Saturday, September 23, 2006

Finished Ze Quilt

Just big enough for a bassinet, just finished.
It is a perfect size (small), to get me motivated to get it done. And if the baby is a boy, he will be so soft and squishy that he won't really notice that is covered in flowers and not planes, trains or automobiles.

Additional note:

The quilt was quilted by hand mostly because the two amazing women who showed me how to quilt in the first place are very convincing when they say hand quilting is best. In fact, Lizzie is often heard saying...

"The women on the prairies didn't have machines!"

Maybe some of the did have those old treadle machines, but I take her point. Ultimately, the uniqueness of hand quilting is that the stitches have a life that lacks conformity - there is something comforting about that.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Goodbye Becky and George

For those of you not up to date, we started with 4 peacocks collectively known as Becky and George (two peacocks called George and two peahens called Becky). They ended up sharing monikers because we couldn't tell them apart, other than the obvious boy/girl distinction. One of the Becky's then hatched a little chick which looks like a lot like his mother, but we have reason to believe is another George.

Anyway to cut a long story short, Big R, had enough of 5 peacocks and said somethings gotta give. So off went the two Becky's and one of the George's. They have gone to a great friend of ours Carol, who is an amazing mosiac artist with an incredible Gaudi-esque garden. I think they will have a lovely life at her Gingerbread Cottage.

(and we have kept two George's, the father and son, I just hope they don't pine for their Becky's).

In exchange for the birds, I got these amazing peonies and a wonderful dinner with the family.

And, here is a nice picture of the mountain {Mount Wellington} from one morning last week.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Helsinki St Fashion

I am no fashionista myself, but always interested in other peoples creativity. Here is a cool website of street fashion from Helsinki, it's called HEL-LOOKS.
Anyone know of any other street fashion sites?

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Baby Quilt

I have a back log of things to post about, it just seems I can't find the time to get them online. I thought I might be able to get this up in time for Friday's Works-in-progress round, but here it is on Saturday.

It is yet another unfinished quilt, made of little squares of Liberty fabric. I would like to finish it soon, and will either give it to my sister's new baby girl, or keep it for our January arrival. Anyways, it is pretty small so I think I can quilt it and finish it in the next week or two.

ps. I just noted this blog is on American time, so I still qualify for a Friday posting!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Eat Me

Today has been pretty slow, recovering from all the 'I am 5' festivities. R has been out all day editing the documentary he is working on, so we have been car-less. It is nice sometimes knowing you can't go anywhere even if you want to, but cabin fever does set in towards the end of the day.

And I am a bit guilty of providing ice-cream for morning tea and tortilla's and butter for lunch, and a bit of TV time to distract them while I went upstairs and made this placement.

It is for Anna (her blog is Twelve22), who is moving back to the States from Jolly old England.

I added the screenprinted crown to remind her of Her Majesty, Queen Lizzie, hopefully it might be of use for a spot of elevenses.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

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