17.5.08

A wreath and a quilt

I have been very lucky recently. A couple of weeks ago I won this beautiful yoyo wreath for Mother's day that Nathalie made. It arrived on a day I really needed some cheering up, thank you!I had a very nice coffee break the other day, sitting out in the sun enjoying the Askinosie chocolate Nathalie enclosed, I also took the time to read the facts about it and learned that it has 65 times more antioxidants than broccoli! And it is ecological and fair trade. So you people that can get your hands on this goodness, eat as much as you can if you want to live long! The trims were very much appreciated too, of course! I have borrowed Nathalie's beautiful photo of the wreath, (hope you don't mind!), I wish I had a red wall like that! You can find more great shots of the wreath (and the sweetest tutus!) at Nathalie's blog!
This is a sneak peak of the little quilt I made for Lesley Moogsmum (as you can see from the monogram) for the Lucy Locket swap, I am very happy to have finished it. At one point I thought I wouldn't be able to make anything, after spending weeks making custom work I felt overwhelmed by the opportunity to make whatever I felt like. I decided to take a deep breath and play with fabrics, I hope Lesley will like the result! If anyone would think of asking: Yes, I think the sofa makes a great pin cushion, I have at least five pincushions but this is so practical! T does not agree...

12 comments:

Krissysart said...

Your little quilts are just divine. So happy to have found you on Jen's blogroll!
Cheers,
Krissy

karen said...

You sound happy today!! I am so glad your grumpy phase is over. The quilt looks amazing, I wish I had time for swaps, I would love to get such lovely post.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Ooooooh! Can't wait to see the quilt for Lesley! And your wreath is gorgeous! Glad it cheered you up!

Lucy x

Kaja said...

Oh! I never find a stable, large enough pin cusion. Sofas you said?? Hm. I think my DH will go totally nuts if I start to use our sofas for that. ;-)

Lesley said...

Ooooh - I'm very excited now!! The sneaky peak of your mini-quilt is gorgeous....can't wait to see it in real life :)

The yoyo wreath is so pretty and such a lovely idea. Good to know chocolate is better for you than broccoli! Just as I always suspected ;)

xxxx

Jacquie said...

The wreath is so happy looking! Love the peek at your mini quilt. Hope we get to see the whole thing soon.

Gina said...

I use the arm of the sofa as a pin cushion too!
What a pretty wreath... and so pleased to hear chocolate is good for us! Looking forward to seeing all of Lesley's quilt.

Ruth's Place said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one using the arm of the sofa as a pin cushion! I have stopped now that the baby is mobile though lol

The wreath is very cute! Lucky you.

Yummers! said...

I love the 'tease' peek of your quilt! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

The quilt from your swap partner is cute. It'll look great on your sewing room wall. Neat idea to use children's art work.
Joni

Mirre said...

That wreath is amazing!
Your quilt looks very promising too!

Poppy Dadswell said...

beautiful, beautiful wreath

nathalie said...

ohh my! i'm just now reading this super sweet post! thank you for such kind words. sorry i sort of dissapeared! i have been here. sewing....a lot. i'm so glad the wreath, trims, and especially the chocolate arrived. but i'm most happy that it gave you some cheering up. i hope you will continue to enjoy the looks of the wreath. i loved making it and i was thrilled you won it. super hugs to you! and eat all the chocolate you can. i love chocolate and could not live without it. hugs to you!