27 August 2011


Straight off the clothesline, freshly washed and dried outside on a beautiful spring-like day - we are going to a wedding at the end of September and this quilt is the present. 

I've called the quilt "Sweet" after the fabric range it's made from.  I bought the layercake and yellow background from Bec, can't remember where I bought the border fabric from, and the design is from a tutorial on Cluck Cluck Sew's blog.

We had such a wonderful time at the Attestation Ceremony at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn to see my nephew take his oath as a Policeman.  My brother and all his family drove down from Lake Cathie, Mum, aunts, uncles and cousins drove up from the Illawarra.  We haven't seen my brother's family for a year and it was fantastic.  Mum was able to meet her little great-grand-daughter and spend some time with her great-grandson as well as give her grandson, John, a big hug on his big day.  John has wanted to join the police force since he was a little boy - it's a magical day when a dream comes true.

John is in the front row, far right
Lots of pomp and ceremony with the Mounted Police
Police Pipe Band
Police Brass Band
and a motor cycle escort for the VIP's.
Proud and happy Nanna with John and his daughter Charlyse
There are some more photos on our phones - I want to upload the one on DH's phone of nephew John with his 3 brothers - John, who is the eldest, is now the shortest.  Mitchell, No 2 son, is 6'8" and Zac, 15, is quickly catching up.


Cardygirl said...

Such a pretty quilt...a lovely gift. Ceremony looks very special.

Sue W ♥ said...

so pretty that quilt.
What a wonderful event and to have his dreams of becoming a police officer to come true....congratulations to him

Maree: said...

Well Done on an Early Finish your Quilt looks Lovely on the Bed...
Congratulations to the New Officer..

Lorraine said...

Wow...Sweet is awesome...lucky couple to be getting that as their gift. Congratulations to John...nice to see a dream come true..I am sure he will do the uniform proud!

De said...

Gorgeous quilt Lynda. The Ceremony looked like a great day.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Lynda the quilt is just so beautiful...congrats to your nephew what a great day for all the family..

Yvette said...

What a pretty, cheerful quilt. You did a fantastic job, as usual.

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

The quilt will be the perfect wedding present. Congrats to your nephew on his Graduation.It is great when family can catch up.
Happy days.

Leanne said...

What a lovely gift, and great snaps of a special day.

Bec said...

Sweet has turned out very gorgeous!
A fantastic achievement for your nephew, going through the academy isn't easy.


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