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Saturday, 30 July 2011

summer things

 First thing a significant birthday at beginning of June. This quilt themed cake was nearly too nice to eat...I said nearly.... it was delicious.
 On the birthday with my kids.
 Another day and my grandson rescued this......
 from this rascal....Amber.

Then a lovely wedding, where the bride made all the floral arrangements, even her bouquets. Look closely, not a fresh flower in sight.

Then another birthday in July. GS has eyes only for the chocolate cake.  It is his mum's 39th.  Have I really made her 39 chocolate cakes..............oooooh!!

Well, June and July have been busy.  With birthdays and sunshine days away, not much stitching done.

We spent a few days at the north coast last weekend.  The weather was glorious.  I even braved travelling in a boat to Rathlin Island.  Not a lover of boats, but it was a great trip.
The Lock keeper's house.

This morning my 2nd D and I had a good walk along the old Newry canal towpath. It was a beautiful morning.  There was masses of this plant along the canal.  It looks like a wild orchid. The canal is only used by canoeists and fishermen now.  Once it was a busy trade route.

I have done some stitching. ALQS6 is on the go. A little glimpse.......

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

tray cloth for Auntie

Made this little tray cloth for my aunt using Beth's tutorial for disappearing 9 patch as the centre.  The little dog is an embroidered badge from Patsy May. The border is printed to look like pieced, so it was a quickie to brighten her day as she is confined to the house because her mobility is restricted.