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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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

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  3. 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..........

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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. ;^)

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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. 😀

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

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

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  20. 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 ??!

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

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  22. 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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