. . . . and, contrary to what is often the case with me and these little stitchies, I did have a loose sort of plan for these little girls and their puppy when I began . . . . yes, I did, and this time it all came to fruition!
Do you remember the sweet gifts I received from the lovely 'J' at JaBCreations - we looked at them in the post entitled 'Carefree New Year to You' -
- well, here is what became of those lovely fabrics!
This is my first ever quilt - yes, it's only small (24'' x 32'', or 61 x 81cm, to be precise) and very simple, but would probably be suitable for a cot or just to fancy up a little girls bed! I am really happy with this and think that the fabrics have been so well chosen and matched for me by the lovely 'J' - I only brought in the green and yellow for the edging - and strangely enough, those were still in the bag and forgotten, from when I appliquéd Mr Cockerel; you may remember him from a while back in the post 'Mr Cockerel Comes Home to Roost' - I used the yellow for his crop!
Oh I forgot to take a snap of the back - never mind, I can just tell you that I ripped up a peachy coloured damask tablecloth for that; it had some faded red wine stains on it but otherwise was in great condition and I soooooo enjoyed ripping it up and voila! a suitable backing for this piece.
Thank you so much 'J', you have encouraged me to fulfil a wish that I've been pushing down and back for many years - my first quilt!
Once again I am happy to thank each and every one of you for your visits and messages left for me - and special welcome to new followers, I look forward to getting to know you better!
I also would like to explain that although my posts have been rather irregular of late and my visits to your blogs slightly 'erratic', I am still here wishing you all well and with unfailing interest in your activities and lovely projects. Unfortunately at this time it is sadly necessary of me to limit my time on the computer as migraines have become very prominent, and at an increasing rate, in my life.
It's only a wee hiccup though, and I'm sure we'll soon get to the bottom of what's causing this inconvenience, but the thing is - if I start leaving messages or writing posts when my head is all over the place, you may not want to know me at all, for when I'm 'out of synch', it's really bad!!!
Anyway, in the meantime here is a snap of a few pelicans that I managed to get a couple of weeks ago by the river just near the local caravan park:
Aren't they smart fellows! They were waiting and hoping near that little building on the right for that is where a fisherman was busy preparing fish - oh give us the scraps please!
And this morning my lovely Hubby J popped into the garden a took a couple of shots of the
Native Hibiscus which grew from cuttings we took a while back.
I hope you are all well and doing happy things, and for those of you going through Winter wet and cold, I wish you days of sunshine and cheer, and were it possible I would gladly send you truck loads of it!
Lots of love to you all!