Saturday, 28 May 2011

Sleeping matters!

The Sleeping Beauty will not sleep in the day unless she is being transported in the car or in her sling. This means less patchwork time as she also seems to prefer mummy's arms to daddy's! If you have any tips out there about getting babies to sleep and also managing the nasty colic moments, please leave me a message...i will be grateful!

In between Isabella's 10 minutes catnaps though I have managed to cut and place this little cutie on the design wall...yes, another quilt for Isabella but a girl cannot have too many quilts as we know!!!

This is a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern and i have stuck faithfully to the colour arrangement on the pattern!!! All fabrics have come from my stash and already precut white 5" squares have speeded the process up no end.

On Wednesday night we went to see mummy's patchwork friends at Just Between Friends and unfortunately I did not take any photos of the affection Isabella was showered with by everyone there...we are very very lucky to know such lovely people and grateful to the group for the lovely present they gave us and for all the cuddles we got.

Again I cannot resist showing you Isabella's first patchwork lesson:

I think it went quite well really!!!!

                                                                             Amelie x

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Thank yous

I am still craving time to do patchwork...I seem to be craving sewing and fabrics more than I ever craved ciggies after every time I gave up smoking! But my brain is mash and my arms extremely tired from rocking the Not-So-Sleeping Beauty to sleep every day...I have spoiled my 3 week old baby already!!!   :-)
Having said that I need to say something about the kindness of the quilters (some of whom I have never met in my life) who have got in touch to give their wishes and to let me know that the 2-hourly feeds through the night will not last forever! I am truly grateful to you....
I am also grateful to all the lovely quilters I follow who supply me with endless photos & inspiration especially during the 4am burping session!!! Some nights we just have to burp in front of the laptop!!!

Anyway, courtesy of grandmother, I am about to do some sewing (yippeee) but I also have a few more blocks to add to the Japanese quilt:

                                                                    Amelie x

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A slow comeback....

My little Sleeping Beauty slept almost all day long for the first 2 weeks of her life and mummy just watched and watched her in absolute amazement...but with hindsight I think I should have slept more and I should have certainly done a bit of patchwork to clear my head from all the paranoid preoccupations new mothers seem to have :-(

Anyway, in Week 3, the Sleeping Beauty has finally awoken (kissed excessively by mummy and daddy) and we are now struggling to get her to sleep!!!! So, I have hungered for some patchwork but time has been very very limited. Thank god for Mr Whirlygiggles who adores both of us loads and has been looking after us loads too...looking after mummy has included some patchwork time (2 hours so far to be precise!!!) and i managed to finish off Riccardo's (my gorgeous half Italian-half Greek nephew!) quilt top...
I love it!!! I had bought these fabrics so long ago and could not think what to do with them...

I am going to call this quilt "Ricky's Magical Stars" ;

and a closer view:

As mentioned before the pattern is from Jaybird Quilts and the main fabric is Timeless Treasures. I have added a mixture of other fabrics All from my stash I am very proud to say!!!!!

That is all for now except i cannot resist another photo of the Not-So-Sleeping Beauty with the beautiful bunny rabbit Carol send her (thank you Auntie Carol, we LOVE our bunny) :

                                                          Amelie x

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The best I have ever made!!!

And here is my little princess!!!

Meet Isabella-Nepheli, born on Thursday 28th April 2011, @10am.

I am completely in love as is Mr Whirlygiggles who is wrapped around her little toe already!!!

No time for quilting just yet but I am working on the sleep-feeling bit to see if I can eventually fit a bit of sewing in between!!!
                                                                      Amelie x

PS please ignore the date/time on the is another technical detail with the camera that I never got around to sorting out!

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