Saturday, July 12, 2008

Autumn Annie Leaf Thief Extrordinaire

Now just look what my georgous friend Kate gave me. A mini quilt of me raking the Autumn leaves. Now I will be able to start my own quilt wall like Miss Lockett. It is just me all over and I was thrilled. Thank you so much Katie.
Here I have some yummy Pippijoe fabric to make a bag, a little blue bird from Mrs Big Head ( oh I mean Ric Rac of course!!!) and below, I have . . . wait for it . . . old curtains and new curtains. I have really outdone myself here, as I've never attempted curtains alone. I took a big breath and I am very pleased with the results.
This is what I found in my winter garden on a VERY cold day . . .
. . . and I've finally made a sock monkey. (yes I will take the pins out of his nose soon I promise)

Much industry for the last couple of days of the holidays

p.s .drop in and say hello to new Ballarat blogger Janette

13 comments:

Jodie said...

You have been busy..... Did you finish those curtains???? Really???? You seem to have forgotten to mention that it is your BIRTHDAY on Monday.....so I'll just mention it for you.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Birthday for Monday!!!!! Have a great day. Love that mini quilt - you really get a sense of the leaves blowing. Great job on the new curtains!

Jenny said...

Wow! What a lovely friend to make you such a fabulous quilt-just you! Well done on the curtains and that sock monkey looks awesome-pins and all! I always like to see what is growing in your garden and HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR Monday-enjoy your day even though you are back at school. I am sure Ricrac will have something up her sleeve to make it fun!

Ruth said...

Cute sock monkey! The pins look like they belong!

Ruth xx

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday for Monday! I suppose you wouldn't be quite as old as Ric Rac would you?

Love that quilt - it is so cute. I admire you for making the curtains too. I have tons of fabric in my sewing room just waiting for me to turn them into roman blinds. I have done one and that did my head in!

Have a great day tomorrow.

Melanie said...

hia just catching up. Love your lavender stitchery. Well done for finishing it and getting it framed. Congratulations for getting the curtains done. Are they velvet?

I love the autumn leaves quilt- so original!

Well done for sorting out your sewing room. I'm in the midst of the spare room/dumping ground in preparation for a guest this month.

Catherine said...

Love the Autumn Annie quilt!!! CAthyxx

Leanne said...

What a lovely mini quilt....You sock monkee is much cuter than others I have seen..... some look rather evil.

Janette said...

Happy Birthday Annie!!! Kate did a great job - just like you too!
Love the monkey!

Rachelmp said...

What a busy week Annie - happy birthday too! I just love your quilt

Lottie and Me said...

Hi You - Thanks for commenting back! Small world - just had to say love the Autumn Quilt - even though it's July here and supposedly summer, that could be me in the garden with the red hair! Seems from the comments that you have a special day tomorrow - have fun! Love from Lottie and Me XXX

edward and lilly said...

What an amazing quilt!

Bernadette said...

What a lovely little quilt! Love the sock monkey too, I have to do one of those.