A little more quilting
In the last year I have made a few handmade cards and really enjoy the process of coming up with an idea and trying to see it through. It is time consuming but a welcome distraction from, say the laundry or something equally unexciting. The little quilted card above was made to serve as a thank you for a recent dinner outing we enjoyed.
At the same time I made this birthday card for a friend (he owns a travel agency, hence the theme). Sorry about the terrible photograph, what little light there had been that day was completely gone and I was in a hurry to deliver the card. The recipient opened it and imediately complimented the maker, sadly he believed the maker/makers to be Dylan and Tilly. Humph!
I am still working on the quilt for my Godson, in case you thought I had abandoned it for ever. Once I accepted that it absolutely would not be ready in time for the Christening I sort of put it down for a couple of weeks. However about 10 days ago it once again became the centre of my attention and I have been steadily handquilting. As a result of the hand quilting it would seem I have lost a lot of sensation in two of my fingertips, I think my technique may leave a lot to be desired but the quilting is now complete and I just need to figure out the binding. As I mentioned before this has been my very first quilt and it has been quite a learning exercise but the my enthusiasm for quilting has not been dampened and I do plan to begin another one soon.
Thank you for all the lovely comments on the cake, I really enjoyed reading them. To tell the truth I don't think I would even have dreamed of attempting something like that pre-blogging days. Writing my own blog and reading the blogs of others has made me try so many new crafts and think in a more creative way than I have done for years. I am so thankful for the day I discovered my first creative blog and the whole world it has opened up to me. I fear my housework may have suffered a little as I have less time to spend on it now but nonetheless my life is definitely the richer for blogging.