Yes I've been out of action as far as blogging goes but I have been reading blogs every so often. Now I realise how much I miss the company from all of you lovely ladies. I know many people have disappeared and some have had breaks like I have but life goes on doesn't it and now I feel revived and have decided to come back.
I didn't stop stitching or quilting whilst I was away. I just revisited what it was I really wanted to do. For some silly reason or other I had put pressure on myself to make things. If anyone asked me to do things I always said YES. Now I am stitching what I want to do. It feels so freeing.
Since I have been away I am trying to think where I left off. I think it was about the time our nephew and his sister were having their weddings.
This (on the left) was the quilt I made for our nephew Mark and his wife Jenna.
And the quilt on the right was the one I made for our niece Jess and her husband Ben.
Now I can show you these two quilts which pair up with the ones above.................................................
And the one on the right, I made for Jess and Ben's little man, "Hunter" who was born at the beginning of April 2017.
This one I used all the fabrics relating to hunting etc as Ben loves going out fishing etc and then when we were told this little man's name it was perfect.
I have also been knitting which is something I hadn't done for so long it must have been when other niece's were having babies I think and that's about 6 years ago.
Anyway I decided to knit this poncho /cape for young Theo as Jenna had pointed it out that she had like the pattern. Her mother-in-law (my Bill's sister) read the pattern and decided it wasn't a go, so Auntie Deb read it and said she'd give it a go as long as Jenna wasn't told. Then if all turned to custard it didn't matter.
But I persevered and changed things a bit where I wanted and I was thrilled with the outcome and so was Jenna. And Theo looks adorable in it, so snuggly, just perfect for going out at nights.
Then in June this year we had another Niece's wedding up in Auckland. My side of the family this time. So off we flew on the Thursday for the weekend away. Well we couldn't have asked for better weather considering it was the middle of winter.
Jaimee (niece) and her new husband Seth organised everything themselves. It was such a love filled ceremony and we felt so blessed to have been asked.
I just had to attach the photo on the right of Jaimee's dress. It was so beautiful.
And to close my first return post I'll leave you with a photo of my gorgeous man Bill and I. It was such a lovely day.
Nice to be back, thanks for finding me.