Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Nothing like being outdone by your Mum!

My mum, who is a crafty crafter from way back, decided she'd give quilting a try after seeing me muck around with fabric. Look at this. This is her FIRST EVER QUILT. She chose the design and colours and the lovely ladies at Amitie helped her choose the fabric. Mum's basting it by hand and plans to handquilt it. It's queen size and destined for one of the spare beds in the house she and Dad are currently building on Bruny Island in Tasmania. *Sigh*Do I quit now? Just kidding. But gosh it's good. Years of sewing and crafting and a great eye for colour. Well done Mum!!!

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Meanwhile, we continue our horrible run of sickness. It's Romily's turn again, with a horrible tummy bug yesterday and today (and a night in between that I'd rather forget). Meanwhile, my major essay was due today, but my very understanding lecturer has given me a week's grace. Thank goodness. That means no crafting is going on here until I get it finished. But then - boy do I have plans! My exam is on 25 June and then I have several weeks' break until studies resume. Better make a list!

10 comments:

Kylie said...

Well done to Lily's mum - dont give up just yet LOL - but wow - THat is her first I am imrpessed. But as you said crafty jeans go along way. Good luck with the essay and exam - looking forward to seeing the list

Duyvken said...

Gorgeous!!

~LilFrankie~ said...

That looks great, your mum is a natural!

Kristie said...

I sure hope you all start feeling bette real soon!

I can see that the good crafting genes run in your family! Her quilt is truly beautiful!!
Kristie

Chookyblue...... said...

what a wonderful quilt by your mum.........congrats to her.......

goodluck with your studies.......

Helen said...

It looks lovely Lily's Mum!!!! We'll have to get her blogging Lily!

lanalarn said...

Just beautiful- love your mum's quilt. Good luck with your exam. As a reward perhaps some mother & daughter stash shopping now that you both quilt?

nicolette said...

Your mum’s quilt is gorgeous!!

Good luck with the exams and the bugs that are wandering about the waterfallcascade house!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous colors and great traditional block pattern for her first quilt. Way to go, mum!
Good luck to you, Lily!

Shasta said...

It is beautiful. What a wonderful job.