Sunday, 31 May 2009

The Summer is Here.....

It has been the most lovely sunny weekend, here in the UK. Dare I say it but I think that summer has arrived, and fingers crossed it lasts longer than last year, it felt like winter started from about July onwards last year - not good!

I love my garden, but unforutnately don't spend nearly enough time weeding and cultivating. So although I do have some lovely shurbs and roses in the garden, in the summer I like to plant up little pots and then I can move them to fill in the gaps around the garden.

Now onto crafty matters! I have finished a baby quilt for hubby's cousin's little baby boy and I really love the colours in it (sorry the photograph does not do the fabric justice), so fresh and a bit of a change from the usual pastels. I got it from the girls at Buttonberry they really are very helpful and this is a lovely kit from them - I hope she likes it.

Also on this sunny Sunday it is my nephews 3rd Birthday and I always like to make them something, even if it is small. His older brother was 8 in February and I made him this felt pen holder so I have made a suitable 3 yr old version. I just love the fabric in this and I thought I would use some felt on the inside to hold the chunky pencils instead of fabric, not sure if it will last but time will tell. Our family will all be meeting for a bbq at my sisters house this afternoon, for the birthday, so I must liberally apply suncream to my lily white skin, as I don't want to look like a lobster tomorrow!

Tonight I plan to cut out my fabrics for Dana's online quilt along, as tomorrow the first of the sewing starts, and I really do plan to have a quilt to show you all in a few weeks time.

Take care whatever you are up to this weekend.

PS thank you Gloria at Dichro Findings for the tagging, I haven't forgotten but I plan to blog this during the week!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, I too just love the garden. It was a really wet summer last year so I am hoping for better this year.
Lovely baby quilt and the pencil/crayon holder is so cool. I really must make one for my little ones. xxx

Margie said...

Stephanie, your quilt is so cute, the fabric perfect for a little baby. The pencil roll is fab. I love the ribbon. The weather was indeed fantastic, I did no get to enjoy it as I was in work, now it is raining so I am glad to get some time to leave comments on all my favourite blogs. hugs Margie.