I am blessed with a number of nieces who I love and adore their company. One has recently turned 21. Her favourite colour is turquoise, so the quilt had to include this colour. I also had limited time – so I decided to join random pieces of fabric together in the colours I had chosen. It is simple and effective. I used a bamboo wadding – much to my surprise it is beautifully soft and easy to machine and hand quilt. It is not huge, but hopefully she can snuggle under it watching TV or when reading a book.
We went to her 21st on the weekend – a long wet drive down to Nowra. Many of her Sydney friends had made the effort and the house was full to the brim. This was one of many celebrations we shared in over a very wet weekend.
I have had my sewing machine serviced – first time since I bought it nine years ago. When I took it to the shop, the woman chastised me and asked me if I got my car serviced regularly. She then said that my sewing machine is far more important than my car. I have just been sewing with it again and must admit that servicing regularly – she suggested annually is the way to go – it is so quiet – purrs like a cat.
Again, Benji insisted on sharing my lap – he makes more noise than my machine. This morning I sat and sewed with my little lap companion. Next to me sat Keith writing a talk about living wisely from the book of Proverbs.