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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Travelling again —

This is the sight that welcomed me to Australia last week when I went over to visit my son and his family —
I had a lovely time...these two were delightful —
They kept me very entertained with their antics —
And nice to see the dolls quilts (and dolls' dresses) I made them for Christmas in use —
"Pretend sleeping for Ganma's photo!"
My daughter-in-law is a photographer so we went to the park for some photos —
(I took this one)

You may rmember that I like to crochet when I'm away. I continued on with the blue baby blanket I'd started last month.
This pattern can be found on Ravelry *here*.
It's not a huge blanket - I don't want a big thing to carry around while travelling!
I couldn't spend my evenings and the flight home with idle fingers so I got some more wool and started this one —
This is a cool design - start in a corner and work on the diagonal, each row
gets longer.

And just to keep right up to date, before I went away I finished the quilting on my Houses quilt (yaay!!!), my OMG for March. I just have to organise some binding and it will be done :-)
Love the effect of these circles!
I had such a great time away...since I've been home I've been busy catching up (bookwork and stockwork - punishment for going away!) but I'm hoping to be 'back to normal' soon!

Happy stitches,

28 comments:

gz said...

So much creativity!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh those gorgeous girls. The photos are wonderful! I love your blanket and I like the diagonal start....the long chains to begin is what I hate. Love your quilting too xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

gosh the twins have grown so much since I last remember seeing photos of them - bet you had fund seeing them

Maria said...

Wonderful to spend time with those sweet little girls , their Mum and Dad..
Beautiful photos , such great memories.
Lovely blueblanket and nice start to another.
Nice finish on your quilt.

Janet O. said...

The photos of the twins are priceless, whether taken by you or your DIL. Love the clothespins on the hat. And the pretend sleeping--adorable.
Then there is the one you shot of them holding hands--oh, how cute is that?!?
And the posed shot of the three of you is gorgeous!
Lovely results from your busy hands. I haven't made an afghan in decades!!

loulee said...

Pretty in pink What a lovely family, especially those two girls.
Your blankets look lovely too.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

It does sound and look like you had a wonderful family time there--what cute grands and thanks for sharing some photos--love the quilt you got quilted before going--and it is always nice to have a hand project while traveling and knitting these days are not always welcome on airplanes so crochet is good--
enjoy, di

Kerry said...

Beautiful photos Raewyn, special times with everyone.
The quilt looks great, also the blue crochet blanket looks cuddly and the one in progress, you make it look easy!!. xxxx

Helen said...

Beautiful photos and special memories for you. Also beautiful projects love your blanket.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Gorgeous photos! I bet you had a lovely time with those two little twinkles!

Julie said...

Gosh Raewyn those wee girls have grown!! I love the photo of you with them in the park ... I think you should put that one in a frame as it is a lovely one of all 3 of you. Your creations are just wonderful, as always.

Leeanne said...

Lovely granddaughters you have, nice to make time to spend time with them. a neat photo of you with both girls. Your crochet is lovely a really pretty pattern. Happy binding and all the other stuff.

Sandra Walker said...

Just love those overhead shots--wow! One day I hope to get there. Adorable shots of your grandchildren too. So good to always keep your hands busy; I need to get better at taking my knitting everywhere!

Jenny said...

How nice to spend time with yourbeatiful grand daughters.

Needled Mom said...

..........but it is so worth the visit! The girls are so cute and growing up much too fast.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a stunning view you had over Aussie - love the colour! Have a wonderful holiday with your family and lovely to see the photo of you with the girls.

kiwikid said...

How wonderful to spend time with the twins, your Photo shoot was amazing, so many beautiufl photos. Well done on the quilting finish. Looks like your approach to Brisbane was much better than last time.

Lesley said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Love the pics of the children, especially the one with the little quilts. What fun you must have had!

Lin said...

What a lovely time away and beautiful crochet. xx

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh!! That photo!!!! What part of Australia is that? Gorgeous crocheting going on.

marina said...

How’s wonderful, my goodness they have grown and such gorgeous little girls.
Great photo with you and your girls.
Well done on finishing your house quilting, lovely blankets too!

Karen's Korner said...

Looks like you had great family time. Precious memories. Good progress with your crocheting.

Fiona said...

lovely picture from the sky and just gorgous ones of the little girls... I can see why you have such fun with them...

Lovely quilt .... I am looking forward to trying circles... but not the stop and starts????

Hugz

Fiona said...

Oh and I love your crochet blankets.... that new one going from the corner looks fun

Hugz

Karen S said...

What a wonderful time. How lovely to enjoy time with family and your gorgeous grandies. Extra special.
Lovely crochet work. Funny how we always need something to do with our hands.
And well done getting the quilting finished.
yes, the work you leave behind always seems to wait for you. I haven't found a fairy godmother yet who can come in and wave it away with a magic wand. Still looking though!!!!

Anorina Morris said...

Yay, I'm so pleased that you had a lovely time in Australia. Gosh you got a lot of crochet done on the plane. I totally hear you about idle hands and am planning what crafty thing to do on my flights next month.

Ellie Mork said...

Beautiful photographs. Your crochet is soooo neat, that's a beautiful blue colour. :)

Chookyblue...... said...

great pics of the girls......growing heaps......