My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One small finish.

Not too much to show for the 10 days since I last posted, however a small finish is better than none at all!
I made this recipe book cover for YD whose pile of loose recipes was getting scary, and needed a place to put them in (she loved the one I made myself earlier on).
I enjoy playing around with bit and pieces of fabric and see what 'arrangement' I end up with :-)
[The cupcake appliqué came from Bunny Hill Designs, free patterns.]
Something I did/learned while making this which I thought worth sharing was what I did for the appliqué background.
I had some 2 1/2 inch strips cut on the bias which I didn't know what to do with... however I knew that particular fabric would be perfect behind the cupcakes...
so voilà!...I joined them and cut my background square from them...
simple, I don't know why I didn't think of it before.

Last post I was doing happy dances as my son and daughter-in-law were coming over from Australia for a holiday... we thoroughly enjoyed seeing them but of course the time just wasn't long enough...they have left again now...but they did manage to squeeze a lot into their time here.
YD left the tender teens so we had a birthday day at her house while everyone was here;
this is one of my favourite photos from the day —
My 3 kids fooling around.
— oops a serious one —
Left to right - YD, ED and BB!
— and a family shot,  here we all are together —
And we managed to get Oscar-riley to stay in the photo!
(He's the one in the red party-clothes!)

YD's partner enjoys cooking and here is the first course...yes that is a crayfish you can see; he was disappointed he only managed to have one to share (actually he caught 2 but the second one mysteriously disappeared before it got to the table).
So, happy days! Until next time, happy stitching everyone,


Annemieke said...

I like the cupcake! This one is very healty...... ;-)

Greetz from Holland!!

Leeanne said...

Oh that cupcake won't last long in the baking tin!
neat photo's of the family.
have a fun day at work today.

Shirley said...

Great idea for using up the bias strips. Lovely family photo.

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a wonderful family catch up... Thanks for sharing your technique for the background applique... will have to remember that one!

Leeann said...

Great family photos, I'm glad you had them all at home together. The cupcake is sweet too, what a good idea for a gift.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful family shots...and I also love your cupcake...

Cat said...

LOVE the family photo xxxx
and the sweet cupcake is darling

Wendy said...

Cute cupcake! And I really enjoyed your family photos. Seeing your kids together really makes me miss my boys. Glad you got to spend some time together.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love the cupcake, gorgeous idea to do the piecing behind it. Nice family photos too.

Melody said...

Great recipe book cover and what a lovely family you have. Your property is so very beautiful.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

congartulations, I sure you have a wonderful family!
Thanks for sharing I enjoy readig your postings ☺