I just finished another quilt top and added to the list of other one that needed to be quilted! This on is called "Zen", I made this one from the Batik that I had already on hand i.e. in my stash. I am pleased at how it has turned out.
Aislinn, was 4 on April 7th which was the day that Mum was flying out to visit us for three weeks. So about 2 weeks before her birthday I asked her if she wanted her gift sent to her by the post man or if Nannie could bring it home for her and also if she wanted me to buy her a gift or make her a gift. Her answer was that she wanted me to make her a gift and for Nannie to bring it home for her.
As I had already made Aislinn two quilt and a crayon roll up, I had to come up with something really special to make for her. I asked the ladies on my quilting message board on HGTV for some suggestions and Trish my buddy from Australia came up with an awesome pattern for a Ballerina bag.
Here is how it turned out:
And the inside has ballerina fabric and of course I had to use the one with the red hair inside!
Hope you love your bag, Aislinn as much as I loved making it for you. Happy Birthday.
In a previous post I should you all my French Braid Quilt Top, I mentioned that Melodee was going to quilt it for me on her Long Arm Machine. Last week she came by to have lunch when Mum was visiting and she brought the finished French Braid quilt with her and what an awesome job she has done:
Close up of Quilting
What an awesome job, Mel has done with my quilt. I am so proud of this quilt and Mel has added the icing to the cake!
In early April I was at the garden center and they had tomato plants, I felt it was a little early to plant them but the two people working at the garden center told me it should be fine. I bought some Early girls, some cherry tomatoes and some Big Beef tomatoes along with some flowers.
We got home and spent a while cleaning up the pots from last year and got the new tomatoes, planted, watered and all ready. Also planted the flowers, it was great to be work in the garden again as it was a while since I felt the dirty in my finger!
It was a nice sunny April day when we were working in the garden but as we moved into the afternoon the wind picked up some. I really wasn't that worried about it until Lar called me from the kitchen and said "look where the umbrella has blown too." I went to the back door to see the umbrella lying across the newly planted tomatoes. We quickly rescued the plants which were really not damaged in any way the cages were just moved a little from the weight of the umbrella.
The following show some pictures of the planting day: