Friday, January 23, 2009

"My Nellie" - I do love her.  It's been lovely being home with her in the holidays.  She has been my mate in the garden and my mate in the sewing room.  She is good company.
Miss Flowergarden wanted to get in on the act with some sewing, so she decided a new headband was in order.  We stayed up late, and finished the job.  This morning it went straight on her head.
Reversible of course . . . 
. . . and then the text came in of a first Grandchild for our School Principal
into the stash I went hunting again . . .
and cut cut, sew sew, and a new baby quilt was underway.
Does anyone know what these little caterpillars are called?  They look like sticks, and I have been picking them off my plants constantly.  They sort of stick up in the air, and nibble from the bottom.
. . . and finally I have Abraham Darby flowering in my garden.  A thing of beauty!

20 comments:

rousabout studio said...

You lucky thing having Austin's, I used to have over 200 roses in our last garden, now with drought the new owners took to them with a bobcat.. gone, My favourite is teasing georgia and evelyn..

Jodie said...

No way !!!
I didn't know it had happened !!!I guess its a girl by the look of the quilt.

our shabby cottage said...

Gasp! I LOVE the quilt Annie - beautiful!

Catherine said...

Beautiful Baby girl quilt!! Great headband and lovely rose..lots of special pics!! Cathy

nicolette said...

Lovely pictures of Nellie, quilt, roses and caterpillar.
Never seen such a creature but in the Zoo... LOL!

Guðrún said...

Your pictures are gorgeous, the rose and also the others, well of course the quilt also. Did you start it yesterday?

Oma said...

I love your sense of color. The baby quilt is beautiful!!

wonderwoman said...

i love the quilt - its just gorgeous! the headband is a triumph!

xxx

Carrie P. said...

The baby quilt is so pretty and of course the nature photos. You have such an eye for beauty.

Leanne said...

Cute headband and cute quilt...as for the caterpillar we have them here as well don't know that they are called though. ????what is the last picture. Have a great Oz day weekend.

little women said...

gorgeous quilt colours Annie. thanks for the invite to the blog meet - short and sweet but lovely to meet everyone. Any chance of a headband tutorial??? It is so beautiful.:)

Jenny said...

Your little mate Nellie is just adorable. Love the baby quilt those subtle colours are gorgeous. The headband turned out so well and that rose is just glorious. I have seen those funny little caterpillars too but am not sure what they are-just a nuisance I think!

Melanie said...

Abraham Darby is a lovely rose. David Austin is managing to combine the scent and shape of a lot of the old roses with the disease resistance of the new roses. lovely man I'm sure.

Beautiful work on the hairbands and the quilt top. That is so beautiful- you picked the fabrics perfectly- like talc-ed roses. :-)

Melanie said...

oo caterpillar might be Peppered Moth Biston Betularia

Sonnja said...

Lovely quilt!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Bear Zonn

colourdujour said...

oooh I love the little baby quilt what sweet fabric.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That baby quilt is looking great! And I love the hairband - did you make up the pattern? If so, are you going to show us how to do it too???

Lucy x

Moogsmum said...

What a beautiful quilt and I'm amazed how quickly you got it done!
I love the headband - very cute :-)

xxx

Abbybeth said...

Oh Nellie certainly looks to be loving her home with you - what a beautiful glossy coat she has!

And wow- fast progress on the baby quilt. I have 3 to get done for a set of triplets, so I hope I get "inspired" soon!

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