Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This and that!

Something I had been creating in the past couple of months but couldn't show you was a baby shaggy quilt. I came across a pattern on Pinterest ages ago and knew it was something I wanted to make for our first grandchild.

As we didn't know if it was going to be a boy or girl, I chose fun neutral type colours. Here are a few pics of it.
Above: Piecing it together into a fabric sandwich.
Above: Getting out my old 'Singer' machine and stitching away.
Above: The finished 'shaggy' side.
Above: The finished reverse side.

I was quite happy with how it turned out. Here is the link to the instructions.

Owen has just turned 4 weeks old and he is doing really well. He's a very contented baby and we are just loving and appreciating being close by to have cuddles and to be a part of his life. 

A couple of weeks after he was born, I went down to Adelaide with Daniel, Telesha and Owen so Owen could meet his great grand parents. It was a lovely day and he travelled well.
Above: Owen with Paul's Mum and Dad and my Mum.
My youngest sister came up the other weekend, and we visited some open gardens and ended up at a local gift shop / cafe for iced coffees...they were delicious!

Friday week ago I attended the MainstreetSA Awards dinner in Adelaide, representing the Loxton Chamber of Commerce and we were delighted to win our category for 'Outstanding Partnerships' with the Loxton Council. It was a great night. 

Last night I did a roast for tea as all the kids were coming around and instead of garlic or herb bread, I made some Yorkshire Puddings to go with it. I'd never made them before and was pretty stoked with how they turned out....they were a hit!  I used Jamie Oliver's recipe, which can be found here.

My camera is full of, yes you guessed it 'baby pictures'!!!  I won't bombard you with them, but here is one of Owen with Paul, it was amazing they had identical coloured shirts on....Ford colours of course!! 

I haven't been very good lately at remembering to take other 'non baby' photos, so must get my act into gear!


mariondee-designs said... Reply to comment

Owen is so cute and already being brainwashed into being a Ford supporter.. I know I have 2 boys that have been brainwashed too..Ha ha!!
The quilt is just lovely! take care, Maryann

Pip said... Reply to comment

Love the matching Ford shirts (another Ford Supporter here)

Your shaggy quilt turned out well, maybe you will be bitten by the quilting bug :)

Those iced coffees look divine, nice serving glasses too, makes it much easier to get all that whipped cream and ice-cream out than when they are served in tall glasses.

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