Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Finishings

Hello, hello!  Wow what an auction!  The wall hanging went to a lovely lady named Sarah.  How funny is that?  And no I didn't buy my own wall hanging!  Sarah very kindly donated $265 to her fellow Australians who I'm quite sure will benefit hugely from this. 

The auction was a wonderful experience and it was run extremely well by Toni and her helpers.  Well done ladies!!  And now you are going to be super duper proud of me.  This afternoon I sent it off to it's new home.  I know, how amazing is that??  I'm getting there, I'm getting so organised.

Now I can safely show you what was in the present from Sunday's post.  A dolls quilt and matching pillow.  The recipient was rather more interested in unwrapping her gifts than what was in them, well you know, four is a bit like that!  But her mother was thrilled with it and assured me that her daughter will love playing with it. 

I stippled the quilt and it has that nice and bubbly feeling.  I do love stippling.  Our girls do too so I mostly quilt this way.  I must do some straight lines soon. 

And I finally got the New Beginnings sewing kits finished.  The needle books are my favourites.  I cut up an old doily, now please don't be cross with me, it wasn't a very useful one as it was a cross shape.  And I haven't wasted any of it.  And biggest excuse of all, it is going to some lovely ladies who I'm sure won't mind a bit.

Here is the inside of the book.  I have included a packet of embroidery needles in each kit.

And those jolly scissors cases were made in the car on the way to the party and back.  Yes the party was quite a wee way away!  I actually thought they weren't to bad to make in the end.  Of course a yoyo always makes things look a little smarter don't you think?  And I do like the little scissors in them.  Very sharp indeed.

And here is the full monty.  You can have it this way with everything on the outside... (which seems a bit dilly)

or this way so you can access things easier.  I could probably do with one myself.  Perhaps that's what I could keep myself busy with tonight.

And another big shock for you all.  I sent them off today as well!!  Woo hoo!  I've got plenty to tick off today.  I'm not sure what's come over me.

Time to start something new now.  Maybe I'll have a bit of a play with some new wall hanging ideas?    It feels good to have these projects finished with completely.  I hope they make a few ladies a bit happier to know that we are thinking of them 'over the ditch' and sending our love. 

16 comments:

delia hornbook said...

What beautiful gifts for those lovely ladies i am sure there are going to be tears when they recieve them and knowing the love that went into them all. You should be really proud of yourself you have done the most amazing thing. Love your little quilt to. Have a great week, dee x

Kate said...

Congratulations Sarah! You must be thrilled, that is a fabulous result.

Amanda said...

Bless you Sarah. xxxx

Serenata said...

Wow Sarah you are super duper organised and they are so beautifully made as well. I'm sure the lucky recipients will be thrilled with them.

Fantastic final bid for your wall hanging, I'm sure both the financial help and the hanging will be well appreciated.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You should feel proud, they are just gorgeous kits and will bring great joy to the recipients. Love the doll quilt too - that might be the best way to introduce myself to stippling.
Congratulations on your auction and for raising so much money, you're a champ!

Maria said...

They are fab sarah and so practical, well done xx

Posie Patchwork said...

They look fantastic & what a lucky Sarah to win that wall hanging!! Love Posie

Virginia said...

Wow, Sarah, I'm impressed. Both with the hard work and quick postage! Blessings to both you and the recipients of these lovely pieces.

Michaja said...

What a beautiful things you made once again! Bravo as the French say :)
And for your auction well done. You much be oh so happy.
xxx
Michaja

dls said...

Congrats on the success of your auction. The sewing kits are wonderful..... so pretty, esp the needle book.

Heidi said...

You did amazing....and talk about finishing projects my goodness you have been a busy little beaver!! love the book with lace.

Croap Queen said...

Well done you! You should be very proud of yourself for all that wonderful work.

Jo x

Lululiz said...

Big big hug to you, Sarah, I am soooo proud of you. You have put so much into making these wonderful gifts for such a good cause, and your quilt auction was such a great success. Congratulations!!! And I am not even the slightest bit cross with you for cutting up a doily, ;-) lol, you used it so well.xxx

Claire Gale said...

my you have been a busy little bee sarah. i love it all, so beautiful, as always. i love the doily needle cases. and if we weren't using them, then they would eventually get binned. so why not upcycle for another generation to use and admire.

Issa of Ukay Fine Whatever said...

I really love that needle book. That would be very useful in my upcycling of "ukay-ukay" pieces. Great job! -Issa of Ukay, Fine Whatever!
http://ukayfinewhatever.wordpress.com/

The Clip Cafe said...

These are a lovely idea.