Thursday 10 November 2011


I have a head cold.

I'm sneezing and my head feels like it is stuffed with cotton wool.  I'm always amazed at how quickly one can take to feel completely awful.  And I'm the mummy, and it doesn't stop for the mummy.  Did you know the world falls apart if the mummy is sick?  I didn't know that, but I sure do now!

So because I'm a whiny, unfriendly Gert today and a great big baby, I thought I'd just share some pictures with you. 

I didn't make them.  My mother did.  She's the clever one.  They are designs by McKenna Ryan and her stuff is just delicious.  I wish I was half or even a quarter the artist she is.  Back in the olden days, when we ran a quilt shop, we sold these two designs as a block of the month.  We charged less than other shops, for a variety of reasons, and consequently they were always very popular. 

They are heavily free hand machine appliqued and quilted, which is totally my mother's thing and not mine.  I'd much rather hand quilt, and make delicious traditional quilts.  I don't get to hand quilt as much as I'd like but one day.  When little people are both at school and I can have more than five minutes to myself, I'll hand quilt again. 

Till tomorow, hopefully in a more sparky mood,



  1. Oh poor Suzie. Hope you are feeling better soon - not fun when you are sick and Mums don't get sick leave. Love the quilts too! McKenna Ryan does gorgeous stuff!

  2. Hi,my name is Lola .I am Spanihs.
    I see your BOUNTIFUL BOUQUET is wondefull.I like do it.

  3. I love your mother's quilts. I love to look at that style quilts, and I admire anyone who does them, but I would rather do more traditional patterns. I machine quilt most of my quilts now,on my domestic machine, but I will be hand quilting my Dear Jane quilt.