Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bye Bye Baby

My to-be new grand-daughter looks awfully like 'she' might be a grandson, which is fine, and good for the other grandson, who'll be thrilled and it'll be good for him. Apparently (observing the scan) there appeared to be some tackle down below, sitcking out type tackle not just lumpiness.

So, bye bye Lucy Robyne. I'm a bit sad about that. I loved the name Lucy and it's a famliy name from old. My Grandma's middle name (Phyllis Lucy), her mother's first name (Lucy Ellen), and her mother's (Maria Lucy but everyone knew her as Lucy) , and then her grandmother's name. Who knows how many before? That's five generations we know about with a couple of jumps.

When we lost our Lucy, the name took on scary qualities for naming babies. Sort of. But now that I've done the Family History we can see that there are stacks of them. It's OUR name and deserves to be preserved. Fancy a little Lucy Robyne! I'd be tickled pink!

Phyllis Lucy (Grandma) and her to be hubby (my Dah).

My Nanna (Great Grandma) Lucy Ellen and her darling George.

Great-great Grandma (Maria) Lucy.
I'm at work, and don't have a picture of my Lucy here to upload. I'll try to remember.

Me & The Fella

He's not too bad for a boy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Leif's Blanky. This Isn't It But I Haven't Taken A Photo And I'm At Work So Can't Anyway.

Leif on his first birthday with Aunty Ruby.

I'm making Leif a quilt. Years ago, when I used to teach patchwork, I made this quilt top (the one I haven't photographed yet but will)....(this pic is picked up on the net). My background is dyed with onion skins and I may have muddied up some of the print fabrics that way too.

(We had the top on the wall in our mud brick house. With a troupe of red-heads, the tans and old reds and blues were lovely!)

The back is velvet. I've used up all (ALL) of my gorgeous gold and tan velvets. Some I have had since I was 17 years old! I can't believe it's all gone!

(I love that! It is my intention to use as much of my fabric as I can. I have nothing that is not beautiful and useable).

So... I ran out just before I finished the back and NOTHING else looked right. We went (way out of our way and for no other reason) to Spotters to find some velveteen or something appropriate and there was NOT ONE fabric in golden tan. Nothing! So I bought a skein of alpaca in a bulky knit and am knitting the gap.

Good, clean fun!

I'm so glad to have a red head to sew for! I love the earthy colours and I certainly can't wear them, not with my yellow Welsh looking skin.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Too Much Fun!

I made Sadie a play skirt on the weekend. Old pink lining, doubled up, then dotted over with little fluffy things with sparkly centres. I had them in a little pile on the floor, so we could pick out the nicest one...
Someone thought they were so lovely she launched herself into them and rolled over and over!
I do know how she feels. She'd definitely one of us!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Patterns For Needlepoint & Cross Stitch at Etsy

I have purchased the upgrade for a (very expensive) program that converts pictures to cross stitch or needlepoint patterns. I had it years ago and it didn't work on my new computer so it went by the by...

The patterns I'm making are chosen after much trial and error and deliberation. Some things just don't work end most things need quite a bit of tickling. So don't imagine it's a quick process and how dare I charge anything for them!

The idea is, if you want a photo of your loved one (people or pets or anything else) then you send it to me and I'll convert it

Go to my Etsy shop for a look at all patterns.