Friday, June 26, 2009

Back... with 3 baby quilts.

Hello, hello, can anyone hear me, is this thing on??
Probably more to the point is anyone out there after a 2 week break?

Unavoidable, family life called louder than the computer-funerals, lots of sorting out, flu for me, tonsillitis for my girl, a tummy wog for my boy, a DH who needed time and sleep and a birthday party for a dozen 9 year olds. A slightly typical(?) or not, mother's fortnight.


The one slightly good thing about the flu was that it was a bit of a slow recovery so sewing seemed the best choice. A few quick and easy baby quilts to catch up on my present giving.



Love this tractor panel fabric for a little boy farm baby. I think it was from equilter, that or hancocks.



It's joined on the fence by another little chenille and cotton baby quilt. This one is pink John Deere! Perfect for a little girl farm baby.




Here's a closeup, isn't it cute fabric. I bought it at a field day, but have seen it, I think, at equilter.

These are the backs. I just reverse the fronts, so have a white one side, a pink john Deere the other. If people for any reason don't like the shaggy look they could use it this way.

This last one is for Clancy's little brother, Sydney. His Mum likes bright..luckily!
I think this is mostly equilter as well... I like the farm alphabet blocks.
I know everyone likes birthday cake ideas, so here is today's pirate ship effort. The candles were meant to look slightly like a burning deck, the big candle is the cannon, polly pocket was sacrificed as the model who is on the front of the boat, a han solo figure is the pirate and the sail are pictures of the boy, he was happy!
Hope everyone is well, I am hoping to start on the bloglines soon and begin to catch up!
Tracey

10 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Glad you are back, but the break doesn't sound like it was fun.

I love the farm quilts. The pink John Dee*re would go well around here.

That birthday cake is fabulous. I am sure it was appreciated greatly.

Barbara said...

Tracey,
So glad that you are feeling better. Sure did miss you. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Barb

loulee said...

You must be feeling better to make that cake, it's fantastic.

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to see you back and pleased to hear everyone is improving.........
put me to shame on the birthday cake......

Calidore said...

After all you have been through some time out was needed - what a pity you were all sick though. Hope everyone is feeling much better. Love the quilts - sure to keep little ones very warm. The birthday boy looks very happy with his cake too - maybe I should pop over for lessons...vbg. You outclass me by miles in the cake decorating department. Take care of yourself.

Kim said...

OMG, you and your family have had a lot to contend with. Good to hear that all are on the mend and life is settling down. Seems like there are just too many trying things heaped upon us all at once and you have had your fair share! Lovely little Farm Baby quilts. And that cake is super! Happy B-Day to your boy!! :o)

Cascade Lily said...

Yep, a typical mother's fortnight. We've had tonsillitis here too...

OMG that pirate ship cake is AMAZING!!!!!!!! No wonder your boy was so happy. Well done Mum!!!

Margaret said...

Tracey you are a gem. you shine through with abundance. Glad to hear everthing is on the mend

Elaine Adair said...

OH my - life has a way of interrupting play time, doesn't it?

What is a "tummy wog"?

Sally said...

What a great cake, and one very happy looking boy, its good to be a mum! You can catch up with blogs anything but family grow up so fast.