Thursday, 13 February 2014

Farmer's wife..

I've wanted to jump on the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt bandwaggon for quite a while but I didn't want to make the full quilt and I couldn't decide what fabric to use - modern or civil war. Anyway I saw an idea on Pinterest that only used some of the blocks and I had a light bulb moment - make 24 of the blocks (easier ones, of course) to make a wall hanging for my sewing room measuring in the region of 32-36 inch square.

Photo quality poor as taken with  I-phone
I've also wanted to make a red/cream/beige colourway quilt too, so I decided to use those colours for this quilt.

I found using templates to cut the patches out quite accurate, the blocks I've made so far have gone together very well.

I should be making curtains and a quilt for this little one but these blocks are too much fun! 

I wasn't expecting to see Little Gromit today but I did and managed to get a photo with him with his eyes open - beautiful!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Meet my.........

.......Grandson, to be known on this blog as Little Gromit as he looks so like his Dad at present, especially across the eyes. 

He was born on 1st February at 18.21 UK time, weighing ........ wait for it!! 11lb 4oz or 4.98Kgs!

He swallowed some poo during delivery so is on baby ITU at present, on oxygen. He is going to be OK but it has been a worrying weekend. 

DD is very tired and weak & wobbly as she lost some blood but she also will be fine soon.