even the back end is pretty impressive....


We went the scones for lunch option!!!

(no prizes for guessing who has the most fun on these days!)



I have diligently kept on with my Dutch Treat blocks - some take a whole week of evenings to finish, some a night or two....



 I am enjoying doing them - though I have to admit some of the tiny curves frustrate me a tad!!

Righto, Gotto Go - the weekend is here...... 


24 comments:

Maria said...

It's great to see Widget reading under the great boys quilt you made.
Looked like a fun day was had eating out and Widgets clever sewing. Could have a talented quilter there.
Loving your DT blocks. They look fantastic on your design wall. You are sew clever making the intricate blocks.
Sweet SS block. I am now sew far behind.

WoolenSails said...

That is such a fun quilt and fun for him. I still need to make some but need to plan something for Nick and baby Alex, since they share a room, so fun but not too babyish. Love his shorts and wonderful that he helped make them.

Debbie

Doreen Auger said...

Hello, Fiona!!!! Oh how I love scones!!!!!!! Looks like you had fun, fun, fun and accomplished much----sweet memories for sure!!!! Thank you so much for sharing.......hugs..........

marina said...

You definitely have an enthusiastic protege there! Well done widget!
Mr peacock put on a lovely show for you, those feathers are superb.
Beautiful Dutch treat blocks fiona, you are amazing

Yvonne W said...

What a fabulous day spent together. That is precious for both of you.

Scrap and quilts said...

Look out Versace, Armani, Lauren and all the others, here comes the next generation of stylists and it is lead by Widget. The pants look great. Fun fabric too. He's a handsome boy. Keep building the memories. Like good wine, they get sweeter with time. Love the DT blocks. I can see the difficulties in these but you did great. ;^)

Chookyblue...... said...

Great day with the boy.......

Jeanette said...

What a great day you & Widget had. Love those Dutch Treat blocks. Hugs, xx

Jane Galley said...

looks like you've had a wonderful time and what a clever pair you are, so exciting to have some new handmade shorts

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What fun Fiona with Widget there with you...love those shorts!

I am said...

Hi Fiona ,what fun spending time with widget,I am very impressed with his shorts,he did a great job.Love your blocks Fiona ,well done my friend .xx

Karen S said...

What a lovely way to spend a day together. How sensible of him to choose sewing together!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

How clever Widget is! He is growing up so quickly isn't he? xx

Sue SA said...

What a cutie, making Nana sew instead of ball games! Such tiny tiny curves, I am very impressed!

Louise said...

Widget is so much better at sewing clothing than I am!! Great job on those sleeping shorts, sir. :)

Helen said...

Well done on the shorts he is so cute :). Fantastic effort with all your Dutch Treat blocks !!

Lin said...

Well done Widget! Great work Fiona and those Peacock pictures are stunning. xx

kiwikid said...

Great shorts for Widget!! Your Dutch treat blocks are wonderfl, worth the work you put into them. The peacock is very handsome, hope the female was impressed. 😀

Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely quilt for Widget and I love that pretty stitchery for the Splendid Sampler.

KaHolly said...

What a fun visit! XO

Elyte said...

Well done to Widget. Devonshire tea was a yummy treat.

Anthea said...

Hi Fiona - oh I do so love the pic of little man under the quilt, how special! - Great peacock pics too - your blocks are looking great, how on earth do you keep up with them, given everything else you do ??!

Narelle said...

Sounds like an awesome time and what a stunning photo of Mr Peacock 💐

Raewyn said...

A wonderful time Fiona, love why he decided sewing would be a good activity to do!! Those sleeping shorts are pretty special. Your latest blocks are looking great... I love the House Dutch Treat block. Great photo of the Peacock too. Lovely post :-)

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