Saturday, 10 January 2009

Back from cyber wilderness

A very happy New Year to everyone! Apologies for my absence. We have been backwards & forwards to the farm, where there is no internet connection. Just popping in to say a quick hello & let you know I am still in the land of the living! I hope you have had special times with family & friends over the festive break. Thought I'd share my favourite Christmas gift with you:
A gorgeous 'Aviary' layer cake by 3 Sisters ... ... and a layer cake pattern book by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures. Ooooh, noice! This gift was from my husband's family, & expertly chosen by my lovely sister-in-law. I am thinking I will make the layer cake up using the 'Vintage Diamonds' pattern from the book. Should be very soft & antique-y. Or perhaps this lovely, lovely thing?! The pattern for this quilt is free on the Moda site, here. And so another year of fabric love, creating, scheming & dreaming begins!

14 comments:

  1. I like the vintage diamonds pattern. It very delicate.

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  2. Glad you had a Nice Xmas & you did well in the gift dept too...I have that book on my wishlist & that Quilt from Moda is Divine..look at all those applique leaves..Yummo.!!cheers

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  3. avairy looks beautiful.......I have a little sweet roll.........I know why you went home to the cooler weather.........lol.........heading your way soon.......

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  4. Welcome back to blogland - lovely to hear from you again!
    I love the layer cake you got for chrissy, my mum bought me a layer cake too for chrismtas!Our families know us well LOL

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  5. Happy New Year. Lovely Christmas gift.

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  6. Lucky you having a like minded sister-in-law! I'm sure you'll enjoy making this one up.
    Hope you are all having a good rest at the farm. Love Belinda L

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  7. What a fabulous gift! Great pattern choice. It will look beautiful.
    Kathy

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  8. Your new book and fabrics look lovely. I love Heather's patterns.
    Christine

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  9. Pleased to hear you had a lovely Christmas. Nice presents...your SIL did a great job directing your in-laws! I love the soft, antiquey fabric!! Cathy

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  10. You have been missed. And what great patterns and beautiful fabric!

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  11. Beautiful gifts you lucky girl .
    Clares Craftroom

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  12. Wow, what beautiful fabric. Do you know where she bought this? I think it would look beautiful in the Le Jardin quilt pattern you made last year. I'll have to try and buy it myself.
    Have a great year.
    Mandy Hawkins.

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  13. oh yum! Those all look great. I'm so glad girly colors are back in style. I'm not one for lots of dark olive greens that were everywhere a while back. I could live in a pastel world.

    I need to check out those books, they look great.

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  14. Mmmm they're both gorgeous patterns. Maybe the solution will be to get another layer cake and make both!

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