Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A great weekend with our wonderful family :)

We left London at 9am last Thursday and got back at 3pm this afternoon. During our time away, we slept in 3 different beds in England and Wales (Llangefni, St Asaph, Chester) and met up with 19 different family members! We have had a fun time :)

The main reason for going home was for Aunty Ruth's 89th birthday - she loved her quilt! She said the nicest things about it and it was so lovely to surprise her. Here we all are at the restaurant on Saturday night (sorry for the poor quality photo) and the cake which the Italian waiters brought out as they sang 'happy birthday' whilst banging trays!

And here is the birthday girl at the barbecue yesterday - isn't she adorable?

My sweet niece bought me this wooden sign and my dear SIL bought me the books in a charity shop for 99p:

Some new fabric had arrived in the post:

And after we got home, I just had to sew something so I made this Pants Bag for my new friend, Julie over at Mack and Mabel - we're taking part in a Strip Bee quilt and Julie loved the idea of my recent Pants Bags so I just had to make her one! This fabric was part of a Liberty fabric stash I bought at the V and A quilt exhibition in 2010 - it was good to finally use it:

Linking up with:

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  1. Glad to hear you all had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the birthday barbeque for Aunty Ruth! Great patchwork book finds, too.

  2. I foresee that Pants Bags will take over the world soon ;-)

  3. Wow! You made the bag so quickly, and I love it!!!!!!
    Such beautiful colours ! You are so kind. Thank you so so much ;)

  4. It looks like a fun celebration, and it sounds like you had a good time!

  5. What a great weekend. Your Aunt looks so happy and I had no doubt she would LOVE that quilt because it was beautiful. New books and fabric always make us smile and what a sweet niece to have a present for you!
    Who wouldn't love one of your pants bags. I know Julie will love it!


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