Friday, February 11, 2011

My little Preppie & a ‘Pure’ lap quilt

The school summer holidays sure did fly past quickly and I can hardly believe that my baby is now a school girl… Where, oh where, did that time go?

First school day collage

I would never have thought in a million years that one day (when I was a ‘grown up’) I would live on the ‘other side of the world’ and have a little girl who looks like she could walk out of a set from Neighbours or Home and Away!! I always think of those two infamous soaps when I see the Aussie school uniform. How cute is that dress???

As for me on the home-front… listen to this…

… can you hear it?

Yes my friends – I believe that is the sound of silence!!!

Did you notice I said, “believe?” That’s because It’s been so long since I’ve heard nothing, that I can hardly remember what nothing sounds like. But I tell you what – nothing sure sounds GOOD!

Ha ha! Okay – you got me – yes I’m missing my little Preppie and her big brother like crazy! But what is a girl to do? Yeah you guessed it… SEW! :-)

Pure quilt 2

A simple lap quilt, lovingly made for the husband of a dear friend in England.

Pure quilt 3

I absolutely adore this fabric range – Pure – by Sweetwater for Moda. Got to love those inspiring positive affirmations… pure grace… pure elation… pure love… pure joy. (My friend’s name is Joy.)

Pure quilt 4

I took inspiration from one of the fabrics – which reminds me of a coffee-cup-ring-stain. I sewed circles of chain stitch around some stitched words, using variegated thread. Then I quilted the finished piece in circles, using a CD as my template.

Pure quilt 5

Washed, wrapped and on an aeroplane to England…

Pure quilt 1

Wherever you are in the world and whatever your plans for this weekend – I hope you have a good one! :-)

Hugs! Vikki x


Simone de Klerk said...

You must really miss your little princess and prince too of course! She looks adorable!
And what a lovely quilt you made for you friend's husband. Love how you stitched a few blocks. Well done, Vikki!

Maria said...

Your preppie looks cute in her uniform and very happy to be a big school girl.
Enjoy your free time. as a Mum you don't get much.
I am sure your friend will love his special quilt. Beautiful fabrics.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

what a beautiful little girl Vicki, they do grow up ever so quickly!
I love your quilt, the circle quilting adds a very lovely touch, I am sure your friend will love this

Allie said...

Oh sweetie she looks so grown up - absolutely gorgeous, and yes that dress is scrumptious. Enjoy the silence - I've never known that, lol! Mine were home all the time, so go ahead and enjoy it for me too!

Your quilt is so pretty, I love the stitching you did, Vikki. That's wonderful fabric. Your friend will LOVE it!

Deb said...

Look at that beautiful wee girl all grown up. Gosh where has the time gone. How is she going Vik.
Your quilt is fabulous, clever you. I bet even though you're missing the kids, you are enjoy the quiet.

Liz said...

That sound of silence takes a bit of getting used to doesn't it..? I love the quilt, it's such awesome fabric and quite 'male' appropriate too, not too fussy..

Joy said...

Awwwww, she looks so grown up and adorable!!! Look at that little Angel in a uniform ..... ***sigh***. Vikki where have the years gone??? Once you get used to it you'll love those hours you get to yourself... Enjoy it :o)!!!
I just love your "Pure" quilt ... it's a fabulous range, I've got some here but I haven't gotten to play with it yet!! Your quilting is divine too, you're so clever!!
Love seeing my name on your blog lol :o)!!!
Love ya hon!!
Ethel xxxx *mwah* xxxx

Leanne said...

Your little Miss looks very cute indeed. Hopefully she will settle into school life with ease. The quiet is lovely - I can now enjoy it again for 2 days a week now that DH started work on Thursday (Yippee!!!)

Thanks for your lovely comment. I was a little excited - did a happy dance! It was my first project in Homespun. Will have to catch up sometime. Cheers!

Leanne XX

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Enjoy these precious moments of peace Vik because before you know it, it'll be school holidays again - LOL.
I adore your quilt Vikki. What a beautiful gift to be giving.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anne Thompson said...

She looks soo cute! Hope the rest of the week went well. Look forward to catching up soon. xx Anne

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! Your little preppie ais so cute! :0) Hope she enjoys all the new friends I'm sure she'll be making. And your lap quilt looks fabulous, too. I've been working with "Pure" fabrics for my latest design and they are such lovely colours. I bet the quilt's new owner will LOVE it! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Abby and Stephanie said...

I love PURE. Something about chocolate and blue that is yummy.

Anonymous said...

Full of gorgeousness... both little Rosie and your spesh quilt :)
Vik, I love the simplicity of your design, it gives the best message! Clever...
Enjoy your quiet time, maybe you should fill it up with your own noise... 'singing and dancing home alone Vikki noise' - dare ya!
Penny xx

Monica said...

Just wanted to say hallo!!
Your little girl is really very pretty!! And what a lovely quilt. Very nice combination of colours!!!
Have a nice weekend!

John'aLee said...

What an adorable little girl you have. I remember my grandma telling me to enjoy my kids while they were little because one day they will be gone. And now the day has come. I thought she was crazy when she said I'd look back to those years as being the best of my life. I was a single mom at the time raising and supporting them all on my own...but you know ... she was right!
By the way....your beautiful 'happy' profile photo made me search through my own to come up with one that showed me happy and smiling. So thanks for that!
A big hug to you...oh and the quilt.

Crowing Moon said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love what you did with it


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