Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm not at home

I was due to fly home from New Zealand back to Australia today but this baby was not in a hurry unlike the others so yesterday I re-booked my tickets and I'll be here until the 4th of next month. Wouldn't you know it, labour has started so I'm sure it will be born today. I've found a few things around DD's house that I've made as gifts, this one is an armchair caddy that has pockets on the inside flaps. Two pockets per flap. I got the pattern out of a magazine but don't ask me which one, I can't remember. I love the outer fabric.
I did the pincushion of the month with Quilt Fabric Delights last year and DD grabbed this wool felt one, filled with wool roving which is good for the pins. I still haven't made them all.
This little doll quilt makes me smile whenever I see it again. It was a challenge quilt for a group I belonged to at the time. The challenge was to pick out a playing card and interpret it. I really didn't want to do it but got talked into participating for fun. So for fun this is what I literally whipped up. Three of hearts. I joined in just to appease the powers you understand!
The funny part is that when the quilts were hanging, I was standing next to a lady who declared that she wouldn't hang this in her toilet! I was not offended but never said a word and it still makes me laugh. Gee the kids use it all the time for their dolls and it's fairly faded now but they don't mind in the slightest and I'm sure they like the fact that it's bright.
Just take a look at the lovely weather in Auckland city yesterday. I had a great day out for Yum Cha and a walk around the harbour front with my son, sister, brother in law and one of the grandkids. This is the sky tower which gets lit up at night at the moment in red and green. (My favourite quilt combo)Yes it has a revolving restaurant at the top, just like the Centerpoint tower in Sydney.
More news next time!

19 comments:

PatchworkRose said...

Enjoy your time. Aukland is one of my favourite places. Just love the little pincushion and I can see that your grandkids adore the nice bright quilt.
It has personality :-)
cheers
Lynne

Fiesta said...

It is so nice to be able to stay a bit longer. I bet your daughter is just loving it!

Crispy said...

This baby just wanted to make sure that grammy was around to give lots of cuddles LOL. I love your little quilt and so do the grands so that's all that matters.

Crispy

Quilt Hollow said...

A longer stay is nice....especially considering the excitement!

Karen said...

Babies seem to have their own schedules, don't they!

Jackie said...

Can't wait to hear the news! Funny story about the quilt!!

Lurline said...

Best wishes for little bub and all the family, but it will be nice to have you home - looking forward to the happy news!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Darlene said...

Oh, I hope the little one arrives soon! Enjoy and good wishes to your DD and her family.

The armchair caddy is very sweet - nice design. The wool pin cushion is sweet.

I had to laugh at the comment the woman made about your quilt. I was looking at a quilt at quilt show several years ago when a woman made a loud nasty comment about a quilt. So, I whispered to her "I'll try to do better next time" - she spun around and said, "is that YOUR quilt?" I politely said, "No, but it could have been" - then my friends and I walked off (with smiles on our faces). LOL

wishes, true and kind said...

Love the armchair caddy and pin cushion! Hope the baby comes soon! How exciting!

Nedra said...

Lets hope the baby is here today.
I loved all your project. Where do you get such cute pins for your pincushion? I even googled it, and nothing show up for purchase.

Dena said...

I rather like the doll quilt. I wonder what it was that she didn't like? Maybe the bright colors...

I hope the baby arrives soon. I'm sure you are just as anxious as the parents-to-be.

Janet said...

Babies like to take their time - I know it well. That's a funny story about your 3 of hearts quilt as well as a positive way to react to criticism.

Sue said...

I hope the little one arrives soon! I'll bet you are enjoying your stay.

I really love that pincushion!! That is sweet!

Have a great week!

Julia said...

Enjoy your stay while you can...The baby will come when it's good and ready..
Love the armchair caddy..
Best wishes for Mum and the bub, and look forward to you back soon.
Julia ♥

Karen said...

Love the armchair caddy!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how funny to hear a comment like that! I LOVE that cute, bright little quilt!

Carol said...

Enjoy that baby! Glad you're staying longer.

Carrie P. said...

Well babies like to come at their own time. You have given your daughter some very sweet little goodies.
There used to be a revolving restaurant in Florida but I think a hurricane took it down. My husband and I went up in it once and that was on our honeymoon 32 years ago.

Lori said...

That's so nice that you have the flexibility to stay for your daughter. Looks like you are keeping yourself busy.
Sometimes it is fun to join in on a project just to be part of the group, even if you don't really care for the project. You did good!