Friday, 25 April 2008

Lucy Locket's Mini-Quilt Wall - Part 1

I've had another lovely and self-indulgent day today. This morning I went to see a friend who has recently become a Phoenix Trader - something I once considered doing myself until I realised it was just because I wanted to own all the cards myself!

I knew I was going to be able to buy some lovely cards (and I did) but I also had a sneaky suspicion that there would be something yummy to eat as Jane is a very good cook and made me these muffins a while ago.

I wasn't disappointed - she had made a scrummy ginger cake for today - but once again I forgot to take a photo - sorry everyone!

When I got home,

to this very bare looking hall (with a very bare looking wall just crying out for a collection of mini-quilts from around the world)


I was very, very, VERY excited to discover a special delivery parcel through my door!

I ripped it open, saw who it was from, and then discovered I wasn't allowed to open this bit!


Can you believe it - part of the parcel was addressed to

so I knew I would have to wait for the scurvy bunch of Little Lockets to get home from school before I could see what was inside!

But wait! There was another parcel for me too.............................

And when I opened it I nearly exploded with happiness because look what was inside

A truly incredible mini-quilt from Katy! I love it so much it almost makes me cry with happiness. It is just a HAPPY picture with happy colours and it is MINE!!!!!!!!!

It came with a lovely tag

and a really nice label on the back - complete with a ginger monkey! (ok, so he's black but I know he's ginger inside!)


And FINALLY the children got home so we could see what was in their parcel





gazillions of crafty gorgeousness - designed to set any creative little heart a-flutter! The children were so excited as they "discovered" all their goodies and can't wait to start playing with it all!

Thank you so much Katy - we are a very, very lucky and happy collection of Lockets!

So I will leave you today with a photo of my Quilt Wall with its very first occupant!


See - there's loads more room left!

Have a great weekend everyone - and especially Katy for making me so happy today!

Lucy xxxx

28 comments:

April said...

I love that mini quilt!

She is just so cheerful and makes me smile

You never know, when I get the hang of quilting - I might be able to send you one - but I wouldn't hold your breath as I am a quilting virgin - and mine wouldn't be anything like as pretty as that one!

April xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Ohhh that's lovely, well done Ginge !!
Can't wait to see your whole collection Lucy
Twiggy x

Simone said...

I could hardly wait to see what was in the little Locket's parcel too! How exciting! I love the mini quilt that you got as your swap. I can't wait to see your wall covered in mini quilts!

SewToBed said...

WOW - you lucky thing. What a fabulous quilt.

I can guarantee mine won't be as good!!

Lucy @ attic24 said...

The quilt is lovely, I've just been and visited Katy's blog first the first time...I wish I had found you all sooner, I so love the mini quilt swap idea.....hmmmm here's hoping you organise a 4th swap???!!! perleeeeeease?!
:o)x

Katy said...

oh, she looks so lonely up there by herself - COME ON PEOPLE, get sewing (do they have real lives or something? Don't they just ignore their homes and children like I do, hehehe!)
I'm so pleased you like her, and the little lockets were pleased with their stash collection. I can't wait to see what they come up with.

Oh, and APRIL - that was my first ever quilting attempt, and after being scared stiff of it I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! (and I have become addicted, it seems *blush*)

trashalou said...

crumbs! Seriously the pressure is beginning to mount to unbelieveable levels up here on the hill.

hat wall is going to look magical once they are all up!

Lesley said...

I thought you were aiming for a quilt wall...not a hat wall (Trash!) ...does that mean I have to go back to the drawing board and design a b***dy hat then? Or am I, in fact, being very facetious about Trashy's obv. typo.????

Oh dear.


Your wall is going to look fab Missus, if Katy's beautiful quilt is anything to go by....oh, how I scoffed at you making 22 quilts Locket....I scoff no longer as it will be worth the work when your wall is full of quilty loveliness from across the globe.

Of I go to peruse my bare wall in my hallway.....not hinting or anything but it's very very bare....

Kaz said...

That quilt is just gorgeous!! You (snd your children) are very lucky with your parcels.

I can only dream of being that good at sewing.

Lina said...

AHHHH the pressure!!!! Seriously though - how gorgeous. I'm about half way through...expect to get it by the end of the summer!!!

Jodie said...

Oh that is seriously cute - I am green with jealousy about that wall. I wonder how long before one of the kids move out- they have spare walls !!! It is going to look so so so good. I just have binding to go so hopefully mine will be in the post to you real soon.

Rachelmp said...

Oh, Lucy and the Lockets, you are just so lucky! Fantastic gifts and mini quilt. I'm just drawing mine up today. sniff sniff headcold...

Blossom said...

awwwwwwww love that mini quilt!!!

I want one.(said in whining annoying voice!!)

Lovely of Katy to put in some goodies for your sweeties!!!!

Leanne said...

Lovely blogging goodness your dream is becoming a reality.

Thimbleanna said...

How fabulous Lucy! I LOVE your new little quilt -- what a wonderful friend you have. I can't wait to see your quilt wall all filled up!

Monkee Maker said...

Wow, that quilt is gorgeous! And I didn't think I even liked quilts!!

That Katy, has she set the bar high, or what??

:)

est said...

oh! the quilt is incredible lovely!!!! lucy... you should have another word before lucy.. 'lucky lucy locket'! lol!!!

quiltdude said...

Beautiful, I can see some serious quilt wall envy going on in these comments and I'm one of them. Perhaps we should all be making a quilt for every person?!! Panic, panic.
XClare

ps. Did you get my email? I need your address!

Kitsch n Zinc said...

What a brilliant little quilt!! I can't wait to see more additions to your wall ;o)

dottydesigns said...

gorgeous miniquilt, it does look lonely, i had better get on with sewing, feel very guilty now not to have finished it yet.have a great weekend.x

Annie said...

Oh Lucy, how exciting to have already received one of your mini quilts. I too have a wall ready, but it is not as big as yours. I'd like to paint it and have a collection of them too. Looking forward to seeing the wall adourned.

tillyboo said...

What a great start to your wall Lucy, it's lovely !
x

Suzie Sews said...

who 's a lucky girl then?

AnnieB said...

fab parcel - lucky you...trust GM to do something wonderful, and then more!

I somehow missed teh great quilt appeal...I'll happily make one for you too to say thanks for organising all these great swaps...if you fancied one of course...though not being quite so fast or profic as our Katy you could be waiting quite some time...and I can fairly guarantee it won't be so cute

Jennie said...

Ooh that is such a lovely start to your quilt collection! It's gorgeous.

Jane said...

Thank you lucy for your birthday wishes, your mini quilt is lovely, Hope the little lockets have fun making with their own stash. Please wish Happy Birthday to Ally from me too. Love Jane x

katelnorth said...

It's a lovely little mini quilt (I was just on Gina's blog and saw she had one too - I'm getting envious) - and although I haven't planned what I'm going to make for you yet, I can tell you, it will be totally different than that one (and I bet a lot of your other swappers will say the same) so I think you are going to have a very exciting wall o' quilts before you are done.

dottycookie said...

Oh you lucky, lucky person - your quilt is gorgeous! Well done Katy - both on the quilt and on getting in made so early!