06 June 2008

Crab Apple in Bloom

Since moving in almost a year ago, we were waiting for the blooming of the crab apple tree. The neighbors told us it was a spectacle, and last month we could finally see for ourselves.

As a marked contrast, here is my great-grandfather's house in Ireland.

Baby Applique Quilt

This quilt started out as something to Show and Tell in my quilt group for Valentine's Day. Then the woman next door announced her pregnancy and it became a a race to hand-quilt hearts and feathers in time for the arrival. Sadie was born recently and our neighbors are delighted with the quilt.

I like giving baby quilts because they are so well received (almost always).

02 June 2008

A Bowl of Red

This one is a testament to the value of imperfect fabric. This bowl is made from one fabric that became an accidental ombre when one of the ink colors failed to print. I bought a 2 metre piece in the remnant bin marked "as is".

This one will tomorrow be presented to my co-worker Paula.