June 23, 2008

Done Done!

Sorry I disappeared off the face of the earth for a few weeks, but I am back!!

I have finished 5 quilts to label stage now!! Let's Celebrate!!!
Cheers

First one: My Dear Jane!!! Here is a graphic of the label I sewed on...
DJ label
Please excuse the weird color, will have to figure out how to fix it...

I also put the label on my machine quilted ALQS quilt. It will be heading....somewhere this week!
ALQS quilting

The other finishes were the 3 baby quilts, ready to give away now... won't show more photos of the same thing :)

I also have other reasons to celebrate: the generosity of quilty bloggers and friends. I have a story to tell soon of some lovely Australian designers who all helped me to get some quilting souvenirs for my husband to bring home from his trip (halfway through...he is home on Friday!!) But I also won an AMAZING package from Dawn Hay. I can't believe how HUGE this prize was. Thank you so much Dawn!! So many lovely things, I love it all!!!
Gifts from Dawn Hay!

 My wonderful blogging buddy Barbara in Sweden sent over this goodie package. We are encouraging each other to lose kilos and sending sock yarn for each kilo... so far I 've lost 2, so some sock yarn came my way, and the bag handles for a bag Barbara is helping me make!
Gifties from Barbara

I have been crazy busy with kids: birthday parties, goodbye parties, sports day, school play, playdates... if you are interested in seeing some photos or movies, check out my Flickr or YouTube!!  This week has more insane schedules, end of school, more playdates, some mommy quilting and knitting playdates, and packing for the States! Tomorrow I head into town to get those few "surprise" kids magazines and sweets I can pull out during our travels.  Guess I can slow down sometime after the Sisters Quilt Show!!

20 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Glad to hear you're back home, safe and sound! The Dear Jane label is wonderful!

Kristie said...

So glad to hear from you again! Wow that certainly is something to celebrate!!!! I love they label for the Dear Jane, it is so cute with the girls in it!!!
Kristie

Cara said...

What a great idea for a label for DJ!!! Nice touch! Congrats on your finishes!

May Britt said...

What a gret quiltlabel you have made. Such a special quilt needs a special label.
I think I want to start making DJ again from my ciwil war fabrics. I got a lot of the fabrics from a nice lady in usa. They are leftovers from a DJ group there.

Barbara said...

Oh, congratulations on your wonderful finishes and on your winnings AND on your weight loss! Goodness, you've been busy!!

And I love the idea of 'crafts for kilos' - LOL!

nicky said...

Fantastic label idea. How precious is that photo of the girls on the quilt! It is sure to be a family heirloom one day.
Nicky

Susan Shepard said...

Really wonderful label, not to mention the quilt it is for.

Your girls are too adorable for words.

Thimbleanna said...

Great to see you back Cathi! I hope you had a wonderful trip!

Dot said...

Wow! That ia versy sweet of you. You are a very busy lady, raising a family and all. Enjoy your visit in Portland. How long will you be here? It will be exciting to see your DJ hanging in Sisters.

Karin Williams said...

Hi Cathi, I absolutely adore your Dear Jane quilt, and am hoping to make one myself one day. I also love the label you have put on it, it's a lovely story. I think your package you got from Dawn Hay is amazing, and the Australian designers produce some wonderful stuff, but then I am biased (I am an Aussie living in Scotland for the moment). I too am going HOME in 4 days time to catch up with family, so I know how special your trip will be. I hope your mother is doing well, we are visiting parents who have also been diagnosed with cancer so it will be lovely to spend some time with them. Enjoy your visit and I will continue to read your blog which is very inspiring. Thank you.

colleen said...

cathi-
can i be in the drawing even though we're related? is that nepotism or something like that. or maybe you can just teach me how to do one when we see each other next week.
see ya soon
colleen

Kathleen said...

Hi Cathi with a "C", Kathy with a "K" here enjoying your posts. If you come on down to California (Sonoma County) give me a shout out for a visit to the area. Have a great time on Holiday. Cheers!

Carolien said...

Sorry, Cathi! Too fast ...

Greetings, Carolien

Carolien said...

Hello Cathy,

I am reading your blog from time to time and love the beautiful things you make. And your children! Love to see them.
If complete strangers can also participate in your Dear Jane gift, I would love to make a little chance!

Have a nice day & greetings, Carolien

The Chocolate Cat said...

Had been wondering what you had been up to but 5 finishes - wow! and what a great label for your 'Dear Jane' quilt.

Becca said...

What a gorgeous little wall hanging. I love the label you made for your Frugal Jane.

And your quilt for the ALQS-ooooh man-I hope it's coming to my house-it's gorgeous! Could I be so lucky?

Becca

susan shepard said...

Oooh, I'll be in your drawing!!

Melissa in Bend said...

Best of luck on your trip home! Oregon is beautiful right now. Hope you'll visit us in Bend soon!

Kristin said...

Congratulations, Cathy! See you soon!

anne said...

wow, I would love to win your awesome quilt. Enjoy the rest of your trip, safe journey. Happy stitching