Sunday, 29 June 2008

Getting things done

I posted off four mini quilts and two PIFs on Friday so that has made quite a dent in my to-do-list and as three of the minis have safely arrived with their new recipients I can show you them here.

The first was for Kate


- the central stitchery was taken from the gorgeous Tilda book "Sew Pretty Homestyle" (can't wait for the new Christmas one that is out next month hopefully!)

The second was for Anne and was built up round the lovely fabric Lina sent me with her mini quilt

and the third was for my mad friend Trashy


I thought this Bronwyn Hayes design from her "Sunshine in your pocket" book was suitably silly!!!

The fourth quilt was for my official swap-partner, Leanne (yes, I'll admit it, I was very late!!!) But as she is all the way over in Australia I'm not expecting it to arrive just yet! Leanne was also one of my bloggy-versary "you don't have to pay-it-forward" PIF-fers so she will get a double dose of gifts in her parcel!

In other news, I have been trying to catch up a bit at the allotment and have finally managed to get my pumpkins planted and some other general work done - so here is a late June allotment photo for you (really it's here for me so I can chart how it is going over the year!)


And my final crafty bit of news is that I have learnt how to ripple! Lovely Lesley explained it to me and look - I can do it!


I now have a particularly annoying song going through my head to the tune of "I can boogie"

"Yes Sir, I can ripple,
I can ripple all night long,
I can ripple, ripple ripple,
all night looooooooooooong!"

and on that embarrasing note I shall leave you for today!

24 comments:

Charlie P said...

Hooray for rippling! Rippled scarves look great. Talking of things that look great, all those mini quilts are stunning. I have to say that my favourite is the white one. It's so simple and beautiful :)

Lesley said...

Yay - you're rippling!!!! Glad my 'explanation' is working ao well!!

The mini- quilts are fantastic - you're amazing y'know :)

Your allotment is looking great - well worth all the backache!

xxx

Gina said...

Fabulous ripples! They are on my "learn to do" list too. I adore the button quilt and the "Peas with Honey" quilt (one of our favourite rhymes in this house!)... you are very clever Mrs Locket!

Sal said...

What fab mini quilts!
Now I have that flippin song in my head too!! ;-)

Simone said...

The Bronwyn Hayes design is my favourite but they are all lovely. The allotment is looking good. You could do a quilt with a pumpkin design once they come through (just in case you haven't got enough to do!)Good luck with your rippling too!

trashalou said...

Locket, you are a force of nature! Allotmenting, quilting, stitching and now rippling! I bow down before you.

dottydesigns said...

I wish I could ripple, but I can't even crochet one stitch.X

French Knots said...

The allotment is looking fab, no weeds in sight!
Quilts galore and crochet too - do you ever sleep!!

JuliaB said...

Gosh, you are so clever with those quilts (still awestruck!). And Allotment looks great. Glad i'm not the only one who's a tad late with the pumpkins! x

Jodie said...

You are amazing Mrs locket - as simple as that! Totally amazing .

dottycookie said...

Oh, thank you so much for the tune in my head Mrs Locket!

Lovely quilts and ripples today. We had fun with children in the garden tasting peas straight from the plants. In fact one little one liked them so much she harvested all my pods - even the unripe ones!

Lina said...

Busy busy in the Locket household I see! They all look fab Lucy, well done!

Leanne said...

All your quilts are great I will be stalking the postie waiting for mine. It looks like a glorious sunny day on the allotment.

corry said...

Rippling, thats something I like to learn too! I love the miniquilts..my favorite is the last one with the carrots on. You must have so much energy..all that work..always busy!

Angela said...

Your quilts look lovely, if I had to pick a favourite it would be the white one.

eileen said...

The mini quilts are adorable! Good job getting so much done. The allotment is looking lush, and rippling is FUN. Very addicting though. :-)

periwinkle said...

lovely quilts Mrs Locket, I especially like the faces on the little peas. Your allotment is coming on a treat. Love the rippling, maybe one day I'll learn :-)
lisa x

Kitty said...

Those mini quilts are stunning - really lovely. Well done you. And that allotment looks gorgeous - all efficient and productive. x

Carin said...

great job on learning to add a ripple to your crochet.

your mini quilts are wonderful

wonderwoman said...

your quilts look great and i'm sure each recipient will be thrilled! i still dont know how you find the time!

your allotment looks very tidy, have been weeding today as they are threatening to take over! was very disappointed as something has eaten my broccoli! any ideas! they have eaten it so there are only little sticks left! and i grew them from seed as well! What a croc!

love the ripple effect, perhaps you could kindly pass on the secret!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Love those mini quilts, what size's are they?

Working Mom Knits said...

LLP - have a mosey over to my blog, I think you might like/want what you find there : )
http://www.hipknits.co.uk/shop.php?crn=235

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Lucy! You've been SO busy! How on earth are you getting everything done??? Love all your little quilts and stitcheries. And how on earth could you bear to separate Mr. Magnus and his Lady Rabbit Love??? I hope they'll both have internet access LOL!

Ravenhill said...

I adore your beautiful art quilts! Particularly the one with the sweet bunny saying that he eats his peas with honey! You sure have creative talent!
~Emily