Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Academic Achiever!

My youngest child is continuing to astound me with her zest for learning. I've had a suspicion that she is smart this year, smarter than an average year one child. But every Mum thinks their child is smart don't they? And this week at the end of year school assembly with the book awards given out..... well now I know she really is a smart cookie. She won the Academic Achievement Award for Room 12, the inscription in her book says awarded for all your hard work, dedication and persistence that you have shown in all academic areas in 2011. Your enthusiasm towards learning is amazing to see. Congratulations Matilda. My photos of her walking up to the stage to receive the award aren't very good as I was crying with pride when she went up. Here she is afterwards with her beloved teacher Miss West. We are so very proud of her. Milly you are amazing!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dolls Quilt from Anna.

I opened my parcel from the EB Quilters Dolls Quilt Swap today. It has been sitting patiently on my bookshelf waiting for the one I made to reach its destination. I thought that was only fair. And it was worth the wait!!! I unwrapped this beauty made by Anna. It is so beautiful! The colours against the white, its no secret that I love the crispness that it creates!

The quilting is my favorite style, swirls! So time consuming, I know the work that goes into them but so worth the effort, it looks just fantastic.

I love the center panel, so whimsical! Its just beautiful Anna, thank you very much. :)

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Sunday Stippling.

This quilt is due to be given to it's new owner in less than 2 weeks. Which means I had better stipple it quick smart! So guess what I did today? I haven't stipple quilted for ages, I am plesased with how smooth my curves are. I only have about a 50cm patch to go - taking a blogging break, as you do! - and then straight onto the binding.