Tuesday, June 30, 2009

a holiday & a thank you gift

We are going on a holiday next week for about a week (and I can't wait) so I thought I'd make a bag as a thank you gift (along with a bottle or 2 of wine). It's a relatives' house and they didn't want any cash for our stay. The bag is a cotton/linen blend with leather handles lined with a cotton print, a good size for the milk, bread & paper - or whatever you like.

Popped in to Mum & Dad's on the weekend and offered to help Mum out with her quilt, this is her first (after a little convincing) and she chose one that involved 60 degree angles & jelly rolls. So I've cut out 2 rolls and she seems to have come to a bit of a stand still, after several months. Mum has sewn together quite a few rows which look great, but of late - not so much. The excuses range from emailing, being on skype, watching tv and on it goes... (you know it's true Mum, love you!) I've put a couple of rows together in between my quilt, it's quite nice to do something different and I don't mind. After all, I feel a little guilty having talked her into making a quilt...

This is just a snippet of the on-going quilting. I imagine it's going to take another month or so until the quilting is finished. What to do next.....?


  1. I'm glad you realize that I've got a few distractions going on, and am feeling a little guilty as you seem to churn out your quilts, skirts and what not like hot cakes. But am glad you are helping me with it, and should you run out of jelly rolls, there is one more sitting here. Oh, I'd better have a look at my cake and see what it is doing..........there I go again, another one........
    Thanks for doing that though Lisa, love you!

  2. Hi Lisa, you are probably enjoying your little get away as I am writing this - enjoy - take care and I bet they love the bag - how nice.

    Wish you were my daughter!!

  3. The bag is just gorgeous. I love the leather handles.
    I hope you had a lovely stay