Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What is happening in and out of our Studio, fabrics, quilts and embroidery

Well as you can see, Laura of Windham Textiles has been busy designing a poster for our When Dreams Flower fabric - great poster Laura.

Robbie has been busy also making a quilt for her third granddaughter Hannah. This is her interpretation of Harvey's Garden isn't it gorgeous. She has added hills and a tree (appliqued) over a diagonal quilted grid background and then embroidered Harvey's Garden characters - it makes a great scene on a little girls quilt. The borders are decorated with flowers and toad stools with the cornerstones having butterflies - way to go Robbie.
We have been busy with our little Zoey, Harvey and CJ especially Zoey who at present is the focus of our attention being so new and little - she is growing and doing well - she is such a special little soul.
Robbie and I are working on our purses - we are nearly there - they are looking fabulous and Simon is working on a new quilt using Margaret's Magnificent Melody flowers - it is going to be stunning.
And wait till you see our patchwork quilt made from our new fabric - When Dreams Flower which arrived last week, we are just putting the borders on it.
Well it is a long week end here in Australia and my friend Sandy and I are off on a Thelma and Louise long week-end in Noosa - I am really looking forward to the break - we have been just so busy lately.
I am literally walking out the door to catch the plane so will write again next week.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Introducing Zoey Ruby-Rose Haskins

Well my Easter week-end away was cancelled and this is the reason - the arrival of beautiful baby Zoey born to Kim and Jason (my elder son) and baby sister to Cooper-Jay - (she was born on Good Friday).

She arrive 12 days early and is as you can see so beautiful - as all babies are.
Uncle Simon was baby sitting Cooper-Jay for around four hours and they say a picture is worth 1,000 words - only just having arrived home, tired and getting the flu looking after a very very active 16 month old took its toll on a weary Uncle

We celebrated (early) Sam (my only daughter's) birthday up at the beach last week-end with the gang - Harvey, Kirstin, Cleo, Simon, Laurie, Peaches and Sam - we had a great day - weather perfect and lots to do do. Harvey had a carousel ride, rode the toy train, fed the fishes, sea gulls and pelicans and we had a beautiful relaxing Saturday - with lots of food, wine, family love and - amazingly we all bought the right birthday gifts for Sam - big sigh of relief!
Our When Dreams Flower strike off fabric should arrive tomorrow, so we are anxiously awaiting it - very exciting.
Robbie and I have been making embroidered hats, hair bands, earrings, necklaces and hand bags - we are being very creative so there are lots of exciting things to look forward to.
My beautiful friend Catherine was with me this time last year and we had such an amazing three weeks together - she sent me flowers today with a card that said 'Thanks for the memories' and what great ones they are. Time just seems to be slipping away - my beautiful dad turned 97 today - he wants to reach 100 and it seems he is determined to get there.
My life is full and happy and business is busy - Simon will be off to quilt market soon and then there will be June and 2010 will be half way through - I am constantly reminded that I have to make the most of every day and be grateful.
Will try and be a little more consistent with these post Erica - but Zoey was a little more important this time!