Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Giving and receiving :)

This week I'm spending time with my oldest schoolfriend (35 years ... where does the time go?!), her 11 year old son and Mum who are visiting us for half-term ... so very little sewing to share!

It has been a time of giving and receiving so, with your indulgence, I will share some of that today. First up, the talented Fran, who's been my blogging friend for nearly a year now sent me these delightful gifts as a thank you for making her daughter a Pants Bag. 

I love her zippy pouches ... she's such a tidy sewer:

I've finished another Pants Bag which is going to Kentucky as soon as I can get to the shops to fill it with gifts for the little girl I'm sending it to:

And Lorna wrote a lovely post about the Pants Bag I made her just because I could:

My WIPs - soldier's quilt and baby quilt - have finished the tops and just need the backs making which I'm hoping to start at the weekend:

In the meantime, I've been vicariously quilting through the lead character in this wonderful book dear SIL bought me for Christmas:

I can't put it down! It's fascinating to read of her life in 1850s Ohio, her comparisons between English and American life and quilting:

Linking up with Lee:

Fresh Poppy Design

and Lorna:
Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. Your soldier quilt is coming right along. Looking good!

  2. I've read the book too and enjoyed it very much.

  3. Read it too! Great book. You do a lovely job of keeping Royal Mail in business ;-)

  4. Your soldier quilt is beautiful! LOVE that block!

  5. Your soldier quilt is looking great. I haven't read Tracy Chevalier books. I will have to see if my library has that one.
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow farm

  6. I LOVE that dream and imagine bag. So perfect for a girl.

  7. Hope you have a fabby time visiting with your school chum and her family! The cute pouch and pink fabric show that Fran must know you very well. You are such a sucker for pink fabric! The encouraging words on that pink pants bag and the treats you plan to send will certainly be a welcomed gift for that little girl you have in mind. You are too sweet!!! I love Jennifer Chiaverini's books, too!

  8. Have to check what that book is is called in swedish. I use to read her books, but I can´t recon reading about that subject.
    Your soldier quilt is great!
    Nice presents for a nice woman and nice presents from a nice woman;-)
    Take care!

  9. I'm sorry it for the late comment. We went with out power for a little over a day and it put me so out of sorts. lol We are so spoiled. I read the page you show and that sounds like a great book. I often thread many needles at a time so I can just sail right through. It's better to thread those needles in the morning while my eyes are working best. UUGGHH. Beautiful projects. And you tease us with the back side of the soldier top...

  10. Wow, busy in a different way. I quite enjoy Tracy Chevalier books. Nice projects as usual. I've been recovering all week from a wisdom tooth extraction so not much sewing happening in this neck of the woods this week. Have a good weekend.

  11. I love books like that! Look at all the lovely things you have made, those pants bags are so adorable.


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