Sunday, 9 September 2007

Something gorgeous from the show...


Look what I saw at the show on Friday! No wonder it took out top prize, amazing work, each square is less than 2". Everything is hand stitched, and so beautifully done too.




It describes the story of a family, from the time they arrived in Australia to now and each square represents a special memory or event.

The knitting was very dull, nothing special there at all so I was very disappointed. Most of it was what I call "granny knits" - just basic things done in gawdy coloured acrylics. Not my style at all. And the quilting wasn't that big, but there were a few nice things. I know one of the EB quilters is working on one of these quilts so I took the pic just for her:


Now onto my crafts, here's why I avoid fair aisle... except this little top is so cute that I can look past the tangled mess of working more than 10 yarns at once. I'm nearly finished the motiff so I can cut them all off, yay! I managed to untangle all the threads last night so can now finish it off unhindered.


And a couple of sneak peaks from the EB bag swap - I completed the bag today, just trying to think of some extras to send and it will be on it's way.

How's that for a teaser... the big reveal will happen when the recipient gets the parcel.

9 comments:

Cass said...

Joy you big teaser!

Little Munchkins said...

Can't wait to see the bag. The colours are lovely.

Helen said...

Looks good Joy! Does the mobile and pen come with it?! LOL

Kellie said...

You are so blooming clever, the left side of my brain just fails to work and although I enjoy it, I have to concentrate very hard and I get a brain ache LOL

Well done Joy

Juni said...

Ooooh.. nice teaser! The bits I can see look great - can't wait to see the finished product! The quilt looks gorgeous - amazing work.

Keely said...

Look at the work in that quilt! Amazing!

Heki said...

I stood and looked at that little quilt for ages yesterday...photo's hardly do it justice. So much detail in so little space.

Lily said...

OMG that quilt is just amazing! And no way would I ever try a fair isle knit! But good on you for doing it!

Heids said...

I am dying to see that bag in full - it looks stunning! BTW I have tagged you, details are in my blog but feel free to disregard.