Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's all happenin'

There's been a whole lot of making going on at Chez Gayner. Last week, I was finally able to finish the second of 2 quilts. The first I made in honor of my clever husband, who finally fixed my sewing machine (thanks for the loaner, Zo!). He wanted something handmade-by-me (how sweet) to hang above our bed. I was happy to oblige. Second was a quilt for Noah. Just a fleece backing with flannel quilt top. Both were just put together sans pattern - more of an experiment than anything else. And big thanks to Anna, for her binding tutorial - very helpful stuff!

Due to the kindness of my mother-in-law, I was able to get quite a bit of sewing done. Mainly some uninspired mending, but the kids now have some new shorts, trousers and dresses to add to their wardrobes.
Another reversible, this time for Anna. What a cutie.

Finally had to pull myself away yesterday to check on Toby's creativity...

My man made this. Too cool. It's been in the planning stages for a while, and now it's becoming a reality. Toby has spent almost 2 full days on this with Peter, and it's definitely been 2 days well spent. Once the rope bridge is adjusted and railings put up, I don't think I'll be able to get the kids away. Which is just as it should be.

1 comment:

Becoming a Morrison said...

Your kids are TOTALLY lucky to get a place place like that!!! Amazing!

The quilts are great! I have two blankets, one my grandmother made which is an Irish quilt, where each panel is done in a different stitch and pattern...it's pretty, but my favorite is the one my mom made me when I was in college. It's made with the softest yarn and it's HUGE...your kids will love their quilts!!!!