Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bragging

My daughter Amelia and grandson Noah have gone back home after a whirlwind ten day visit and of course while they were here, we did visit a quilt shop where Amelia picked up these two wooden needle holders which she tarted up. One for me and one for her. Of course mine is the red one.
One day was spent in a furious sewathon while she had the chance. I got baby duties and Amelia raided the stash. She had bought Kellie's Worry Dolls pattern and wanted to make three cushions as gifts for the girls up coming birthdays.
For someone who hadn't done any machine applique or quilting before the workshop, she nailed these and now has the confidence and know how to tackle more of the Don't look Now patterns. I think these look fantabulous.
As for Noah, he was really hard to get photos of, the little guy doesn't stay still. I have a few nice ones though. Here he is modelling the knitted wool jacket I started ten years ago. (yeah you read that right) I hang my head in shame but Amelia sewed it up and I put the hood and buttons on and it can be used by at least one grandchild.
A perfect fit, lol. I actually knitted the same pattern up twice before for when my two were little but it didn't take me that long. Funny that the pattern is still around after thirty years.
I love this one with his glasses on to help correct the squint, pretty hard to keep on when there is no nose bridge. He's a babylicious sweetie but then I'm biased.

Corrie from Retro Mummy has just posted part two of the workshop we took last weekend, I see another photo of Noah over there.

48 comments:

Kathie said...

wow she has a natural gift to machine quilting!
beautiful job, love those pillows, the girls are going to be thrilled.
oh he is adorable!
she has her hands filled with him I bet!
I bet Amelia had fun shopping in your stash, I know I would!
Kathie

Notjustnat said...

I'm glad Amelia took on machine quilting, with young children she needs to make fast gifts. Love the wooden needle holders and the cushions are so cute - Love that hand knitted jumper for Noah too, you did a great job Janet.
Hugs
Nat

Sue said...

Noah sure is a sweetie. Like mother - like daughter when it comes to talent, that knitting and quilting is gorgeous.

Studio Dreamin' said...

Oh, yes he is babalicious!Babies with glasses look like they are going to say ingenious stuff. He looks very happy in his new sweater. Amelia did a perfect job of the pillows. Thank you for showing her work. I haven't attempted machine quilting for fear of failure, but now I think I will take a class. Thank you Both.
Helen

Shari said...

Amelia has done a great job with those cushions! How wonderful to be able to take a class together - sounds like you've had a great ten days that are over all too soon!

Stephanie said...

Sweet pillows and WOW the quilting is fantastic! Very cute Noah.

Crispy said...

The girls are going to love the cushions!! Amelia did a fantastic job on them!! That little Noah is such a cutie!!

Crispy

Jackie said...

Boy you are right she did nail it!! Those are all beautiful. And how cute is that little Noah!! Definitely babylicious.

ranette said...

Janet...looks to me like the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with Amelia! She did a fantastic job on her little girlie's pillows. I love the needle cases too....I might have to make some.

Little Noah is a doll and looks like he's a good, sweet baby!

I'm glad you all had a great time together.

quiltingnana said...

such beautiful projects!! worth bragging about

Marion B. said...

THe needle case, the girls and Noah, oh so cute.

Katrien said...

These will be great cushions.

Stitching in Sydney said...

Wow - love the needle holders. Amelia's cushions are beautiful and the machine quilting is wonderful - wow I hope I am that good soon. Noah is cute in his glasses. What a lovely week.....

Janet said...

Just darling. Your daughter does beautiful work, just like her mother. Noah is a cutie pie.
Janet

Lori said...

Babylicious is right! Noah is so adorable!!
Wow, your daughter really caught on to the machine quilting quickly. Her cushions are so cute!!

be*mused jan said...

That must have been some workshop! Wow! Amelia's cushions are beautiful. And the needle holders....!!!
Must have been a fun week with the little guy. He's a cutie!

Anita said...

Hi Janet, I bet you loved the baby duties..they're always such fun. And I do love that knitted jacket on the little munchkin. Kind regards, Anita.

Darlene said...

Love the needleholder - very cute, indeed.

The cushions are adorable - your daughter is very gifted and talented (hmmm like her Mom)

And that little guy is beyond cute - oh my goodness, Janet he's precious.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, I love that Worry Dolls pattern -- those little pillows turned out just great! If you're hanging your head in shame after 10 years, then I should run with my tail tucked between my legs. I have a sweater that I started 25 years ago for my oldest. I was going to finish it for the youngest, but that never happened. I'm hoping someday there will be a grandchild -- then I'll finish it LOL!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Amelia is a natural and you are a great teacher Janet! And oh my - Noah looks so cute in the hooded sweater!

Rhondi said...

Your grandchildren are adorable. Ours are coming to visit for a few days this week. I can't wait!!

Loris said...

Are you kidding? Amanda is new to this?! She must be a prodigy or something. Her work both quilts and baby (!) are beautiful!
You must be a proud mum yourself!

DACHA ARTESANA said...

Tienes un nieto precioso. Un saludo

imquilternity said...

What a little cutie that Noah is! I absolutely love the shot with his glasses on. How sweet!

Deb said...

Hey is certainly a poppet Janet, such a wee cute. What fun having them visit you.

Janet said...

grandchildren rock don't they! You're daughter did a fabulous job on her pillow projects.

Julia said...

love the cushions.. Amelia did a fantastic job on them, and has that quilting down pat ..what a little cutie Noah is!!
Julia ♥

Kaaren said...

I think you daughter is a natural and takes after her Mom. Those three pillows are nothing short of fab!

Noah definitely is babylicious. And he looks wonderful in Granny's hand made sweater.

Jo said...

Wow - no machine quilting experience - she did an awesome job! Wonder where she gets it? :)

Noah is adorable,

Jo

Munaiba said...

Those cushions are lovely and Noah is very cute Janet. My daughter and grand-daughter have just gone back to England after a 2 week visit. I hadn't seen them in 3 1/2 years.

Janet said...

Quilting must be in her blood - those cushions are beautiful! I love the sweater you made as well - what a cute black and white picture you got of him in it!

Barb said...

What a cutie...

The apple does not fall too far from the tree in your family!! Great job she did.

PatchworkRose said...

Little Corie is gorgeous. Looks like his jacket is going to fit him next year as well which is great :-)
Cheers
Lynne

alobsiger said...

WOW! Amelia is a natural -- those cushions are beautiful. I'd want to just pet them and feel that lovely quilty texture! Wonderful work!! The sweater is adorable -- goes to show that a great design is timeless, no? I'll bet the house seems quiet now.

Donna~~ said...

Love the Julia, Ella and Sophie appliques--what a cute idea and fabulous job! And only ten years on that lovely sweater--that's awfully quick compared to an ugly one I've had in process for my "baby" son for 25 years. Maybe someday I'll get lucky and have a cutie like Noah who'll inspire me to finish it...

Nedra said...

I have a grandson named Noah also, and he is 2 years old. Looks like you had a wonderful time together.

quilltr said...

Wow Janet, I can't believe how fast she picked up quilting, and the cushions are perfect! Noah is a cutie with those pretty glasses, too. Sounds like you had a great visit.

Dixie said...

What a sweet, sweet baby, and he looks just adorable in those glasses! Glad you have his little sweater finished - good things come to those who wait. So happy that you got to spend some time with your daughter, and I imagine she just loved making some projects with you. I remember just craving some time to create when my girls were little. Thank goodness I had an understanding hubby.

Linda said...

Your daughter did an amazing job on her first Kellie designs. That's very encouraging to those of us who HOPE to try one someday.

Aren't grandsons just the most precious beings in the world? Our little Aussie family has returned to the US and have been living with us for the past 20 days. They'll be moving into their new home (3+ hours away) next week. I will miss them SO MUCH! How old is your little Noah? He looks the same age as our Tay who's ten months. On the move is right! Physically demanding, isn't it?

MamaT said...

Awww... he's precious. My 10 year old grandson has worn glasses since he was 15 months. You're right...they are hard to keep on the nose.

Sue-Anne said...

I love that pic of Noah with his glasses! he is so cute!!!! Glad you had a lovely time with your family.

Corrie said...

wowee those cushions are amazing! I definitely am putting them top of my list to make for my girls

oh bless little noah, I didn't get to see his glasses but they are so adorable! he is as cute as a button!

hope you get to practise your free motion too!

Corrie;)

Shirley said...

Oh little Noah is even more adorable in his cute glasses. It is all in the genes Janet. Your daughter has obviously inherited your talent. I shall look forward to seeing more in the future - it is sure to be good.
Love Shirley.x

Barb said...

Those pillows are just tooo cute. I love them, and so will they!
Noah is the sweetest, love those cheeks -- You're a lucky grandma that's for sure

Carrie P. said...

Oh, he is a cutie pie.
Your daughter did a fabulous job on those cushions.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Noah is sure a cutie! Isn't it great to be a Grandma? I love it. Jonah was almost named Noah - it was on their list of names.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Oh, I love the painted needle holders. I have a couple of those - maybe I should paint them!

Robin said...

Your grandson is a super cutie!!! :) Love his fabulous sweater.