Sunday, November 10, 2013

two little fairy quilts

We had another chemo trip to Dunedin last week and had a lovely afternoon with icecreams in cones walking round the Botanic Gardens....where there is this enchanting Peter Pan statue.

I love the way.....

over the years....

...lots of little hands have touched the tiny animals....

...and burnished the bronze.

 I got out some pretty fairy fabric this week and sewed up two little "Disappearing 9 patch" quilts.  The fabric is very pretty.

Perhaps she comes with 
folded wings,
Across your counterpane
to creep;
Perhaps she calls and 
beckons you;
Perhaps you know my 

I love the blue of the fabric the little bugs, the delicate flowers and fairies...

...maybe one day a little grandbaby will snuggle to sleep beneath this little quilt....

When little children sleep in bed
Fairy cakes and fairy tea
are on mushrooms spread
for merry fairies bright and wee
how they frolic feast and play
thro the night till break of day.

I Believe

Fairies are elusive, wondrous little things, 
We saw them best as children, tried to touch 
thier fairy wings.
But now that we are all grown up and adult, 
we don t see,
Those tiny wondrous beings, that we saw 
when we were three.
They visit us each morning flying round as
we get up,
The sleep that we wipe from our eyes, comes
from their fairy cup.
They wait and hope that we will say those
words they long to hear;
"I believe in Fairies", say it loud 
and say it clear.
For every time you say it, another fairy
will survive,
But when you say "I don t believe", 
another fairy dies. 

"I believe in Fairies!"

Felicia D. Browne-Hemans

I got out and sorted some Beatrix
Potter fabric for the next two quilts, and have cut out the 9 patches today ready to whizz up on the sewing machine.

Other crafting this week was a coat hanger cover for a special dress, 

our little Thrifty Fox has a special day coming up in December ....

...I used vintage lace, buttons and an old shell broach.

The hat knitting continues....I really will have to stop!!!

The garden is getting into summer, putting on a pretty display.

Mary Rose in foreground

evening shadows

....lots of flowers to pick.

I got some good bargains in Dunedin, a lovely duck egg blue wool blanket, 2 lovely plates and a couple of old books.

... on the bench today...

and in the porch...

 ...a jug of this lovely miniature Rhodo and the streptocarpus sending up some flowers.

Have a happy week doing what you love

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