I have been busy finishing the Quilt for Grace, it's been such a pleasure to work on. The fabric is so pretty and has such lovely soft colours. The flowers and butterflies are some silk pieces that I had in my stash just waiting for this fabric, the colours blend so well. I used free machine embroidery as quilting then finished with some hand embroidery. The quilt has a label on the back giving all her birth details.
I wanted to have a nice way of presenting this quilt so I made a 'carrier bag' in matching fabric then copied a image that was a present from a fellow blogger. I stamped the babies name , painted it with acrylic wax then stitched it on to the bag and gave it a 'Welcome' tag.
Finally I made a little birth keepsake just right for a little girl named Grace Alice.
After all that work I had a day off yesterday and went out for a walk around Ashburton, a small village on the edge of Dartmoor. It never fails to please. I spent a while browsing around the antique and vintage shops and had a delicious lunch. These old photos were a must have, those three little boys dressed as girls and a pretty little girl too.
My next find were these initial post cards, I bought a letter 'A' for myself and a 'F' for my lovely grandaughter. I can see something special being made with these.
I opened my piano stool the other day and saw another of my Grandads pencil drawings, I must do something with this beautiful lady, she should not be hidden away in the dark.