15 December 2011

The Tale of a Dumb Bunny

 Earlier this year I finished stitching The Wish Quilt, put the blocks away safely and completely forgot about the quilt until Monday night - I walked into the sewing room and it suddenly hit me, where is The Wish Quilt?  Couldn't find it anywhere.  I was convinced that I'd sewn the quilt top together but it wasn't amongst the tops waiting to be quilted.  I searched through every cupboard, shelf, drawer and eventually found the blocks in the block keeper.  The plan was to have the quilt finished for this Christmas but that won't happen now - the top is together

and looks nice on the dining room table even unfinished.  There is still a bit of stitching to be done - antlers on the reindeer, "heart" to be stitched over the applique heart in "home is where the heart is" and button to be attached when the quilting is finished.

The fabrics in The Wish Quilt are "Yuletide Blessing", an older Fig Tree range.  I had a small f/q pack of the fabrics in my cupboard and Peg sent me a f/q bundle as a surprise birthday present a few years ago and they were different to my fabrics, so they all went together beautifully. 

I've been having all sorts of issues with my machine embroidery.  Last year I started a Christmas tablecloth but only got halfway.  Decided to finish it off for this Christmas as everyone will be home and it's been a nightmare.  Thankfully it's now finished and I'll be able to put a salad bowl or something over the trouble spot.

These lace ornaments have been much more fun to stitch out.

Last Saturday we went to the Garden Restaurant at the Sydney Botanic Gardens for lunch with Michael, Peta and Peta's Mum and Dad.  This is where the wedding reception will be held next April - a beautiful restaurant, delicious food and wonderful setting for a wedding.

The Band Lawn where the ceremony will take place.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I thought I was the only one that forgot about quilt tops...LOL...oh Lynda but it is just so beautiful...tablecloth is so pretty, and I like the look of the lace ornies...what a stunning spot for the reception...xx

De said...

Lynda the quilt is going to look beautiful when finished!

Yvette said...

I love that quilt! You always come up with the greatest projects. It is dangerous to read your blog.

alda said...

you quilt top is awesome!!! so beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Glad the lost is found......if that makes you a dumb bunny then I definitely am one as well.....LOL. Love the wedding venue.

helbel19 said...

Great venue for a wedding.
Love the quilt and it looks terrific on the table too. The lace ornies are lovely.... you are a clever girl.



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